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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: LV= County Championship 2021 - Essex vs Gloucestershire, Division 2: Sep 5

County Ground, Chelmsford
County Ground, Chelmsford
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The next round match of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 between Essex and Gloucestershire, Division 2 will be played at County Ground, Chelmsford from September 5, 2021.

LIVE SCORES - Essex vs Gloucestershire

Essex ended the group stage at the 4th spot in the County Championship 2021 Group 1 points table with 3 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws from their 10 matches of the league. The team is with 129 points.

T Westley is the top run-scorer for Essex with 582 runs at a strike rate of 46. He has struck 81 fours and 2 sixes. DW Lawrence has also made 529 runs at a strike rate of 58.

SR Harmer has been the best bowler for Essex and has picked up 42 wickets while bowling at an average of 25 and an economy rate of 2.28.

Gloucestershire ended the group stage at the 3rd spot in the County Championship 2021 Group 2 points table with 5 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws from their 10 matches of the league. The team is with 131 points.

JR Bracey is the top run-scorer for Gloucestershire with 624 runs at a strike rate of 50. He has struck 76 fours and 2 sixes. TC Lace has also made 543 runs at a strike rate of 45.

RF Higgins has been the best bowler for Gloucestershire and has picked up 43 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 2.48.

Squads:

Essex - Tom Westley (c), Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Samuel Cook, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, James Porter, Shane Snater, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter

Gloucestershire - Chris Dent (c), James Bracey, Tom Lace, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Miles Hammond, Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw, Goodman, George Scott 

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Gloucestershire

Who will win? – Gloucestershire

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Tom Westley (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Shaw (Gloucestershire), Simon Harmer (Essex)

Most Sixes – James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Tom Westley (Essex)

Player of the Match –  James Bracey

Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 280+, Essex  270+

 Match Handicap Gloucestershire

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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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