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County Championship Week Two - Statistical Round up

County Championship Week Two - Statistical Round up
Alastair Cook struck his first County Championship hundred for Essex in the last two years.
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At the end of the first week of the County Championship, Nottinghamshire and Essex topped Division One and Division Two respectively after being the only two teams to claim a win in the first round.

With the second week all set to get underway, do check out the key statistics.

Specsavers County Championship Division One

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire

Lancashire are currently on an unbeaten 12-match streak but they have only won one out of the last 12 games against Nottinghamshire.

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire have lost only one match in their last nine games and have gone unbeaten five consecutive times against Lancashire. Nottinghamshire’s Steven Mullaney has scored two centuries in his last three first class innings.

Middlesex v Warwickshire

Middlesex have not managed to secure a win against Warwickshire since June 2001 and since then a total of 19 games have elapsed. The last time Warwickshire lost while visiting Middlesex was in 1988 and so far, they have stayed unbeaten in 16 games.

In his previous match, Warwickshire’s skipper Ian Bell scored his highest first-class score since April 2014.

Yorkshire v Hampshire

In their last 10 encounters against Hampshire, Yorkshire have gone unbeaten with three wins. On the other hand, Hampshire’s only loss in their last seven games came at the hands of Yorkshire.

In their previous 33 home encounters, Yorkshire have lost just the one game while winning 17.

Among the players who have played 10 or more innings in 2015, Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow had the best batting average across both the divisions (92.3 from 15 innings).

Specsavers County Championship Division Two

Glamorgan v Leicestershire

Leicestershire have failed to beat Glamorgan in their last seven matches. However, Leicestershire did not taste defeat in their season opener since 2007 while winning four out of the eight such games.

In their previous season, Glamorgan finished with three consecutive home defeats prior to which they were on a five-match unbeaten streak.

When these two teams met in June 2015, Ben Raine of Leicestershire took five wickets for 43 runs – his career-best figures in first-class cricket.

Gloucestershire v Derbyshire

Against Derbyshire, Gloucestershire have won just the one game in the last seven meetings. Gloucestershire have gone winless in their last five matches.

In the 2015 season, Derbyshire finished their campaign with two draws and two innings defeats. Derbyshire’s Billy Godleman scored 10 fifty plus scores last season – the highest in Division Two.

Sussex v Essex

Sussex have maintained a six-match unbeaten streak against Essex but the upcoming fixture marks the first match between the two sides since 2003.

In their last five trips to Hove, Essex have won four matches with the most recent win coming in 1997. Essex also have managed to stay unbeaten for five matches whereas Sussex have secured just one win from their last 12 matches.

Essex’s Jamie Porter began the 2016 campaign with a career-best first-class figures of 7 for 112 against Gloucestershire. In his last game for Essex, Alastair Cook struck his first County Championship hundred in the last two years.

Stats from Opta

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