Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Sunday August 8th
Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Sunday August 8th
Royal London One Day Cup 2021 - Sunday August 8th
Middlesex v Gloucestershire (Radlett CC)
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed the cancellation of tomorrow’s Royal London Cup match between Middlesex and Gloucestershire at Radlett due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the Gloucestershire squad.
Members of the Gloucestershire squad are required to self-isolate which has resulted in the cancellation of the match.
Under Playing Condition 188.8.131.52 Group A will, therefore, be decided on an 'average points per completed match' basis.
Lancashire v Worcestershire Rapids (Old Trafford)
Lancashire v Worcestershire – Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
No play was possible in the Royal London Cup match between Lancashire and Worcestershire at Emirates Old Trafford. Following heavy overnight rain in Manchester and further showers on Sunday morning umpires Peter Hartley and Mike Newell conducted an inspection just after eleven o’clock and it was something of a portent when even that examination was interrupted by rain. The weather relented sufficiently for a further inspection to be made at 1.45 but the rain returned with something approaching spite and play was abandoned at just after three o’clock.
The result leaves Lancashire with eight points from their seven games while Worcestershire have seven points from seven matches. With the final positions now being determined on a points-per-game basis following the cancellation of Gloucestershire’s match with Middlesex, the Old Trafford side have only to beat Essex in their final home game on Thursday to be sure of a semi-final place. Worcestershire will need to beat Durham at New Road on Tuesday but must wait until Thursday before discovering whether that will be sufficient to see them progress.
Lancashire wicketkeeper-batsman, George Lavelle, said: “The match against Essex on Thursday has turned into a must-win game. It’s nice that things are still in our hands and it should be exciting for us all. We’ve played some good cricket in this competition so if we turn up and play 100% we should have enough to get us through.
“Lancashire’s full-strength side is difficult to get into so it’s nice for players to get a run-out and some opportunities. We’ve played on some lovely grounds and had some nice experiences. We knew some of our players would get picked up in The Hundred so there were always going to be opportunities for the younger lads. People like Jack Morley and George Balderson have put in some good performances.”
Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Somerset (The County Ground Northampton)
Northamptonshire 305/6 (46 ov)
Somerset 223/10 (40.5 ov)
Northants won by 81 runs (D/L)
A dominant Northamptonshire batting display underpinned by an excellent, enterprising century partnership from Ben Curran and Ricardo Vasconcelos provided the foundation for a comprehensive 81-run win over Somerset.
The pair put on 129 in exactly 20 overs before both falling short of well-deserved centuries after facing 93 balls. Curran made 94, his highest list A score, while Vasconcelos contributed 88 to set the hosts on course for a big total.
With the middle order upping the momentum with some aggressive hitting, Northamptonshire posted a formidable 305-6 in a match reduced to 46 overs a side due to rain.
Somerset’s top order got bogged down against some disciplined bowling in reply and fell rapidly behind the run rate as they lost four wickets in seven overs. Lewis Goldsworthy though, with an aggressive 80 from just 61 balls, threatened an unlikely revival. He followed a career best 96 at the Oval on Thursday with a series of cleanly struck blows in a partnership of 120 with skipper Josh Davey (53). Ultimately though when Goldsworthy was out hit wicket after standing on his stumps, the visitors were left with too much to do.
The result topped a special day for Northamptonshire players, fans and past players who gathered to celebrate the life of legendary all-rounder David Capel who died last year. In a special ceremony the Wantage Road End was renamed the David Capel End in his memory.
Northamptonshire’s batters gave little hint of the carnage to come with just five runs coming from their first five overs. Although Sonny Baker made the early breakthrough by removing Emilio Gay, Vasconcelos broke the shackles by taking three boundaries off an over from the same bowler.
Curran announced himself with a couple of powerful cut shots before rain forced the players off the field. He picked up where he left off after the resumption with three boundaries from Kasey Aldridge’s first over.
Vasconcelos and Curran kept busy, taking quick singles and keeping the pressure on the fielders. Both showed excellent timing with some delicate late dabs and cuts. Vasconcelos took on the short ball too, pulling Marchant de Lange over midwicket before punching him down the ground for four more. The Northamptonshire skipper also reverse swept effectively against the spin of Goldsworthy.
When Vascancelos was bowled, Rob Keogh maintained the offense, taking four boundaries off one Goldsworthy over. Eventually he attempted one big shot too many and was bowled by de Lange for 35.
