Episode 40

Lv County Championship

Chaminda Vaas & Northamptonshire

Chris Read explains how Notts managed to come back from well behind to beat Yorkshire in the LV= County Championship, Northants outline plans for their second division promotion push, Essex aim to get back to winning ways - and in the club world there's a report on the massive success of NatWest CricketForce 2011.

Don Topley is a proud father watching son Reece follow in his footsteps and make his way at Essex, where batsman Matt Walker is expecting his side to turn their season around and start winning games on a regular basis.

David Sales believes Northants can be a side to be reckoned with in LV=CC Division Two this summer - as does Sri Lankan overseas player Chaminda Vaas, who explains why he's signed at Wantage Road for 2011.

Worcestershire's Alexei Kervezee explains his ambitions with England as well as Holland, and Sussex's Mark Robinson is looking for his side to get their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign off to a flying start.

And in the club world, NatWest CricketForce 2011 set a new record for participants - as ECB's Dave Leighton reports, and spells out plans to grow the event even further in coming seasons.

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