Updated:Jul 5, 2021
Tom Curran shined in the final ODI between England and Sri Lanka in Bristol before the rain came while we also look at the 7 games in the penultimate round of the County Championship first group stage.
England vs Sri Lanka
England won the toss and elected to field first.
Captain Kusal Perera would be bowled by Chris Woakes for 9 before Avishka Fernando would be LBW to David Willey for 14. Pathum Nissanka would be caught behind by Jonny Bairstow off the same bowler for 6 before Dhananhaya de Silva would be caught by Adil Rashid off the bowling of Woakes for 4.
Oshada Fernando would be caught by Woakes off the bowling of Tom Curran for 18 before Wanindu Hasaranga would be caught by Willey off the same bowler for 20. Chamika Karunaratne would be caught by Bairstow off Curran for 11 before the same combination would see Binura Fernando out for 7. Dushmantha Chameera would be stumped by Bairstow off the bowling of Rashid for 16 before Asitha Fernando would be the last man to fall, run out without scoring – Dasun Shanaka not out with 48.
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The rain would fall between innings and would see the game end before England started their innings.
Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire
Notts would win the toss and elect to field in a day that was disrupted by rain and eventually bad light.
Luis Reece would be the first wicket to fall as he was caught behind by Ben Duckett off the bowling of Luke Fletcher for 6 before fellow opener Tom Wood would be LBW to Brett Hutton for 9. Brooke Guest would be caught by Duckett off the bowling of Lyndon James for 7 before captain Matt Critchley would be caught by Hasseb Hameed off the bowling of youngster Joey Evison for 23.
Harvey Hosein would be the last wicket to fall on Day 1 as he was LBW to Fletcher without scoring with Leus du Plooy (21) and Fynn Hudson-Prentice (13) not out at the close.
Bonus points: NOT 1, DER 0
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Warwickshire vs Durham
There was no play possible due to rain.
Hampshire vs Surrey
Surrey won the toss and elected to field first.
Joe Weatherley would be the first man out as he was caught by Rory Burns off the bowling of Jordan Clark for 13 before Tom Alsop was caught behind by Jamie Smith off the same bowler for 29. Nick Gubbins (on debut after a loan move from Middlesex) would be caught by Smith off the bowling of Jamie Overton for 17 before James Vince would be LBW to Rikki Clarke for 16.
Opener Ian Holland would be bowled by Clark for 58 before Lewis McManus would be caught by Smith off the same bowler for 24. Keith Barker would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Ryan Patel off the bowling of Clarke without scoring with Colin de Grandhomme (48) and Felix Organ (3) the not out batsmen at stumps.
Bonus points: HAM 1, SUR 2
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Somerset vs Leicestershire
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to field first in a day that saw an hour and a half of rain in the afternoon session.
It looked a poor decision to start off with as Devon Conway and Steven Davies put on 143 for the opening stand before the latter was bowled by Davis with Lewis Goldsworthy following shortly after as he was caught by Colin Ackermann off the same bowler for 3. Conway would be bowled by Callum Parkinson for 88 before George Bartlett was LBW to Ben Mike for 10.
Tom Lammonby would be the fifth wicket to fall as he was caught by Ackermann off the bowling of Gavin Griffiths for 11 before James Hildreth would be caught behind by Harry Swindells off the same bowler for 23. Craig Overton would be the final wicket to fall as he was dismissed by the same combination for 5 – Roelof van der Merwe and Josh Davey not out with 18 and 4 respectively.
Bonus points: SOM 1, LEI 2
Lancashire vs Kent
There was no play possible due to rain.
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Northamptonshire vs Yorkshire
Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Adam Lyth would be the first man out as he was caught behind by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Ben Sanderson without scoring before new signing Sam Northeast (who arrived from Hampshire on Saturday on a short-term loan) was caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Taylor for 3. Gary Ballance would be caught by Thurston off the bowling of Simon Kerrigan for 22 before Harry Brook fell to the same bowler, caught by Sanderson, for 7.
Dom Bess would be caught by Vasconcelos off the bowling of Gareth Berg for 10 before Harry Duke was LBW to Taylor for 5. Opener George Hill would be LBW to Rob Keogh for 71 before captain Steven Patterson would be caught by Saif Zaib off the same bowler later in the same over. Ben Coad would be bowled by Wayne Parnell for a duck before Jordan Thompson would be the final man out as he was LBW to the same bowler for 22.
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Emilio Gay would be LBW to Bess for 21 with Kerrigan the final wicket to fall on Day 1 as he was caught by Ballance off the bowling of Patterson for 1 – Vasconcelos (32) and Berg (0) the not out batsmen at the close of play.
Bonus points: NOR 0, YOR 3
Sussex vs Glamorgan
Sussex won the toss and elected to bat first after rain saw the start of play delayed until the early afternoon.
Aaron Thomason would be caught behind by Chris Cooke off the bowling of Timm van der Gugten for 5 before Stiaan van Zyl would be bowled by Hogan for the same score. Ali Orr would be LBW to van der Gugten for 4 before Oliver Carter (on his first-class debut) would be LBW to James Weighell – the hosts sitting on 34/4 at this point.
Ben Brown would be the fifth wicket to fall was he was caught by Cooke off the bowling of Douthwaite for 22 before Travis Head would be van der Gugten’s third wicket of the day as he fell LBW for 47. Will Beer would be the final wicket to fall, to the final ball of the day, as he was caught by Joe Cooke off the bowling of Hogan for 19 – Danial Ibrahim the not out batsmen with 41 at stumps.
Bonus points: SUS 0, GLA 2