- Nottinghamshire are unbeaten in their four visits to Derbyshire in the LV= County Championship two-division era, winning the last three and the last two by an innings.
- Yorkshire have won eight of their 14 away trips to play Durham in the LV= County Championship, with Durham picking up just three wins in this head-to-head (three draws).
- Somerset have lost just three matches at Taunton in the LV= County Championship since the start of 2009 and were unbeaten in 2012, (W4 D4) including a win over Warwickshire.
- Sussex have recorded just 27 wins over Surrey in the history of the LV= County Championship, their lowest win rate (13.6%) against any county, their last away win coming in 1994.
- Kent have not won at Old Trafford in the LV= County Championship since 1997, their only away win against Lancashire since then coming in Liverpool.
- Craig Kieswetter hit a 2nd innings 152 in Somerset’s one-wicket victory in last season’s corresponding fixture with Warwickshire, the champions only defeat of the season.
- Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire have never met in Division One of the LV= County Championship. Notts won their last meeting (Div 2) in September 2007, by an innings and six runs.
- Liam Norwell recorded career best first-class match figures of 8-74 in Gloucestershire’s 207-run win over Northamptonshire in last season’s corresponding fixture.
- Chris Wright starts week three of the LV= County Championship as the FTI MVP leader. The Warwickshire seamer topped the bowling list last year (sixth overall).
- Alviro Petersen is the top run scorer (258) after just two rounds of LV= County Championship games despite playing just once. Toby Roland-Jones is the leading wicket taker with 12 scalps.
THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES:
Wed Apr 24 - Sat Apr 27: 11:00 start (unless stated)
County Championship Division One
Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire - Derby
Durham v Yorkshire - Durham
Surrey v Sussex - The Oval
Somerset v Warwickshire - Taunton (Starts Thursday 11:05)
County Championship Division Two
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire - Bristol
Hampshire v Worcestershire - Southampton
Lancashire v Kent - Old Trafford