Updated:Jul 30, 2021 8:00 am
There were a couple of double-century partnerships in the Royal London Cup on Wednesday and Thursday for Durham and Worcestershire.
Thursday’s Hundred action will be reviewed on Sunday morning alongside the Southern Brave vs Birmingham Phoenix games that take place later today and the Welsh Fire vs Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers vs Oval Invincibles that take place tomorrow.
Kent vs Lancashire (Group A)
Kent won the toss and elected to field first.
Openers Keaton Jennings (24) and Josh Bohannon (39) would move to 71 before the rain came.
Kent travel to Sussex today while Lancashire travel to Hampshire tomorrow.
Somerset vs Glamorgan (Group B)
Glamorgan would win the toss and elect to field first in a game that was reduced to 37 overs per side.
Sam Young would be caught behind by Tom Cullen off the bowling of Michael Hogan without scoring before Steven Davies would be caught by Andy Gorvin off the same bowler for 2. George Bartlett would be bowled by Hogan for 6 before James Hildreth would be caught by Steven Reingold to give Hogan his fourth wicket for 13.
Eddie Byron would be caught by Cullen off the bowling of Reingold for 10 before Lewis Goldsworthy would be caught by Joe Cooke off the bowling of Callum Taylor for 41. Ben Green would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Lukas Carey, for 87 off 72 balls – Kasey Aldridge and George Drissell finishing with 9 and 3 not out respectively.
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Hamish Rutherford would be LBW to Jack Brooks for 8 before Nick Selman would be caught by Byrom off the bowling of Sonny Baker for 4. Kiran Carlson would be caught behind by Davies off the bowling of Aldridge for 21 before Reingold would be bowled by Green for 16.
Cullen would be caught by Davies off the bowling of Aldridge for 37 before Cooke would be dismissed by the same combination for 6. Billy Root would be caught by Hildreth off the bolwing of Drissell for 37 before Taylor would be bowled by Baker for 8. Carey would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Baker off the bowling of Green, for 18 with Gorvin and Hogan finishing on 12 and 4 respectively.
Somerset travel to Nottinghamshire later today while Glamorgan travel to Glamorgan at the same time.
SOM 180/7 (37 overs), GLA 179/9 (37 overs)
Yorkshire vs Northamptonshire (Group B)
Northamptonshire won the toss and elected to bat first
Harry Duke would be bowled by Jack White for 2 before Gary Ballance would be caught behind by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for the same score. George Hill would be caught & bowled by White for 3 before Will Fraine would be caught by Charlie Thurston off the same bowler for 28.
Jonny Tattersall would be caught by Vasconcelos off the bowling of Taylor for 14 before Matthew Revis would be dismissed by the same combination for 8. Matthew Waite would be bowled by Graeme White for 29 before William Luxton would be bowled by Wayne Parnell for 68. Steven Patterson would be caught by Emilio Gay off the bowling of Taylor for 1 before Mathew Pillans would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Parnell off the bowling of Sanderson, for 40 – Jack Shutt was 1 not out.
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The Northants innings would last just 5 balls with Vasconcelos and Gay both getting 1 not out before the rain came.
Yorkshire travel to Somerset on Sunday while Northamptonshire travel to Surrey today.
YOR 222 (49.3 overs), NOR 2/0 (0.1 overs)
Durham vs Gloucestershire (Group A)
Thursday’s action started with Gloucestershire winning the toss and electing to field first.
Graham Clark and Alex Lees put on 230 for the opening partnership before the former would be caught by Jack Taylor off the bowling of Daniel Worrall for 140 off 125 balls with Lees following a couple of overs later to the same combination for 85. Cameron Bancroft would be caught behind by James Bracey off the same bowler for 31 before Liam Trevaskis would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Chris Dent off Worrall’s bowling, for 7 – Sean Dickson and Ned Eckersley finishing on 46 (off 36 balls) and 14 respectively.
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Dent would be caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Chris Rushworth for 20 before Tom Lace would be cuaght & bowled by Trevaskis for 38. Ben Charlesworth would be caught by Paul van Meekeren off the bowling of Borthwick for 87 before van Buuren would be caught by van Meekeren off the bowling of Trevaskis for 5.
