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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire

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The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Worcestershire Rapids and Gloucestershire at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester.

Worcestershire vs Gloucestershire, Central Group

Choosing to chase after winning the toss, Gloucestershire bowlers did not allow Glamorgan to fly away with the match. They kept a lid on the opposition and had them 88 for 5 by the time the 13th over finished. 

Despite some fine bowling from Ryan Higgins (3-29), Chris Cooke and Billy Root took Glamorgan to a respectable total of 150.

Gloucestershire lost regular wickets and struggled in their chase, losing half their side for just 40 runs midway. Graeme van Buuren's 53 off only 27 balls gave them some hope but regular wickets from Andrew Salter and some tight bowling from van Buuren saw them finish 15 runs short.

Worcestershire were restricted to 124/7 in their last match of the Vitality Blast 2020 against Northamptonshire.

Batting first, Worcestershire lost Hamish Rutherford early while Riki Wessels couldn't get going and was dismissed for 18 off 23 balls. Jack Haynes tried his best with a 27-ball 41 but once he was gone in the 10th over, Worcestershire could never gain speed.

Dillon Pennington (1-32) was the only Worcestershire bowler who appeared to ask some questions of the opposition. Northamptonshire chased down the total in just 15.1 overs as Worcestershire lost by 9 wickets.


Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Gloucestershire - Jack Taylor (c), Chris Dent (wk), Tom Smith, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, George Scott, George Hankins, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth 

Worcestershire - Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard (c), Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Daryl Mitchell, Brett DOliveira, Ross Whiteley, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Adam Finch, Jake Libby, Josh Tongue, Jack Haynes

 

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Gloucestershire

Who will win? – Gloucestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Graeme van Buuren (Gloucestershire), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire), Dillon Pennington (Worcestershire)

Most Sixes – Graeme van Buuren (Gloucestershire), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire)

Man of the Match –  Ryan Higgins

Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 170+, Worcestershire 165+

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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