English Cricket’s T20 Cup Quarter finals are next week, starting on Monday.

English Cricket’s T20 Cup Quarter finals are next week, starting on Monday.

Monday: Notts v Essex
Tuesday: Northants v Mddlesex
Gloucs v Durham
Glamorgan v Yorks

The winners go through to finals day in a few weeks time

There is a real opportunity here because the outright betting market has a big bias against the smaller teams

Outright prices are as follows (each way ½ 1,2)

Notts 7/2
Yorkshire 9/2
Gloucs 5/1
Middlesex 7/1
Northants 15/2
Glamorgan 9/1
Essex 9/1
Durham 10/1

Notts and Yorkshire are well funded successful counties and its not a surprise to see them installed as favourites. My preferences are further down the list though.

Glamorgan have the best net run rate in the whole competition, the least number of runs conceded, a 4-2 record at home. Finished second in their group with a bigger points total than five of their other quarter final sides (the top four in each of the two groups progressed).

One of the most impressive sides in this competition this season they are chalked up as 9-1 fifth favourites with a home quarter to come

Glamorgan has few star players. Shaun Tait, the Aussie quick is the overseas player. You Colin Ingram, the former South African is one of the best big hitters in the county game, fifth on the runscorer lists in T20 this season. With the ball, Timm van der Gugten and Michael Hogan are Nos 6 and 9 on the wicket-taker lists.

Glamorgan play fashionable and successful Yorkshire at home in the quarter-finals next week. Yorkshire are 1.68 to win their quarter final. They are too short for this game.

Northamptonshire are an unfashionable small county.. While they don’t have the resources to compete in the 4 day game they remain a really good one day side, through to the quarters in both this and the one day cup

They finished second in their group and have a fine home record yet its evens each of two for the Middlesex game. We can get them at 15/2 outright

The side is full of big hitters and canny one day bowlers. In Ben Duckett, who was mentioned on here two years ago, they have THE emerging young county player.

Northants won this competition in 2013, were runners up last year.

Each Way Recommendations

Northants 15/2 Betfred and Glamorgan 9/1 William Hill