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SSX 439/5 (96.0 ov)
DUR
Day 1 | Stumps: Durham elected to bowl.
Sussex vs Durham live score
LEI 353/8 (96.0 ov)
MSX
Day 1 | Stumps: Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat.
Leicestershire vs Middlesex live score
KNT 197/10 & 4/0 (2.0 ov)
WAR 125/10
Day 1 | Stumps: Kent lead Warwickshire by 76 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Kent vs Warwickshire live score
GLA 175/7 (46.0 ov)
DBY
Day 1 | Stumps: Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat.
Glamorgan vs Derbyshire live score
NOR 282/10
GLO 25/1 (12.4 ov)
Day 1 | Stumps: Gloucestershire trail Northamptonshire by 257 runs with 9 wickets remaining
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Northamptonshire
Starts 25 Jun, 03:30 PM
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Leicestershire
Starts 25 Jun, 06:00 PM
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Warwickshire
Starts 25 Jun, 06:30 PM
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Specsavers County Championship Division 2 - 2018

13 Apr 2018 - 24 Sep 2018

The County Championship, currently known as the Specsavers County Championship is the domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales and is organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The first official County Championship tournament was held in the year 1890.

 

In the 1890 season, the competition involved just eight clubs: Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex and Yorkshire. Subsequently, it has been expanded to 18 clubs by the additions at various times of Derbyshire, Durham, Essex, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.


County Championship Division 2 History


All matches prior to 1988 took place over just three days. From 1988 to 1992 some matches were played over four days, with each County playing six four-day and sixteen three-day games. From 1993 onwards, all matches have been played over four days.


In 2000, the championship adopted a two-divisional format with promotion and relegation each season. The bottom two teams from Division One get relegated to Division 2 while the top two teams qualify and take part in the County Championship Division One.

 

County Championship Division 2 Teams


While Division One consists of eight teams, the County Champinship Division 2 has 10 teams. For the 2018 season, the ten teams in Division Two are Sussex, Kent, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Derby, Northamptonshire, Durham, Warwickshire, Middlesex and Gloucestershire.


Middlesex, who won the County Championship Division One title in 2016, they were relegated just a year later. Along with them, Warwickshire were the other team relegated to Division 2. Those two teams will be looking to immediately make their way back to Division One. Leicestershire, on the other hand, will be hoping to avoid claiming the Wooden Spoon for the second successive season.

Analysing Ishant Sharma's county stint with Sussex
Analysing Ishant Sharma's county stint with Sussex
Ishant Sharma has been quietly putting on a show on the county circuit with Sussex in England
2018 County Championship Division Two, Round 2: Warwickshire register innings win; Kent, Glamorgan complete paltry run chases
2018 County Championship Division Two, Round 2: Warwickshire register innings win; Kent, Glamorgan complete paltry run chases
Derbyshire also registered a 101-run against Middlesex, while Sussex and Leicestershire played out a draw at Grace Road
County Championship Division Two 2018: Preview
County Championship Division Two 2018: Preview
Will Middlesex or Warwickshire regain their spots in Division One? Or will Sussex claim the title this time around?
Axar Patel latest Indian to sign for county cricket this season
Axar Patel latest Indian to sign for county cricket this season
Axar joins Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron in England, with confirmation awaited from Ravichandran Ashwin
Middlesex sign all-rounder Hilton Cartwright for county season
Middlesex sign all-rounder Hilton Cartwright for county season
Cartwright's arrival sees yet another foreign signing in the competition, including that of his countrymate Mitchell Marsh
Varun Aaron signs for Leicestershire
Varun Aaron signs for Leicestershire
The 28-year-old has represented India in nine Tests and as many ODIs.
Mitchell Santner signs for Derbyshire ahead of 2018 season
Mitchell Santner signs for Derbyshire ahead of 2018 season
The New Zealand all-rounder will be available for the entire T20 Blast and the second half of the Championship campaign.
Ashwin scores maiden half century in county cricket
Ashwin scores maiden half century in county cricket
Ashwin, with 82 off 130 balls, turned out to be the highest-scorer in Worcestershire's innings.
Ravichandran Ashwin stars in Worcestershire's victory against Leicestershire
Ravichandran Ashwin stars in Worcestershire's victory against Leicestershire
Ashwin picked up five wickets overall and scored 44 runs in the first innings to take his side to the top.
Ravichandran Ashwin picks up eight wickets on Worcestershire debut 
Ravichandran Ashwin picks up eight wickets on Worcestershire debut 
The 30-year-old claimed eight Gloucestershire wickets as his side romped to a 189-run win.
Ravi Ashwin to play for Worcestershire in county cricket
Ravi Ashwin to play for Worcestershire in county cricket
The off-spinner might play against his international teammate, Cheteshwar Pujara, as early as next month.
English school boy takes six wickets in an over
English school boy takes six wickets in an over
Luke Robinson of the Philadelphia U-13 cricket team delivered a six-wicket maiden playing against Langley Park in the Durham Cricket League.
All you need to know about Toby Roland-Jones
All you need to know about Toby Roland-Jones
England's newest Test recruit has a love affair with Lord's.
Kent batsman Darren Stevens rushed to hospital after getting struck on the head while batting
Kent batsman Darren Stevens rushed to hospital after getting struck on the head while batting
Darren Stevens was batting on 31 off 54 balls when he was forced to retire hurt.
Richard Levi hospitalised after receiving heavy blow to the head whilst batting
Richard Levi hospitalised after receiving heavy blow to the head whilst batting
The South African batsman took a hit on the helmet while playing for Northamptonshire.
Cheteshwar Pujara slams a century on home debut for Nottinghamshire
Cheteshwar Pujara slams a century on home debut for Nottinghamshire
Pujara was drafted into the side as a short-term replacement for Australia's James Pattinson.
Kent re-sign South Africa's Wayne Parnell
Kent re-sign South Africa's Wayne Parnell
With South Africa's next international assignment scheduled against England followed by the Champions Trophy, the move is ideal for Parnell.
South African fast bowler Marchant de Lange set for Glamorgan switch
South African fast bowler Marchant de Lange set for Glamorgan switch
The 26-year-old represented South Africa across all formats, 12 times, with the last of them coming in February 2016.
Durham sign South African opener Stephen Cook as overseas player
Durham sign South African opener Stephen Cook as overseas player
Stephen Cook joined his fellow opening partner Dean Elgar in signing as an overseas player for the 2017 season.
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