Sky Sports – County Championship team of the week: Who impressed in the first round of fixtures?
- County Championship team of the week: Who impressed in the first round of fixtures?
- Credit must go to Liams Livingstone and Dawson as the only spinners to take wickets in either division – presumably having had to forcibly remove the ball from the hands of a medium-pacer – but neither make our first county team of the week as the seamers dominate… Rajasthan vs Kolkata April 18, 2018, 3:00pm Live on Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent)With the new ball doing all sorts across the country, it was not a good week to be an opening batsman.
- Benny Howell (Gloucestershire)Having been trapped lbw for a third-ball duck in the first innings, in any other week Howell would be seen as an unusual choice to make our team of the week.
- The former Northants seamer regularly clocks in excess of 90mph and he showed he knows what to do with that ferocious pace too as he took a career-best 8-80 in Sussex’s first innings during the draw with Warwickshire.
- He removed Haseeb Hameed cheaply and tore through Lancashire’s lower order in their first innings at Old Trafford, taking 5-43, and followed it up with 4-14 in the hosts’ remarkable second innings.