Worcestershire CCC launch their 2018 campaign with tomorrow’s Specsavers County Championship match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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

Worcestershire: Played 154 Won 39 Lost 52 Drawn 63 Abandoned 2

Last match played: Worcestershire won by innings and 33 runs – New Road – July 6th-9th 2015

Worcs 478 (DKH Mitchell 206, JM Clarke 70) Hants 183 (JM Vince 56, Saeed Ajmal 5-28) & 262 (JS Gatting 59, JD Shantry 5-51)

Highest total – Worcestershire: 547 Soton (NR) 1903

Highest total – Hampshire: 500-9 dec Soton (RB) 2013

Lowest total – Worcestershire: 68 Dudley 1961

Lowest total – Hampshire: 30 New Road 1903

Highest score – Worcestershire: GA Hick 303* Soton (NR) 1997

Highest score – Hampshire: CP Mead 235 New Road 1922

Best innings bowling – Worcs: CF Root 8-46 New Road 1926

Best innings bowling – Hants: MD Marshall 8-71 Soton (NR) 1982

Best match bowling – Worcs: A Bird 14-109 Soton (NR) 1901

Best match bowling – Hants: CB Llewellyn 14-171 Soton (NR) 1901

Most runs – Worcestershire: FL Bowley 2799 Ave: 43.06

Most runs – Hampshire: CP Mead 3391 Ave: 54.69

Most wickets – Worcestershire: RTD Perks 150 Ave: 19.70

Most wickets – Hampshire: AS Kennedy 195 Ave: 17.54

Best partnerships for Worcestershire:

1st 274 HK Foster FL Bowley Portsmouth 1907

2nd 276 TS Curtis GA Hick New Road 1988

3rd 438* GA Hick TM Moody Soton (NR) 1997

4th 256 CF Walters M Nichol Bournemouth 1933

5th 207* HHIH Gibbons SH Martin New Road 1939

6th 186 WW Lowe GF Wheldon Bournemouth 1900

7th 181 GN Foster WB Burns New Road 1905

8th 106 RK Illingworth SM McEwan Bournemouth 1989

9th 78 R Howorth RTD Perks Soton (NR) 1951

10th 82 GF Wheldon GA Wilson Soton (NR) 1899

Best partnerships for Hampshire:

1st 204 G Brown HAW Bowell Portsmouth 1920

2nd 221 JG Greig EM Sprot New Road 1905

3rd 238 MCJ Nicholas TE Jesty New Road 1984

4th 248 HAW Bowell CP Mead New Road 1926

5th 209 J Bailey NH Rogers Soton (NR) 1946

6th 161 WHB Evans AJL Hill New Road 1904

7th 159 CB Fry EM Sprot Bournemouth 1910

8th 178 CP Mead CP Brutton Bournemouth 1925

9th 111 AC Johnston WT Langford Soton (NR) 1904

10th 192 HAW Bowell WH Livsey Bournemouth 1921

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