There were big wins for Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan in today’s Friends Life t20 matches.
Michael Lumb led Nottinghamshire’s demolition of Durham in the North Group. He was stumped going for his century off Scott Borthwick, having hit a crisp 96 off 52 balls, an innings that included 14 fours and three towering sixes. The opening stand of 91 in nine overs that he shared with Alex Hales (34 off 24) balls set the Outlaws up their successful pursuit of Durham’s 154 for four. That total had been built on the back of innings of 51 off 42 balls from their captain Mark Stoneman and 44 off 37 balls from Borthwick, again batting at number three. David Hussey and Jake Ball were the picks of the Notts bowlers with a brace of wickets apiece.
Warwickshire’s dismal season continued as they were subjected to a third defeat in four days, this time at the hands of Glamorgan at Rugby School. The Bears batting failed once again as they were able to post only a paltry 126 for eight despite choosing to bat. Opener Varun Chopra top-scored with 35, but Michael Hogan bowled superbly, finishing with three for 11 from his four overs. Steffan Piolet (20 off 12 balls) and Rikki Clarke (21 off 16) did their best with cameos, but none of the Glamorgan bowlers were expensive. Mark Wallace then anchored the visitors’ successful run chase with an unbeaten 52-ball 69 as they got home with 14 balls to spare by eight wickets.
Tomorrow’s FLt20 Fixtures: (start times in brackets, BST)
North Group, Lancashire v Leicestershire at Old Trafford (1345)
Mid/Wales/West, Somerset v Northamptonshire at Taunton (1430)
Mid/Wales/West, Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at New Road (1440)
South, Middlesex v Kent at Uxbridge (1430)
Weather Forecast: It will be another baking hot day tomorrow with barely a cloud in the sky and temperatures peaking at between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius.
County Cricket News In Brief:
Northamptonshire CCC have received a formal reprimand under the ECB’s disciplinary code for comments made by their chief executive David Smith about the state of the pitch in their top-of-the-table LV= County Championship Division Two clash at Old Trafford. The club were found guilty of a breach of Directive 4.5 regarding public statements. Smith called the Old Trafford pitch “under-prepared” after 18 wickets fell on the first day of the match.
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