Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship June 16 - Essex v Hampshire
The next County Championship Division One match is between Essex and Hampshire at the County Ground in Chelmsford.
Hampshire are at the second spot with three wins from six matches. They have lost one match, while drawing the other two and are with 89 points.
Essex are placed at the fourth place with two wins from five matches. They have lost one and drawn two matches and are with 65 points.
Hampshire played their last match against Nottinghamshire which was drawn. After restricting Nottinghamshire to just 162 in the first innings, Hampshire were well placed at 93-2 when rain came in and the match could not be played further.
Kyle Abbott, as always, was the leading bowler for Hampshire and snaffled six wickets from just 14 overs. Joe Weatherley was the most impressive batsman for Hampshire in the little time that play was possible.
Sam Northeast has been the highest run-scorer for Hampshire and has 575 runs from six matches at an average of over 70. Northeast has notched up two centuries and three half-centuries.
At 37 years of age, Fidel Edwards is the highest wicket-taker for Hampshire and has picked up 26 wickets from six matches at an average of just a tick under 20, with two five-wicket hauls.
Alastair Cook, or to be precise, Sir Alastair Cook is the highest run-scorer for Essex with 357 runs from nine innings at an average of over 50. Simon Harmer is their highest wicket-taker with 30 wickets from five innings at an average of just over 21, with three five-wicket hauls.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Essex- Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate, William Buttleman, Simon Harmer, Peter Siddle, James Porter, Samuel Cook
Hampshire- Joe Weatherley, Oliver Soames, Ajinkya Rahane, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Alsop, James Fuller, Mason Crane, Keith Barker, Fidel Edwards, Kyle Abbott
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Essex
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Weatherley (Hampshire), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kyle Abbott (Hampshire), Simon Harmer (Essex)
Most Sixes – Joe Weatherley (Hampshire), Daniel Lawrence (Essex)
Team Scores Batting first – Hampshire 370+, Essex 300+
*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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