There’s no shortage of sporting action to enjoy on Friday, with tennis, cricket, rugby union and darts among the events on offer for punters to follow.
It’s an action-packed day in the T20 Vitality Blast with eight games scheduled.
North Group leaders Lancashire, who sit two points clear of Birmingham, head out on the road to face fourth-placed Derbyshire at 18:30 (Match betting – Derbyshire 5/4, Lancashire 8/13).
Lancashire (4/1 – T20 Blast outright) can lean on a strong record against Derbyshire, winning each of the last five T20 Blast meetings, including a 17-run triumph at home on June 1st.
Birmingham eased to a six-wicket victory over Northamptonshire when last seen and they will attempt to build further momentum when they host Worcestershire at 18:30.
The pick of the games in the South Group comes from the County Cricket Ground when Essex host leaders Surrey at 19:00 (Match betting – Essex 6/5, Surrey 4/6).
Surrey (3/1 – T20 Blast outright) suffered defeat for the first time this season last time out, losing to Sussex, but they still remain five points clear at the top of the standings.
Second-placed Somerset have lost two in a row, but have the chance to get back on track when they head to Glamorgan, who sit sixth.
Wimbledon is just a matter of days away but, for now, the focus is on the Eastbourne International and Jack Draper is proudly flying the British flag.
Draper is set to face American Maxime Cressy in the semi-finals at 14:00 after overcoming compatriot Ryan Peniston in the last-eight (Match betting – Cressy 4/5, Draper Evens).
Cressy has already defeated two Brits on his way to the semis, seeing off Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie in straight sets.
American Taylor Fritz, ranked 14 in the world, meets Australian world number 24 Alex De Minaur in the other semi-final (Match betting – Fritz Evens, De Minaur 4/5).
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Top 14 final
The Top 14 campaign comes to a close on Friday with Castres and Montpellier set to meet in the play-off final at 19:45 (Match betting – Castres 10/11, Draw 20/1, Montpellier 21/20).
Castres finished the regular season at the top of the standings, with Montpellier two points adrift in second, so it’s only right they battle it out in the final.
Montpellier have never won the title, finishing runner-up twice, including losing the 2018 final against Castres.
Dutch Darts Masters
The World Series of Darts rolls into the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam for the Dutch Masters on Friday, with plenty of home talent hoping to impress.
Eight of the PDC’s stars players feature alongside eight home challengers with the likes of Michael van Gerwen (5/1 – outright) back in action after undergoing surgery on his arm.
The 2022 Premier League champion takes on compatriot Danny Noppert at 21:00.
Jonny Clayton (4/1) and Michael Smith (4/1) head the market as they prepare to face Jermaine Wattimena and Martijn Kleermaker respectively.
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