English County Cricket: My Predictions for the 2011 Division 1 Season

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English County Cricket: My Predictions for the 2011 Division 1 Season
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Will it be a lonely walk for Somerset this season?

With the County season now in full swing, here are my predictions for the season ahead. 

This is my Division 1 prediction for the 2011 season—this season will be more evenly matched, yet again, than most seasons. With holders Nottingham hoping that they can regain the title, Somerset, Sussex and Lancashire (depending on the weather) are hoping to take the silverware.

Also, I will do ones to watch for the season from each club—this will show you the main players on the rise and also the fresher-to-watch new players that are always good to keep an eye on.

People like James Taylor and Danny Briggs have emerged over recent seasons and this season will see the emergence of some quality players who are in their early careers, like Taylor and Briggs, or are new to the scene like Reece Topley of Middlesex.

So here goes the prediction for 2011.  

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