Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Leicestershire Foxes vs Durham Cricket
The next North group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Leicestershire Foxes and Durham Cricket at Emerald Headingley, Leeds.
Durham would have expected to get their first points on the table when they posted 181 for 3 in their last match of the Vitality Blast 2020 against Nottinghamshire on the back of half-centuries from Alex Lees and Graham Clark. Unfortunately for them, it was not to be.
Lees and Clark added 105 runs between them for the third wicket. The baton was then taken over by Brydon Carse and Coughlin who provided the required acceleration to take the team past 180.
Durham bowlers let them down as Nottinghamshire chased down the total within just 16.2 overs with a fine hundred from Joe Clark. Scott Steel (1-12) finished with the best figures among the Durham bowlers.
Another fixture, another no result. The encounter between Leicestershire and Lancahire had to be abandoned due to rain.
Batting first, Leicestershire reached a respectable total of 150 for 9. Harry Dearden (31) and Arron Lilley (26) were their top scorers but there wasn't much contribution from their fellow batsmen other than Lewis Hill.
Leicestershire would have expected their bowlers to make good use of the cloudy conditions but just after the innings completed, the heavens opened up and the Lancashire batters could never come out to take guard.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Durham - Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter (wk), Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington (c), Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine
Leicestershire - Colin Ackermann (c), Lewis Hill (wk), Harry Dearden, Gareth Delany, Gavin Griffiths, George Rhodes, Dieter Klein, Will Davis, Arron Lilley, Ben Mike, Tom Taylor, Callum Parkinson, Harry Swindells
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Durham
Who will win? – Durham
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Lees (Durham), Harry Dearden (Leicestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Scott Steel (Durham), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire)
Most Sixes – Graham Clark (Durham), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire)
Man of the Match – Alex Lees
Team Scores Batting first – Durham 180+, Leicestershire 170+
Match Handicap Durham
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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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