Updated:Aug 17, 2021
Joe Cooke took 5 wickets then scored an unbeaten half-century to help Glamorgan advance to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup while we also look at the Southern Brave and the Oval Invincibles from the Rose Bowl in the Hundred.
Glamorgan vs Essex (Royal London Cup)
Glamorgan won the toss and elected to field first.
The visitors would put on 111 for the opening partnership between Josh Rymell and Sir Alastair Cook before the latter would be stumped by Tom Cullen off the bowling of Steven Reingold for 68 with Rymell would be caught by Andrew Salter off the bowling of Joe Cooke for 44. Tom Westley would be caught by Reingold off the same bowler for 31 before Feroze Khushi would be caught by Cullen off the bowling of Andrew Salter for 26.
Ryan ten Doeschate would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of James Weighell for 2 before Adam Wheater would be caught by Reingold off the bowling of Cooke for 16. Paul Walter would be caught & bowled by Carey for 50 before Aron Nijjar would also fall to the Reingold/Cooke combination for 2. Ben Allison would be caught by Kiran Carlson off the bowling of Michael Hogan for 3 before Simon Harmer would be the final wicket to fall, the fourth to Reingold and Cooke, for 21.
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Hamish Rutherford would be caught by Walter off the bowling of Harmer for 67 off 44 balls before Carlson would be caught by Rymell off the bowling of Westley for 36. Billy Root would be caught by sub fielder Benkenstein off the bowling of ten Doeschate for 3 before Reingold would be bowled by Nijjar for 10.
Opener Nick Selman would be the final wicket to fall, caught behind by Wheater off Westley’s bowling, for 59 with Cullen (41) and Cooke (66 off 56 balls) putting on an unbeaten 111 for the sixth-wicket partnership.
Glamorgan play the winner of today’s second semi-final between Durham vs Surrey in Thursday’s final.
Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles (Women)
Oval Invincibles would win the toss and elected to field first.
Gaby Lewis would be caught by Grace Gibbs off the bowling of Tash Farrant for 9 before Danni Wyatt would be caught by Joanne Gardner off the bowling of Alice Capsey for 20. Stafanie Taylor would be the last wicket to fall, caught by Gardner off the bowling of Farrant for 23 with Sophia Dunkley (58 off 39 balls) and Maia Bouchier (2) not out at the end of the innings.
Georgia Adams would be caught by Bouchier off the bowling of Tara Norris for 8 before Fran Wilson would be stumped by Carla Rudd off the bowling of Amanda-Jade Wellington for 2. Marizanne Kapp would be caught by Lewis off the same bowler for 26 before Mady Villiers would be caught & bowled by Lauren Bell for 1.
Capsey would be caught by Norris off the bowling of Fi Morris for 7 before Dane van Niekerk would be caught by Dunkley off the bowling of Wellington for 31. Gardner would be stumped off the same bowler without scoring before Sarah Bryce would be caught by Rudd off the bowling of Bell for the same score. Farrant would be bowled the following ball by Bell for a golden duck before Shabnim Ismail was the last wicket to fall, caught by Bouchier off the bowling of Anya Shrubsole, for 5 – the visitors collapsing from 64/2 to 85 all out in the space of 31 balls.Embed from Getty Images
Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles (Men)
Manchester Originals won and elected to bat first.
Will Jacks would be caught by Jake Lintott off the bowling of George Garton for 39 off 13 balls before Colin Ingram would be caught behind by Quinton de Kock off the same bowler for a golden duck. Jason Roy would be bowled by Danny Briggs for 6 before Sam Billings would be bowled by Lintott for 12.
Laurie Evans would be caught by de Kock off the same bowler for 4 before Sunil Narine would be caught by Alex Davies off the bowling of Chris Jordan for 14. Tom Curran would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Briggs off Lintott’s bowling, for 5 before Alex Blake (44 off 28 balls) and Saqib Mahmood (7) were not out.
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de Kock would be caught by Roy off the bowling of Reece Topley for 9 before Paul Stirling would be caught by Ingram off the bowling of Curran for 2. James Vince would be run out by Roy for 13 before Garton would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Evans, with Davies and Colin de Grandhomme both 40 not out.Embed from Getty Images
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