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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Somerset vs Essex - Final

Somerset were at Lord's in 2019 for the RLC Final
Somerset were at Lord's in 2019 for the RLC Final

The Final of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020 will be played between Somerset and Essex at Lord's, London.


Somerset finished the round-robin stage at the top of the Central group leaderboard with 97 points after 5 matches. The team won 4 and drew 1 game.

Tom Abell has scored the most runs for the county with 352 runs from 5 matches at an average of 44.00 and a strike rate of 58.76. He has the best of 119. Tom Lammonby is next with 343 runs from 5 matches.

Among the bowlers, Craig Overton has picked up 28 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 10.71 and a brilliant economy of 1.99, with the best of 5/26.

They will face Essex in the final who ended the group stage at the top of the South group leaderboard with 90 points after 5 matches. Just like Somerset, the team won 4 and drew 1 game.

Sir Alastair Cook has scored the most runs for Essex with 360 runs from 5 matches at an average of 45.00 and a strike rate of 53.81. He has the best of 129*.

In the bowling department, Simon Harmer has picked up 34 wickets at an average of 13.70. The spinner has bowled at an economy of 2.27, with the best of 8/64.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams: 

Essex - Paul Walter, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (c), Daniel Lawrence, Feroze Khushi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Aaron Beard, Samuel Cook, James Porter

Somerset - Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett, Steven Davies (wk), Ben Green, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Josh Davey, Jack Leach, Jack Brooks


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), Tom Abell (Somerset)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Simon Harmer (Essex), Craig Overton (Somerset)

Most Sixes – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), Tom Lammonby (Somerset)

Man of the Match –  Tom Abell

Team Scores Batting first – Essex 280+, Somerset 300+

 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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