Tom Abell and Tom Lammonby put on an unbeaten century stand saw Somerset advance to Finals Day as all of the South teams progress for the first time ever from the quarter-finals (the North did the same in 2016).
All counties return to County Championship action as they start the second group stage tomorrow.
Yorkshire Vikings vs Sussex Sharks
Yorkshire would win the toss and elect to bat first with the game being played at Durham due to the Test match between England and India taking place at Headingley.
Adam Lyth would be caught by Chris Jordan off the bowling of Archie Lenham for 6 before David Willey would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Tymal Mills for 16. Harry Brook would be LBW to Rashid Khan for 1 before Gary Ballance would be caught by Khan off the bowling of 55 off 37 balls.
Jordan Thompson would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Mills for 16 before opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore would be caught behind by Phil Salt off the same bowler for 55. Matthew Waite would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Jordan, for 3 while Will Fraine and Matt Fisher finishing on 6 and 0 respectively.
Salt would be caught by Lyth off the bowling of Thompson for 27 before Ravi Bopara would be caught behind by Harry Duke off the same bowler for 9. Luke Wright (pictured below) would be bowled by Adil Rashid for 54 off 39 balls before Delray Rawlins would be bowled by Fisher for 27.
David Wiese would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Lyth off Thompson’s bowling, for 19 with Khan (27 off 9 balls) and Jordan (7) seeing the visitors home with 2 balls to spare.
Notts Outlaws vs Hampshire Hawks
Notts won the toss and elected to field first.
D’Arcy Short would be caught by Ben Slater off the bowling of Dane Paterson for 9 before James Vince would be caught by Matt Carter off the bowling of Samit Patel for 6. Joe Weatherley would be dismissed by the same combination in reverse for the same score before Lewis McManus would be bowled by Calvin Harrison for 2.
Liam Dawson would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for a golden duck (the visitors sitting at 40/5 at the end of the 9th over at this point) before James Fuller would be caught by Ben Duckett off the bowling of Carter for 30. Tom Prest (pictured below) would be caught by Harrison off the bowling of Paterson for 44 off 34 balls before Scott Currie would be LBW to the same bowler for 3. Chris Wood would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Joe Clarke off the bowling of Luke Fletcher, for 12 with Mason Crane and Brad Wheal finishing 6 and 0 not out respectively.
Alex Hales would be caught by Vince off the bowling of Dawson before Duckett would be run out by Fuller for 16. Tom Moores would be LBW to Crane for 1 before Clarke would be caught by Fuller off the bowling of 42.
Patel would be stumped by McManus off the bowling of Dawson for 4 before Slater would be caught by Weatherley off the bowling of Chris Wood for 3. Harrison would be caught by Short off the bowling of Currie for 5 before Steven Mullaney would be dismissed by the same combination for 4. Fletcher would be bowled by Wheal for 3 before Paterson would be the final wicket to fall, caught by McManus off the same bowler, without scoring – Carter would finish 23 not out off 13 balls.Embed from Getty Images
Somerset vs Lancashire Lightning
Somerset would win the toss and elected to field first.
Liam Livingstone would be caught & bowled by Roelof van der Merwe for 25 off 10 balls before Alex Davies would be LBW to the same bowler without scoring. Josh Bohannon would be stumped by Tom Banton to give van der Merwe his third wicket for 35 off 20 balls before Luke Wells would fall the same way to the same combination for 13.
Dane Vilas would be caught by Will Smeed off the bowling of Tom Lammonby for 42 before Steven Croft would be caught by Green off the bowling of Marchant de Lange for 11. Danny Lamb (5, bowled) and Tom Bailey (golden duck, LBW) would fall to successive balls to the same bowler before Tom Hartley would be the final wicket to fall, run out by van der Merwe, for 3 – Rob Jones (38 off 27 balls) and Richard Gleeson (0) the not out batsmen.
Banton would be bowled by Bailey for 1 before James Hildreth would be bowled by Lamb for the same score. Smeed would be the other wicket to fall, caught by Bailey off the same bowler, for 44 off 33 balls with Abell (pictured below, 78 off 45 balls) and Lammonby (47 off 28 balls) putting on an unbeaten 102 for the fourth-wicket partnership.
Kent Spitfires vs Birmingham Bears
Birmingham Bears won and elected to field first.
Zak Crawley would be caught by Adam Hose off the bowling of Chris Woakes for 4 before Joe Denly would be caught by Jake Lintott off the bowling of Tim Bresnan for 11. Daniel Bell-Drummond would be run out by Lintott for 53 off 37 balls before Jack Leaning would be caught & bowled by Craig Miles for 7.
Alex Blake would be caught by Chris Benjamin off the bowling of Bresnan for 8 before Sam Billings would be caught by Woakes off the same bowler for 56 off 37 balls. Jordan Cox would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Sam Hain to give Bresnan his fourth wicket of the innings, for 9 with Adam Milne (8) and Qais Ahmad (0) the not out batsmen.
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Hose would be stumped by Billings off the bowling of Denly for 8 before Benjamin would be caught & bowled by Matt Milnes for 11. Rob Yates would be bowled by Ahmad for 19 before Sam Hain would be LBW to Jack Leaning for 5.
Will Rhodes would be bowled by the same bowler for 3 before Michael Burgess would be caught by Crawley off the bowling of Ahmad for 6 – the visitors sitting at 55/6 at this point. Woakes would be caught by Blake off the bowling of Matt Milnes for 14 before Lintott would be bowled by Milne for 41 off 20 balls. Bresnan (celebrating a wicket below) would be caught by Jordan Cox off the bowling of Milnes for 24 before Danny Briggs would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Blake off the same bowler, for a golden duck – Miles was 1 not out.Embed from Getty Images
Blast Fixtures (all Sept 18th at Edgbaston)
11:00 – Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset
14:30 – Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks
18:45 – Final