Thursday’s action saw Lewis Gregory take 5 wickets for Somerset against Gloucestershire, Tom Hartley get his best bowling figures for Lancashire against Worcestershire while Samit Patel helps Notts to a win against Leicestershire. We also look at the 2nd ODI between England and Sri Lanka.
England vs Sri Lanka
England won the toss and elected to field first.
Kusal Perera would be LBW to Sam Curran without scoring before Avishka Fernando would fall the same way to the same bowler a couple of balls later for 2. Pathum Nissanka would be bowled by Curran for 5 before Charith Asalanka would be caught by sub George Garton off the bowling of David Willey for 3 – the tourists sitting at 21/4 at this stage.
Wanindu Hasaranga would be the fifth wicket to fall as he was caught by Sam Billings off the bowling of Curran for 26 before Dhananjaya de Silva was caught by Joe Root off the bowling of Willey for a run-a-ball 91. Dasun Shakaka would be caught by Curran off the bowling of Willey for 47 before Chamika Karunaratne would be caught behind by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Curran for 21 (he would finish with figures of 5/48 off his 10 overs). Binura Fernando would be the final wicket to fall was he was caught by Adil Rashid off the bowling of Willey for 17 in the final over of the innings – Dushmantha Chameera (14) and Asitha Fernando (1) not out.
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Bairstow would be the first wicket to fall as he was bowled by Hasaranga for 29 before Jason Roy would be the last wicket to fall as he was caught by de Silva off Karunaratne’s bowling for 60 – Root and Eoin Morgan with a 140-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership as they finished with 68 and 75 respectively.
Lancashire Lightning vs Worcestershire Rapids
Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Finn Allen would be caught by Ish Sodhi off the bowling of Dillon Pennington for 25 before Keaton Jennings would be caught by Brett D’Oliviera off the bowling of Sodhi for 34. Alex Davies would be caught by Sodhi off the bowling of Charlie Morris for 15 before Dane Vilas was caught by Sodhi off the bowling of Pennington for 3.
Steven Croft would be caught behind by Ben Cox off the bowling of Ben Dwarshuis for 18 before Luke Wells would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Morris off the same bowler without scoring – Rob Jones (49 off 33 balls) and Luke Wood (10) the not out batsmen.
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D’Oliviera would be caught by Wells off the bowling of Saqib Mahmood (in the middle of a wicket maiden) for 2 before Jake Libby would be caught by Jennings off the same bowler for 10. Daryl Mitchell would be bowled by Hartley for 5 before Riki Wessels would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 27.
Ross Whiteley would be LBW to Hartley the following ball for a golden duck before Ed Barnard would be Hartley’s 4th victim as he was caught by Allen for 6. Cox would be bowled by Matt Parkinson for 36 off 30 balls before Dwarshuis would be caught by Jennings off the bowling of Wells for 15. Ish Sodhi and Charlie Morris would both be bowled by Mahmood for 14 and a golden duck respectively – Pennington would finish with 2 not out.
Lancashire travel to Yorkshire this evening while Worcestershire travel to Derbyshire at the same time.
Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes
Notts would win the toss and elect to field first.
Scott Steel would be dismissed off the third ball of the game as he was caught behind by Ben Duckett off the bowling of Patel for a golden duck before Arron Lilley would be bowled by Jake Ball for 27. Josh Inglis would be caught by Alex Hales off the bowling of Calvin Harrison for 18 before Colin Ackermann would be caught & bowled by the same bowler the next delivery for 4.
Lewis Hill would be caught by Harrison off the bowling of Luke Fletcher for 19 before Rishi Patel would be LBW to Harrison for 2. Harry Swindells would be caught by Steven Mullaney off the bowling of Ball for 36 before Callum Parkinson would be caught by Duckett of the bowling of Fletcher for 9. Naveen-ul-Haq would be ran out by Harrison for 2 before Gavin Griffiths would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Duckett off the bowling of Fletcher for 1 – Ben Mike not out with 27 off 17 balls.
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Duckett would be caught by Mike off the bowling of Parkinson for 20 off 9 balls before Hales would be caught by Patel off the bowling of Naveen for 13. Peter Trego would be bowled by the same bowler for a golden duck before a 99-run partnership between Ben Slater and Samit Patel would be ended with the former LBW to Parkinson for 48 off 31 balls – Patel (63 off 50 balls) and Mullaney (6) the not out batsmen.
