Friday’s action saw New Zealand move into a great position in the 2nd test while in the Blast, over 400 runs were scored at Edgbaston, runs and wickets for Derbyshire’s Matt Critchley and there were plenty of runs for the English players that were involved in the Indian Premier League as they get some cricket under their belts ahead of a busy summer.
England vs New Zealand
Resuming on 258/7, England would add 30 to their overnight score before Mark Wood would be bowled by Matt Henry for 41 before Stuart Broad would be caught behind by Tom Blundell in the following over off Trent Boult’s bowling with James Anderson LBW to Boult for 4 leaving Dan Lawrence 81 not out.
The visitors would lose captain Tom Latham LBW to Broad for 6 before a 122-run partnership between Devon Conway (80) and Will Young (82) was ended as Zak Crawley caught out the former off Broad’s bowling with Young falling to the final ball of the day, caught by Ollie Pope off Lawrence’s bowling – Ross Taylor not out on 46 when play resumes later today.
Birmingham Bears vs Notts Outlaws
Notts would win the toss and elect to field.
Adam Hose would be the first man out for the hosts LBW to Luke Fletcher for 32 before Will Rhodes would be caught by Ben Duckett off the bowling of Calvin Harrison for 18. Opener Ed Pollock would be bowled by Carter for 62 off 34 balls before Dan Mousley would be caught by Samit Patel off Carter’s bowling for 6. Carlos Brathwaite smashed 44 off just 18 balls before being caught out by Joe Clarke off the bowling of Fletcher with Sam Hain (53 off 28 balls) and Michael Burgess (1) the not out batsmen.
The Notts reply would see Alex Hales dismissed for a duck, caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Danny Briggs, before Joe Clarke was caught behind by Burgess off Brathwaite’s bowling for 8. Peter Trego would be next out as he was caught by Rhodes off Tim Bresnan’s bowling for 23 before Ben Duckett would be caught by Pollock off the bowling of Jake Lintott for 51.
Steven Mullaney would be caught & bowled by Rhodes for 11 before Tom Moores would be caught by Bresnan off Brathwaite for 38. Patel would be caught by Pollock off Lintott’s bowling for 20 before Fletcher was ran out by Lintott for 23. Carter was last man out, caught by Lintott off Miles’ bowling, for 1 with Harrison (22) and Dane Paterson (4) the not out batsmen.
Birmingham travel to Derbyshire tomorrow afternoon while Notts travel to Northants at the same time.
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Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to field.
Debutant Harry Came was caught by Davis off the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq for 10 before Billy Godleman would be bowled by the same bowler for 2. Leus du Plooy would be caught behind by Josh Inglis off the bowling of Arron Lilley 8 before Luis Reece would be bowled by Gavin Griffiths for 51 off 29 balls.
An 85-run partnership between Matt Critchley and Alex Hughes was ended when Griffiths caught Critchley off the bowling of Ben Mike for 38 with Fynn Hudson-Prentice the last man out for 7 – Critchley finishing on 80 off 45 balls.
Scott Steel was caught by Godleman off the bowling of Logan van Beek off the first ball of the innings before Lilley was caught by Reece off the bowling of Michael Cohen for 29. Inglis was caught by van Beek off Hudson-Prentice for 24 before Colin Ackermann would be bowled by Hughes for 19.
Lewis Hill was bowled by Reece for 17 before Rishi Patel would be caught by du Plooy off the same bowler for 35 off 19 balls. Mike was caught behind by Brooke Guest for 22 before Naveen (caught Came) and Will Davis (stumped Guest) would both fall in the same Critchley over with Griffiths last man out, caught Godleman off van Beek for 12.
Derbyshire host Birmingham tomorrow afternoon while Leicestershire host Durham at the same time.
Durham vs Yorkshire Vikings
Yorkshire won the toss and elected to field.
Graham Clark and David Bedingham’s opening partnership of 43 was broken as Clark was caught by David Willey off the bowling of Lockie Ferguson for 34 before Ben Raine was caught by Will Fraine off the bowling of Jordan Thompson for 5. Bedingham would be caught by Dawid Malan off the bowling of Thompson before Sean Dickson was caught by Willey off the bowling of Adil Rashid for 8.
