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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 10th

Ben Curran (Northants Steelbacks) at Grantham CC
Ben Curran (Northants Steelbacks) at Grantham CC
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Notts v Northants at Grantham CC
Notts v Northants at Grantham CC
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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 10th

Royal London One Day Cup 2021 - Tuesday August 10th

 

Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks (The Cloudfm County Ground)

Essex Eagles 321/8 beat Sussex Sharks 224 by 97 runs

Josh Rymell celebrated his maiden professional half-century as Essex Eagles qualified for the Royal London Cup knockouts with a 97-run victory over Sussex Sharks.

Rymell showed maturity beyond his four List A appearances to craft 78 as he put on 115 with Feroze Khushi – who clocked up 77 on the back of a century at Durham last time out.

Adam Wheater smashed a quick-fire 53 as the Eagles wracked up 321 for eight, which the Sharks never looked like chasing – getting bowled out for 224 with Travis Head top-scoring with 38 in front of a sold-out Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.

Essex face Lancashire in their last group game on Thursday; if they lose they’ll play an away quarter-final, if they win and Durham also win they’ll have a home quarter-final, while a victory at Emirates Old Trafford and a Durham defeat to Hampshire will see Eagles progress straight to a home semi-final.

Essex, having been put in, lost Alastair Cook and Tom Westley within the first eight overs – bowled and smashed straight at point respectively – before Khushi and Rymell patiently built the foundations of a large total.

The 20-and 22-year-olds showed patience and ran hard rather than peppered the boundary for much of their stays – although both the 50 and 100 stands were brought up with sixes off Rymell’s bat, coming in 76 and 127 deliveries respectively.

Rymell, who had been promoted to open, reached his maiden half-century in 70 balls but departed for 78 when he was lbw to 78 – ending a 115-run stand.

Khushi reached the milestone in one few ball and along with the hard-hitting Paul Walter put on 54 in 39 balls before an Essex wobble.

Walter top-edged to fine leg before Ryan ten Doeschate and Khushi were caught in the ring within nine balls of each other.

But the Sharks’ fightback didn’t last as Wheater launched an assault of three sixes and three fours to score 53 in 29 balls – his fifty coming after two successive maximums although perished attempting a third, with Simon Harmer lbw soon after.

Aron Nijjar teed off with a 16-ball 28 to get the Eagles over 300 and set their highest total of the campaign.

The chase began with Ali Orr surviving a regulation drop by Westley on three but chopped Jack Plom on having only added a further seven runs, before skipper Tom Haines edged Plom to slip.

Ben Brown slapped spinner Nijjar’s third ball to midwicket and Travis Head was bowled by Harmer – both getting starts but neither managed to settle like Khushi or Rymell.

David Wiese exploded with 36 off 20 balls, during a 52-run stand with James Cole, before splicing to midwicket and Oli Carter thrashed out to deep midwicket.

Sharks’ inexperienced lower-order couldn’t match Wheater, Walter and Nijjar’s hitting as Coles and Danial Ibrahim were both caught behind.

Will Beer was extraordinarily caught by Harmer at mid-on and Archie Lenham was snatched at mid-off – as ten Doeschate returned figures of four for 34.

Essex Eagles batter Josh Rymell, who scored 78:

“The last couple of times I’ve be frustrated not to get to the fifty mark but today it was annoying not to get to the hundred.

“Me and Khushi have batted together for the last few years and it is nice to go well with him today. It was nice to see a familiar face at the other end. I was quite composed now I’ve played a few games under my belt now.

“It is always a tough game at this level but we took some key wickets at key times.

“We are looking forward to the next one and hoping the momentum will keep us going.”

Sussex Sharks captain Tom Haines:

“We are disappointed to lose but overall we lost to the better side today. They came into the game favourites but we came in confident after out last result.

“With the short boundary we thought that if we could get to 40 overs two or three down then we could chase a hundred plus but that didn’t go to plan.

“The boys in the middle order got started and would have liked to go on but the scoreboard pressure probably didn’t help.”

Notts Outlaws v Northamptonshire Steelbacks (Grantham CC)

Nottinghamshire 211/8 (49.4 ov) beat Northamptonshire 210/10 (49.5 ov) by 2 wkts

Nottinghamshire Outlaws kept their chance of reaching the later stages of the Royal London Cup just about alive after beating Northamptonshire Steelbacks by two wickets with two balls to spare.

