Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship June 3 - Surrey v Somerset
The next match of County Championship Division One will be played between Surrey and Somerset at the Woodbridge Road in Guildford.
Somerset are at the second spot in the Division One points table with three wins from four matches. They have drawn one match and are with 74 points. Surrey are at the sixth place with one loss from their four matches. The team has drawn its remaining three games and is with 39 points.
Somerset won their first game against Kent by 74 runs and then doubled up with an innings win against Nottinghamshire. They drew their third match against Surrey. In their fourth match against Warwickshire, Somerset won by 49 runs.
On the other hand, Surrey drew all their first three matches against Essex, Somerset and Kent respectively, but lost their last game against Warwickshire by 130 runs.
In the last match that was played between Somerset and Surrey, the former posted 380 runs in the first innings, on the back of centuries from skipper Rory Burns and Dean Elgar. Lewis Gregory and Jack Leach were the pick of the bowlers for Somerset, picking up three wickets each.
Somerset then topped Surrey's first innings total by a slight margin, with a century from Lewis Gregory. Azhar Ali and James Hildreth also played good hands. Rikki Clarke and Conor McKerr were the top bowlers for Surrey. The Rory Burns-led side then batted for 89 overs to score 255 runs as the match came to a close, with Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory and Jack Leach sharing seven wickets among them.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Somerset- Marcus Trescothick, James Hildreth, Steven Davies (wk), Jack Brooks, Azhar Ali, Tim Groenewald, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett
Surrey- Rikki Clarke, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Dean Elgar, Rory Burns (c), Mark Stoneman, Scott Borthwick, Ben Foakes (wk), Conor McKerr, Will Jacks, Ryan Patel
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Somerset
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Azhar Ali (Somerset), Rory Burns (Surrey)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lewis Gregory, (Somerset), Rikki Clarke (Surrey)
Most Boundaries – Azhar Ali (Somerset), Rory Burns (Surrey)
Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 360+, Surrey 320+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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