Clark & Lees On Fire As Durham Break Record

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Graham Clark & Alex Lees helped Durham break their record for biggest score in the 50-over format against Kent, a teenager would take 4 wickets before Warwickshire and there were easy wins in Group B for Leicestershire and Surrey as we look at Thursday’s action as this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup got underway.

Durham vs Kent (Group A)

Kent would win the toss and elect to field first.

Graham Clark and Alex Lees would open with a 242-run partnership before the former would be caught by Matt Quinn off the bowling of Marcus O’Riordan for 141 off 119 balls before Lees would be caught by Darren Stevens off Quinn’s bowling for 100. David Bedingham would be caught by Heino Kuhn off the bowling of Stevens for 67 before Sean Dickson would be the final wicket to fall as he was run out by Ollie Robinson for 6 with Cameron Bancroft (60 off 37 balls) and Liam Trevaskis (12) the not out batsmen.

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Tawanda Muyeye would be the first wicket to fall as he was caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Chris Rushworth for 15 before Robinson and Kuhn would also both fall to the same combination for 8 and 6 respectively. George Munsey and Harry Finch would put on 138 for the fourth-wicket partnership before the former would be caught by Trevaskis off the bowling of Paul van Meekerern for 96 off 79 balls before Stevens would be caught by Lees off the bowling of Campbell for 3.

Finch would be bowled by Doneathy for64 before Harry Podmore would be caught by Borthwick off the bowling of Trevaskis for 2. O’Riordan would be the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by Doneathy for 22 with Hamidullah Qadri (42) and James Logan (16) the not out batsmen.

Durham travel to Sussex on Sunday while Kent travel to Worcestershire at the same time.

DUR 405/4 (50 overs), KEN 302/8 (50 overs)

Hampshire vs Essex (Group A)

Essex won the toss and elected to field first.

Tom Prest would be bowled by Shane Snater without scoring before Felix Organ would be caught by Simon Harmer off the bowling of Jamie Porter for 27. Nick Gubbins wouuld be caught behind by Adam Wheater off the bowling of Snater for 62 before Ian Holland would be caught & bowled by Aron Nijjar for 7.

Joe Weatherley would be caught by Wheater off the bowling of Harmer for 54 before James Fuller would be LBW to Ryan ten Doeschate off Snater’s bowling for 27. Tom Scriven would be bowled by Harmer for 16 before Lewis McManus would be caught by ten Doeschate off the bowling of Snater for 50. Scott Currie would be caught by Sir Alastair Cook off the bowling of Harmer for 8 before Kyle Abbott was the final wicket to fall as he was caught by a sub fielder off the bowling of Nijjar for 9 – John Turner not out with 6.

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Will Buttleman would be LBW to Abbott off the second ball of the innings without scoring before Cook would be caught by Holland off the bowling of Turner for 4. Michael Pepper would be bowled by Currie for 34 before captain Tom Westley would be caught by Weatherley off the bowling of Organ for 69.

Paul Walter would be caught by Currie off the bowling of Holland for 35 before ten Doeschate would be caught & bowled by Currie for 28. Wheater would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Abbott off the same bowler, for 25 with Harmer and Nijjar finishing on 32 and 27 not out respectively.

Hampshire host Sussex on Tuesday while Essex host Middlesex on Sunday.

HAM 273 (49.1 overs), ESS 275/7 (44.3 overs)

Glamorgan vs Warwickshire (Group B)

Warwickshire would win the toss and elect to bat first.

Ed Pollock would be caught by Joe Cooke off the bowling of Lukas Carey for 15 before Matthew Lamb would be bowled by Michael Hogan for 1. Chris Benjamin would be caught by Nick Selman off the bowling of Callum Taylor for 50 before Jacob Bethell would be caught behind by Tom Cullen off the bowling of Carey for 2.

