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Trott back for Warwickshire

Warwickshire have named Jonathan Trott in their 13-man squad for the LV= County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston from tomorrow.

The top-order batsman made his return to cricket with two appearances for Birmingham Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast.

But he was left out of the Bears squad for last night's defeat to Derbyshire Falcons at the 3aaa County Ground to ensure he is ready for tomorrow's encounter with Division One's joint-leaders.

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown said: "He's going to come into the team's plans for Sunday in the championship and we feel he would be better concentrating on his red-ball skills.”

The hosts are also boosted by the inclusion of all-rounder Chris Woakes, who has been given permission by England to play in this four-day match, but batsman Ian Bell is unavailable.

Warwickshire suffered a resounding innings-and-eight-run loss to Yorkshire on home soil last week.

On Jonathan Trott, Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown said: "He's going to come into the team's plans for Sunday."

Australian opening batsman Phil Jaques' short-term spell at Nottinghamshire comes to an end after the match in Birmingham.

Veteran spinner Gary Keedy is in line for his competitive debut for the club while seamer Luke Fletcher is also included in a 13-man party. 

Seamer Jake Ball made his comeback to the Outlaws' Blast squad for today's clash with Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge, but is not ready for a return to the four-day team yet. 

Batsman Michael Lumb and bowler Andy Carter are ruled out with their respective injuries and England paceman Stuart Broad is also missing.

Nottinghamshire are level on 142 points with Yorkshire, who are inactive in the championship this week, at the top. 

Fifth-placed Middlesex will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to Notts last time out when they hosts struggling Northamptonshire at Lord's.

Middlesex have left Paul Stirling out of their 13-man party, with Nick Gubbins winning a call-up.

Australian batsman Phil Jaques' short-term stay at Nottinghamshire comes to an end after the championship game at Edgbaston

Northants' heavy defeat to Lancashire left them 68 points behind the second-bottom Red Rose, albeit with two games in hand.

Lancashire, who have former Somerset player Jos Buttler in their ranks, will be aiming to boost their survival hopes further when they travel to Taunton. 

Somerset slipped to their first defeat of the season in their last outing, going down by seven wickets to Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. 

They could hand Tim Groenewald a debut after the seamer arrived on loan from Derbyshire until the end of the season. 

LV= County Championship Division One facts

* The average team first-innings total against Northamptonshire this season is 421, despite Northants twice dismissing teams for below 140 in their first innings.

* Lancashire have lost one of their last 10 away championship matches against Somerset, winning four and drawing five in this time.

* Warwickshire are unbeaten in their last seven championship matches against Nottinghamshire, winning four and drawing three.

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