There was to be no let up for Somerset’s bowlers though as Saif Zaib joined Curran in a stand of 56 in just 5.2 overs. Zaib punched powerfully down the ground and pulled another ball over fine leg for six. The boundaries kept coming with a maximum over square leg from Curran before Zaib hit an even bigger six.
Zaib was castled by Baker soon afterwards for 29 from just 17 balls but Tom Taylor hit a few more boundaries at the end to underline his all-round potential.
A miserly spell from Ben Sanderson set the tone for Northamptonshire with the ball as he conceded just five runs from his initial five-over spell.
Somerset could only register 16 runs and a single boundary from the first 10 overs and lost Steve Davies early when he clipped a Jack White delivery to deep square leg.
Eddie Byrom looked to regain the initiative before top edging one from Taylor. Sam Young swung Simon Kerrigan for two sixes over long-on but the spinner soon got his revenge by trapping him lbw.
Luke Procter, who finished with three for 40, seemed to remove any remaining hopes of a Somerset fightback with two wickets in one over. First dangerman James Hildreth holed out to deep midwicket before George Bartlett was adjudged lbw to leave Somerset 89 for five. That though brought Goldsworthy and Davey together who started to hit the ball cleanly and find the boundary regularly. Once Goldsworthy departed, Simon Kerrigan mopped up the tail to finish with figures of four for 48.
Derbyshire v Yorkshire Vikings (Chesterfield)
Derbyshire 108/6 (10 ov)
Yorkshire 109/2 (8.4 ov)
Yorkshire won by 8 wkts (8b rem)
Will Fraine scored the fastest List A fifty in Yorkshire’s history to take his side to an emphatic eight wicket victory over Derbyshire in a Royal London Cup match reduced to 10 overs a side at Chesterfield.
Fraine smashed 50 off only 19 balls and his unbeaten 69, which contained five fours and four sixes, from 32 deliveries took Yorkshire to their target of 109 with eight balls to spare.
Derbyshire had set a challenging total of 108 for 6 after rain delayed the start by six hours with Fynn Hudson-Prentice hammering four sixes in an unbeaten 38 from 17 balls.
Josh Sullivan took four for 11, including three in four balls, with his leg spin before Fraine’s assault carried Yorkshire home at a canter and keeps alive their chances of making the knock-out stages.
Mitch Wagstaff and Harry Came got Derbyshire off to a good start when the rain finally cleared, adding 40 before Wagstaff was bowled trying to ramp George Hill in the fifth over.
Tom Wood drove Hill for consecutive fours but then became Sullivan’s first victim when he pulled the leg-spinner’s first ball to deep midwicket.
Brooke Guest was stumped coming down the pitch and Alex Hughes clipped his first ball to square leg as Derbyshire slipped to 50 for 4.
Hudson-Prentice pulled Mathews Pillans for six and Came repeated the treatment as 21 came off the seventh over.
Sullivan was driven over the long on fence by Hudson-Prentice but Came’s attempt to dispatch the spinner into the crowd ended in a sliced catch to cover.
Derbyshire needed another big over and Hudson-Prentice delivered when he straight-drove and pulled Ben Coad for sixes with 17 coming from the 9th.
It lifted Derbyshire to a competitive total but Fraine got Yorkshire off to a flyer, driving Hudson-Prentice for successive fours before lifting him over long off for six.
Matthew Revis miscued a pull at Ravi Rampaul to mid on but Fraine drove Mattie McKiernan for another six to take his side to 43 for 1 after three overs.
McKiernan bore the brunt of Fraine’s onslaught, conceding 21 from his second over, as the opener drove him onto the pavilion roof before his fourth six took him to a 19 ball 50.
William Luxton pulled George Scrimshaw for six and although he holed out to deep midwicket in the same over, Yorkshire needed only eight off the last two overs.
Gary Ballance removed any lingering hopes Derbyshire might have entertained of pulling off a dramatic heist by driving Hudson-Prentice for six as Yorkshire cruised to victory in the evening sunshine.
Yorkshire batsman Will Fraine said: "It was clearly a pretty good wicket, I didn't think we bowled badly and Josh Sullivan our young leg-spinner was excellent.
"It was one of those targets where we had to go from the first over but the big thing for me to take the pressure off is not looking at the scoreboard and just play the ball that comes down.
"I thought they batted pretty well and it was always going to be a tough chase but it was also going to be a tough defending ground and we knew that so we pushed them hard in the field.
