Essex Eagles v Hampshire Hawks T20 Blast Preview: Hawks will be looking to bounce back after opening match defeat

Match: Essex Eagles v Hampshire Hawks

Date: 11-6-21

Competition: T20 Vitality Blast, England.

Stadium: County Ground, Chelmsford

Trends & Recent Form

Both teams have got their opener out of the way with Essex getting off to a good win while Hampshire took a bit of a beating.

We’ll look over the form for these 2 teams, some stats and trends, and players to watch in our T20 preview.

Essex Eagles form

Essex Eagles Cricket logo

Position: 2nd of 9 (at time of writing)

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 0
  • Net Run Rate: +0.679
Top players
  • Top Batsman: Neesham 53 runs
  • Top Bowler: S Cook – 3/14 (3)
Latest stats and trends
  • Essex made a good start in this year’s tournament with a relatively comfortable win over Somerset in their opening game.
  • Essex bowled first and limited Somerset to 185/7. This could have been better though but for the bowling of Plom and Neesham who went for a combined total of 90 from 6 overs – a shocking performance!
  • Essex chased down the runs with 7 balls to spare and Neesham made up for his bowling, top-scoring with 53 from 25 balls just as the game seemed to be getting away from them. At 109/4 from 13.2 overs, Somerset looked like they would cruise to a victory before Neeshams innings.
  • Essex has won just 1 of their last 5 matches in the T20 format.

Hampshire Hawks form

Hampshire Hawks Cricket logo

Position: 9th of 9

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 0
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: -1.9
Top players
  • Top Batsman: Weatherly 32 runs
  • Top Bowler: Crane 3/23 (4 overs)
Latest stats and trends
  • Hampshire Hawks were given a thumping in the opening match losing by 38 runs after a batting collapse.
  • In the match, Kent batted first and set a target of 177 to win after finishing gon 176/6. Kent played consistently and the score looked around par for the wicket.
  • Hampshire was going well in the run chase putting on 50 for the first wicket in 6.1 overs. At 73/3 at the halfway point they looked to be going well in the chase. Even at 94/4 on 14.1 they still had a chance, then came the collapse.
  • Hampshire fell from 93/3 to end up on 129/9 a loss of 6 wickets for 35 runs. A very poor end to the match.

Head to head stats


  • Essex wins – 13
  • Hampshire wins – 13
  • Tied – 3
  • No result – 4
  • Abandoned – 4

2020 results

  • 16 September – Essex won by 54 runs
  • 1 September – Hampshire won by 1 wicket – 1 ball remaining

Match Prediction & Tips

With only 1 match to go off this is a tough one to call for use. Hampshire was going well before they collapsed. Kent was struggled before a smash and grab from Neesham so the form isn’t as clear as it may look.

As always we will be looking for some value in our picks.

Match Prediction: Essex to win at 10/11*

Both teams were at the same odds when we looked over this match and we have to lean to Essex in this case. They have 1 win so far and Hampshire will still be reeling from the style of their defeat.

Predicted scores (If batting first)

Essex Eagles 185-195/7

Hampshire Hawks 165-175/8

Hawks looking to bounce bakck - Image via Hawks twitter

*Odds & Responsible gambling

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