Friday night saw a full Blast program with 8 games as Arron Lilley would help Leicestershire to over 200 against Yorkshire, Wayne Parnell would star with both bat and ball against Lancashire and there would be a second tie of the week for a North team.
Worcestershire Rapids vs Durham
Durham would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Graham Clark would be caught by Brett D’Oliviera off the bowling of Ben Dwarshuis for 13 before David Bedingham would be caught behind by Ben Cox off the bowling of Ish Sodhi for 44 off 26 balls. Ben Stokes would be caught by Dwarshuis off the bowling of Ed Barnard for 20 before Cameron Bancroft would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Charlie Morris for 26.
Sean Dickson would be LBW to the same bowler for 21 before Brydon Carse would be caught by D’Oliviera off the bowling of Sodhi for 15. Ned Eckersley would be caught by Jake Libby off the bowling of Morris for 8 before Ben Raine was the last man out as he was caught by Riki Wessels off the bowling of Dwarshuis for 19 – Liam Trevaskis and Matty Potts not out with 2 and 1 respectively.
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Wessels would be dismissed at the end of the second over as he would be caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Potts for 2 before a 145-run partnership between D’Oliviera and Libby would be ended with the former caught by Carse off the same bowler for 67 off 49 balls – Libby would end with 78 off 55 balls with Cox adding 17 off his 9.
Worcestershire host Leicestershire tomorrow afternoon while Durham travel to Birmingham later today.
Leicestershire vs Yorkshire
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Josh Inglis would be caught & bowled by Joe Root for 16 before Scott Steel would be ran out by Gary Ballance for 32. Colin Ackermann would be the final wicket to fall for the hosts as he was bowled by Matt Fisher for 40 off 22 balls as Arron Lilley (99 off 55 balls) and Rishi Patel (4) were not out at the change of innings.
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Jonny Tattersall would be caught by Patel off the bowling of Callum Parkinson for 10 before Adam Lyth would be LBW to the same bowler for 22. Root would be caught by Patel off the bowling of Parkinson for 15 before Ballance would be bowled by Steel for 34.
George Hill would be caught by Lilley off the bowling of Ackermann for 5 before Jordan Thompson was bowled by Parkinson without scoring. Harry Brook would be caught & bowled by Gavin Griffiths for 33 before Matt Waite would be caught by Ackermann off the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq for 3. Fisher would be caught by Lilley off the bowling of Ben Mike while Dom Bess would be last man out, caught by Ackermann off the same bowler, for 24.
Leicestershire travel to Worcestershire tomorrow afternoon while Yorkshire host Northants this afternoon.
Northants vs Lancashire
Lancashire would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Keaton Jennings would be caught by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Wayne Parnell for 6 before Finn Allen would be bowled by Ben Sanderson for 16. Alex Davies would be caught by Parnell off the bowling of Glover for 23 before Rob Jones was run out by Taylor without scoring.
Dane Vilas would be caught by Sanderson off the bowling of Graeme White for 25 before Danny Lamb would be caught by Taylor off Parnell’s bowling. Luke Wood would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Sanderson, without scoring with Steven Croft (35) and Tom Hartley (1) not out at the end of the innings.
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Adam Rossington would be caught by Rob Jones off the bowling of Saqib Mahmood for 3 before Vasconcelos would be caught by Croft off the bowling of Hartley for 41. Parnell would be bowled by Wood for 25 with Mohammad Nabi and Rob Keogh finishing with 27 and 25 respectively.
Northants travel to Yorkshire this afternoon while Lancashire travel to Notts at the same time.
Derbyshire vs Notts Outlaws
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to field first.
Alex Hales would be bowled by McKerr for a golden duck before Joe Clarke would be caught by Tom Wood off the bowling of Logan van Beek. Ben Duckett would be caught by Luis Reece off the bowling of Fynn Hudson-Prentice without scoring before Sol Budinger would be caught by Leus du Plooy off the bowling of George Scrimshaw for 21.
Samit Patel would be LBW to Matt Critchley for 3 before Tom Moores would be caught by Wood off the bowling of Matt McKiernan for 17. Calvin Harrison would be out for a golden duck later in the same over before Luke Fletcher would be caught by van Beek off McKiernan for 2. Steven Mullaney would be the final man out, caught by McKiernan off the bowling of van Beek, for 19 with Matt Carter (15) and Jake Ball (18) with an unbeaten 27 run partnership for the 10th wicket.
Harry Came would be caught by Ball off the bowling of Mullaney for 11 before Wood would be caught by Budinger off Carter’s bowling for 1. du Plooy would be caught by Moores off the bowling of Ball for the same score with Reece bowled by Patel for 51 off 30 balls.
Brooke Guest would be caught by Moores off the bowling of Patel for 20 before Hudson-Prentice was caught by Hales off the bowling of Harrison for 17. McKiernan (caught Moores, bowled Harrison), van Beek (caught Mullaney, bowled Fletcher) and McKerr (caught Moores, bowled Fletcher) would all be out for golden ducks with Critchley and Scrimshaw on 27 and 3 respectively as the two teams both finished on 137/9.
Derbyshire host Worcestershire on Friday night while Notts host Lancashire this afternoon.
Somerset vs Hampshire
Hampshire would win the toss and elect to field first.
James Hildreth would be the first out for the hosts as he was caught by Scott Currie off the bowling of Colin de Grandhomme for 3 before Devon Conway would be caught by James Vince off the same bowler for 5. Lewis Goldsworthy would be caught by Brad Wheal off Currie for 9 before Tom Lammonby would be bowled by Mason Crane without scoring.