"It's something I've been wanting to do, to contribute in match-winning ways for the club, and I feel it's something I've been threatening to do for a while and today I made it count."
Derbyshire batsman Harry Came said: "We thought about a hundred was a good score and to get up to nearly 110 was a great effort I thought but hats off to Will Fraine who played an unbelievable innings.
"In the last couple of games I've slogged a few nicely but definitely looking to cash in a bit more, so I'm looking to get a big score on Thursday and set it up for the team."
Durham v Essex Eagles (Emirates Riverside)
Durham 233 for eight (45 overs) beat Essex Eagles 227 for six (45 overs) by two wickets via DLS
Alex Lees scored a career-best knock of 126 to guide Durham to a nail-biting two-wicket win via the DLS method over Essex Eagles in their Royal London Cup clash at Emirates Riverside.
Lees anchored the Durham chase single-handed as no other player in the batting order passed 25, notching his second ton of the campaign. The Yorkshireman held his poise on a slow wicket to notch his highest List A score, striking the winning runs off the first ball of the final over to lift the North-East outfit top of Group A with two matches remaining.
Feroze Khushi scored a century on his List A debut for the visitors in their total of 227 for six in an innings that was interrupted by the rain. Although the Eagles mustered a competitive score from their 45 overs due to the elements, Khushi's efforts were in vain as the hosts held their composure to claim the win.
Rain delayed the start of the contest by 15 minutes before Durham inserted the visitors. Alastair Cook began with a flourish drilling Jack Campbell for three early boundaries. But, Chris Rushworth removed the former England skipper through a combined juggling effort from Scott Borthwick and David Bedingham in the slip cordon.
Nick Browne endured a struggle, scoring only three runs from 18 deliveries before edging behind to Cameron Bancroft. Tom Westley continued the procession to the miserly Rushworth, picking out Liam Trevaskis at mid-wicket.
Khushi on his List A debut steadied the ship in a partnership with Josh Rymell before a heavy shower halted the action for 45 minutes. Despite the delay, Khushi regained his composure and reached his half-century, making the most of a second opportunity after being put down by Trevaskis on 14.
Khushi and Rymell manoeuvred Essex into a strong position to attack the closing overs with a partnership of 101. Campbell prised out Rymell for a career-best 40 to break the stand, but the arrival of Ryan ten Doeschate allowed the visitors to accelerate.
After scoring only two boundaries to reach his fifty, Khushi found his range to push towards his century. The 22-year-old ensured he had a one-day debut to remember by nurdling a single off his legs to post his maiden hundred from 101 deliveries. He fell in the over for 107 to Campbell, although he ensured that his side racked up a solid score of 227.
Chasing a revised total of 232 due to DLS, Lees made a watchful start failing to score from his opening 10 balls before exploding into life with four consecutive boundaries. The Durham openers passed fifty, but Aron Nijjar made the breakthrough as Graham Clark was caught on the fence by Khushi for 24.
Spin brought the visitors back into the game. Simon Harmer bowled Scott Borthwick with a yorking delivery before pinning Bancroft lbw. Luc Benkenstein, son of former Durham skipper Dale, then claimed his maiden List A wicket by clean bowling David Bedingham for two.
Lees stemmed the tide by passing fifty for the second game in a row, and combined for a partnership of 51 for the fifth wicket with Sean Dickson. He fought a solitary battle against the visitors amid a clatter of wickets at the other end. Lees was rewarded by scoring his fourth List A century from 113 balls, whittling down the total required in the process.
Luke Doneathy's run out and a wicket for Westley left Durham requiring three off the final over. Lees avoided further drama by dispatching the first ball to the leg-side boundary to secure the win.
Durham's Alex Lees said: "It's nice to make a match-winning contribution. Luckily I held on for long enough to get us over the line. My 50-over game has come on and I've found a method that works for me. You've got a lot more time than you think because you can get caught up in trying to whack the ball. I was disappointed to miss the Vitality Blast with a broken hand, but I'm pleased to have been able to come back and to have played well. You obviously have some doubts, but it has been pleasing to be in good form. We've got ourselves into a great position with two games to go and hopefully we can secure our place in the knockout stage."