Cameron Bancroft would be caught behind by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Ferguson for 15 before Ned Eckersley would be caught by Thompson off the bowling of Waite for 16. Paul Coughlin would be Thompson’s third wicket of the innings, caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore for 21, with Brydon Carse the final man out off the last ball of the innings as he was caught by Harry Brook off Thompson’s bowling for 51 off 31 balls – Liam Trevaskis ending 9 not out.
Adam Lyth would be caught by Bancroft off the bowling of Matty Potts for 1 before Dawid Malan would be bowled by Trevaskis for 10. Kohler-Cadmore was caught by Potts off the bowling of Raine for 16 before Bairstow was bowled by Carse for 67 off 50 balls.
Brook would be caught by Carse off the bowling of Potts for 41 with Fraine the last man out, caught by Coughlin off the bowling of Raine, for 14 – Willey (4) and Thompson (1) the not out batsmen.Bairstow got Yorkshire off to a great start but it wasn’t enough for the win
Durham travel to Leicestershire tomorrow afternoon while Yorkshire host Leicestershire on Tuesday night.
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Worcestershire Rapids vs Northants Steelbacks
Northants would win the toss and elect to field.
Riki Wessels would be bowled by Ben Sanderson for 8 before Brett D’Oliviera and Moeen Ali added a second-wicket partnership of 94 before Ali was caught by Saif Zaib off the bowling of Graeme White for 52. D’Oliviera would be caught behind by Adam Rossington off the bowling of Tom Taylor for 43 before Jake Libby was bowled by the same bowler for 12.
Ross Whiteley would be caught by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Taylor for 23 before Ed Barnard (2, caught White) and Ben Cox (26, caught Zaib) both being dismissed by Sanderson in the final over.
Richard Levi would be caught by D’Oliviera off the bowling of Josh Tongue off the first ball of the innings before Vasconcelos was caught by Whiteley off the bowling of Josh Morris for 1. Josh Cobb would be caught by Ish Sodhi off the bowling of Charlie Morris for 29 before Sodhi bowled Rossington the following over for 22.
Wayne Parnell would be the fifth man out as he was stumped by Ben Cox off the bowling of Ali for 11 before Rob Keogh was caught by Ben Dwarshuis off the same bowler for 26. Taylor was the first of two run outs, by Ali for 3, before Zaib was ran out by Barnard for 36. White would be the last man out, caught Whiteley off the bowling of Dwarshuis, for 7 with Sanderson and Brandon Glover not out for 5 and 6.Moeen Ali would score 50, take a wicket and produce a run out
Worcestershire host Lancashire tomorrow afternoon while Northants host Notts at the same time.
Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks
Sussex would win the toss and field first.
Miles Hammond would be the first man out for the hosts as he was caught by Travis Head off the bowling of George Garton for 16 before Chris Dent was caught by Aaron Thomason off the same bowler for 18. Ian Cockbain (13) would be bowled by Chris Jordan before Jack Taylor was caught by Delroy Rawlins off the bowling of Archie Lenham for 21.
Glenn Phillips would be bowled by Jordan for 42 before Benny Howell would be caught by Jordan off the bowling of Garton for 24. Graeme van Buuren would be the last man out, caught by Rawlins off the bowling of David Wiese for 21 with Matt Taylor (6) and Tom Smith (4) the two batsmen not out at the end of the innings.
Head was the first man out for Sussex in the second over of the innings as he was caught by David Payne off the bowling of Shaw for 2 before Ravi Bopara got a golden duck as he was caught & bowled by Payne. Wiese would be bowled by Josh Shaw for 11 before Rawlins would be caught by Hammond off the bowling of van Buuren for 9. Garton would be bowled by Shaw for 46 off just 25 balls with opener Phil Salt (77) and Jordan (24) the not out batsmen.Garton would score a quickfire 46 after taking a couple of wickets
Gloucestershire travel to Kent tomorrow while Sussex host Hampshire later today.
Somerset vs Surrey
Surrey won the toss and elected to field.
