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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship June 30 - Nottinghamshire v Essex

Nottinghamshire v Essex

Nottinghamshire and Essex will face each other for a County Championship Division One match to be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Essex are currently placed at the second spot on the County Championship Division One points table. From seven matches, they have won four and lost one, while drawing the remaining two and have 105 points.

On the contrary, Nottinghamshire are lying at the bottom of the Division One points table with no win from their seven matches till now. They have lost four games, have drawn the remaining three and have 39 points, which is a substantial 26 less than the second last placed Warwickshire.

Sir Alastair Cook remains the highest run-scorer for Essex, only one run shy of 500. Ravi Bopara is at the second spot with an average of 48 from eight innings.

Simon Harmer has done a fine job with 44 wickets from 13 matches at an average of just above 17 and a strike rate of close to 40. Harmer has picked up two 10-wicket hauls and has best match figures of 12-61.

Nottinghamshire have sorry returns to show in the batting department with no batsman even averaging 40. Chris Nash has scored the most runs for Nottinghamshire. He has 472 runs from 13 innings at an average of 36, with five half-centuries.

Luke Fletcher has bagged 22 wickets from 11 innings at an average of around 25 and is the leading wicket-taker for Warwickshire.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Nottinghamshire- Ben Duckett, Ben Slater, Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Tom Moores, James Pattinson, Luke Fletcher, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball

Essex- Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer, Peter Siddle, Aaron Beard, James Porter


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Essex 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), Chris Nash (Nottinghamshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Simon Harmer (Essex), Luke Fletcher (Nottinghamshire)

Most Boundaries – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), Chris Nash (Nottinghamshire)

Team Scores Batting first – Essex 350+, Nottinghamshire 200+

*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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