van Niekerk Smashes 67 After Taking 2 Wickets & A Catch

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South African Dane van Niekerk was the star of the show as the Oval Invincibles played at Edgbaston yesterday in the Hundred with the London Spirit and Northern Superchargers meeting the day before.

Wednesday’s Royal London Cup action will be reviewed in tomorrow morning’s article.

London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers (Women)

Northern Superchargers would win the toss and elect to bat first.

Lauren Winfield-Hill would be caught by Heather Knight off the bowling of Sophie Munro for 1 before Laura Wolvaardt would be dismissed by the same combination for 22. Jemimah Rodrigues would be caught by Chloe Tryon off the bowling of Freya Davies for 57 before Alice Davidson-Richards would be caught by Danielle Gibson off the bowling of Deepti Sharma for 22.

Bess Heath would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Sharma for 2 with Laura Kimmince and Linsey Smith 15 and 2 not out respectively.

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Naomi Dattini would be caught by Russell off the bowling of Smith for 8 before Knight would be LBW to the same bowler for 16. Tammy Beaumont would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Rodrigues off the bowling of Davidson-Richards for 42 with Deandra Dottin (50 off 34 balls) and Gibson (9) the not out batsmen.

NS 126/5 (100 balls), LS 129/3 (98 balls)

London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers (Men)

Northern Superchargers won the toss and elected to bat first.

Chris Lynn would be stumped by Adam Rossington off the bowling of Mohammad Nabi for 14 before Adam Lyth would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Blake Cullen for 4. Harry Brook would be the last wicket to fall, caught by Cullen off the bowling of Mason Crane, for 28 with David Willey (81 off 45 balls) and Dane Vilas (22) the unbeaten batsmen.

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Rossington would be caught by Brook off the bowling of David Willey for 1 before Josh Inglis would be caught by Vilas off the same bowler for 2. Luis Reece would be caught by Lyth off the bowling of Ben Raine for 24 before Nabi would be caught by Brook off the bowling of Mujeeb Ur Rahman for 2.

Eoin Morgan would be caught by Matty Potts off Adil Rashid’s bowling for 27 before Joe Denly would be caught by Lyth off the same bowler for 3. Ravi Bopara would be caught by Mujeeb off the bowling of Raine for 10 before Cullen would be caught by Vilas off the same bowler without scoring. Mohammad Amir would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Rashid off Mujeeb’s bowling for 2 with Roelof van der Merwe and Mason Crane finishing 12 and 2 not out respectively.

NS 155/3 (100 balls), LS 92/9 (100 balls)

Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave (Women)

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

Eve Jones would be caught by Dane van Niekerk off the bowling of Tash Farrant without scoring before Katie Mack would be caught by Eva Gray off the same bowler for 14. Amy Jones would be stumped by Sarah Bryce off the bowling of van Niekerk for 1 before Shafali Verma would be caught by Joanne Gardner off Gray’s bowling.

Georgia Elwiss would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Alice Capsey for 4 before Erin Burns would be caught by Grace Gibbs off the bowling of Gregory for 45 off 28 balls. Gwen Davies would be caught by Farrant off the bowling of van Niekerk for 11 before Issy Wong would be caught & bowled by Farrant for the same score. Phoebe Franklin would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Capsey off the bowling of Mady Villiers for 7 with Kirstie Gordon and Abtaha Maqsood finishing 11 and 2 not out respectively.

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Georgia Adams would be caught by Verma off the bowling of Gordon for 42 off 30 balls before Fran Wilson would be caught by the same bowler for 4 – van Niekerk (67 off 51 balls) and Capsey (14) would be the not out batsmen.

BP 129/9 (100 balls), OI 133/2 (97 balls)

Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles (Men)

Birmingham Phoenix won the toss and elected to field first.

Will Jacks would be caught by Will Smeed off the bowling of Pat Brown for 13 before Jason Roy would be bowled by Benny Howell for 38 off 22 balls. Sam Billings would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Howell off the bowling of Brown for 24 with Colin Ingram (81 off 43 balls) and Laurie Evans (7) the not out batsmen.

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Finn Allen would hit his own wicket off Sunil Narine’s bowling for 23 off 9 balls before Liam Livingstone would be caught by Evans off the bowling of Shamsi for 7. Smeed would be caught by Narine off the bowling of Saqib Mahmood for 45 off 28 balls before Moeen Ali would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Tom Curran off the same bowler for 49 off 26 balls – Chris Benjamin (37 off 16 balls) and Howell (7) seeing the hosts home with 6 balls to spare.

OI 172/3 (100 balls), BP 174/4 (94 balls)

Today’s Fixtures

11:00 – Durham vs Lancashire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Leicestershire vs Glamorgan (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Surrey vs Somerset (RLC Group B)
15:30 – Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave (W 100)
19:00 – Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave (M 100)

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