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

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Round nine of the Virtual County Championship between Northamptonshire and Surrey 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 5th spot in the Virtual County Championship Divison 1 leaderboard with 4 wins and 3 losses. The side has 99 points from 7 matches.

They will compete against Surrey who are placed at the 8th spot in the pile. Surrey have 3 wins and 4 losses. The team has added 80 points from 7 games.

Northamptonshire would consider themselves a bit unfortunate as they were edged out by Essex by just one wicket in their last game. Gareth Berg and Rob Newton scored half-centuries for the team as they were bowled out for 295 in the first innings and 163 in the second innings.

Ben Sanderson picked up a 5-wicket haul for them in first innings while Tom Sole claimed figures of 3/23 in the next essay. With just one wicket needed for victory and the team still 8 runs away, the Northamptonshire bowlers could not get the crucial breakthrough and had to concede the game.

Surrey downed Kent by 4 wickets in their round 8 match. The team declared on 324 on the back of half-centuries from Mark Stoneman and Will Jacks and was then bowled out for just 124, owing to a 6-fer from Sam Curran.

165/6 was enough for them to pull off the victory as Sam Curran completed his 10-wicket haul with 4/58 in the second essay.

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

Surrey - Rory Burns, Mark Stoneman, Hashim Amla, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Rikki Clarke, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire

Who will win? – Northamptonshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rory Burns (Surrey), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sam Curran (Surrey), Brandon Glover (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Rory Burns (Surrey), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Man of the Match –  Josh Cobb

Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 250+, Northamptonshire 300+

 Match Handicap Northamptonshire

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All you have to do is predict the following outcomes to be in with a chance a winning a FANTASTIC  PRIZE each Round

  • Match Result: Match Winner, Match Drawn or Match Tied
  • Who will score most runs? Individual Player Aggregate top scorer in each match
  • Who will take most wickets? Individual Player Aggregate top wicket taker in each match

10 points will be scored for each correct prediction

Round 9 entries will close on the 28th of June at 5.00 pm GMT. 

Leaderboards will be available on the 1st of July at 5.15 pm GMT at end of play and will incude the results of Division 1 & 2.

Usual Cricket World Competition Rules apply