The new season is upon us with Worcestershire CCC in Specsavers County Championship action today against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

Here are the first class records from the previous matches between the two counties.

Worcestershire Played: 144 Won: 45 Lost: 34 Drawn: 65 Abandoned: 2

Last match played: Glamorgan won by 5 wickets at New Road – 13th-16th August 2016. Worcs 163 (J Leach 43, MG Hogan 4-44) & 393 (JM Clarke 98, GG Wagg 5-90)

Glamorgan 280 (WD Bragg 98, J Leach 5-106) & 278-5 (AO Morgan 103*, J Leach 3-66)

Highest total – Worcestershire: 514-4 dec Abergavenny 1990

Highest total – Glamorgan: 506-8 dec Swansea 1929

Lowest total – Worcestershire: 63 Swansea 1921

Lowest total – Glamorgan: 61 Neath 1936

Highest score – Worcestershire: GA Hick 252* Abergavenny 1990

Highest score – Glamorgan: MJL Turnbull 233 Swansea 1937

Best innings bowling – Worcs: RTD Perks 9-40 Stourbridge 1939

Best innings bowling – Glam: J Mercer 10-51 New Road 1936

Best match bowling – Worcs: PF Jackson 12-89 Neath 1936

Best match bowling – Glam: JC Clay 17-212 Swansea 1937

Most runs – Worcestershire: GA Hick 1949 Ave: 62.87

Most runs – Glamorgan: A Jones 2501 Ave: 37.89

Most wickets – Worcestershire: N Gifford 133 Ave: 20.08

Most wickets – Glamorgan: J Mercer 169 Ave: 17.20

Best partnerships for Worcestershire:

1st 200* TS Curtis WPC Weston Abergavenny 1996

2nd 287* TS Curtis GA Hick Neath 1986

3rd 264 GA Hick DB D’Oliveira Abergavenny 1990

4th 221* HHIH Gibbons SH Martin New Road 1938

5th 181* M Nichol BW Quaife New Road 1933

6th 187 D Kenyon G Dews Stourbridge 1960

7th 138* DJ Humphries RK Illingworth Swansea 1984

8th 101 RK Illingworth JD Inchmore New Road 1982

9th 114 SJ Rhodes PJ Newport Cardiff (SG) 1998

10th 83 DKH Mitchell MN Malik Colwyn Bay 2006

Best partnerships for Glamorgan:

1st 256 AR Butcher H Morris Abergavenny 1990

2nd 166 JT Bell T Arnott Dudley 1926

3rd 168 H Morris GC Holmes New Road 1986

4th 263 G Lavis CC Smart Cardiff (AP) 1934

5th 198 AJ Watkins W Wooller Swansea 1953

6th 230 WE Jones BL Muncer New Road 1953

7th 106 J Hughes RDB Croft New Road 2002

8th 124 T Every RG Duckfield Stourbridge 1932

9th 203* JJ Hills JC Clay Swansea 1929

10th 71 EA Cordle DJ Shepherd Swansea 1968

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