Schofield back in the fold

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Leg-spinner Chris Schofield has been included in the Surrey squad for their Liverpool Victoria County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan at the Brit Oval.

The 27-year-old, who last played first-class cricket in 2004 after being discarded by Lancashire, has signed until the end of the season following Anil Kumble’s return to India.

Fellow spinner Ian Salisbury is available after recovering from a bruised knee.

James Benning is still out after dislocating and fracturing his right middle finger during the Twenty20 Cup semi-final defeat. He is likely to be sidelined for a further 10 days.

Veteran seam bowler James Ormond is undergoing a rigorous fitness schedule in order to get back to match fitness after straining his right bicep, but will miss the match.

All-rounder Rikki Clarke is away on international duty with the England one-day squad.

Australian batsman Mark Cosgrove needs 165 runs in his last match for Glamorgan to reach 1,000 first-class runs for the season.

He will return to his homeland this weekend for a short training camp before joining up with Australia’s 18-man party for their Tri-Nation series against West Indies and India in Malaysia.

New Zealand seamer James Franklin also returns to championship action, having missed the last four-day game at Taunton with a back injury. David Harrison has also recovered from a thigh strain.

Glamorgan have also named seamer Huw Waters and youngster James Harris in their 12-man squad.

Should Harris play, at 16 years and 106 days old, he will become the fourth youngest player Glamorgan have chosen for a first-class match.

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