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Phil Mustard

Phil Mustard, who missed this week's LV= County Championship win over Warwickshire, is set to return for Durham's two Clydesdale Bank 40 games

Phil Mustard is set to return for Durham in their Clydesdale Bank 40 Group B double header, having missed their LV= County Championship victory over Warwickshire.

The wicketkeeper-batsman played in Sunday’s CB40 win against Scotland but the toe injury he has been carrying ruled him out of the championship game.

Durham, who host Northamptonshire tomorrow and travel to Leicestershire on bank holiday Monday, have rested Callum Thorp and Ruel Brathwaite. Fellow seamers Steve Harmison (forearm), Liam Plunkett (quad) and Mark Davies (foot) remain sidelined.

Batsmen Paul Collingwood (knee), Michael Di Venuto (thigh) and Mark Stoneman (hand) are also missing.

Also in Group B, Surrey are without Gareth Batty versus Scotland at the Kia Oval tomorrow but the off-spinner could return at Hampshire the following day.

The Lions are still missing Mark Ramprakash, who continues his recovery from knee surgery, and rested England duo Kevin Pietersen and Chris Tremlett.

Scotland, who are away to Warwickshire on Monday, must make do without Australian all-rounder Luke Butterworth, who fractured a toe against Durham.

Reserve wicketkeeper Simon Smith also drops out of the squad with all-rounder Calum MacLeod and Calvin Burnett coming in.

Elsewhere in Group B tomorrow Warwickshire, who are still missing England batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, tackle Leicestershire at Edgbaston.

Nottinghamshire travel to Essex in Group C missing off-spinner Graeme White due to a broken finger, in addition to England bowlers Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad.

Steven Finn

England paceman Steven Finn has been left out of Middlesex's squad to take on the Netherlands tomorrow and Kent on Monday - both at Lord's

Seamers Andre Adams and Charlie Shreck are rested. Darren Pattinson is close to a comeback but Andy Carter is set to be out for another six weeks.

Essex, who host Lancashire on Monday, continue to be without Indian Premier League duo Owais Shah and Ryan ten Doeschate.

The Red Rose are minus captain Glen Chapple due to a knee injury - Steven Croft will lead the side - and all-rounders Tom Smith and Oliver Newby, who have hamstring problems. England paceman James Anderson continues to be rested.

In tomorrow’s other Group C game the Unicorns face Somerset at Wormsley. On Monday the Unicorns play Gloucestershire at Bristol and Somerset take on Glamorgan at Taunton.

England seamer Steven Finn is absent for Middlesex’s Group A games versus the Netherlands tomorrow and Kent on Monday - both at Lord’s.

The Panthers remain without England captain Andrew Strauss and fellow batsman Eoin Morgan, who is at the IPL.

Also, all-rounder Steven Crook is out due to a side strain he picked up against Surrey in the championship on Thursday.

Sussex are minus Matt Prior and injured seamer Chris Liddle away to Derbyshire tomorrow and at home to the Netherlands on Monday.

Paceman Amjad Khan is rested for the first game but in contention for the second. Murray Goodwin continues to lead the side in the absence of Michael Yardy, who has stepped up his recovery from depression.

Elsewhere in Group A Kent clash with Worcestershire at Canterbury tomorrow and Yorkshire, who are without Tim Bresnan, meet Kent at Headingley Carnegie on Monday.