Essex Eagles' Feroze Khushi said: "It was great to score my maiden List A hundred on debut is special. It was a great atmosphere here, but I'm disappointed that we failed to win the game because it would have made it all the sweeter. I've been batting well recently, and I backed myself to go out there and perform. It came off for me today. The rain delays did not help because it stopped our momentum. I was in the forties and I wanted to carry on because I was in a good flow. We thought we had a defendable score, but Lees batted well to see them over the line"
Glamorgan v Notts Outlaws (Sophia Gardens)
Glamorgan 76/2 (16 ov)
Nottinghamshire 73/10 (20.2 ov)
Glamorgan won by 8 wkts (42b rem)
Glamorgan cruised to their fourth win in seven matches in Group 1 in the Royal London Cup as they beat Notts Outlaws by eight wickets at Sophia Gardens after easily chasing down a modest score of 73 in a weather effected contest.
It means they still lead their group and remain very much on course for a home semi-final in the knock-out stage. They host Yorkshire on Thursday while the Outlaws, now four points behind the leaders, welcome Northamptonshire.
Umpires Ian Gould and Neil Mallender made three inspections of the Sophia Gardens pitch and outfield before finally declaring play could start at 3.00pm as a reduced overs game. The game was reduced from 50 to 23 overs and after winning the toss the Glamorgan skipper Kiran Carlson invited the visitors to bat first.
Ben Slater took a boundary over the covers in the opening over before Michael Hogan, who had removed Surrey opener Mark Stoneman with his first ball five days earlier, struck with his second ball to take out Sol Budinger.
Budinger skied a catch that wicketkeeper Tom Cullen comfortably dealt with and then fellow opener Ben Slater fell LBW to Lucas Carey in the next over. By the end of the first power play of five overs the Notts Outlaws were 19-3 with Matt Montgomery also back in the hutch and the Glamorgan seamers very much on top.
Lyndon James survived a sharp chance at point to Andrew Salter, but then took a nasty blow on the helmet from James Cooke. An over later, on the recommendation of the umpires, he retired hurt and was replaced in the match by concussion sub Sam King.
His departure brought Liam Patterson-White to the wicket, but he didn’t last long, sent back to the pavilion courtesy of a spectacular one-handed catch by Steve Reingold at short midwicket off Cooke. The, when Glamorgan turned to spin, Salter clean bowled Peter Trego for eight in the ninth over.
Dan Schadendorf was caught in the deep trying to hook Cooke to leave the Outlaws reeling at 31-6 and when 17-year-old academy star Fateh Singh struck the returning Hogan to the boundary in the 14th over it was only the third 4 of the innings.
Hogan’s response was to clean bowl Brett Hutton, but Singh brought up the 50 in the 16th over with the first of two successive balls.
Glamorgan coach David Harrison was full of praise for the way in which his side put themselves on the verge of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Royal London Cup with a comprehensive eight wicket win over the Notts Outlaws at Sophia Gardens.
“The boys were fantastic. We’ve bowled well all competition and to knock off only 73 runs has made us very happy,” said Harrison.
“We saw that the pitch had been used on Friday for the Welsh Fire game in The Hundred and had been under cover for a few days, so we thought there would be a bit of moisture in the pitch if we bowled first.
“The boys were fantastic in getting them all out for 73. We’ve done well in getting early wickets in the power play and that is a great win for us.
“We will be ready for Yorkshire on Thursday. If we win there is a good chance that we will finish top of the table and that is our aim.”
Notts Outlaws’ head coach Peter Moores was quick to thank Test umpire Ian Gould for the way he dealt with one of his young batsmen, Lyndon James, after he got hit on the helmet by paceman James Cooke.
The 22-year-old Cooke played a couple more balls after receiving treatment following the blow before Gould called on the medical team for a second consultation. James retired hurt on 3 and left the field to allow Sam King to became his county’s first concussion substitution.
“Historically players have always felt a bit of pressure to maybe stay in the game. You don’t want to let you mates down in a team game,” said Moores.
“There is a clear protocol that you have to go through these days and if that suggests the safest thing is to step away from the game then that’s the right thing to do.
“It was very experienced umpiring and straight away he called the phsyio on, which was the right thing to do. We have to put the players welfare first.
“Lyndon will go through the normal protocols now and step away from the game for the next six or seven days. He’s a great kid who loves playing and he felt OK when he came off.”
The Outlaws face Northamptonshire in their final game this week and Moores is banking on a bounce back from this big defeat.
“If we have a chance to qualify or not for the knock-out stage it will make no difference how we tackle the game,” he said.
