Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions – LV= County Championship 2023 Division 1 – Round 2 Match Pick – Surrey v Hampshire April 13th- 16th
Here are the Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions for the LV= County Championship 2023 Division 1 – Round 2 Match Pick – Surrey v Hampshire April 13th- 16th
Top Tournament Stats: LV= County Championship 2023 Division 1
Hampshire travel to The Kia Oval to take on Surrey in their first away match of the 2023 LV= Insurance County Championship.
An opening round win over Nottinghamshire was exactly the start James Vince and his side would have been looking for. They will be hoping to follow that up against last year’s Division One champions.
Surrey began their title defence with a draw against a strong Lancashire side at Old Trafford.
Players to Watch
Mohammad Abbas was the star of the show in the first match, taking nine wickets across the match, including a six-wicket haul in the first innings.
Fletcha Middleton impressed on his County Championship debut with back-to-back fifties. Nick Gubbins also picked up a half century.
Surrey travelled north to face Lancashire in their opening game as county champions. Having lost the toss, Surrey saw themselves on 77/4. However, Ben Foakes (76) and Jamie Smith (54) steadied the ship before Cam Steel scored his first Surrey century. Cam Steel’s unbeaten 141 was supported by Sean Abbott’s 42 to take Surrey to a competitive total of 442.
Surrey’s returning Abbott took 5/50 from 20 overs as Surrey’s relentless bowling attack managed to restrict Lancashire to 291, two runs short of the follow-on target. Ben Foakes scored an unbeaten 103 as Surrey declared on 292/6 from 65 overs.
Lancashire were given a target of 444 runs to score from 107 overs. Surrey were given hope when Luke Wells and Keaton Kennings got out in the 22nd and 23rd over. However, Josh Bohannan (108) and Steven Croft (56) stifled the Surrey bowlers. The teams shook hands in the 88th over with Lancashire on 247/3. Surrey took 12 points from the match, with Lancashire taking 9.
Hampshire - James Vince (14) Captain, Mohammad Abbas (38), Kyle Abbott (87), Keith Barker (13), Ben Brown (10), Liam Dawson (8), James Fuller (26), Nick Gubbins (31), Ian Holland (22), Fletcha Middleton (19), Felix Organ (3), Tom Prest (24)
Surrey: Rory Burns, Jamie Smith, Ollie Pope, Jordan Clark, Reece Topley, Amar Virdi, Jamie Overton, Matt Dunn, Gus Atkinson, Daniel Moriarty, Chris Jordan, Cameron Steel, Dan Worrall, Dom Sibley, Kemar Roach (West Indies - first six rounds of County Championship), Sean Abbott (Australia)
2022 Season In Numbers
1st in Division One
Leading run scorer: Rory Burns (842)
Leading wicket taker: Dan Worrall (39)
Hampshire's record in County Championship v Surrey
P: 182, W: 27, L: 83, D: 70, A: 2
Last 5 meetings:
April 14 – 16 2022 | The Kia Oval | Surrey won by an innings and 17 runs
July 4 – 7 2021 | The Ageas Bowl | Match Drawn
April 29 – May 1 2021 | The Kia Oval | Surrey won by an innings and 289 runs
September 10 – 12 2019 | The Ageas Bowl | Hampshire won by 272 runs
August 18 – 21 2019 | The Kia Oval | Match Drawn
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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Surrey
Who will win? – Draw
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Ollie Pope (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Sean Abbott (Surrey), Kyle Abbott (Hampshire)
Player of the Match – Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 380+, Hampshire 250+
Match Handicap - Surrey
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*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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