2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Derbyshire vs Durham Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Derbyshire vs Durham taking place? Saturday 22th August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Derbyshire vs Durham taking place? Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

What is the expected weather for Derbyshire vs Durham? Light rain showers are expected across all four days.

What channel is Derbyshire vs Durham on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Derbyshire vs Durham? Matches can be streamed live on the official websites of the First-Class Counties

Where can I get tickets for Derbyshire vs Durham? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE LOWDOWN

Derbyshire dug in resolutely to earn a hard-fought draw away to Yorkshire last time out in the Bob Willis Trophy and maintain their position at the top of the North Group. Durham meanwhile, had the rain to thank for saving them from probable defeat against Leicestershire after the two sides attempted to force a result through the forfeiture of two innings due to the amount of time lost to the elements.

THE PREDICTION

Both these sides had rain-interrupted matches in their most recent outings and the same is expected here, with light showers expected at Chester-Le-Street throughout the four days of play. The game is being played at Durham due to Derbyshire’s home ground currently seconded by the ECB for the use of the England Women’s team. Derbyshire have batted impressively all competition and if afforded enough time, should be too strong for a Durham side still yet to win in the Bob Willis Trophy. However, with the forecast as it stands a draw seems most likely.

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