Lamb Saves Lancashire In Royal London Cup Opener

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Danny Lamb’s late-order innings saw Lancashire home in their opening Royal London Cup opener against Sussex and we look at the Hundred tournament so far (Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit)

Lancashire vs Sussex (Group A)

Sussex won the toss and elected to bat first.

Tom Clark would be caught by Dane Vilas off the bowling of Liam Hurt without scoring before Harrison Ward would be dismissed by the same combination for 4. Tom Haines would be run out by Rob Jones for 38 before Travis Head would be caught behind by George Lavelle off the bowling of Luke Wells for 56.

James Coles would be LBW to Jack Morley for 9 before Oliver Carter would be caught by Lavelle off the bowling of Danny Lamb for 55. Will Beer would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 40 off 30 balls before Henry Crocombe would be run out by Hurt for 4. Danial Ibrahim would be the final wicket to fall off the final ball of the innings, caught by Lamb off the bowling of Hurt, for 46 with Archie Lenham 0 not out.

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Keaton Jennings would be bowled by Sarro for 2 before Josh Bohannon would be caught behind by Carter off the same bowler for 8. Wells would be caught by Clark off the bowling of Crocombe for 5 before Vilas would be caught by the same fielder off Ibrahim’s bowling for 31.

Steven Croft would be caught by Head off the bowling of Lenham for 15 before Lavelle would be stumped by Carter off the same bowler for 8. Jones would be LBW to Lenham for 35 (the hosts sitting at 115/7 at this point) before Lamb and Tom Bailey would add 112 for the eighth-wicket with the latter stumped by Carter off Lenham’s bowling for 45 – Lamb (86 off 69 balls) and Hurt (14) seeing Lancs home with an over to spare.

Lancashire travel to Gloucestershire tomorrow while Sussex host Durham at the same time.

SUS 270/9 (50 overs), LAN 274/8 (49 overs)

Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals (Women)

Wednesday’s action saw the Originals win the toss and elect to bat first.

Emma Lamb would be caught behind by Sarah Bryce off the bowling of Marizanne Kapp without scoring before Georgie Boyce would be caught by Georgia Adams off the bowling of Mady Villiers for 21. Lizelle Lee would be caught by Grace Gibbs off the bowling of Tash Farrant for 42 before Harmanpreet Kaur would be caught by Danielle Gregory off the same bowler for 29.

Mignon du Preez would be caught by Villiers off the bowling of Kapp for 10 before Sophie Ecclestone would be stumped by Bryce off the bowling of Farrant for the same score – Kate Cross (12) and Cordelia Griffiths (2) the not out batsmen.

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Alice Capsey would be caught behind by Ellie Threlkeld off the bowling of Cross for 4 before Gibbs would be bowled the following delivery for a golden duck. Fran Wilson would be caught by Kaur off the bowling of Laura Jackson for 4 before Adams would be caught by Jackson off Cross’ bowling for 12.

Kapp would be the final wicket to fall, stumped by Threlkeld off the bowling of Ecclestone, for 38 with Dane van Niekerk (56 off 42 balls) and Villiers (16 off 8 balls) not out with the Invincibles reaching the target with 2 balls to spare.

MO 135/6 (100 balls), OI 139/5 (98 balls)

Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals (Men)

Thursday’s action saw Originals win the toss and elect to field first.

Sam Curran would be bowled by Tom Hartley for 6 before Sunil Narine would be LBW to Fred Klaassen for 2. Jason Roy would be caught by Tom Lammonby off the bowling of Hartley for 20 before Will Jacks would be caught by Steven Finn off the bowling of Matt Parkinson for 15.

Colin Ingram would be caught by Carlos Brathwaite off the bowling of Finn for 17 before Laurie Evans would be caught by Phil Salt off the same bowler a couple of balls later without scoring. Sam Billings would be caught by Joe Clarke off Klaassen’s bowling for 49 off 30 balls with Nathan Sowter the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by the same bowler for 4 – Tom Curran (29 off 18 balls) and Saqib Mahmood (1) the not out batsmen.

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Salt would be caught by Ingram off the bowling of S. Curran for 4 before Joe Clarke would be caught behind by Billings off the bowling of Reece Topley for 15. Jos Buttler would be caught by Ingram off the bowling of Narine for 8 before Lammonby would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Sowter for 26.

Colin Munro would be caught by Roy off the same bowler for 26 before Calvin Harrison would be caught by S. Curran off his brother’s bowling for 23. Brathwaite would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Roy off S. Curran’s bowling, for 37 with Hartley (5) and Klaassen (3) not out.

OI 145/8 (100 balls), MO 136/7 (100 balls)

Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit (Women)

Yesterday’s action saw the Spirit win the toss and elect to field first.

Katie Mack would be caught & bowled by Deandra Dottin for 7 before Shafali Verma would be bowled by Freya Davies for 13. Emily Arlott would be caught by Dottin off the bowling of Heather Knight for 8 before Amy Jones would be bowled by Charlotte Dean for 33 off 17 balls.

Erin Burns would be stumped by Amara Carr off the bowling of Deepti Sharma for 2 before Eve Jones would be the final wicket to fall as she was caught by Knight off the bowling of Dottin for 47 – Georgia Elwiss (8) and Issy Wong (6) not out at the end of the innings.

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Dottin would be LBW to Wong for 9 before Naomi Dattini would be caught by Verma off the bowling of Burns for 34. Knight would be bowled by Kirstie Gordon for 21 before Chloe Tryon would be caught by Elwiss off the bowling of Arlott for 9.

Susie Rowe would be bowled by the same bowler a couple of deliveries without scoring before Sharma would be caught by Mack off the bowling of Burns for 28. Dean would be the final wicket to fall as she was run out by A. Jones for 3 – Carr and Gibson finishing with 11 and 8 not out respectively.

BIR 128/6 (100 balls), LON 132/7 (96 balls)

Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit (Men)

Birmingham would win the toss and elect to field first.

Josh Inglis would be caught by Moeen Ali off the bowling of Adam Milne for 10 before Dan Lawrence would be caught by Benny Howell off the bowling of Helm for 6. Eoin Morgan would be caught by Finn Allen off the bowling of Howell for 13 before Joe Denly would be caught by Ali off the same bowler for 25.

Ravi Bopara would be caught & bowled by Milne for 17 before opener Zak Crawley would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Chris Benjamin off Tom Helm’s bowling, for 64 off 40 balls – Mohammad Nabi and Roelof van der Merwe finishing on 6 and 0 not out respectively.

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Miles Hammond would be caught behind by Inglis off the bowling of Chris Wood for 5 before Allen would be bowled by Mohammad Amir for 11. Liam Livingstone would be caught by Wood off the bowling of Blake Cullen for 19 before Daniel Bell-Drummond would be caught by van der Merwe off the bowling of Nabi for 11.

Ali would be caught by Bopara off the bowling of van der Merwe for 40 off 20 balls before Howell would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Cullen for 17. Chris Cooke would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Bopara off the bowling of Amir for 5 with Benjamin (24) and Milne (4) seeing the hosts home with 3 balls to spare.

LON 144/6 (100 balls), BIR 148/7 (97 balls)

Today’s Fixtures

11:00 – Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave (W 100)
14:30 – Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave (M 100)
14:30 – Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire (W 100)
18:00 – Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire (M 100)

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