Worcestershire return to Specsavers County Championship action today against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

Here are the first class records of previous meetings between the two counties.

Worcestershire – Played: 195 Won: 72 Lost: 66 Drawn: 57 Abandoned: 2

Last match played: Worcestershire won by 189 runs at New Road – 28th-31st August 2017

Worcs 363 (BL D’Oliveira 93, LC Norwell 4-54) & 295-8 dec (DKH Mitchell 130, TMJ Smith 3-73) Gloucs 258 (JMR Taylor 101*, EG Barnard 4-23) & 211 (R Ashwin 5-68)

Highest total – Worcestershire: 672-7 dec Cheltenham College 2008

Highest total – Gloucestershire: 625-6 dec Dudley 1934

Lowest total – Worcestershire: 35 Cheltenham College 1928

Lowest total – Gloucestershire: 55 New Road 1908

Highest score – Worcestershire: VS Solanki 270 Cheltenham College 2008

Highest score – Gloucestershire: WR Hammond 265* Dudley 1934

Best innings bowling – Worcs: AJ Conway 9-38 Moreton-in-Marsh 1914

Best innings bowling – Gloucs: TWJ Goddard 10-113 Cheltenham College 1937

Best match bowling – Worcs: AJ Conway 15-87 Moreton-in-Marsh 1914

Best match bowling – Gloucs: TWJ Goddard 16-99 Bristol (NR) 1939

Most runs – Worcestershire: GA Hick 2597 Ave: 54.10

Most runs – Gloucestershire: AE Dipper 2173 Ave: 37.47

Most wickets – Worcestershire: RTD Perks 151 Ave: 24.87

Most wickets – Gloucestershire: CWL Parker 312 Ave: 15.82

Best partnerships for Worcestershire:

1st 306 FL Bowley FA Pearson New Road 1913

2nd 316 SC Moore VS Solanki Cheltenham College 2008

3rd 417 GA Hick BF Smith New Road 2004

4th 191 RGA Headley BL D’Oliveira New Road 1965

5th 345 VS Solanki SM Davies Bristol (NR) 2006

6th 155 JM Clarke OB Cox Bristol (NR) 2016
155 T Kohler-Cadmore OB Cox New Road 2016

7th 131 D Kenyon R Howorth New Road 1950

8th 124 SJ Rhodes SR Lampitt Bristol (NR) 1997

9th 181 JA Cuffe RD Burrows New Road 1907

10th 78* N Gifford AP Pridgeon New Road 1976

Best partnerships for Gloucestershire:

1st 209 AE Dipper RA Sinfield Bristol (NR) 1927

2nd 253 CM Spearman HJH Marshall Bristol (NR) 2006

3rd 269 BO Allen WR Hammond Cheltenham College 1937

4th 184 DN Moore CCR Dacre New Road 1930

5th 245 JF Crapp AE Wilson Dudley 1953

6th 222 CG Taylor SD Snell New Road 2008

7th 162* WR Hammond RA Sinfield Dudley 1934
162 CDJ Dent JMR Taylor Bristol (NR) 2016

8th 99 GH Roderick JK Fuller New Road 2013

9th 106 PT Mills EG Dennett New Road 1923

10th 137 CN Miles LC Norwell Cheltenham College 2014

*Thanks to Worcestershire CCC analyst-first team scorer Phil Mellish for the above information