County games preview

Another round of matches start today – subject to rain, and it’s been pelting down here last few days – and it should be quite interesting.

Andrew Strauss needs a score/hundred in his game against Warwicks. Failed twice in his first game of the season last week – just needs to get moving right about now.

Surrey’s disasterous (here and here) start to the season also needs a kick: they’re in Cardiff playing Glamorgan, although don’t count on there being much play today.

Andrew Flintoff plays his first 4-day game (purely as a batsman) today as Lancashire meet Worcester. Just take it easy, Fred – hit boundaries, don’t bother running :)

And in the same game, Jimmy Anderson will be another I’ll be watching/reading carefully. He’s started the season very well, by all accounts, despite some unattractive figures. Huge season this for him.