Stirling Smashes Century As Bears Batter Northants

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Paul Stirling would smash 119 off 51 balls as Birmingham Bears would thrash the Northants Steelbacks in the T20 Blast.

Birmingham Bears vs Northants Steelbacks

Birmingham would win the toss and would elect to bat first.

Jacob Bethell would be caught by James Sales off the bowling of Tom Taylor for 5 before Alex Davies would be caught by Taylor off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for 7. Paul Stirling (pictured below) and Sam Hain would put on 170 for the third-wicket partnership before the former would be the last man out, caught by Josh Cobb off the same bowler, for 119 off 51 balls with Hain (66 off 32 balls) and captain Carlos Brathwaite (1) the not out batsmen.

Ben Curran would be bowled by Henry Brookes for 3 before Cobb would be caught by Bethell off the bowling of Brathwaite for 1. Chris Lynn would be caught by Craig Miles off the bowling of Brookes for 16 before Saif Zaib would be caught by Adam Hose off the bowling of Danny Briggs for 16.

Taylor would be caught behind by Davies off the same bowler for 1 before Rob Keogh would be caught by Jake Lintott of the bowling of Briggs for 9. Lewis McManus would be bowled by Lintott for 8 before Matthew Kelly would be stumped by Davies off the same bowler for 9. Sanderson would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Lintott for 2 before Freddie Heldreich would be the final man out, caught by Davies off the bowling of Miles, for 4 – Sales finished 11 not out.

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BIR 207/3 (16 overs), NOR 81 (14.2 overs)

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Leicestershire vs Durham

Leicestershire won the toss and elected to field first.

Michael Jones would be bowled by Callum Parkinson for 21 before Ollie Robinson would be caught by Rishi Patel off the bowling of Roman Walker for 4. David Bedingham would be caught & bowled by Rehan Ahmed for 1 before opener Graham Clark would be bowled by Arron Lilley for 36.

Captain Ashton Turner would be bowled by Ben Mike for 32 off 18 balls before Brydon Carse would be caught by Louis Kimber off the bowling of Ahmed for 10. Paul Coughlin would be caught behind by Lewis Hill off the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq for 42 off 30 balls before Ned Eckersley would be the final man out, caught by Kimber off the bowling of Walker for 20 off 9 balls – Liam Trevaskis and Ben Raine finishing 4 and 2 not out respectively.

Hamish Rutherford would be bowled by Paul Coughlin (pictured below) for a golden duck before Hill would be caught by Clark off the same bowler for 2. Lilley would be caught by Trevaskis off Coughlin’s bowling for 9 before Colin Ackermann would be caught by Jones off the bowling of Turner for 15.

Kimber would be caught by Carse off the bowling of Scott Borthwick for 3 before Patel would be stumped by Robinson off the bowling of Trevaskis for 40 off 31 balls. Ahmed would be caught by Raine off the bowling of Coughlin for 18 before Mike would be bowled by Trevaskis for 24. Walker would be caught by Turner off the bowling of Carse for 2 before Naveen was the final man out, bowled by Raine, for 6 – Parkinson was 2 not out.

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DUR 184/8 (20 overs), LEI 130 (17.5 overs)

Middlesex vs Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire would win the toss and would elect to field first.

Max Holden would be caught by Miles Hammond off the bowling of Ryan Higgins for 27 off 12 balls before Joe Cracknell would be bowled by Benny Howell for 26. Captain Stephen Eskinazi (pictured below) would be caught by Paul van Meekeren off the bowling of Naseem Shah for 87 off 37 balls before Martin Andersson would be run out by Jack Taylor for 4.

John Simpson would be caught & bowled by David Payne for 2 before Eoin Morgan would be caught by Hammond off the bowling of Higgins for 41 off 24 balls. Luke Hollman would be caught by Glenn Phillips off the bowling of Payne for 4 before Toby Roland-Jones would also fall to the Hammond/Higgins combination for 1. Chris Green would be the final man out, caught by Ian Cockbain off the bowling of Shah, for 16 off the final ball of the innings with Thilan Walallawita finishing 6 not out.

James Bracey would be bowled by Green for 8 before Cockbain would be caught by Andersson off the bowling of Hollman for 13. Hammond would be caught by Cracknell off the bowling of Andersson for 23 before Phillips would be caught by Roland-Jones off the bowling of Hollman for 8.

Taylor would be bowled by Blake Cullen for 19 before Higgins would be caught behind by Simpson off the same bowler for 34. Howell would be caught by Roland-Jones off the bowling of Andersson for 46 off 20 balls before Payne would be caught by Cullen off the same bowler for a golden duck. Tom Smith would be the final man out, caught & bowled by Roland-Jones, for 12 with van Meekeren and Shah finishing 16 and 10 not out respectively.

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MID 229/9 (20 overs), GLO 199/9 (20 overs)

Sussex vs Glamorgan

Glamorgan won the toss and elected to field first.

Luke Wright was bowled by Michael Hogan for 13 before Josh Philippe would be run out by Michael Neser for 5. Captain Ravi Bopara would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Prem Sisodiya for 11 before Delray Rawlins would be caught by Dan Douthwaite off the bowling of Hogan for 10.

George Garton would be caught by Sisodiya off the bowling of Douthwaite for 2 before Harrison Ward would be the final man out, caught by Marnus Labuschagne off the bowling of Hoga, for 13 – opener Mohammed Rizwan (81 off 60 balls, pictured below) and Will Beer (9) were the not out batsmen.

Glamorgan would lose captain David Lloyd as he was bowled by Steven Finn for 15 before Labuschagne would be caught by Ward off the bowling of Rawlins for 41 off 30 balls. Kiran Carlson would be the other man out, caught & bowled by Bopara, for 25 as opener Sam Northeast (63 off 52 balls) and Chris Cooke (5) saw the visitors home with 7 balls to spare.

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SUS 150/6 (20 overs), GLA 153/3 (18.5 overs)

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