Updated:Jul 17, 2021 8:00 am
Friday’s action would see James Vince star for Hampshire in their double-header for Hampshire against Essex and Sussex which were part of 8 games in the Blast.
Derbyshire’s game at Northants yesterday as well as their home match with Yorkshire that was scheduled for tomorrow have both been cancelled due to Covid.
Birmingham Bears vs Worcestershire Rapids
Birmingham would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Ed Pollock would be bowled by Ben Dwarshuis for 4 before Adam Hose would be bowled by Dillon Pennington without scoring. Will Rhodes would be caught by Ish Sodhi off the same bowler for 11 before Kyle Mayers would be caught by Brett D’Oliviera off the bowling of Ed Barnard for 13.
Rob Yates would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught & bowled by D’Oliviera for 1 with Sam Hain (83 off 53 balls) and Carlos Brathwaite (52 off 38 balls) putting on 106 unbroken for the sixth wicket partnership.
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D’Oliviera would be bowled by Danny Briggs for 1 before Jack Haynes would be caught by Hose off the same bowler for 15. Daryl Mitchell would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Craig Miles for 29 before Jake Libby would be caught by Miles off the bowling of Rhodes for 36.
Ben Cox would be caught by Rhodes off the bowling of Jake Lintott for 16 before Barnard was the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by Miles for 13 with Ross Whiteley and Dwarshuis finishing on 28 and 8 respectively.
Birmingham host Northants tomorrow afternoon while Worcestershire travel to Leicestershire at the same time.
BIR 169/5 (20 overs), WOR 152/6 (20 overs)
Lancashire Lightning vs Durham
Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Finn Allen and Keaton Jennings would put on 101 for the opening partnership before the former would be caught by Brydon Carse off the bowling of Scott Borthwick for 66 off 28 balls with Jennings would be caught by van Meekeren off the same bowler for 43. Dane Vilas would be caught by Borthwick off the bowling of Matty Potts for 16 before Alex Davies wouldbe caught by the same combination for 56 off 40 balls.
Steven Croft would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Liam Trevaskis off the bowling of Ben Raine for 3 with Rob Jones and Luke Wells finishing on 3 and 4 not out respectively.
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Graham Clark would be caught by Liam Hurt off the bowling of Croft for 37 before David Bedingham would follow the following over, caught by sub fielder off the bowling of Tom Hartley for 50 off 24 balls. Cameron Bancroft would be caught behind by Vilas off the same bowler for 4 before Ned Eckersley would be caught by Jennings off the bowling of Luke Wood for 14.
Sean Dickson would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Croft off the same bowler for 53 off 33 balls with Carse (29) and Raine (1) the not out batsmen.
Lancashire host Yorkshire later today while Durham travel to Notts tomorrow afternoon.
LAN 199/5 (20 overs), DUR 193/5 (20 overs)
Leicestershire Foxes vs Notts Outlaws
Leicestershire would win the toss and elect to field first.
Alex Hales would be caught by Arron Lilley off the bowling of Colin Ackermann for 15 before Joe Clarke would be dismissed by the same combination for 57 off 27 balls. Tom Moores would be bowled by Gavin Griffiths for 7 before Ben Duckett would be LBW to Callum Parkinson for 45 off 27 balls.
Steven Mullaney would be caught by Ackermann off the bowling of Lilley for 7 before Peter Trego would be bowled by Naveen-ul-Haq for 1. Calvin Harrison would be caught by Lilley off the same bowler for a golden duck the following delivery before Matt Carter would be caught by Naveen off the bowling of Ackermann without scoring. Samit Patel wuld be caught by Lilley off the bowling of Naveen for 26 before Dane Paterson would be the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by Griffiths for 6 – Zak Chappell was 2 not out.
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Rishi Patel would be caught by Duckett off the bowling of Paterson for 11 before Josh Inglis would be caught by Hales off the bowling of Harrison for 42 off 19 balls. Arron Lilley would be stumped by Moores off the same bowler for the same score (this time off 23 balls) before Harry Swindells would be caught by Moores off the bowling of Carter for 5.