Bracey would be caught by Jack Campbell off the bowling of Borthwick for 90 off 72 balls before George Scott would be caught behind by Bancroft off the bowling of van Meekeren for 25 – Taylor (49 off 28 balls) and Tom Smith (5) not out.
Durham host Lancashire on Thursday while Gloucestershire travel to Sussex on Sunday.
DUR 335/4 (50 overs), GLO 336/6 (49.4 overs)
Essex vs Worcestershire (Group A)
Essex won the toss and elected to field first.
Jack Haynes and Brett D’Oliviera put on 243 for the opening partnership before the latter would be caught by Jack Plom off the bowling of Shane Snater for 123 off 116 balls with Joe Leach would be LBW to Aron Nijjar for 1. Tom Fell would be caught by Snater off the bowling of Ben Allison for 2 before Jack Libby would be run out by Simon Harmer for 3.
Ed Barnard would be caught behind by Adam Wheater for the same score before Haynes would be stumped by Wheater off the bowling of Harmer for 153 off 128 balls. Gareth Roderick would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Will Buttleman off the bowling of Allison for 7 with Joshua Dell and Josh Baker finishing on 27 and 8 not out respectively.
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Buttleman would be bowled by Charlie Morris for a four-ball duck before Tom Westley would be bowled by Joe Leach for 14. Michael Peper would be caught behind by Roderick off the same bowler without scoring before Ryan ten Doeschate fell later in the same over LBW a couple of balls later (the side sitting at 17/4 at this point).
Sir Alastair Cook would be caught by substitute Banton off the bowling of Barnard for 42 before Harmer would be caught by Roderick the following ball for a golden duck. Nijjar would be caught by Haynes off the bowling of Baker for 3 before Wheater would be caught by Morris off the bowling of D’Oliviera for 77. Snater would be caught by Barnard off the same bowler for 15 before Plom would be stumped by Roderick later in the same over without scoring.
Essex host Kent on Sunday while Worcestershire host Middlesex at the same time.
WOR 338/7 (50 overs), ESS 156 (31.3 overs)
Warwickshire vs Leicestershire (Group B)
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Ed Pollock would be bowled by Dieter Klein for a second-ball duck before Will Rhodes would be bowled by Arron Lilley for 14. Michael Burgess would be caught by Lilley off the bowling of Rhodes for 12 before Rob Yates would be caught by Marcus Harris off the bowling of Rehan Ahmed for a run-a-ball 72.
Jacob Bethell would be LBW to George Rhodes for 3 before a 153-run sixth-wicket partnership was ended between Matthew Lamb and Ethan Brookes with the latter caught by Rishi Patel off the bowling of Klein for 63 – Lamb (119 off 105 balls) and Karl Carver (5) the not out batsmen.
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Harry Swindells and Patel would put on 159 for the opening partnership before the former was LBW to Bethell for 69 with Harris would be run out by Brookes for 14. Patel would be caught by Lamb off the bowling of Manraj Johal for 118 off 107 balls before Lewis Hill would be caught by Lamb off the bowling of Rhodes for 12.
Lilley would be caught behind by Burgess off the same bowler for 9 before Rhodes would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of George Garrett for 14. Rehan Ahmed would be dismissed by the same combination for 3 before Louis Kimber would also be caught by Burgess off the bowling of Rhodes for 16. Klein would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Garrett, for 12 – Barnes and Chris Wright not out with 11 and 6 not out respectively.
Warwickshire travel to Yorkshire on Tuesday while Leicestershire travel to Nottinghamshire on Sunday.
WAR 303/6 (50 overs), LEI 296/9 (50 overs)
11:00 – Derbyshire vs Glamorgan (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Middlesex vs Hampshire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Nottinghamshire vs Somerset (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Surrey vs Northamptonshire (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Sussex vs Kent (RLC Group A)
15:00 – Southern Brave vs Birmingham Phoenix (W 100)
18:30 – Southern Brave vs Birmingham Phoenix (M 100)