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Yorkshire and Lancashire have already certified for the six-team Division One that may battle for the County Championship title; 4 from Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Durham, Essex, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Surrey will be a part of them

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Josh Bohannon’s century helped Lancashire to an innings win towards Yorkshire earlier within the season, with the Roses rivals assembly once more of their last Group 3 fixture

Eighteen groups started the season with hopes of being topped county champions however, over the following few days, that shall be whittled down to 6.

Solely the highest two sides in every group of the LV= Insurance coverage County Championship will go ahead to Division One – and retain their likelihood of securing the crown – after the ultimate matches within the competitors’s preliminary section.

To date, solely two counties – Roses rivals Yorkshire and Lancashire – are assured to enter Division One, however what are the doable permutations elsewhere?

GROUP 1

Defending champions Essex – who additionally received the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy final season – are struggling to maintain their hopes alive in fourth place and should win towards backside facet Derbyshire to have any likelihood of advancing.

Nottinghamshire have undergone a renaissance in red-ball cricket under Steven Mullaney this season

Nottinghamshire have undergone a renaissance in red-ball cricket beneath Steven Mullaney this season

Regardless of going three years and not using a single red-ball victory till they snapped that run earlier this season, Nottinghamshire are the workforce in pole place and a draw or victory away to Durham will seal their place in Division One.

If Durham triumph and at the very least match their opponents’ bonus factors at Emirates Riverside, they’ll qualify – nevertheless, a draw would depart them reliant on defeat for second-placed Warwickshire towards Worcestershire.

County Championship Group 1

Nottinghamshire 137
Warwickshire 131
Durham 122
Essex 118
Worcestershire 97
Derbyshire 63

The Edgbaston facet will assure a top-two end with victory at New Street, whereas a draw allied with a robust haul of bonus factors would most likely be sufficient as nicely.

GROUP 2

Regardless of carrying an eight-point deduction – imposed in 2019 as a sanction for sub-standard pitches – Somerset go into the ultimate spherical as group leaders, with any form of constructive end result towards Surrey guaranteeing their progress to Division One.

Steven Davies and his Somerset team-mates were runners-up in the Bob Willis Trophy last season

Steven Davies and his Somerset team-mates had been runners-up within the Bob Willis Trophy final season

Surrey, at present in fourth place, should win their conflict on the Kia Oval to have any likelihood of climbing into the highest two – whereas each groups will even have one eye on the shoot-out that might unfold at Cheltenham.

That’s the venue for Gloucestershire‘s recreation towards Hampshire, with the house facet holding a six-point benefit and set to qualify for Division One so long as they’ll at the very least keep away from defeat.

County Championship Group 2

Somerset 134
Gloucestershire 129
Hampshire 123
Surrey 112
Leicestershire 107
Middlesex 63

The equation is way extra simple for Hampshire – a win allows them to leapfrog their hosts and undergo. Something much less and the numbers are extremely unlikely to stack up in favour of the south coast facet.

GROUP 3

Though the highest two locations had been determined following the earlier spherical of matches, there’s nonetheless loads of incentive for Yorkshire and Lancashire once they conflict at Emerald Headingley – not {that a} Roses fixture would ever be missing in that!

Underneath competitors guidelines, groups who qualify from the identical group is not going to face one another once more within the second section – however they’ll take half the factors already amassed towards that facet into their last tally.

County Championship Group 3

Yorkshire 141
Lancashire 139
Northamptonshire 113
Glamorgan 111
Kent 86
Sussex 83

Which means the Tykes, who crashed to defeat by an innings and 79 runs at Previous Trafford earlier within the season, have some floor to make up once they meet Lancashire once more – earlier than the intense enterprise will get beneath manner on the finish of subsequent month.



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