Worcestershire vs Durham: August 10, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 10, 2021 12:00 pm
On 10 August, Worcester will be the host venue for Worcestershire vs Durham, match 64 of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021. While Durham are at the top of the Group 2 table, Worcestershire are three rungs below, in fourth place. We preview the game on 10 August and forecast the outcome.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met on 24 April 2019. Durham batted first and lost a couple of wickets for 36 by the ninth over. They managed to reach 114/4 in 26.5 overs when there was a rain intervention. Worcestershire were set a target of 152 to win in 24 overs as per the D/L method. Alex Lees became a top scorer with an unbeaten 52 from 77 balls. For Worcester, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris, Daryl Mitchell and Brett D’Oliveira took one wicket each.
Worcestershire began their chase well, with a partnership of 53 for the first wicket. But that wicket was followed by four more in quick succession to leave them reduced to 5/81 in the 14th over. However, a 51-run stand for the sixth wicket rescued the innings and Worcester managed to get to the target with four wickets and 10 balls to spare. Hamish Rutherford made a top score with 33 from 22 balls. For Durham, Brydon Carse, Matt Salisbury and Ben Raine took two wickets each.
Worcestershire beat Essex, Gloucestershire and Kent and lost to Sussex, Hampshire and Middlesex. Their match versus Lancashire was abandoned without a ball bowled. Durham beat Lancashire, Middlesex and Kent and lost to Gloucestershire. Their match against Sussex ended without a result.
Worcestershire: Jack Haynes, Brett D’Oliveira, tom fell, Jake Libby, Gareth Roderick, Ed Barnard, Joe Leach, Jacques Banton, Josh Baker, Charlie Morris, Adam Finch.
Durham: Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Scott Borthwick, Cameron Bancroft, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Matt Salisbury, Paul van Meekeren, Chris Rushworth.
Worcestershire have won three and lost one of the last five matches between the sides. One match was abandoned without a ball bowled.
In our match prediction, we expect Durham to beat Worcestershire in the match on 10 August.
Worcestershire vs Durham Betting Odds
Betting odds favour Durham to prevail over Worcestershire in match 64 on 10 August.
Durham are in better form this season, as reflected by their relative position on the points table.