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County Championship Week Twelve - Statistical Round up

Andrew Gale needs 57 more runs to complete 8000 first-class runs.
Andrew Gale needs 57 more runs to complete 8000 first-class runs.
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At the end of week 11 of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex claimed the pole position of the points table in Division One and Division Two respectively. Ahead of the 12th week, it is time for a statistical round up.

Specsavers County Championship Division One

Somerset v Middlesex

In their last 18 visits to Somerset, Middlesex have just one defeat. However, Somerset are currently unbeaten in 11 games prior to this fixture. Though Middlesex are unbeaten this summer, they have just completed their first away win against Yorkshire.

Warwickshire v Hampshire

Hampshire are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak against Warwickshire. Away from home, Hampshire have not secured a victory yet this season. They have two draws and as many losses. On the other hand, Warwickshire have not claimed a win in their last six home games.

Surrey v Yorkshire

Against Surrey, Yorkshire have not lost in the last seven games. However, Yorkshire have recorded just one away victory in the last 18 encounters against Surrey. In Division One, Surrey have only seen one win in the last 13 games. Aaron Finch of Surrey will reach the 3000-run mark in first-class cricket with 28 more runs. By scoring 57 more runs, Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale will complete 8000 runs in first-class cricket.

Specsavers County Championship Division Two

Northamptonshire v Worcestershire

Against Northamptonshire, Worcestershire have only one victory in six attempts. That win was in the most recent attempt. Northamptonshire have featured in 12 draws in the last 13 games. This summer, Worcestershire are yet to register an away defeat. Rob Keogh and Adam Rossington of Northamptonshire need 53 and 52 runs respectively to scale the 2000-run mark in first-class cricket.

Gloucestershire v Essex

In their last 11 games against Gloucestershire, Essex have suffered only one defeat. Since 1995, Gloucestershire failed to defeat Essex at home, drawing eight and losing five games in total. Essex currently are unbeaten in six away games. However, all of Essex’s away games in this summer have been draws.

Stats from Opta

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