County Championship Week Four - Statistical Round-Up
At the end of the third week of the County Championship, Warwickshire and Essex top Division One and Division Two respectively. Week four is upon us shortly and here are some key statistics.
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Middlesex
Hampshire have only one loss in their last 12 home games against Middlesex. However, Middlesex have lost just two matches in their last 20 games.
In their last seven visits to Southampton, Middlesex have not managed to secure a win. Middlesex’s Sam Robson is currently the leading run scorer in Division One with 363 runs from three innings.
Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire
In their last 12 meetings with Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire have lost just one match. Nottinghamshire have secured five wins out of their last seven home matches.
On the other hand, Yorkshire have been defeated only once in their last 31 games. Nottinghamshire’s Stuart Broad took seven for 84 in the last encounter between the two teams in June 2015.
Somerset v Lancashire
The last four games between Somerset and Lancashire have been draws. In their last 11 visits to Somerset, Lancashire were only beaten once.
However, Somerset have managed to stay unbeaten in their last five games, all of them ending in draws. Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick needs one century to complete 60 tons in first-class cricket.
Surrey v Durham
Durham have won their last four encounters against Surrey while staying unbeaten in six matches. Out of their last 14 matches at The Oval, Surrey have tasted defeat in just one game.
Surrey have won six out of the seven finished games against Durham at The Oval but lost the most recent encounter in May 2013 by five wickets.
Durham’s skipper, Paul Collingwood needs 49 runs to reach the landmark of 15,000 first-class runs while Surrey’s Steven Davies needs four runs to complete 10,000 runs in first-class cricket.
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Glamorgan
The last four matches between Kent and Glamorgan have been draws. In their last six completed games, Kent have secured only one win, which came against Glamorgan. Meanwhile, Glamorgan have managed to draw eight out of their last 10 away games.
Daniel Bell-Drummond of Kent has hit a double hundred and a century in consecutive first-class games heading into this encounter. Glamorgan’s Michael Hogan has four five-wicket hauls against Kent, which is the most he has against any team.
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
In their last six visits to Northampton, Derbyshire have managed to win one game and draw five matches. Derbyshire have managed to remain unbeaten in their last four games against Northamptonshire.
Benn Duckett of Northamptonshire has scored 43 percent of runs for his team in this season, which is the highest share of any team in the championship.
Sussex v Leicestershire
Sussex have beaten Leicestershire four consecutive times, with two of them being innings victories. Meanwhile, Leicestershire have seen defeat in only one out of their last seven games and in their most recent away game, they beat Glamorgan by 10 wickets.
Clint McKay of Leicestershire has a bowling average of 15.1 this season, which is the best among those who have bowled a minimum of 50 overs. To reach 8,000 first-class runs, Leicestershire’s Mark Pettini needs 35 more runs.
Worcestershire v Essex
In their last five home games against Essex, Worcestershire have remained unbeaten. Meanwhile, Essex have managed to go without a defeat in their last seven fixtures.
Essex’ s Jamie Porter has 22 wickets from three games in this season, which is the best among both the divisions.
Joe Clarke of Worcestershire has smashed a career best knock of 135 runs in his previous game which was against Gloucestershire. Clarke also has back to back hundreds in his two previous first-class games.
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Stats from Opta.
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