Beat The Bookies - Friends Life t20 Tips

Chelmsford, where Essex have never lost to Surrey in Twenty20 cricket
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As the Friends Life t20 group stages get ever closer to their conclusion, here are the latest stats and trends that could help you beat the bookmakers and make a profit.

  • Hampshire have won their last three Friends Life Twenty20 matches at Kent, winning by six wickets with 10 balls remaining last year.
  • Essex have never lost at home to Surrey in Twenty20 cricket. Surrey’s previous eight visits have produced six defeats and two no results.
  • In the reverse fixture between Derbyshire and Durham at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, Ben Stokes and Gordon Muchall put on the highest fifth wicket partnership (77) of the season.
  • Lancashire have been involved in the last three (and five of the last seven) ties in English Twenty 20 cricket.
  • Somerset’s 10-wicket victory over Warwickshire in last week’s reverse fixture was the largest of the FLt20 season (by balls remaining) – they reached their target of 74 in 8.3 overs.
  • Gloucestershire recorded the other 10-wicket victory of the season in the reverse fixture at Cheltenham’s College Ground. They bowled Glamorgan out for 98 and won with 43 balls.

Upcoming Fixtures

Midlands/Wales/West Group - 27th-29th July

Worcestershire v Somerset, Worcester
Warwickshire v Somerset, Birmingham
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Northampton
Glamorgan v Gloucestershire, Cardiff

South Group - 29th-31st July

Kent v Hampshire, Canterbury
Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford
Sussex v Kent, Hove
Hampshire v Middlesex, Southampton

North Group - 28th July

Durham v Derbyshire - Chester-le-Street
Leicestershire v Yorkshire - Leicester
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire - Nottingham

Stats courtesy of Opta

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