2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Essex vs Surrey Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Essex vs Surrey taking place? Saturday 8th August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Essex vs Surrey taking place? The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

What is the expected weather for Essex vs Surrey? Sunny with temperatures reaching highs of 33c on Day One. Slight chance of thundery showers on Day Four.

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

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

County Champions Essex got their Bob Willis Trophy campaign off to a winning start after a thrilling two wicket win over Kent. They face another close rival here in Surrey, who lost their opening match to Middlesex at the Oval.

THE PREDICTION

It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for Surrey who are missing almost a full first XI due to England callups and injuries. However, they have signed batsman Laurie Evans and bowler Adam Finch on loan for this game which should provide them with a boost. Essex remain without batsman Dan Lawrence and may rotate their bowling attack, however providing the likes of Sir Alastair Cook can build on his 66 against Kent last time out, then they should be able to win here at home.

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