Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 19 2022, 12:00 AM

County Championship Division Two 2022: 20th to 23rd September

image-l87vu81oPenultimate round of County Championship will commence on 20 September (PC: Twitter)

In an all-important penultimate week of the County Championship Division Two 2022, eight teams will be seen in action Worcester, Leicester, Cardiff and Chester-le-Street. Here's a preview of all four matches which will commence on September 20. 

Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire

Worcestershire will face the stern challenge of Nottinghamshire at Somerset. Currently, Worcs are at the fifth position in the table with three wins in 12 matches. In their last league match, the Brett D'Oliveira-led side played out a draw against Sussex. The team's key players will be Jake Libby and Joe Leach. 

image-l87u4ytaBen Duckett (PC: Twitter)

On the other hand, Notts are at pole position in the table with seven wins and are looking all set to be crowned as the title winner. In their last outing, the Steven Mullaney-led team won by 241 runs against Leicestershire. Their best performers have been Ben Duckett and Dane Petersen. 

Position at the Table: WOR 5, NOT 1

Leicestershire vs Middlesex

In a David vs Goliath clash, Leicestershire will lock horns with Middlesex at Grace Road, Leicester. Leicestershire are languishing at bottom position in the table with no victories in 12 games. The Callum Parkinson-led side lost their last league game by seven wickets against Durham. They will look to rely on Hassan Azad and Chris Wright. 

image-l87v6wefToby Roland Jones (PC: Twitter)

Middlesex are at the second position in the table with five wins, and will be looking to do well in the remaining two games for promotion to Division One. The last league match witnessed Tim Murtagh-led side securing a victory by 10 wickets against Glamorgan. The likes of Mark Stoneman and Toby Roland Jones have been consistent for the team. 

Position at the Table: LEI 8, MID 2

Glamorgan vs Derbyshire

Glamorgan will host Derbyshire at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. With five wins in 12 matches, it will certainly be a must-win game for the Glamorgan side to make their entry into the top-two spot. In their latest outing, the David Lloyd-led side were outclassed by Middlesex by 10 wickets. Sam Northeast and Michael Hogan have played a key role for them in the tournament. 

image-l87v8vm9Sam Northeast (PC: Twitter)

Derbyshire are placed fourth with three wins. Although they do not have enough victories, if they manage to take out maximum (24) points in the next two games, they can make it to the top-two. They played out a draw in their last fixture against Durham. Players like Sam Conners and Wayne Madsen have influenced the team's results. 

Position at the Table: GLA 3,DER 4

Durham vs Sussex

Durham will face Sussex at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, which will be a dead rubber. Durham is currently sitting at the sixth position in the table with two victories. The Scott Borthwick-led side won by seven wickets against Leicestershire. In the batting department, Samuel Conners has done well, while Matty Potts has been clinical with the ball. 

image-l87vfl4bMatty Potts (PC: Twitter)

Sussex have secured a solitary victory, and is at the seventh position in the table. In their last league game, the Tom Haines side played out a draw against Worcestershire. Tom Alsop and Ali Orr have been the reliable run-scorers for them.

Position at the Table: DUR 6, SUS 7

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