“It is another great opportunity for everyone to play some good cricket. We will go as hard as we can in that game.
“It is a great chance for different players to show what they’ve got at first-team level.”
Kent Spitfires v Hampshire (Beckenham)
Kent 105/10 (22.5 ov)
Hampshire 107/4 (18.2 ov)
Hampshire won by 6 wkts (34b rem) (D/L)
Hampshire’s hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Royal London Cup are still alive after they coasted to a six-wicket win over Kent Spitfires at Beckenham.
Ian Holland ripped out Kent’s top order with four for 12 as the hosts failed to bat out their overs, despite a rain-reduction to 24 per side. Scott Currie took two for four as the Spitfires were all out for 105.
The Duckworth Lewis Method pushed the target up to just 107 and Hampshire chased it down with relative ease, finishing on 107 for four, Tom Alsop the top scorer with 37 and Holland hitting an unbeaten 30.
Kent have now been eliminated, regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s final scheduled match with Gloucestershire at Beckenham, a fixture in doubt due to the Covid outbreak that saw today’s match between Gloucestershire and Middlesex cancelled.
The prospects of play looked remote as steady rain fell throughout the morning, but conditions improved and play started at 2.30pm, with the match initially reduced to 27 overs per side.
Kent’s openers actually made a bright start after being asked to bat, but after moving to 42 without loss, Tawanda Muyeye was bowled by John Turner for 24.
Holland then instigated a collapse when he claimed two wickets in the twelfth over. Ollie Robinson was caught by James Fuller at deep square leg for 27 and Jack Leaning was subsequently caught and bowled for 11. In Holland’s next over, Harry Finch chipped him to Nick Gubbins and was out for nought.
Kent had reached 70 for four before a shower sent the players sprinting to the pavilion, trimming the match by a further three overs per side, and if anything their batting got worse when play resumed. Darren Stevens made just eight when Holland had him caught by Felix Organ and Grant Stewart was run out for four, by a direct hit from Tom Scriven, chasing a single that could best be described as optimistic.
Joe Gordon made nine on his List A debut before he holed out to Scriven and was caught by Organ and Currie then bowled Harry Podmore for eight before getting Hamid Qadri lbw for five.
Kyle Abbott wrapped up the innings when Matt Quinn was caught by Tom Prest and Hampshire made short work of the chase.
The Spitfires’ hopes flickered when Quinn took two quick wickets, strangling Prest down the leg side where he was caught behind for two and then bowling Gubbins, also for two, to reduce the visitors to 23 for two, but Hampshire put on 40 for the next wicket before Alsop chopped Podmore to Finch, who took a sharp catch at point.
By the time Joe Weatherley was caught by Muyeye off Podmore for 25 Gloucestershire needed just another 15 for victory with six wickets in hand and Fuller smacked Podmore for six to clinch the win with 34 balls to spare.
Hampshire's Ian Holland said: "It's been the story of most of our campaigns this year, leaving it late. Hopefully we can go up to Durham and put in a performance. I haven't looked at the exact table, we'll probably need a few things to go our way, but we're still well and truly alive, which is great.
"We were happy with that total, we were able to take a consistent amount of wickets throughout the innings and we felt that was a very gettable score on a pretty small outfield. The wicket was a little bit slow at times but on this outfield we felt pretty confident chasing it. It was always going to be one good partnership in theory, or a couple of half-partnerships and that ended up being the case.
(On his career-best List A figures) "It's nice, it was one of those days when they just went to hand. When they mishit them it went to the fielders. I'm just happy to contribute and most importantly we put in a really good performance with the ball."
Kent's Simon Cook said: "Sometimes you have to have a hard lesson. It does hurt, but you come through that and it ultimately makes you a better cricketer going forwards because you don't want to feel that way.
"It was disappointing. Rain-affected games are always pretty tough to deal with and losing the toss obviously doesn't help, but having said that we didn't put enough runs on the board to put any pressure on Hampshire at all, so we only have ourselves to blame in that regard.
"We were unlucky not to come away from Sussex with a win, we kind of got done by Duckworth Lewis in that game. The Middlesex game showed that we had got some momentum going forward. Nathan bowled brilliantly and carried on today on a placid pitch. He still looked very attacking, but it's disappointing that we haven't managed to lead on from the 300 we scored here against Durham and the 320 which we got in the second game. Both of those games were influenced by George (Munsey) and (Harry) Finch having decent partnerships batting and we've not been able replicate that."
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