Durham vs Surrey: August 17, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 17, 2021 1:00 pm
It will be Durham vs Surrey in the 2nd semi-final of Royal London One-Day Cup 2021, on August 17. Durham qualified for the semi-final by virtue of topping group one, while Surrey beat Gloucestershire in the quarter-final on 15 August 2021. In this article we preview the game and make our match prediction.
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Surrey vs Gloucestershire
Surrey met Gloucestershire in a quarter-final match at the Oval on 15 August. Gloucestershire batted first and were reduced to 137/7, before a rescue act by George Scott and Tom Smith who took the score to 242 without for the loss of further wickets. George Scott was the top scorer with 66 from 67 balls while Tom Smith scored 51 from 64.
When Surrey replied they lost two wickets for 24 by the fifth over before being rescued by a 2nd-wicket stand of 68 runs. Another 102-run partnership for the fourth wicket set up the platform, for a 5-wicket win for Surrey with nearly eight overs to spare. Tim David top scored with 102 from 73 balls.
Durham vs Hampshire
Durham played their most recent match, a league game, versus Hampshire on 12 August at Chester-le-Street. Hampshire batted first in that match and a regular loss of wickets reduced them to 100/7 in the 20th over. In the circumstances they did well to reach a score of 225 for nine in their allotted 50 overs. Felix Organ top scored with 79 from 106 balls.
When Durham replied, they lost an early wicket when Alex Lees was out with the scoreboard reading 17/1 in the 3rd over. Opener Graham Clark was joined by his skipper Scott Borthwick and the pair took the team to the target without further loss of wickets, with nearly 10 overs to spare.
Surrey have won five and lost two of their last nine games, while Durham have won 6 and lost one of their last 8 matches.
Durham: Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Scott Borthwick, David Bedingham, Cameron Bancroft, Sean Dickson, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Paul van Meekeren, Matt Salisbury, Chris Rushworth
Surrey: Mark Stoneman, Ryan Patel, Ollie Pope, Tim David, Jamie Smith, Rikki Clarke, Cameron Steele, Nico Reifer, Conor McKerr, Dan Moriarty, Matt Dunn
In our DUR vs SUR semifinal of the Royal London One Day Cup on 17 August, we believe that Surrey will beat Durham.
Durham vs Surrey Betting Odds
Betting odds make Surrey favourites to beat Durham in the 2nd semi-final of the Royal London One Day Cup on 17 August.
Surrey have struck their best form ahead of the semi-final while registering a convincing win against Gloucestershire in their quarter-final game. While Durham were impressive in the league matches, we consider Surrey to hold an edge.