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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Yorkshire v Essex

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Round nine of the Virtual County Championship between Yorkshire and Essex 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.

Yorkshire are slotted at the 2nd spot in the Virtual County Championship Divison 1 leaderboard with 5 wins and 2 losses. The side has 112 points from 7 matches.

They will compete against Essex who are placed at the top of the pile. Essex have 5 wins and 2 losses. The team has added 112 points from 7 games.

Essex registered a thrilling 1-wicket victory against Northamptonshire in their last game. Daniel Lawrence, Michael Pepper and Ryan ten Doeschate struck half-centuries for the team as they were successful in posting upwards of 200 in both the innings on a tricky pitch.

Jamie Porter (4/74) and Matthew Quinn (6/45) did rest of the job for the side as the team reached the win with a last-ball boundary by Ben Allison through mid off.

Yorkshire suffered a 277-run defeat in their round 8 match against Lancashire. After figures of 4/68 from Ben Coad restricted Lancashire to 231, the team was skittled out for 155.

Matthew Waite scored an unbeaten 41 in the next innings. 4/103 from Mat Pillans in the second innings went in vain as the batting collapses did not leave Yorkshire in a position to compete.

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

Yorkshire - Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Waite, Steven Patterson, Ben Coad, Mat Pillans

Essex - Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer, Jamie Porter, Sam Cook, Peter Siddle, Ben Allison

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Essex

Who will win? – Essex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Root (Yorkshire), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mat Pillans (Yorkshire), Jamie Porter (Essex)

Most Sixes – Joe Root (Yorkshire), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Yorkshire 200+, Essex 250+

 Match Handicap Essex

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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