Ed Barnard will be looking to continue the form that sees him placed in the top five leading run-scorers and wicket-takers in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship when play eventually gets underway against Nottinghamshire at Blackfinch New Road.

The all-rounder is lying fifth in the batting charts with 139 runs from four innings at an average of 46.33.

Only Ollie Pope (Surrey), James Hildreth (Somerset), Sam Northeast (Hampshire) and Hashim Amla (Hampshire) have scored more runs after the opening two rounds of games were completed.

Travis Head (112) and Ben Cox (109) are also well placed in ninth and tenth spot respectively.

On the bowling front, Barnard is the third highest wicket-taker in Division One with 13 from his two appearances at an average of 15.38.

It includes his career best 6-37 against Somerset at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

The Nottinghamshire pair of Harry Gurney and Jake Ball are above Barnard with both having claimed 14 victims.

Worcestershire skipper Joe Leach is in joint sixth spot with 11 wickets.

BATTING

Pope (Surrey) Matches 1, Runs 179, Average 89.50

Hildreth (Som) 1, 159, 159.00

Northeast (Ham) 2, 156, 39.00

Amla (Ham) 2, 148, 37.00

BARNARD (WORCS) 2, 139, 46.33


BOWLING

Gurney (Notts) Matches 2, Wickets 14, Average 12.50

Ball (Notts) 2, 14, 12.64

BARNARD (WORCS) 2, 13, 15.38