Tom Taylor’s three for 24 kept the Steelbacks in with a chance and the Outlaws needed eight off the final over bowled by Ben Sanderson.

They took two singles from three balls before fast bowler Dane Paterson smashed the pace bowler high back over his head to win the contest with a six to the delight of a good crowd on the attractive Gorse Lane ground.

Earlier, half-centuries from Ben Compton (71) and Ben Slater (53) had given substance to the Outlaws’ chase after left-arm spinner Liam Patterson-White’s List A career-best five for 19 had seen the Steelbacks bowled out for 210 in 49.5 overs.

Opener Emilio Gay hit 40 and Luke Procter 44 for the Steelbacks, but their last six wickets fell for 52 and they go out of the competition with one match remaining.

Nottinghamshire have completed their fixtures and must wait for other results in the final round on Thursday to learn whether they can qualify by finishing in the top three in Group One, although with three other counties on eight points with a match in hand the odds are against them.

Compton, a grandson of the great Denis Compton but a late entry into professional cricket, is in his second season with Nottinghamshire at the age of 27 but has had limited opportunities and his highest senior score - and his first half-century - came in only his sixth match.

Northamptonshire chose to bat but lost momentum as the home side’s two left-arm spinners applied a stranglehold, the impressive Patterson bowling through in tandem with 17-year-old Fateh Singh, an academy player making only his third senior appearance yet who bowled 10 overs with skill and discipline.

Procter and Gay added 50 for the third wicket but  Gay was undone by left-arm quick Tom Barber’s extra bounce as he was caught at deep cover before Patterson-White struck in his second over as Rob Keogh fell victim to 19-year-old wicketkeeper Dane Schadendorf’s fast hands.

Patterson-White bowled Saif Zaib through the gate before Procter’s sweep went straight to a fielder, Taylor top-edged one that the bowler pouched himself and Simon Kerrigan was bowled, clipping the stumps with his bat in annoyance as he left the field.

Brett Hutton returned to clean up the last two as James Sales - 18-year-old son of former Northamptonshire batsman David Sales - finished unbeaten on 18 in his second senior match.

The Outlaws lost Sol Budinger cheaply but Slater and Compton added 77 in 19.2 overs, the former hitting eight fours in his fourth fifty of the competition before he was caught at deep backward square.

Taylor quickly had Outlaws skipper Trego caught behind but Compton remained patient, completing his half-century from 70 balls by reverse-sweeping Zaib’s left-arm spin.

Compton fell in the 39th over with 57 still needed, bowled behind his legs by Zaib, and as the spinners held sway again Keogh had Matthew Montgmery caught at deep backward square and Zaib dismissed Schadendorf lbw to leave 33 required from the last 30 balls.

Seventh-wicket pair Patterson-White and Hutton added 28 in five overs and the outcome was in the balance as both departed in quick succession but a boundary from Singh set up Paterson to have the last word.


 

Somerset v Leicestershire Foxes (The Cooper Associates County Ground)

Leicestershire 327/6 (44.4 ov) beat Somerset 326/7 (50 ov) by 4 wkts (32b rem)

A Lewis Hill century and 85 from Louis Kimber guided Leicestershire to a six-wicket Royal London Cup win over Somerset at Taunton. 

Hill cracked 107 off 106 balls, with 7 fours and 2 sixes, sharing a fifth-wicket stand of 158 with Kimber, whose runs came from just 57 deliveries, to set up victory with more than five overs to spare. 

Somerset made 326 for seven after losing the toss, George Bartlett hitting 7 sixes in his 108, a maiden List A Century, and 17-year-old debutant George Thomas contributing a promising 75. 

But it didn’t prove enough on a flat batting track in increasingly sunny conditions. 

The hosts were reduced to 104 for five in the 22nd over, despite a fluent 57-ball half-century from opener Steve Davies. 

A 3,100 crowd saw Sam Young, Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth and Lewis Goldsworthy fall cheaply, Mike striking with his first delivery of the match in the eighth over. 

Davies struck 6 fours and a six in his 61, but when he was caught behind off Will Davis, Somerset had lost half their wickets for modest reward. 

