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Curran Stars As Surrey Defeat Middlesex


Thursday’s action saw Sam Curran amongst the wickets in the London derby, Lancashire win again with an opener batting throughout the innings with Marnus Labuschagne also in the runs for Glamorgan as well as Day 1 of the second test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston.

England vs New Zealand

England would make one change from the first game with Olly Stone replacing Ollie Robinson, who has been suspended by the ECB for historical tweets, while New Zealand would make 6 changes as Will Young, Tom Blundell, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult all come in – England would win the toss and elect to bat.

After a morning that saw no wickets, England would lose Dom Sibley caught behind by Blundell off the bowling of Henry for 35 in the first over after lunch before Zak Crawley would be caught by Mitchell of the bowling of Neil Wagner without scoring in the next over. Joe Root (4) would be caught by Henry off Patel before Ollie Pope would edge behind to Patel for 19.

Rory Burns would be caught by captain Tom Latham off the bowling of Boult for 81 before James Bracey would be caught by Mitchell for a golden duck. Stone would be the last man out, LBW to Patel for 20 with Dan Lawrence (67) and Mark Wood (16) unbeaten at stumps.

More runs for opener Burns at the top of the order

ENG 258/7 (90 overs)

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Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire Vikings

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to field.

Ed Pollock would be caught by Lockie Ferguson off the bowling of David Willey for 1 with Will Rhodes would be caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of Matthew Waite without scoring. Adam Hose would be dismissed the same way for 22 before Dan Mousley (also 22) would be caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore off the bowling of Jordan Thompson.

Both Carlos Brathwaite and Michael Burgess would be caught & bowled by Thompson for 3 and 4 respectively before Tim Bresnan was caught by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Ferguson. Sam Hain was the last wicket to fall as he was caught by Will Fraine off the bowling of Willey for 59 – Craig Miles and Danny Briggs the not out batsmen with 5 and 0 respectively.

Adam Lyth would be first man out for the visitors, caught by Miles off Briggs’ bowling, for 5 before Dawid Malan would be caught by Lintott off the bowling of Bresnan for 23. Bairstow would be bowled by Briggs for 34 before Harry Brook would be the final man out, caught Hain off Brathwaite’s bowling, for 24 – Kohler-Cadmore and Fraine the not out batsmen with 31 and 19 respectively.

Birmingham travel to Nottinghamshire tonight while Yorkshire travel to Durham later.

BIR 144/8 (20 overs), YOR 147/4 (18.3 overs)

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Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes

Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat.

Liam Livingstone would be the first man out as he was caught behind by Josh Inglis off the bowling of Gavin Griffiths before Alex Davies would be caught by Naveen-ul-Haq off the same bowler the next delivery for a golden duck. Jos Buttler would be out for 22 as he was caught by Ben Mike off the bowling of Colin Ackermann before Dane Vilas (16) would be caught by Lewis Hill off the same bowler.

Steven Croft would be caught by Arron Lilley off Griffths for 21 before Luke Wood would be caught by Rishi Patel off Griffiths without scoring. Danny Lamb would be bowled by Naveen for 2 as Tom Bailey was the last man out for 3, run out by Inglis, with Finn Allen (73) and Tom Hartley (5) the not out batsmen.

Scott Steel and Inglis got the visitors off to a decent start before Inglis was bowled by Lamb for 34 before Lilley would be caught by Allen off the bowling of Matt Parkinson for 4. Ackermann would be caught by Croft off Livingstone’s bowling for 18 before Lewis Hill would be caught by Wood off Hartley for 1. Patel gave Croft a second catch of the innings off Parkinson’s bowling for 32 with Steel and Mike finishing of 54 and 7 respectively.

Bowler Griffiths took 4 wickets against his former club

Lancashire’s next game is a trip to Worcestershire on Sunday while Leicestershire host Derbyshire tonight.

LAN 172/8 (20 overs), LEI 156/5 (20 overs)

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Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan

Gloucestershire would win the toss and elected to bat.

The hosts would lose Miles Hammond in the second over as he was bowled by Andrew Salter for 6 before Ian Cockbain was caught by Timm van der Gugten off the bowling of Ruaidhri Smith for 16. Chris Dent would be next as he was caught by Kiran Carlson off Dan Douthwaite’s bowling before wicket-keeper Glenn Phillips (44) would be caught out by Nick Selman off the bowling of Marnus Labuschagne.

Jack Taylor would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Labuschagne off Douthwaite for 25 before Benny Howell was the last man out for 30, dismissed the same way to the same pairing, with Ryan Higgins and Graeme van Buuren the not out batsmen on 22 and 15 respectively.

In the run chase, the Welsh side would lose Selman as he was caught by Dent off the bowling of Higgins for 4 before David Lloyd was bowled by Shaw for 28. Colin Ingram would also fall the same way to the same bowler for 1 before Chris Cooke was caught by Hammond off the bowling of Smith for 26.

Carlson (14) would be caught Dent off Howell’s bowling before Douthwaite would be the first of three golden ducks as he was LBW to Higgins. Salter would be the next as he was ran out by Hammond before Smith was bowled by Howell. van der Gugten would be the last man out for 2 as he was caught by Shaw off Howell as Labuschagne and Prem Sisodiya were the not out batsmen, finishing with 93 (off 56 balls) and 4 respectively.

Plenty of runs for Labuschagne as well as a wicket and two catches

Gloucestershire host Sussex Sharks tonight while Glamorgan host Essex Eagles on Sunday.

GLO 179/6 (20 overs), GLA 175/9 (20 overs)

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Surrey vs Middlesex

Middlesex would win the toss and elect to field.

Jason Roy and Will Jacks would put on 98 for the opening-wicket partnership for the hosts before the latter was ran out for 70 (off just 24 balls) by Chris Green with Laurie Evans being caught out by Luke Hollman off the bowling of Nathan Sowter for 5. Jason Roy would be bowled by Sowter for 45 before Sam Curran would be caught by Max Holden off the bowling of Green.

Jamie Overton would be the next man out as he was caught by Eoin Morgan off Steven Finn before the bowler would also get Jordan Clark out, caught by Steve Eskinazi, for 7. Tom Curran would be the final man out for 25 off 10 balls as he was stumped by John Simpson off Sowter with Jamie Smith and Matt Dunn were 5 and 1 not out respectively.

Paul Stirling and Eskinazi would score 87 before the Irishman would be ran out by T. Curran for 58 with Eskinazi caught by T. Curran off the bowling of Dan Moriarty for 36. Morgan would be caught by T. Curran off the bowling of Clark for 32 with Holden bowled by Gareth Batty for 5.

Simpson (4, caught Overton) and Hollman (golden duck, caught Jacks) would both get out to S. Curran with Sowter (1, run out), Green (19, caught) and Finn (1, bowled) all dismissed by S. Curran in the final over.

Surrey travel to Somerset tonight while Middlesex travel to Kent Spitfires later.

SUR 223/7 (20 overs), MID 169/9 (20 overs)

Today’s Games:

18:30 – Durham vs Yorkshire Vikings (North)
18:30 – Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks (South)
18:30 – Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons (North)
18:30 – Notts Outlaws vs Birmingham Bears (North)
18:30 – Somerset vs Surrey (South)
19:00 – Essex Eagles vs Hampshire Hawks (South)
19:00 – Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex (South)
19:00 – Northants Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids (North, live on Sky)


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