Durham vs Derbyshire: May 20, County Championship 2021 Prediction
Durham vs Derbyshire, County Championship 2021 Group 1 match will take place from May 20 to 23 in Derby.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Last 5 Matches
- Match drawn – 22 April 2021;
- Match drawn – 22 August 2020;
- Durham won by 29 runs – 03 June 2019;
- Derbyshire won by 125 runs – 05 April 2019;
- Durham won by 95 runs – 09 June 2018.
The DUR vs DER head-to-head results of the last five games show that Durham have won two matches, Derbyshire one, while the rest two have been drawn. In their last match played earlier this year between April 22 to 25, Durham won the toss and batted first. They amassed 475 with major contributions from David Bedingham with 257 from 410 balls with 33 fours and Jack Burnham who cracked 75 off 124 deliveries with 6 fours and 1 sixer.
For Derbyshire, the best bowlers were Samuel Conners with 5/83 and Matt Critchley with 2/135. Derbyshire replied with 267 thanks to efforts from skipper Wayne Madsen who scored 76 off 111 balls with 10 fours and wicket-keeper Harvey Hosein who clobbered 63 off 122 balls with 6 fours. For Durham, Chris Rushworth picked up 6/58 and Matt Salisbury 2/64.
In the second essay, Durham quickly made 175/2 declared in 44.5 overs with major contributions from opener Alex Lees who stroked 78 off 131 balls with 6 fours and 1 sixer and no. 4 David Bedingham who followed up his first-innings double hundred with a quick-fire 53 off 56 balls with 2 fours and 1 sixer.
For Derbyshire, Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Matt Critchley bagged the two fallen wickets. Derbyshire were thus set a target of 384 runs for victory and they finished at 280/5 in 97 overs so the match ended in a draw.
The chief contributors to Derbysire’s 280/5 were skipper Wayne Madsen with 74 off 138 balls with 8 fours and Matt Critchley with 69 off 122 balls with 10 fours. Ben Raine was the pick of the bowlers for Duham with 3/58 in 24 overs.
The umpires for the match were Neil Mallender and Richard Kettleborough. Derbyshire’s George Scrimshaw made his first-class debut in this match.
Durham vs Derbyshire Betting
Durham are currently playing their fifth match. Out of the first four games, they have won 1, lost 1 and drawn 2 for 54 points. Derbyshire have also played four matches and have lost 1 and drawn three for 40 points. Since Durham have won a game this season they appear to be in better form. Therefore, our advice is to plump for Durham.
Our match prediction is a Durham victory based on the teams’ current form.
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