Notts travel to Birmingham this evening while Leicestershire travel to Durham at the same time.
Middlesex vs Sussex Sharks
Sussex won the toss and elected to field first.
Steve Eskinazi and Max Holden would put on 85 for the first wicket before the latter was caught by Travis Head off the bowling of Archie Lenham for 38 with the former the next to fall as he was caught by David Wiese off the bowling of Will Beer for 59 off 35 balls. Daryl Mitchell would be bowled by Ravi Bopara for 12 before Joe Cracknell would be caught by Lenham off the bowling of Tymal Mills for 21.
John Simpson would be LBW to Mills for 5 before Luke Hollman would be bowled by Mitchell Claydon for 10. Tom Helm would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught & bowled by Wiese for 8 – Nathan Sowter (6) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (0) would be not out.
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Luke Wright would be caught by Steven Finn off the bowling of Helm for 8 before Phil Salt would be caught by Eskinazi off the bowling of Rahman for 6. Aaron Thomason would be bowled by Sowter for 8 before Wiese would be caught by Hollman of the bowling of Cullen for 2.
Head would be bowled by Cullen for 23 before Bopara would be caught by Holden off the bowling of Sowter for 7. Harrison Ward would be LBW to the same bowler for 22 before Beer would be caught by Mitchell off the bowling of Cullen for 5. Mills would be the last man out as he was bowled by Finn for 11 with Lenham (5) and Claydon (1) not out.
Middlesex travel to Somerset this evening while Sussex travel to Glamorgan at the same time.
Gloucestershire vs Somerset
Somerset would win the toss and elect to field first.
Chris Dent would be caught by Lewis Goldsworthy off the bowling of Lewis Gregory for 7 before Miles Hammond would be bowled by Marchant de Lange for 44 off 33 balls. Glenn Phillips would be bowled by Gregory for 4 before James Bracey would be caught behind by Devon Conway off the same bowler for 2.
Jack Taylor would be caught by Green off the bowling of Jack Brooks for 28 before Benny Howell would be caught by the same fielder for 52 off 41 balls. Tom Smith would be the final wicket to fall, caught Byrom off the bowling of Gregory for a golden duck with Ryan Higgins (15) and Daniel Worrall (1) the not out batsmen.
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George Bartlett would be caught by Phillips off the bowling of David Payne for a golden duck before Will Smeed would be the last wicket to fall as he was LBW to Smith for 36 – Conway (81 off 65 balls) and Goldsworthy (39 off 27 balls) seeing the visitors home in the final over.
Gloucestershire travel to Hampshire this evening while Somerset host Middlesex at the same time.
Essex Eagles vs Glamorgan
Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat field.
Kiran Carlson was caught out by Michael Pepper off the bowling of Jack Plom for 9 before Colin Ingram would be bowled by Dan Lawrence for 1. David Lloyd would be run out by Plom for 21 before Chris Cooke would be caught by Aron Nijjar off the bowling of Simon Harmer for 25 – the hosts sitting at 77/4 at this point.
Billy Root would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Pepper of the bowling of Plim for 21 before Dan Douthwaite would be caught by Adam Wheater off the bowling of Nijjar for 13. James Weighall would be caught by Pepper off the bowling of Harmer for 4 before Sam Pearce would be caught by Wheater off the bowling of Sam Cook for 3. Callum Taylor would be ran out by Ryan ten Doeschate for 1 before Roman Walker was LBW to Cook for a golden duck.
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Will Buttleman would be LBW to Walker for 6 before Wheater was the last wicket to fall, stumped by Cooke off the bowling of Salter, for 39 as Lawrence (55) and Pepper (4) would see the hosts easily to the target with more than 7 overs remaining.
Essex travel to Sussex next Friday while Glamorgan host the same opposition tonight.
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18:15 – Middlesex vs Sussex Sharks (South)
18:30 – Gloucestershire vs Somerset (South)
18:30 – Lancashire Lightning vs Worcestershire Rapids (North)
18:30 – Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes (North)
19:00 – Essex Eagles vs Glamorgan (South)