Overcast conditions often leave batsmen struggling for early runs as results are often decided within three days in the County Championship.
It gives bowlers a chance to impress.
Those with find an immaculate line and length are rewarded in typical English green pitches, with the ball swinging and causing problems for those unsettled at the crease.
Candidates for joining James Anderson and Stuart Broad as the third seamer range from experienced Test bowlers to those without any international caps for England.
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