Worcestershire return to Specsavers County Championship action today against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

It is the first meeting between the two counties since the end of the 2013 season in what proved to be Allan Richardson's last appearance for Worcestershire.

Here are the first class records in matches between the two clubs.

Worcestershire: Played: 127 Won: 40 Lost: 39 Drawn: 48

Last match played: Worcestershire won by 115 runs at New Road – 24th-26th September 2013

Worcs 163 (JD Shantry 55*, MG Pardoe 51, AJ Hall 5-30) & 295 (RA Whiteley 56) Northants 202 (RI Keogh 57, A Richardson 5-70) & 141 (MM Ali 6-77)

Highest total – Worcestershire: 551 Northampton 1997

Highest total – Northamptonshire: 614-5 dec Northampton 2002

Lowest total – Worcestershire: 63 Kidderminster 1973

Lowest total – Northamptonshire: 50 Northampton 1946

Highest score – Worcestershire: LF Outschoorn 215* New Road 1949

Highest score – Northamptonshire: N Boje 226* Northampton 2008

Best innings bowling – Worcs: GD McGrath 8-41 New Road 2000

Best innings bowling – Northants: GE Tribe 9-43 Northampton 1958

Best match bowling – Worcs: CF Root 13-146 New Road 1929

Best match bowling – Northants: GJ Thompson 14-164 New Road 1906

Most runs – Worcestershire: GA Hick 1737 Ave: 48.25

Most runs – Northamptonshire: D Brookes 1814 Ave: 33.59

Most wickets – Worcestershire: RTD Perks 137 Ave: 20.07

Most wickets – Northamptonshire: VWC Jupp 106 Ave: 18.01

Best partnerships for Worcestershire:

1st 215 CF Walters HHIH Gibbons Northampton 1934

2nd 218 E Cooper R Howorth Kidderminster 1946

3rd 306 LG Crawley WV Fox New Road 1923

4th 247 PA Jaques GA Hick New Road 2006

5th 261 HHIH Gibbons CH Palmer Dudley 1939

6th 124 GA Hick AJ Bichel New Road 2004

7th 123 AJ Bichel GJ Batty New Road 2004

8th 101 MK Foster HO Rogers Kidderminster 1925

9th 127 Imran Khan N Gifford Northampton 1976

10th 79 SH Martin PF Jackson New Road 1935

Best partnerships for Northamptonshire:

1st 290 MEK Hussey MB Loye Northampton 2002

2nd 255 W Larkins RJ Boyd-Moss New Road 1985

3rd 243 DJ Capel DJG Sales Kidderminster 1996

4th 144 AH Bakewell VWC Jupp Northampton 1929

5th 181 N Boje L Klusener Northampton 2008

6th 221* RA Harper DJ Wild New Road 1987

7th 161 A Lightfoot BS Crump Northampton 1961

8th 120 L Klusener JJ van der Wath New Road 2008

9th 137 JE Timms RJ Partridge Stourbridge 1934

10th 95 D Ripley JP Taylor Kidderminster 1996

*Thanks to Worcestershire CCC analyst Phil Mellish for the above information.