Ethan Brookes would be bowled by Cooke for the same score before Ashish Chakrapani would be caught by Roman Walker off the same bowler for 18. Michael Burgess would be caught by Kiran Carlson off the bowling of Cooke for 73 before George Garrett would be run out by Carlson for 7. Manraj Johal would be caught by Cullen off the bowling of Hogan for 5 before Kiel van Vollenhoven would be caught by Cooke off the bowling of Walker for 20 – Ryan Sidebottom would be 9 not out.

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Hamish Rutherford would be bowled by Sidebottom for 7 before Selman would be bowled by Bethell for 14. Steven Reingold would be caught by Pollock off the bowling of Johal for 15 before a 101-run partnership between Carlson and Billy Root would be ended with the former bowled by Bethell for 60.

Taylor would be LBW to the same bowler for 9 before Cullen would be bowled the following delivery for a golden duck. Root would be caught by Pollock off the bowling of Brookes for 50 before Cooke would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by the same bowler, for 22 with Walker and Carey 15 and 14 not out respectively.

Glamorgan travel to Northamptonshire on Sunday while Warwickshire host Nottinghamshire at the same time.

WAR 221 (49.2 overs), GLA 225/8 (49.4 overs)

Leicestershire vs Derbyshire (Group B)

Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bat first

Harry Came would be caught behind by Lewis Hill off the bowling of Chris Wright for 6 before Brooke Guest would be caught by Rishi Patel off the bowling of Arron Lilley for 40. Fynn Hudson-Prentice was caught by Nick Welch off the same bowler for 6 before Harvey Hosein (38) would be caught by Dieter Klein to become Lilley’s third wicket of the day.

Opener Billy Godleman would be caught by Hill off the bowling of Ed Barnes for 116 before Mattie McKiernan would be caught by Ben Mike off the same bowler for 20. Anuj Dal would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Klein, for 8 with Nils Priestley and Connor Marshall 8 and 4 not out respectively.

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Welch would be the first wicket to fall for the hosts as he hit wicket off the bowling of McKiernan for 32 before Patel would be caught by Hudson-Prentice off the bowling of Rampaul for 70. Hill would be bowled by Ben Aitchison for 51 off 44 balls with Marcus Harris the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Rampaul off the same bowler for 75 – George Rhodes (39) and Lilley (8) were not out as the hosts won with 3.3 overs to spare.

DER 275/7 (50 overs), LEI 279/4 (46.3 overs)

Yorkshire vs Surrey (Group B)

Surrey would win the toss and elect to field first.

Will Fraine would be bowled by Gus Atkinson for 6 before Harry Duke would be caught by Tim David off the bowling of Matt Dunn for 7. George Hill would be caught by Mark Stoneman off the bowling of Atkinson for 15 before Jonny Tattersall would be caught behind by Jamie Smith off the same bowler for 4.

Gary Ballance would be caught by Ryan Patel off the bowling of Conor McKerr for 39 before Matthew Revis would fall to the same combination for a run-a-ball 43. Dom Bess would be caught by David off the bowling of Dan Moriarty for 7 before Mathew Pillans would be caught by Smith off the bowling of Atkinson for 10. Matthew Waite would be caught & bowled by Moriarty for 13 before Ben Coad would be the final wicket to fall, caught by David off the bowling of Patel, for 10 – Jack Shutt not out for 1.

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Hashim Amla would be caught by Shutt off the bowling of Pillans for 29 before Ben Geddes would be bowled a couple of balls later without scoring in the same over. Smith would be caught by Ballance off the bowling of Pillans for 25 with Patel caught by Tattersall off the same bowler for 2.

Nico Reifer would be the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by Bess for 26 with opener Stoneman (73) and David (8) the not out batsmen as Surrey reached the target with almost 11 overs to spare.

Yorkshire travel to Leicestershire on Sunday with Surrey hosting Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.

YOR 165 (34.1 overs), SUR 168/5 (39.1 overs)

Today’s Fixtures

11:00 – Lancashire vs Sussex (RLC)
15:00 – Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit (W 100)
18:30 – Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit (M 100)

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