Ackermann would be caught by Carter off the bowling of Mullaney for 22 before Lewis Hill would be caught by Patel off the same bowler for 14. Louis Kimber would fall for the same score, caught by Duckett off Mullaney’s bowling, before Parkinson would be the final wicket to fall as he as caught by Mullaney off Chappell’s bowling for 4 – Ben Mike and Naveen finishing with 6 and 8 not out respectively.
Leicestershire host Worcestershire tomorrow while Notts host Durham at the same time.
NOT 173 (19.2 overs), LEI 177/8 (19.4 overs)
Hampshire Hawks vs Essex Eagles
Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat first.
D’Arcy Short would be caught by Sam Cook off the bowling of Aron Nijjar for 30 before Liam Dawson would be dismissed by the same combination for a duck 2 balls later. James Vince would be caught by Jimmy Neesham off the bowling of Simon Harmer for 63 off 46 balls before Colin de Grandhomme would be caught by Ryan ten Doeschate off the bowling of Cook for 32.
Joe Weatherley would be caught by Neesham off the bowling of Harmer for 10 before James Filler would be caught by Paul Walter off the bowling of Shane Snater for 4. Lewis McManus would be caught by Michael Pepper off the bowling of Cook for 25 before Chris Wood would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Walter off Cook’s bowling for 1 – Scott Currie (0) and Mason Crane (1) the not out batsmen.
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Adam Wheater would be caught by Vince off the bowling of Wood for a second-ball duck before Tom Westley would be stumped by McManus off the bowling of Crane for 39. Neesham would be bowled by Short for 2 before Pepper would be caught behind by McManus off Dawson’s bowling for 3.
ten Doeschate would be caught by Fuller off the bowling of Crane for 9 before Dan Lawrence would be caught by McManus off the bowling of Currie for 60 off 45 balls. Walter would be run out by Vince for 4 before Nijjar would be caught by McManus off the bowling of Wood for 8. Brad Wheal would get the final 2 wickets, firstly Snater was bowled by 5 before Cook would follow the same way the following delivery – Harmer finishing with 13 not out.
Hampshire would play play Sussex in the evening (see the last game of this round-up) while Essex hosting Middlesex tomorrow afternoon.
HAM 171/8 (20 overs), ESS 153 (19.2 overs)
Gloucestershire vs Surrey
Surrey would win the toss and elect to field first.
Miles Hammond would be bowled by Gus Atkinson for 25 before Ian Cockbain would be bowled by Dan Moriarty for 10. Benny Howell would be bowled by Gareth Batty for 30 before James Bracey would be caught by Laurie Evans off the same bowler for 8.
Jack Taylor would be bowled by Moriarty for 14 before Glenn Phillips would be caught by Rory Burns off the bowling of Atkinson for 48 off 26 balls. Ryan Higgins would be caught by Rikki Clarke off the same bowler for 12 before George Scott would be dismissed by the same combination for 7. Tom Smith would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Conor McKerr, for the same score with Daniel Worrall 6 not out.
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Will Jacks would be caught by Scott off the bowling of Shaw for 24 before Jamie Smith would be bowled by Howell for 60 off 47 balls. Evans would be the last wicket to fall, caught by Taylor off the bowling of Higgins, for 58 off 36 balls with Tim David and Burns not out with 25 and 1 respectively.
Gloucestershire travel to Somerset tomorrow while this was Surrey’s last group game.
GLO 177/9 (20 overs), SUR 178/3 (18.2 overs)
Middlesex vs Kent Spitfires
Kent won the toss and elected to bat first.
George Munsey would be bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman for 10 before Zak Crawley would be caught by Max Holden off the bowling of Blake Cullen for 26. Heino Kuhn would be caught by Daryl Mitchell off the bowling of Nathan Sowter for 42 before Calum MacLeod would be caught behind by John Simpson off the bowling of Cullen for 7.
