Tuesday’s Blast action saw Alex Hales fall just short of a century for Notts, plenty of runs scored at Headingley and Sussex thrashing Essex. I also look at Monday’s game as Glamorgan took on Surrey in the South group.
Glamorgan vs Surrey
The visitors won the toss and elected to field.
David Lloyd would be caught by Jamie Overton off the bowling of Sam Curran for 10 before Nick Selman would be caught by Jason Roy off the bowling of Dan Moriarty for 43 off 28 balls. Colin Ingram (4, caught Overton) and Chris Cooke (6, caught Jordan Clark) would also fall to Moriarty’s bowling with Kiran Carlson run out for 23 by Tom Curran.
Dan Douthwaite would be caught by Roy off the bowling of T. Curran without scoring before Marnus Labuschagne would be caught by S. Curran off the bowling of Clark for 74 off 51 balls with James Weighell run out off the final ball of the innings for 3 by wicket-keeper Jamie Smith for 3.
Surrey’s reply would see Will Jacks caught by Lloyd off the bowling of Douthwaite for 10 before Roy would be caught by the same player off the bowling of Labuschagne for 64 off 35 balls. S. Curran would be LBW to Andrew Salter for 1 before Overton would be caught behind by Cooke off the Australian for 9 with Laurie Evans the final man out, caught Weighell off Prem Sisodiya’s bowling – Smith and Clark the nout out batsmen with 35 and 6 respectively.
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Durham vs Notts Outlaws
Notts won the toss and elected the bat first.
Joe Clarke would be caught by Ned Eckersley for 18 in the second over before Peter Trego was LBW to Coughlin for 1 in the following over. A 126-run partnership between Alex Hales and Ben Duckett would be broken as the latter was LBW to Ben Raine for 52 off 41 balls before Tom Moores would be caught by Liam Trevaskis off Raine’s bowling.
Steven Mullaney would be the last man out as he was caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Paul Coughlin for 11 with opener Hales and Samit Patel finishing on 96 (off 54 balls) and 9 respectively.
An opening partnership of 73 between David Bedingham and Graham Clark would be ended with the latter caught by Trego off the bowling of Jake Ball for 39 before Ben Raine would be stumped by Moores off the bowling of Matt Carter without scoring. Cameron Bancroft would be caught & bowled by Carter for 1 before Eckersley would be caught by Duckett of the bowling of Patel for 5.
Jack Burnham would be fifth man out as he was caught by Duckett off Mullaney’s bowling for 3 with Bedingham bowled by Patel for 65 off 42 balls. Coughlin would be caught by Mullaney off Luke Fletcher’s bowling for 20 with Trevaskis the last man out, caught by the same player off Carter for 17 – Brydon Carse (25) and Matty Potts (4) the not out batsmen.
Northants Steelbacks vs Birmingham Bears
Birmingham would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Ed Pollock would be caught by Nathan Buck off the bowling of Graeme White before Will Rhodes would be caught by Thurston off the bowling of Wayne Parnell for 13. Pieter Malan would be the last man out, caught by Adam Rossington off the bowling of Ben Sanderson, for 62 off 45 with Sam Hain (69 off 42) and Carlos Brathwaite (19) the not out batsmen.
Rossington would be caught by Brathwaite off the bowling of Danny Briggs without scoring before Richard Levi would caught by Hain off the bowling of Brathwaite for 10. Ricardo Vasconcelos would be bowled by Lintott for 36 before Rob Keogh would be dismissed the same way for a duck a couple of balls later.
Saif Zaib would be LBW to Dan Mousley for 1 before Parnell would be caught by Malan off the bowling of Lintott for 19. Tom Taylor would be bowled by Miles for 1 before Charlie Thurston would be dismissed the same way for 7. White would be the ninth man out as he was caught by Miles off the bowling of Lintott for 2 with Sanderson caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Brathwaite for 7 – Buck the top scorer with 26 not out.
Yorkshire Vikings vs Leicestershire Foxes
Yorkshire would win the toss and elected to bat first.
An opening partnership between Adam Lyth and Jonny Bairstow was broken as the former was caught by Louis Kimber off the bowling of Callum Parkinson for 51 off 30 balls before Dawid Malan would be stumped by Josh Ingris off the bowling of Colin Ackermann for 6. David Willey would be caught by Parkinson off the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq for 44 for 21 balls with Bairstow (82) caught by Gavin Griffiths off the same bowler – Will Fraine and Harry Brook would be the not out batsmen with 2 and 48 (off 16 balls) respectively.
Scott Steel would be caught by Brook off the bowling of Willey for 1 in the opening over before Arron Lilley was bowled by Lockie Ferguson for 24. Ackermann would be caught by Willey off the bowling of Jordan Thompson for 32 before Inglis would be caught by Thompson off the bowling of Matt Fisher for 82 off 37 balls.
Lewis Hill would be caught by Fraine off the bowling of Willey for 10 before Rishi Patel would be caught by Ferguson off the bowling of Fisher for 21. Kimber would be caught by Lyth off the bowling of Ferguson for 10 with Ben Mike caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Willey for 31 – Parkinson and Naveen not out for 2 and 0 respectively.
Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Luis Reece would be dismissed in the opening over as he was caught by Luke Wood off the bowling of Tom Bailey without scoring before Billy Godleman would be bowled by Bailey for 4. A 100-run partnership between Harry Came and Leus du Plooy was broken as the former was caught by Liam Livingstone off the bowling of Danny Lamb for 56 off 37 balls.
Matt Critchley would be caught by Livingstone off the bowling of Wood for 25 with du Plooy the final man out as he was caught by Steven Croft off the bowling of Bailey for 92 – Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Brooke Guest the not out batsmen with 5 and 1 respectively.
Finn Allen would be the first man out for Lancashire as he was caught behind by Guest off the bowling of Logan van Beek for a golden duck before a 96-run partnership between Livingstone and Alex Davies was broken with the former caught by Critchley off the bowling of Hudson-Prentice for 45 off 29 balls. Jos Buttler would be the last man out as he was caught by du Plooy off the same bowler with Davies (83 off 54 balls) and Dane Vilas (40 off 18 balls) the not out batsmen.
Middlesex vs Hampshire Hawks
Middlesex won the toss and elected to field.
James Vince and D’Arcy Short would put on 79 for the first-wicket partnership before the former was caught by Steve Eskinazi off the bowling of Blake Cullen for 31 before the Australian would be caught by the same player off the bowling of Nathan Sowter for 48. Joe Weatherley would be caught by Cullen off the bowling of Sowter for 41 before Liam Dawson would be LBW to Chris Green for 23.
Lewis McManus would be caught by Luke Hollman off the bowling of Steven Finn for 47 before James Fuller would be bowled the following ball by Finn for 8 – Tom Alsop (0) and Ryan Stevenson (8) were the not out batsmen.
Eskinazi would be the first man out for the hosts as he was bowled by Kyle Abbott for 1 before Paul Stirling would be caught by Stevenson off the bowling of Brad Wheal for 18. Eoin Morgan would be caught by the same fielder off Abbott for 3 before a 122-run partnership between Joe Cracknell and John Simpson was broken with the latter stumped by McManus off the bowling of Mason Crane for 62.
Hollman would be bowled by the same bowler for 10 before Cracknell would be caught by Fuller off the bowling of Crane. Sowter would be the last man out, ran out for 9 by Abbott, with Green and Cullen 26 and 5 not out respectively.
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Somerset vs Kent Spitfires
Kent won the toss and elected to field.
Tom Banton would be the first man out as he was caught by Jordan Cox off the bowling of Grant Stewart for 9 before Will Smeed would be caught by Joe Denly off the bowling of Matt Milnes for 7. James Hildreth would be caught by Cox off Denly for 27 with Tom Abell making 68 before being caught by Milnes off the bowling of Darren Stevens.
Lewis Gregory would be caught by Jack Leaning off the bowling of Fred Klaassen for 13 before Lewis Goldsworthy (48 off 28) would be caught by the same player off the bowling of Stewart. Ben Green would be the last man out for 5, also caught Leaning off Stewart’s bowling, with Craig Overton and Marchant de Lange 16 and 1 not out respectively.
Daniel Bell-Drummond would be caught by Ben Green off the bowling of Overton for 1 in the opening over with Denly caught by Gregory off Davey’s bowling for 2 in the following over. Sam Billings was caught by Abell off the bowling of Goldsworthy for 14 before Zak Crawley would be bowled by Max Waller for 48 off 23 balls.
Leaning would be stumped by Tom Banton for 11 before Stevens was caught by Davey off the bowling of de Lange. Stewart was caught by Banton off the same bowler for 3 before Qais Ahmad was run out by Hildreth for 5. Cox would be caught by Overton off de Lange for 33 with Klaassen the final man out for 6, run out by Green – Milnes not out with 13 to his name.
Essex Eagles vs Sussex Sharks
Sussex won the toss and would elect to field.
Essex would lose Tom Westley as he was caught by Travis Head off the bowling of George Garton for 5 before Will Buttleman was caught in the following over, caught by Will Beer off the bowling of Tymal Mills, for 26. Paul Walter would be stumped off the bowling of Beer before Ryan ten Doeschate was caught by Chris Jordan off the bowling of Ravi Bopara, both for 11.
Michael Pepper would be fifth man out as he was caught by Luke Wright off the bowling of Garton for 38 before Simon Harmer was caught by David Wiese off the same bowler for 8. Jack Plom would be caught by Head off the bowling of Jordan for 1 with Jimmy Neesham the last man out for 19 as he was bowled by Mills – Aron Nijjar and Sam Cook the not out batsmen for 6 and 0 respectively.
Phil Salt would be the first man dismissed for Essex as he was ran out for ten Doeschate for 13 before Travis Head was caught by Neesham off the bowling of Nijjar for 27. Luke Wright would be the last man out as he was caught by Buttleman off the same bowler for 75 off 44 balls with Bopara and Delroy Rawlins both 6 not out as the hosts won with 6 overs to spare.
17:00 – Glamorgan vs Kent Spitfires (South)
17:30 – Worcestershire Rapids vs Yorkshire Vikings (North)
18:45 – Leicestershire Foxes vs Birmingham Bears (North)