Tom Banton would be caught by Vince off the bowling of Currie for 77 off 37 balls before Lewis Gregory would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 1. Craig Overton would be caught by Wheal off the bowling of Crane for the same score before Marchant de Lange would be caught by Short off the bowling of Currie without scoring. Josh Davey would be the last wicket to fall as he was caught by D’Arcy Short off the bowling of Chris Wood for 1 with Will Smeed (63 off 44 balls) and Max Waller (0) not out at the end of the innings.
Vince would be the first man out for the visitors as he was bowled by Overton for 5 before Tom Prest would be caught by de Lange off the bowling of Davey for 1. Short would be caught by Waller off the bowling of Goldsworthy for 37 before de Grandhomme would be caught by Overton off Gregory’s bowling for 66 off 34 balls.
Lewis McManus would be LBW to Waller without scoring before James Fuller would be caught by Overton off the bowling of Davey for 9. Joe Weatherley would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Gregory for 27 with Wood caught off the final ball of the innings by sub Ben Green off the same bowler for 2 – Currie not out with 1.
Somerset travel to Kent on Monday while Hampshire host Middlesex at the same time.
Surrey vs Middlesex
Surrey won the toss and elected to field first.
Joe Cracknell would be caught behind by Jamie Smith off the bowling of Will Jacks for 3 before Nick Gubbins would follow 2 balls later without scoring as he was caught by Rory Burns off the same bowler. A 106-run partnership between Steve Eskinazi (fresh off a century on Thursday night) and Daryl Mitchell would be ended by the latter being caught by Burns off the bowling of Gareth Batty for 58 off 36 balls before John Simpson would be caught by Smith off the bowling of Gus Atkinson for 1.
Eskinazi would be bowled by Atkinson for 64 off 51 balls before Luke Hollman would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 19 a couple of deliveries later. Nathan Sowter would be last man out as he was caught by Jordan Clark off the bowling of Atkinson for 7 with Chris Green (15) and Tom Helm (0) the not out batsmen.
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Jacks and Smith would put on 74 runs for the opening partnership for the hosts before Jacks was caught by Green off the bowling of Gubbins for 47 off 26 balls with Smith dismissed in the following over, caught Hollman off the bowling of Sowter, for 27. Laurie Evans would be stumped by Simpson off the bowling of Hollman for 4 before Burns would be bowled by the same bowler for 12.
Clark would be caught by Hollman off the bowling of Sowter for 2 with Ollie Pope (52 off 35 balls) and Jamie Overton (24 off 10 balls) getting the hosts over the line with an over to spare.
Surrey travel to Sussex tomorrow while Middlesex travel to Hampshire on Monday.
Essex vs Kent
Essex would win the toss and elect to field first.
Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond would put on 89 runs for the opening partnership before the former was bowled by Aron Nijjar for 43 off 26 balls with Joe Denly being caught by Dan Lawrence off the bowling of Simon Harmer for 8. Jack Leaning would be stumped by Adam Wheater later in the same over without scoring before Bell-Drummond would be caught by Harmer off the bowling of Lawrence for 50 off 29 balls.
Alex Blake would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Wheater off the same bowler for 4 before Darren Stevens would be caught by Lawrence off Harmer’s bowling for 28. Jordan Cox would be dismissed by the same combination for a run-a-ball 20 before Qais Ahmad (7, caught Lawrence) and Matt Milnes (0, bowled) both fell in the final over to Jimmy Neesham.
The Essex innings got off to a really bad start with Will Buttleman being caught behind by Cox off Milnes’ bowling second ball of the innings without scoring. Wheater would be LBW to Denly for 1 with Michael Pepper caught by Denly off the bowling of Milnes for 1. Neesham would be caught by Bell-Drummond off the bowling of Fred Klaassen for 4 with Lawrence (19) and Ryan ten Doeschate (5) not out as the rain came with no play possible beyond the 5 over mark in the reply.
Essex host Somerset on Tuesday while Kent host Somerset 24 hours earlier.
Sussex vs Gloucestershire
Sussex won the toss and elected to field first.
Miles Hammond would be caught by Luke Wright off the bowling of Ollie Robinson for 2 in the second over before Benny Howell was run out by Ravi Bopara a couple of balls later without scoring. Chris Dent would be caught behind by Phil Salt off the bowling of Tymal Mills for 16 before James Bracey would be caught by David Wiese off the same bowler for 1 – the visitors sitting at 35/4 at this point.
A 124-run partnership between Glenn Phillips and Jack Taylor would end with the latter being caught by Robinson off the bowling of Mills for 38 with Phillips (94 off 58 balls) and Ryan Higgins (0) the not out batsmen.
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The Sussex reply would see Salt caught & bowled by David Payne for 11 before Travis Head would be caught by Tom Taylor off the same bowler for 1. Bopara would be caught by Josh Shaw off the bowling of Higgins for 4 before Wiese would be LBW to Howell for 6.
Opener Luke Wright would be next man out as he was caught by Higgins off the same bowler for 33 off 20 balls before Delroy Rawlins would be his third victim, caught by Dent, for 6. George Garton would be bowled by Howell for 9 before Will Beer would be stumped by Bracey off the bowling of Smith for 5. Robinson and Mills would give the hosts a little to shout about with 31 and 27 respectively before both would be bowled by Higgins.
Sussex host Surrey tomorrow afternoon while Gloucestershire don’t play until Thursday when they host Somerset.
14:30 – Birmingham Bears vs Durham (North)
15:00 – Notts Outlaws vs Lancashire Lightning (North)
18:30 – Yorkshire Vikings vs Northants Steelbacks (North)