Updated:Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am
A double-century partnership between Graham Clark and Scott Borthwick would see Durham top Group A after the final Royal London Cup group games.
Thursday’s Hundred games between Northern Superchargers and the Manchester Originals will be reviewed in tomorrow’s column alongside Trent Rockets and Birmingham Phoenix from later today.
Durham vs Hampshire (Group A)
Durham would win the toss and elect to field first.
Tom Prest would be bowled by Chris Rushworth for 10 before Tom Alsop would be caught by Scott Borthwick off the same bowler for 19. Joe Weatherley would be caught behind by Cameron Bancroft off Rushworth’s bowling without scoring before Ian Holland would be bowled by the same bowler for 6.
Nick Gubbins would be bowled by Paul van Meekeren for 24 before James Fuller would be caught by Sean Dickson off the same bowler for 24. Fletcha Middleton would be LBW to Borthwick for 16 before Felix Organ would be run out by Dickson for 79. Tom Scriven would be the final wicket to fall, caught Borthwick off the bowling of van Meekeren for 42 – Kyle Abbott and Scott Currie getting 9 and 7 not out respectively.
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Alex Lees would be the only wicket to fall, caught behind by Alsop off the bowling of Fuller, for 4 with Graham Clark and Borthwick scoring 141 and 71 not out respectively.
HAM 225/9 (50 overs), DUR 228/1 (40.4 overs)
Kent vs Gloucestershire (Group A)
Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to field first.
Tawanda Muyeye would be caught by Smith off the bowling of Warner for 30 before Jack Leaning would be bowled by van Buuren for 16. George Munsey would be caught behind by James Bracey off the same bowler for a golden duck before Harry Finch would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Ollie Price for 1.
Opener Ollie Robinson would be caught by Bracey off the bowling of van Buuren for 75 before Grant Stewart would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Shaw for 6. Darren Stevens would give Bracey his fifth catch of the innings off Matt Taylor’s bowling for 40 before Harry Podmore would be caught by Smith off the same bowler for 19. Nathan Gilchrist would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Warner, for 5 with James Logan and Matt Quinn finishing 17 and 3 not out respectively.
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Price would fall LBW to Leaning for 24 with Bracey the other wicket to fall, LBW to Logan, for 23 with Chris Dent (112) and van Buuren (51) the not out batsmen.
KEN 218/9 (50 overs), GLO 219/2 (37.4 overs)
Lancashire vs Essex (Group A)
Essex would win the toss and elect to field first.
Luke Wells would be bowled by Simon Harmer for 26 before Josh Bohannon would be caught by Harmer off the bowling of Ryan ten Doeschate for 34. Rob Jones would be caught by Josh Rymell off the same bowler for 3 with Steven Croft and George Lavelle would put on 106 for the fourth-wicket partnership before the latter would be caught by Paul Walter off the bowling of Aron Nijjar for 52.
Croft would be caught by Ben Allison off the same bowler for 93 before Danny Lamb would be caught by Jack Plom off Allison’s bowling for 25 – George Balderson (0) and Taylor Cornall (7) the not out batsmen.
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Rymell would be caught by Wells off the bowling of Tom Bailey for 18 before Tom Westley would be LBW to Jack Morley for 19. Feroze Khushi would be run out by Bohannon for 10 before Paul Walter would be caught by Cornall off the bowling of Balderson for 12.
ten Doeschate would be caught by Croft off the bowling of Wells for 45 before opener Sir Alastair Cook would be caught by Cornall off the bowling of Croft for 110. Adam Wheater would be caught by Wells off the bowling of Croft for 5 before Nijjar would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Liam Hurt off the bowling of Wells, for a golden duck – Harmer (23 off 8 balls) and Plom (2) the not out batsmen.
LAN 250/6 (50 overs), ESS 250/8 (50 overs)
Sussex vs Middlesex (Group A)
Sussex won the toss and elected to bat first.
Ali Orr would be caught & bowled by James Harris for 13 before a 219-run partnership between Ben Brown & Tom Haines would be ended when the latter was caught by Steve Eskinazi off the bowling of Martin Andersson for 123. Brown would be caught by Max Holden off the bowling of Thilan Walallawita for 105 before David Wiese would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Robbie White for 33 off 11 balls – Travis Head finishing with 46 not out off 20 balls.
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Eskinazi would be caught by Haines off the bowling of Danial Ibrahim for 26 before Varun Chopra would be bowled by Head for 45. Peter Handscomb would be LBW to James Coles for 16 before Holden would be caught & bowled by Head for 94.
White would be bowled by Will Beer for 15 before Jack Davies would be caught behind by Carter off the bowling of Wiese for 51 off 37 balls. Walallawita would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Beer for 5 before Joshua de Caires would be the final wicket to fall, caught by sub fielder Harrison Ward off the bowling of Wiese for 21 – Andersson (44 off 21 balls) and Harris (1) the not out batsmen.
SUS 333/4 (50 overs), MID 330/8 (50 overs)
Derbyshire vs Surrey (Group B)
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Tom Wood would be caught by Cameron Steel off the bowling of Matt Dunn for 28 before Alex Hughes would be caught behind by Jamie Smith off the bowling of Conor McKerr for 3. Anuj Dal would be caught by Steel off the same bowler for 6 before Mitchell Wagstaff would be caught by Dan Moriarty off the bowling of Steel for 36.
