Worcestershire County Cricket Club in 2005
played their County Championship games in Division Two and their totesport League games in Division One. Under their new captain, Vikram Solanki
, they were tipped to go straight back up to the top flight of the County Championship, and started the season 9-2 second favourites to end up as Division Two champions.
They started the season with a convincing win against Derbyshire
in the Championship, followed by a comfortable win over Northamptonshire
in a rain-affected Sunday League game. Their second game of the Championship, against Durham
, however, was a humiliating 7 wicket defeat inside two days. They then lost a close game against Lancashire
over four days, and another close game against Middlesex
on the Sunday.
On 5 May they eased past Scotland
to reach the Second Round of the C&G Trophy. In the second week of May, they were humbled by Loughborough UCCE
, who comfortably beat them. They recovered well, though, securing a 9 wicket win in their next Championship game, against Derbyshire
, and then won a closely fought game by 16 runs against Nottinghamshire
. On 17 May Worcestershire were eliminated from the C&G Trophy in the Second Round by Yorkshire
. An important win came away at Essex
in the fifth game in the Championship, before they lost to Glamorgan Dragons
in the National League.
June started with a draw in the Championship against Division Two leaders, Durham
, before Worcestershire became the first... Read More