Royal London One Day Cup 2022 – Tuesday 2nd August Matches Tips and Betting Preview

The opening day of the Royal London One Day Cup sees 14 of the 18 counties getting their 50 over campaign underway on Tuesday with each of them looking to make a fast start in what is a pretty cutthroat competition.

The Hundred will be getting the televised coverage over the next month or so which means that to follow these matches in visual format, those who aren’t at the matches will need to head for the county streams.

Group A

We have a full set of matches in Group A of the competition with most of the eyes likely to be on Guildford where Championship leaders Surrey will look to start their campaign on a positive note when they host a Leicestershire team who might have a point to prove after the way their Blast season ended. Nottinghamshire flopped completely in the Vitality Blast and will be looking to start this campaign in better fashion when they host Sussex at Trent Bridge. Gloucestershire and Warwickshire have plenty of good history in this format of the game and they meet each other at Cheltenham, while the other match sees Worcestershire taking on Kent at New Road.

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Group B

Just the three matches take place over in Group B and one of them sees the defending champions Glamorgan beginning their title defence when they head north to take on Derbyshire. The other two matches in this group are both being played at outgrounds which always adds a nice flavour to proceedings. Vitality Blast finalists Lancashire host Essex in a repeat of the quarter final of that competition. That takes place at Sedbergh while up at York, Yorkshire welcome dark horses Northamptonshire for the opening match for both teams.


I’ll open the tournament up with the one bet while we assess the runners and riders early in the competition. The bet I like comes from the match at York where Yorkshire host Northamptonshire in what I expect to be a really batting offensive match. Yorkshire have been decimated by The Hundred call ups but they are used to missing players with England and five of the players who have gone – Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, David Willey, Adil Rashid and Joe Root – they don’t see an awful lot of either. They played a warm up match against Northumberland on Sunday and still had a top seven with plenty of senior experience.

Northamptonshire could be dark horses for this tournament because the only player they have lost is Josh Cobb and although he is a big miss, it isn’t like they don’t have batting depth. They posted over 300 against Bedfordshire on Sunday and did it without Will Young, who is expected be around for this competition. We saw in the T20 Blast that there are plenty of runs in Northants and with Ricardo Vasconcelos to replace Chris Lynn that should still be the case here. We also saw their death bowling is horrendous without Jimmy Neesham and I don’t expect that to change. York is a quaint place to open up a season but it is rare to find a bat club wicket when counties take matches to the fringes of their locality. I don’t expect a bad pitch here and these two top sevens should be able to feast on runs. I like over 551.5 runs here.


Back Yorkshire vs Northamptonshire – Over 551.5 runs for a 3/10 stake at 1.83 with Bet365

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