Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions County Championship June 10 - Kent v Somerset

Daniel Drummond Bell

Kent will face Somerset in the next County Championship Division One match, to be played at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

Interestingly, both Kent and Somerset started their County Championship campaign against each other, with Somerset registering a 74-run victory in that match. Somerset were bundled out for just 171 in the first innings with captain Tom Abel top scoring with 49.

Apart from three and two wickets respectively from Harry Podmore and Matt Milnes, it was the five-wicket haul from Mitchell Claydon which made the maximum impact. Kent took a 30-odd run lead in their first innings on the back of a 71-run opening partnership between Sean Dickson and Zak Crawley.

Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory were the pick of the bowlers for Kent. However, a 243-run total from Somerset in the second innings gave them a healthy lead as Kent were bundled out for just 131 in their second innings, courtesy of a five-wicket haul from Lewis Gregory.

Zak Crawley is the highest run-scorer for Kent, with 406 runs from five matches at an average of a tick over 40. He has one century and two half-centuries. Matt Milnes and Harry Podmore are the top bowlers for the team with 26 and 24 wickets respectively.

George Bartlett has scored the maximum 395 runs for Somerset at an average of just under 50. Lewis Gregory is their best bowler with 24 wickets at an average of under 15.

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

Kent- Sean Dickson, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Wiaan Mulder, Ollie Robinson, Darren Stevens, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes, Mitchell Claydon, Fred Klaassen

Somerset- Marcus Trescothick, Tom Abell, James Hildreth, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Steven Davies, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jack Brooks, Azhar Ali

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zak Crawley (Kent), George Bartlett (Somerset)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset)

Most Boundaries – Zak Crawley (Kent), George Bartlett (Somerset)

Team Scores Batting first (1st Innings) – Kent 200+, Somerset 230+

*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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