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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Northamptonshire v Lancashire

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Round 10 of the Virtual County Championship between Northamptonshire and Lancashire is being held by Cricket World and Dice Cricket to help the fans stay tuned to cricketing action from the comforts of their home amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Northamptonshire are slotted at the 4th spot in the Virtual County Championship Divison 1 leaderboard with 5 wins and 3 losses. The side has 118 points from 8 matches.

They will compete against Lancashire who are placed at the 2nd spot in the pile. Lancashire have 5 wins and 2 losses. The team has added 126 points from 8 games.

Lancashire won their round nine match against Warwickshire by 10 wickets - a victory which truly belongs to the bowlers. James Anderson's 5-wicket haul played a major role in bowling out Warwickshire for just 117 in their first innings.

The team was cleaned up for 237 in the second essay, courtesy of Graham Onions' 4/6. With Lancashire having already put 337 runs on the board on the back of Tom Bailey's 84, they had only 20 runs to chase which they did in style to win by 10 wickets.

Northamptonshire tasted success with a 59-run victory over Surrey in their round 9 match. The team was bowled out for just 181 in their first innings on the back of 61 from Ricardo Vasconcelos but Alex Wakely came to the fore with 63 in the second innings as the team posted 255 runs on the board.

With 4/58 from Nathan Buck and 3/41 from Ben Sanderson, Northampton registered a clinical win.

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

Northamptonshire - Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Newton, Alex Wakely, Josh Cobb, Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington, Tom Sole, Luke Procter, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover

Lancashire - Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Brooke Guest, BJ Watling, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas, Jos Buttler, Tom Bailey, Saqib Mahmood, Graham Onions, James Anderson

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Lancashire

Who will win? – Lancashire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ricardo Vasconcelos (Northamptonshire), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire), James Anderson (Lancashire)

Most Sixes – Ricardo Vasconcelos (Northamptonshire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)

Man of the Match –  James Anderson

Team Scores Batting first – Northamptonshire 180+, Lancashire 200+

 Match Handicap Lancashire

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