Tom Banton would be the first man out for the hosts as he was caught out by Gareth Batty off the bowling of Sam Curran of 1 before Will Smeed would be caught out by Jason Roy off the bowling of Matt Dunn for 23. James Hildreth would be LBW to Batty for 31 before Eddie Byrom would be caught by Jordan Clark off the bowling of Tom Curran for 14.
Lewis Gregory would be caught behind by Jamie Smith off the bowling of T. Curran for 2 before Tom Abell caught by Dunn off the bowling of Clark for 69 off 44 balls – Ben Green and Marchant de Lange the not out batsmen with 24 and 9 respectively.
Will Jacks would be the first man out for Surrey as he was caught by Smeed off the bowling of Josh Davey for 8 with Jason Roy caught out by Tom Banton off the same bowler for 30. A 104-run partnership between Laurie Evans and S. Curran was broken as the former was bowled by de Lange for 65 with Curran and Jamie Smith the not out batsman with 72 (off 36 balls) and 3 respectively.Another great night for Sam Curran
Somerset host Kent on Tuesday night while Surrey host Glamorgan on Monday night.
Hampshire Hawks vs Essex Eagles
Essex would win the toss and elect to field.
James Vince would be the first man out as he was caught out by Aron Nijjar off the bowling of Sam Cook for 23 before Tom Alsop would be bowled by Simon Harmer for 3. D’Arcy Short would be caught behind by William Buttleman (on his T20 debut) off the bowling of Cook for 26 before Liam Dawson would be stumped by Buttleman off the bowling of Harmer for 17.
Joe Weatherley would be caught by Jack Plom off the bowling of Jimmy Neesham for 42 before James Fuller would be the last man out as he was caught by Nijjar off the bowling of Jamie Porter for 26 – Lewis McManus (7) and Ian Holland (4) were the not out batsmen.
Buttleman would be the first man out as he would be caught by Holland off the bowling of Brad Wheal for 2 before Michael Pepper would be caught behind by McManus off the bowling of Liam Dawson without scoring. Paul Walter would be caught by McManus off the bowling of Mason Crane for 29 with Tom Westley ran out by Holland for 44.
Ryan ten Doeschate would be caught by Wood off the bowling of Crane for 3 before Neesham was caught by Vince off the bowling of Short for 28. Nijjar was caught by Holland off the bowling of Wood for 2 with Harmer run out by Crane for 12. Cook would also be dismissed the same way for 4 with Plom being bowled by Wheal for 12 the final wicket falling.
Hampshire travel to Sussex later today while Essex travel to Glamorgan tomorrow.
Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex
Middlesex won the toss and elected to field.
Daniel Bell-Drummond and Joe Denly would score 26 for their opening partnership before the captain was caught by Eoin Morgan off the bowling of Josh Cullen for 15 before Denly was caught behind by John Simpson off the same bowler the following ball. Ollie Robinson would be caught by Simpson off the bowling of Steven Finn for 8 before Alex Blake was stumped off the bowling of Chris Green for 6 – the score sitting at 47/4 after 7 overs.
A massive partnership of 123 between Jack Leaning and Jordan Cox would go into the final over of the innings, bowled by Green, before Cox was caught by Max Holden off the first ball of the over with Leaning caught by Morgan 3 balls later – both for 64. Darren Stevens would be dismissed first ball, stumped by Simpson, with Matt Milnes caught by Ethan Bamber off the final ball of the innings as Green completed his hat-trick.
Steve Eskinazi would be the first wicket to fall for Middlesex in the opening over as he was caught behind by Robinson off the bowling of Denly for 4 before Paul Stirling was dismissed in the following over without scoring as he was caught by Blake off the bowling of James Logan. Max Holden would be caught behind off the bowling of Stevens for 10 before Simpson would be caught by Logan off the bowling of Leaning for 4.
Morgan would be caught by Bell-Drummond off the bowling of Stevens for 27 before Green would be bowled by the same bowler for 16. A partnership of 56 between Luke Hollman and Nathan Sowter was broken as Hollman was caught by Blake off the bowling of Fred Klaassen for 51 before Blake Cullen was the last wicket to fall for 4, caught Blake off the bowling of Milnes – Sowter (31) and Finn (1) the not out batsmen at the end of the innings.
Kent host Gloucestershire tomorrow while Middlesex host Hampshire on Tuesday night.
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