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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 20th - Durham v Gloucestershire

Cameron Steel Durham
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Durham and Gloucestershire will lock horns at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

Durham have been the worst performing team in Division Two till now. They have lost all three of their matches and have only been able to acculate 11 points.

Gloucestershire have avoided a loss in their first two matches but haven't been able to manage a win either. They have 19 points and are at the second last place in the Division Two points table.

Durham gave Derbyshire some fight in the first match as they lost by 125 runs. They were beaten again by Sussex by six wickets in a low-scoring match. Durham suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Worcestershire by five wickets.

Despite four wickets from Matt Salisbury in Durham's last match against Worcestershire, they conceded a first innings lead in excess of 100 which would always make things very tough for them. Durham collapsed for just 197 in the second innings. Chris Rushworth produced a scintillating spell to pick up five wickets in the second innings but it was too late by then.

Gloucestershire drew their first match against Derbyshire and followed with the same result when they met Glamorgan at Wales. When that match came to a close, Gloucestershire were struggling at 137-6 and were behind in the game.

James Robert Bracey and Ryan Higgins slammed centuries for Gloucestershire in the first innings, while George Drissell and David Payne picked up four wickets each for them in the first and second innings respectively.

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

Durham- Cameron Steel, Alex Lees, Cameron Bancroft, Gareth Harte, Jack Burnham, Ned Eckersley, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, Matty Potts, Matt Salisbury, Chris Rushworth

Gloucestershire- Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, James Robert Bracey, Benny Howell, George Hankins, Gareth Roderick, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, David Payne, George Drissell, Matt Taylor


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Gloucestershire 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – James Robert Bracey (Gloucestershire), Cameron Bancroft (Durham)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – George Drissell (Gloucestershire), Matt Salisbury (Durham)

Most Boundaries – James Robert Bracey (Gloucestershire), Cameron Bancroft (Durham)

Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 380+, Durham 220+

*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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