Worcestershire are one of five teams currently bunched together in Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship in the hunt for the one promotion spot.

The County return to four-day action against Kent at Canterbury tomorrow buoyed by sealing a quarter-final spot in the Royal London One-Day Cup after last evening's win over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

They have had an enforced break from Championship cricket during the past three weeks after impressive back to back wins over Leicestershire at New Road and Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

But Gloucestershire's win over Essex at Cheltenham, Leicestershire's win over Gloucestershire at the same venue and Kent's drawn game with Sussex at Tunbridge Wells means they have remained in second spot.

Only 13 points separate the current top five as they head into the final third of the season.

Worcestershire have accrued the second highest number of batting points with 32 from a possible 45 in nine first innings despite the wash-out of the opening game against Kent at New Road.

DIVISION TWO TABLE

Essex Played 10, Won 3, Lost 2, Drawn 5, Bat 35, Bowl 29, Points 137

WORCS 10, 3, 1, 6, 32, 20, 130

Gloucs 10, 3, 2, 5, 30, 26, 129

Leics 10, 3, 2, 5, 30, 24, 126

Kent 11, 2, 1, 8, 29, 23, 124

Sussex 9, 1, 0, 8, 21, 18, 95

Glam 9, 1, 3, 5, 26, 22, 88

Derbys 11, 0, 3, 8, 23, 21, 84

Northants 10, 0, 2, 8, 23, 18, 81

*Leicestershire and Glamorgan one point each deducted.