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Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Resurgent Surrey can be wiped out in Wales against Glamorgan

Durham set to bounce back

Surrey's Aaron Finch has been a consistent performer at the crease
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Yorkshire Vikings v Nottinghamshire Outlaws
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Surrey maintained their hopes of making the knockout phase of this year’s Twenty20 Blast with victory in their penultimate game against strugglers Hampshire but they could bow out with defeat at Glamorgan.

Inspired by Aaron Finch, who took his total for the Blast campaign beyond the 500-run mark with an unbeaten 67, Surrey won by seven wickets last time out but Glamorgan will not be as obliging as Hants.

Surrey have already suffered defeat to Glamorgan this term, in which they followed a solid performance at the crease with a concerning bowling display, as four of their six bowlers finished with economies above ten.

They have shown little to suggest they have become more disciplined with the ball in recent outings, having allowed teams in three of their last five completed matches to surpass 150 runs, and a solid Colin Ingram can guide the Welsh team to victory.

Durham’s victory over Northants last Friday took them to the top of the North Group, securing their progress to the quarter-finals, and they can win at home against a Derbyshire team who have fallen off the pace.

The visiting Falcons have just one win in their last five matches and, with the exception of opener Billy Godleman, their top-order have crumbled in games with Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.

Aside from their horrendous collapse to 78 all out at home to an inspired Lancashire Lightning in their last game, Durham have consistently posted good scores with the bat.

Skipper and number one batsman Tom Latham is having a particularly fruitful Blast campaign and his side can post a higher opening partnership.

The Jets scored 220 and 194 against strong Birmingham and Worcestershire outfits respectively and they can sink Derbyshire.

Notts Outlaws visit Yorkshire at Headingley in the televised Blast fixture and can do the double over the Vikings, having beaten them at home by 63 runs last Friday.

Recommendation
Glamorgan
1pt 6-5 general
Durham to have highest opening partnership
2pts 10-11 bet365


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Surrey have already suffered defeat to Glamorgan this term, in which they followed a solid performance at the crease with a concerning bowling display
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