Mattie McKiernan would be LBW to Rikki Clarke for 38 before Alex Thomson would be stumped by Smith off Tim David’s bowling for 18. Connor Marshall would be LBW to Moriarty for 19 before Ravi Rampaul would be caught by Clarke off the same bowler without scoring. Daryn Smit would be LBW to Moriarty for 25 with Ben Aitchison the final wicket to fall, caught by Mark Stoneman off the bowling of McKerr, for 19 – George Scrimshaw was 13 not out.
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Stoneman would be caught by McKiernan off the bowling of Wood for 35 before Ollie Pope would be caught & bowled by McKiernan for 15 – Ryan Patel and Tim David finishing with 111 and 52 not out respectively.
DER 215 (46.2 overs), SUR 219/2 (37 overs)
Glamorgan vs Yorkshire (Group B)
Glamorgan would win the toss and elect to field first.
Will Fraine would be caught behind by Tom Cullen off the bowling of Michael Hogan for 25 before William Luxton would be caught by Steven Reingold off the bowling of James Weighell for 12. Harry Duke would be bowled by Andrew Salter for 20 before Gary Ballance would be bowled by Reingold for 12.
George Hill would be bowled by Joe Cooke for 25 before Matthew Revis would be caught by Cullen off the same bowler for a golden duck. Dom Bess would be LBW to Weighell for 6 before Matthew Waite would be caught by Billy Root off the bowling of Cooke for 44. Jonny Tattersall would be caught by Kiran Carlson off the bowling of Hogan for 53 before Josh Sullivan would be caught by Hogan off the bowling of Weighell for 6 – Ben Coad was 2 not out.
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Hamish Rutherford and Nick Selman would put on 121 for the opening wicket partnership before the former was bowled by Coad for 58 before Reingold would be bowled by Hill for 25. Carlson would also fall the same way for 1 before Selman would be caught by Ballance off Hill’s bowling for 92.
Root would be bowled by Revis for 8 before Cooke would be caught by Tattersall off the same bowler for 13. Cullen would be caught by Hill off the bowling of Waite for 11 before Weighell would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Tattersall, without facing a ball – Salter would finish 8 not out.
YOR 230 (48.5 overs), GLA 226/8 (50 overs)
Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire (Group B)
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Harry Swindells would be caught by Luke Procter off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for 9 before Rishi Patel would be caught by Saif Zaib off the same bowler for 41 off 33 balls. Lewis Hill would be bowled by Sanderson for 8 before Arron Lilley would be stumped by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Freddie Heldreich for 46 off 37 balls.
George Rhodes would be LBW to Simon Kerrigan for 12 before Ben Mike would be caught by Emilio Gay off the bowling of Graeme White for 16. Ed Barnes would be LBW to Zaib for 8 before Louis Kimber would be bowled by Kerrigan for 63. Zaib would take the final 2 wickets as both Gavin Griffiths (2) and Will Davis (15) would be bowled by the spinner – Rehan Ahmed (40) the not out batsmen.
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Requiring a target of 266 from 48 overs after a short spell of rain, Northants would lose Gay LBW to Rhodes for 42 before Vasconcelos would be caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Griffiths for 12. Ben Curran would be bowled by the same bowler for 1 before Rob Keogh would be caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Mike for 52.
Procter would be caught by Patel off the same bowler for 48 before Zaib would be caught by Lilley off the bowling of Barnes for 43. James Sales would be caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Davis for 28 before Kerrigan would be dismissed by the same combination for 3. Sanderson would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Lilley, for 16 with Jack White and Heldreich finishing 10 and 0 not out respectively.
LEI 271 (50 overs), NOR 261/9 (48 overs)
Warwickshire vs Somerset (Group B)
Somerset would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Sam Young would be caught & bowled by Tim Bresnan for 8 before Steven Davies would be caught by Dan Mousley off the bowling of Jacob Bethell for 46. Lewis Goldsworthy and James Hildreth would put on 118 for the third-wicket partnership before the latter would be caught by Ethan Brookes off the bowling of Miles for 72 off 66 balls with the former caught by the same fielder off Bethell’s bowling for 79.
George Bartlett would be bowled by Lamb for 27 before George Thomas would fall the same way to the same bowler for 7. Josh Davey would be stumped by Michael Burgess off Lamb’s bowling for 2 before Ben Green would fall in the final over, caught by Will Rhodes off Lamb’s bowling for 16 – George Drissell (17) and Ned Leonard (1) the not out batsmen.
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Rob Yates would be caught by Goldsworthy off the bowling of Davey for 3 before Rhodes would be caught behind by Davies off the same bowler for 8. Ed Pollock would be caught by Bartlett to give Davey his third wicket for 44 off 29 balls before Burgess would be caught by Drissell off the bowling of Leonard for 38.
Mousley would be bowled by Drissell for 37 before Matthew Lamb would be caught by Leonard off the bowling of Davey for 92. Bethell would be the last wicket to fall, caught by Drissell off the bowling of Green for 37 with Bresnan and Brookes both finishing 7 not out.
SOM 287/8 (50 overs), WAR 289/7 (49 overs)
14/8 11:00 – Essex vs Yorkshire
15/8 11:00 – Surrey vs Gloucestershire
16/8 11:00 – Glamorgan vs Essex/Yorkshire
17/8 11:00 – Durham vs Surrey/Gloucestershire
19/8 13:00 – Final
15:30 – Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix (W 100)
19:00 – Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix (M 100)