Dan Lincoln would be the fifth wicket to fall as he was caught by Joe Cracknell off the bowling of Mujeeb for 8 before Marcus O’Riordan would be caught by Steven Finn off the bowling of Cullen for 2. Harry Finch would be caught by Holden off the same bowler for 47 before Harry Podmore would be the final wicket to fall for 5, bowled by Helm – Safyaan Sharif (5) and Elliot Hooper (0) were the not out batsmen.
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Sam Robson would be bowled by Matt Quinn for 2 before Cracknell would be caught by Munsey off the bowling of Podmore for 4. Mitchell would fall LBW to Sharif for 2 before Varun Chopra would be bowled by Hooper for 12.
Simpson would be caught by Crawley off the bowling of Podmore for 3 before Holden would be caught by MacLeod off O’Riordan’s bowling for 9. Sowter would be bowled by Hooper for 3 before Helm would be caught by Finch off the same bowler for 12. Cullen would be bowled by Sharif for 9 before Mujeeb would be the last wicket, caught Finch off Quinn’s bowling, for 13 – Steven Finn not out with 4.
Middlesex travel to Essex tomorrow while Kent host Sussex at the same time.
KEN 157/8 (20 overs), MID 80 (16.3 overs)
Glamorgan vs Somerset
Somerset would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Steven Davies would be caught behind by Chris Cooke off the bowling of Timm van der Gugten for 22 before Will Smeed would be caught by van der Gugten off the bowling of Roman Walker for 7. James Hildreth would be caught by Cooke off the bowling of Walker for 10 before Lewis Goldsworthy would be caught byRuaidhri Smith off the same bowler for 9.
Tom Lammonby would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Andrew Salter off the bowling of Dan Douthwaite for 34 with opener Devon Conway (70 off 52 balls) and Roelof van der Merwe (10) the not out batsmen.
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Kiran Carlson would be caught & bowled by Jack Leach for 6 before Colin Ingram would fall the same way to Craig Overton for 19. David Lloyd would be caught by Overton off the bowling of Goldsworthy for 11 before Billy Root would be caught by Ben Green off the bowling of van der Merwe for 13.
Marnus Labuschagne would be caught by van der Merwe off the bowling of Marchant de Lange for 18 before Cooke would be caught by Overton off the bowling of Goldsworthy for 1. Salter would be caught by van der Merwe off the bowling of Leach for 3 before Walker would be bowled by Goldsworthy for 2. van der Gugten would be caught by Green off the bowling of van der Merwe for 6 before Douthwaite would be the final wicket to fall as he was caught by Green off van der Merwe’s bowling for 25.
Glamorgan travel to Hampshire tomorrow while Somerset host Gloucestershire at the same time.
SOM 181/5 (20 overs), GLA 107 (17.4 overs)
Hampshire Hawks vs Sussex Sharks
Sussex won the toss and elected to bat first.
Phil Salt would be dismissed off the second ball of the game as he was caught by Wheal off the bowling of Dawson for 4 before a 102-run partnership between between Luke Wright and Ravi Bopara was ended with the former caught by Vince off the bowling of Currie for 54 off 41 balls. Delray Rawlins would be caught by Vince off the bowling of Dawson for 22 before Bopara would be caught by Currie off the bowling of Short for 62 off 42 balls.
David Wiese would be the fifth wicket to fall as he was caught by Prest off the bowling of Currie for 7 before Rashid Khan would be LBW to Wheal in the final over – Harrison Ward (0) and Will Beer (2) would be the not out batsmen.
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Hampshire would put on 120 for the opening-wicket partnership between Vince and Short before the latter was bowled by Beer for 35 with Prest suffering the same fate for 6. de Grandhomme would be run out by Bopara for 12 before Vince would hit wicket off the bowling of Ollie Robinson for 102 – Weatherley and McManus would be not out with 24 and 3 respectively.
Hampshire host Glamorgan tomorrow while Sussex travel to Kent at the same time.
SUS 183/6 (20 overs), HAM 184/4 (19.2 overs)
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