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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Friday, July 30th

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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Friday, July 30th

Friday, July 30th 2021 - Royal London One Day Cup

 

Derbyshire v Glamorgan (The Incora County Ground)

Derbyshire and Glamorgan were frustrated by the weather which prevented any play in the Royal London Cup match at Derby.

The prospects of play always looked slim after heavy rain in the morning followed by further showers prevented the game starting at the scheduled 11am start although the toss took place with Derbyshire electing to field.

It was hoped conditions would improve enough for the umpires to inspect at 2.30pm but more rain during the lunch interval resulted in the match being abandoned.

Both teams take a point for a no result which is Derbyshire’s first in the competition after three defeats while Glamorgan now have five points from four matches.

Match Abandoned

 

Middlesex v Hampshire (Radlett CC)

 Middlesex’s search for a first win in the Royal London Cup goes on after their game with Hampshire at Radlett was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Heavy intermittent showers throughout the morning delayed the start, before further cloudbursts in the early afternoon left umpires Peter Hartley and Ian Ramage no alternative but to abandon the match following a 2:45pm inspection.

Middlesex picked up their first point of the competition, while Hampshire now have three points from as many games.

Match abandoned


Notts Outlaws v Somerset (Welbeck)


Rain wrecked Nottinghamshire’s Royal London Cup match against Somerset at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, home of Welbeck Cricket Club in the north of the county.

After Somerset won the toss and chose to field, play began at the scheduled time but the players were forced from the field after just over an hour and a quarter, with Nottinghamshire 92 for two from 21 overs and persistent showers meant no further cricket was possible.

Nottinghamshire lost Sol Budinger in the second over when the young opener hit Ben Green straight to mid-on and captain Peter Trego’s hopes of doing some damage against his former team proved to be short-lived as he found himself on the wrong end of an lbw verdict against Sonny Baker.

But Ben Slater (42) and Matthew Montgomery (31) took the score to 50 for two at the end of the Powerplay and had added 69 in 14.4 overs when the weather closed in.

Somerset gave a senior debut to seamer Ned Leonard, who with Baker was one of two 18-year-olds in a team that, taking out James Hildreth and Steve Davies, had an average age of 21, captained by 23-year-old Green.

Both teams take one point, which means Somerset have five points from three matches and Nottinghamshire three from three in the early stages of the competition.

Nottinghamshire return to the Welback ground to face Leicestershire on Sunday.

Match Abandoned


Surrey v Northamptonshire Steelbacks (Kia Oval)

Only 5.3 overs were possible at the Kia Oval before the Royal London Cup group 1 match between Surrey and Northamptonshire was abandoned due to regular bursts of heavy showers.

Morning rain meant play did not begin until 1.15pm, with the contest initially reduced to 34 overs per side, and Northants scored 31 for one wicket before more rain drove the players off at 1.40pm.

All that then followed for a sizeable crowd of more than 3,000 was a long afternoon of frustration as the Oval groundstaff worked hard between the showers to make conditions fit for a resumption.

A 4pm inspection did result in the umpires, Ian Blackwell and James Middlebrook, announcing that a 10-over game could begin at 5.20pm but – minutes later – more heavy rain swept in to confirm the no result, with both teams taking one point.

Ricardo Vasconcelos, who produced two sumptuous extra cover driven fours off Rikki Clarke and Matt Dunn, was the Northants wicket to fall – well-held above his head at third man by Dan Moriarty for 17 after the left-handed opener deliberately uppercut Conor McKerr’s fourth ball in the fifth over.

Emilio Gay remained 8 not out, having been badly dropped at mid on by McKerr off Dunn from the final ball before the rain came again, and Ben Curran had faced just two balls.

Northants, still looking for their first group stage win after two no results and one defeat from their first three fixtures, are next at home to Derbyshire on Sunday while Surrey – who won both their first two matches – take on Glamorgan at Cardiff on Tuesday.

Match Summary 

Surrey

Northamptonshire *31/1 (5.3 ov)

No result


Sussex Sharks v Kent Spitfires (The 1st Central County Ground)

Sussex Sharks and Kent Spitfires are still looking for their first win in the Royal London Cup after playing four matches apiece.  Their Group A match at the  1st Central County Ground at Hove was abandoned in surreal circumstances with the Kent innings still 4.2 overs short of constituting a match.  Both sides took a point each.

There were 34.4 overs of cricket, which was something of a miracle with the rain and very strong winds, with the floodlights burning brightly in the gloom. A 29 over game was scheduled, with Kent deciding to field first.  Sussex scored a slightly disappointing 209 for seven.  The highlight of their innings was a stand of 63 in eight overs between Travis Head (52), who made his third fifty of the campaign, and Ben Brown, with an inventive 38 from 29 deliveries in his first appearance in the competition this season.

Despite a late flurry of strokes from David Wiese, who made 31 from 23 balls, the Sussex score did not look enough.  And that feeling was strengthened when Kent captain Ollie Robinson and former Sussex academy player Tawanda Muyeye hit 48 from their first five overs.  But then came the heaviest rain of the day and the umpires had no alternative but to call the game off with Kent still short of batting the ten overs that would have made a match.  The outcome means that Sussex and Kent have each lost two games and had two abandoned and both counties face an uphill struggle to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Match Summary 

Nottinghamshire *92/2 (21 ov)

Somerset

Abandoned

 Nathan Gilchrist (Kent) after taking his first wickets in the Royal London Cup:  “We bowled well as a group, and then to come out and try to chase down that score as well as we did I think we were on track, potentially, to win our first game of the tournament.  It’s a bit frustrating having the second game in a row rained off.  But we can’t do much about the weather at the moment. It’s just one of those days, a bit frustrating but hopefully we can move onto the next game and get a win.”

 Travis Head (Sussex):  We’ve got to make sure we’re ready for Sunday now.  We’ve had a few matches called off in the T20 and now a couple in this competition.  There’s a big advantage batting second in these situations.  It was disappointing not to bat in the final overs because I felt in good nick. It was frustrating not to go on and make a big score. We’ve got to look to win all our remaining matches now.  We’ve got to rock up on Sunday and get stuck in and get a good result.


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