Harmer Takes 4 Wickets In Essex Win

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Tuesday’s action saw Simon Harmer take 4 wickets for Essex as part of 2 close finishes in the Blast. We also look at the first ODI between England and Sri Lanka.

England vs Sri Lanka

England won the toss and elected to field first.

Pathum Nissanka would be caught by Moeen Ali off the bowling of Chris Woakes for 5 before Charith Asalanka would be caught by Joe Root off the bowling of David Willey without scoring. Dasun Shanaka would be caught behind by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Woakes for 1 before Wanindu Hasaranga would be caught by Liam Livingstone off the same bowler for 54.

Dhananjaya Lakshan would be caught by Root off the bowling of Woakes for 2 before Ramesh Mendis would be LBW to Ali for 1. Captain Kusal Perera would be caught by Sam Billings off the bowling of Willey for 73 before Binura Fernando would be caught by Ali off the bowling of Willey for 2. The final wickets to fall were Dushmantha Chameera (7) and Praveen Jayawickrama (4) who were both run out by Billings with Chamika Karunaratne not out with 19.

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Livingstone would be caught by Chameera off the bowling of Karunaratne for 9 before Bairstow would be bowled by Fernando for 43 off 21 balls. Eoin Morgan would be caught behind by Perera off Chameera for 6 before Billings would be caught by de Silva off the same bowler for 3.

Ali would be bowled by Chameera for 28 with Root (79) and Sam Curran (9) the not out batsmen.

SL 185 (42.3 overs), ENG 189/5 (34.5 overs)

Leicestershire Foxes vs Northants Steelbacks

Leicestershire would win the toss and elect to bat first.

Josh Inglis would be caught by Rob Keogh off the bowling of Graeme White for 12 before Arron Lilley would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Josh Cobb for 5. Colin Ackermann would be caught & bowled by Cobb for 3 before Lewis Hill would be caught by Tom Taylor off the bowling of Heldreich for 13.

Harry Swindells would be stumped by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of White for 32 off 16 balls before Rishi Patel would be caught by White off the bowling of Heldreich for 2. Ben Mike would be caught by Wayne Parnell off the bowling of Mohammad Nabi for 5 before opener Scott Steel would be bowled by Taylor for 44. Callum Parkinson would be caught by Glover off the bowling of Parnell for 8 with Naveen-ul-Haq would be the final man out, caught by Cobb off Parnell’s bowling for 6 off 2 balls.

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Ben Curran would be caught by Hill off the bowling of Naveen for 7 before Vasconcelos would be caught behind by Inglis off the same bowler the following ball for 30 off 18 balls. Josh Cobb would be caught by Hill off the bowling of Steel for 28 before Nabi would be caught by Patel off the same bowler for 8.

Parnell would be the final man out as he was caught by Inglis off the bowling of Parkinson for 5 with Keogh (34) and Saif Zaib (21 off 11) not out as the visitors won with 10 balls remaining.

Leicestershire travel to Notts tomorrow night while Northants host Durham tonight.

LEI 138 (19.5 overs), NOR 141/5 (18.2 overs)

Glamorgan vs Surrey

Surrey won the toss and elected to field first.

Kiran Carlson would be caught by Rory Burns off the bowling of Kyle Jamieson for 32 off 16 balls before Colin Ingram was bowled by Dan Moriarty for 5. David Lloyd would be run out by Will Jacks for 41 before Chris Cooke was caught by Jamieson off the bowling of Jacks for 15.

Dan Douthwaite would be caught by Burns off the bowling of Gus Atkinson for 12 before James Weighell would be the final wicket to fall of the innings as he was bowled by the same bowler without scoring – Billy Root (41 off 28 balls) and Sam Pearce (3) the not out batsmen.

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Will Jacks would be dismissed off the first ball of the innings as he was caught by Walker off the bowling of Prem Sisodiya before Laurie Evans was caught by Ingram off the bowling of Timm van der Gugten for 3. Burns would be bowled by Walker for 24 before Jamie Smith was caught behind by Cooke off the bowling of Weighell for 20.

Jamie Overton would be bowled by Sisodiya for 6 before Ben Geddes would be caught & bowled by van der Gugten for 2. Ollie Pope would be the seventh man out as he was run out by Carlson for 60 off 45 balls before Atkinson was caught by sub Callum Taylor off the bowling of Douthwaite for a golden duck. Kyle Jamieson would be run out by van der Gugten for 31 (off 15 balls) off the final ball of the game – Gareth Batty not out with 4.

Glamorgan host Essex tomorrow night while Surrey travel to Hampshire this evening.

GLA 153/6 (20 overs), SUR 152/9 (20 overs)

Somerset vs Essex Eagles

Essex would win the toss and elect to field first.

Tom Banton would be caught by Paul Walter off the bowling of Jack Plom for 19 before Will Smeed would be caught by Plom off the bowling of Simon Harmer for18. Lewis Goldsworthy would be caught by Neesham off the same bowler for 27 before Tom Lammonby would be LBW to Harmer for 4.

Lewis Gregory would be caught by Neesham off Harmer the following ball for a golden duck before Ben Green would be caught by Harmer off the bowling of Aron Nijjar for 1. Craig Overton would be caught by Nijjar off the bowling of Plim for 10 before Marchant de Lange would be caught off the same bowler for a golden duck. Opener Devon Conway would be the ninth wicket to fall, caught by Nijjar off the bowling of Sam Cook for 53 off 47 balls before Max Waller was bowled by the same bowler for 9 – Jack Brooks not out for 5.

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Needing a revised target of 148 off 19 overs, Essex would lose Will Buttleman caught by Green off the bowling of Overton for 16 before Dan Lawrence would follow the next over, caught by Waller off the bowling of Brooks for 2. Adam Wheater would be caught by Goldsworthy off the bowling of Waller for 49 off 35 before Neesham would be last man out, bowled by de Lange, for 1 with Michael Pepper (55 off 35 balls) and Ryan ten Doeschate seeing them home in the final over.

Somerset travel to Gloucestershire tomorrow night while Essex host Glamorgan at the same time.

SOM 153 (20 overs), ESS 151/4 (18.1 overs)

Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires

No play was possible due to rain.

Sussex travel to Middlesex tomorrow night while Kent host Surrey on Friday.

North Table:

PositionTeamPlayedWinsLossesTiesNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Yorkshire96201131.303
2Notts95130130.844
3Durham95301110.437
4Worcestershire9431110-0.998
5Birmingham9440190.226
6Lancashire934118-0.181
7Derbyshire1036107-0.342
8Northants1036017-1.034
9Leicestershire1037006-0.096

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South Table:

PositionTeamPlayedWinsLossesTiesNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Kent106301130.327
2Gloucestershire95202120.716
3Sussex93105111.075
4Surrey104303110.664
5Somerset94302100.361
6Essex1045019-0.864
7Glamorgan1035028-0.504
8Middlesex926015-0.493
9Hampshire814035-0.709

Today’s fixtures:

18:30 – Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire Vikings (North)
18:30 – Hampshire Hawks vs Surrey (South)
18:30 – Northants Steelbacks vs Durham (North)

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