Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Northamptonshire vs Somerset - Round 2
Round 2 match of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020, which takes the place of the County Championship 2020, will be played between Northamptonshire and Somerset at County Ground, Northampton.
Northamptonshire chose not to declare their final innings so as to not give Warwickshire a sniff in their last game as the match ended in a draw. The reason was that Northamptonshire were dismissed for just 142 in their first innings and despite them sitting at 57/6, they did not have a big enough lead to declare.
Ben Curran scored a half-century in Northamptonshire's second innings. Charlie Thurston was dismissed just four short of this century but it was the tons from Adam Rossington and Luke Procter which took the team out of danger.
Nathan Buck picked up three wickets for the side while Ben Sanderson and Jack White bagged two each.
Somerset beat Glamorgan by a sizable margin of 289 runs in their round 1 match of the Bob Willis trophy. Wicketkeeper Steven Davies was their top scorer in the first innings with 81 while Tom Abell set it up nicely for them with a century as Roelof van der Merwe also made a crucial half-century.
But, it was their bowlers who won them the game, particularly figures of 17-5-38-5 from Craig Overton in the first innings. Jamie Overton pocketed a 5-wicket haul of his own in the last essay.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Somerset - Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Tom Abell (c), James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Steven Davies (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Josh Davey, Jack Brooks
Northamptonshire - Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Keogh, Charlie Thurston, Luke Procter, Adam Rossington (c & wk), Saif Zaib, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Jack White
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Somerset
Who will win? – Somerset
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Abell (Somerset), Ben Curran (Northamptonshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Craig Overton (Somerset), Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire)
Most Sixes – Tom Abell (Somerset), Ben Curran (Northamptonshire)
Man of the Match – Tom Abell
Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 330+, Northamptonshire 270+
Match Handicap Somerset
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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