Banton Century Helps Somerset Victory

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Monday’s action saw Tom Banton score an unbeaten century for Somerset in their game at Kent in Canterbury while rain would wash out the other game that was set to take place in Southampton. We also look at the fixtures between England and Sri Lanka as well as the squads for the ODIs between the sides.

Hampshire Hawks vs Middlesex

There was no toss as rain would leave the outfield waterlogged.

Hampshire host Surrey tomorrow night while Middlesex host Sussex on Thursday.

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Kent Spitfires vs Somerset

Somerset would win the toss and elect to field first.

Daniel Bell-Drummond would be the first wicket to fall as he was caught & bowled by Craig Overton for 28 before Zak Crawley would be caught by Max Waller off the bowling of Lewis Gregory for 39. Joe Denly would be dismissed for 36 off 25 as he was caught by Marchat de Lange off captain Lewis Gregory’s bowling before Alex Blake would be caught by Gregory off the bowling of Overton for 19.

Jack Leaning would be the fifth wicket to fall as he was caught by Tom Lammonby off the bowling of de Lange for 5 before Darren Stevens was caught by Devon Conway off Brooks’ bowling for 8. Adam Milne would be caught by Smeed off Gregory’s bowling for 1 while Qais Ahmad was the final wicket to fall, off the same bowler, as he hit his own wicket without scoring – Jordan Cox (16) and Matt Milnes (4) were the not out batsmen.

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Banton and Conway would chase the target down without the visitors losing a wicket with 107 off 51 balls and 51 off 44 balls respectively – breaking the Somerset record for the first-wicket partnership in the process.

Kent’s next game is at Sussex tonight while Somerset are also on the road as they travel to Essex at the same time.

KEN 168/8 (20 overs), SOM 169/0 (15.4 overs)

North Table:

PositionTeamPlayedWinsLossesTiesNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Yorkshire96201131.303
2Notts95130130.844
3Durham95301110.437
4Worcestershire9431110-0.998
5Birmingham9440190.226
6Lancashire934118-0.181
7Derbyshire1036107-0.342
8Leicestershire936006-0.009
9Northants926015-1.265

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South Table:

PositionTeamPlayedWinsLossesTiesNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Gloucestershire95202120.716
2Kent96300120.327
3Surrey94203100.774
4Sussex83104101.075
5Somerset84202100.520
6Essex935017-1.064
7Glamorgan925026-0.587
8Middlesex926015-0.493
9Hampshire814035-0.709

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Fixtures – England vs Sri Lanka

23/6 T20 at Cardiff, England won by 8 wickets
24/6 T20 at Cardiff, England won by 5 wickets (DLS method)
26/6 T20 at Southampton, England won by 89 runs
29/6 ODI at Durham (11:00 start)
1/7 ODI at The Oval (13:00 start)
4/7 ODI at Bristol (11:00 start)

England Squad

Eoin Morgan (captain, Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper, Yorkshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Sam Curran, Tom Curran (both Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), George Garton (Sussex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root (all Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

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Sri Lanka Squad

Kusal Perera (captain), Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Asitha Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Binura Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kusal Mendis, Ramesh Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana

Today’s fixtures:

11:00 – England vs Sri Lanka (One Day International, live on Sky)
18:30 – Glamorgan vs Surrey (South)
18:30 – Leicestershire Foxes vs Northants Steelbacks (North)
19:00 – Essex Eagles vs Somerset (South)
19:00 – Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires (South)

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