Thomas walked out with pressure on his young shoulders. But Bartlett began a recovery, reaching his fifty by hitting off-spinner George Rhodes back over his head for six.  

Local product Thomas struck the ball with increasing authority as the pair brought up a hundred stand in 110 balls. 

The teenager moved confidently to his half-century off 63 deliveries, with 5 fours and a six. 

Bartlett was playing some majestic shots and brought up his hundred off 84 balls. Thomas then clouted successive sixes off Mike before losing his middle stump to the next delivery and departing to a standing ovation. 

When Bartlett was out in the final over, he had made the highest score by a Somerset number six in List A cricket, beating the 106 made by Ian Botham against Hampshire in 1981. 

Leicestershire began by moving to 49 in the ninth over before Harry Swindells got a leading edge to Sonny Baker and skied a catch to backward point. 

Rhodes fell lbw to Josh Davey for a duck and Somerset looked to be taking a grip when Rishi Patel fell to Ned Leonard for 40, a first victim for the young seamer. 

But Arron Lilley signalled his intentions with three sixes, including two in the same Leonard over, and Hill also looked in good touch. 

Their entertaining stand of 61 in 6.2 overs ended when Lilley, on 39, clipped a catch to deep square off Baker with the total on 146. 

Hill went to fifty off 53 balls. He greeted the introduction of Thomas into the attack with a six over mid-wicket. 

Kimber helped keep the required run-rate at around six and a half an over and the pair brought up a century stand in 14 overs. 

A big six over deep square off de Lange took Kimber to a 46-ball fifty and he celebrated by clearing the ropes twice more in the same over, the 39th, which cost 29 runs. 

It only remained for Hill to reach a chanceless hundred. Kimber fell to a big shot late on and his partner followed, but the outcome had been settled. 

Leicestershire skipper and centurion Lewis Hill said:

"We thought around 300 or 310 was a par score, but the pitch just kept getting better to bat on. The way Bartlett and Thomas batted for Somerset gave us hope that we could come up with something similar.

"I'm pleased with my form this season. It is something I have been threatening for a few years, but the great thing today was that, although I got out near the end, which can happen, I got the team virtually across the line.

"My parents and family were here. I think they were sat in a sun trap and may have got burned, but hopefully it was worth it!"

Somerset debutant George Thomas said:

"I was nervous to start with, but George Bartlett was already batting well and was a brilliant partner in taking pressure off me.

"It was a good pitch and they had bowled well to start with to take five wickets. I had problems picking the leg-spinner, but gradually felt more at home.

"My mum and dad were here and I think they were more nervous than I was!"

 

 Surrey v Warwickshire (Kia Oval)

Surrey  272/3 (39.4 ov) beat  Warwickshire  268/9 (50 ov)  by 7 wickets

Tim David made a brilliant unbeaten 140 – his maiden one-day century - as Surrey kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup alive with a crushing seven-wicket win over Warwickshire at the Kia Oval.

The 25-year-old Singapore T20 international, whose previous highest score in this season’s competition was 13, launched a savage assault that brought him 11 sixes and nine fours as he raced to his hundred off just 55 balls.

It was the highest score in List A games between the teams, as Surrey overhauled a target of 269 with 10.3 overs to spare. Victory over Derbyshire in their final game on Thursday will secure their progress.  

Warwickshire employed four spinners on the slow surface and Karl Carver, who had Ben Geddes (32) caught at extra cover, and Rob Yates, who beat Mark Stoneman (14) in the flight, enjoyed early success.

But David helped Ryan Patel up the tempo with 56 for the third wicket in eight overs before plundering 154 in 18.1 overs with skipper Jamie Smith, a new Surrey partnership record in List A games against Warwickshire.

Defeat effectively ended Warwickshire’s hopes of qualification. They finished on 268 for nine after their last two wickets added 84 runs in the last ten overs but they only hit two sixes in comparison to Surrey’s 17.

Most of their batsmen got starts but no one made more than 31 by Matt Lamb and No.10 Craig Miles who finished 31 not out on his return to the side after a knee injury.

Openers Ed Pollock and Yates launched the innings with a stand of 54 before Pollock was yorked by Conor McKerr in the paceman’s first over. McKerr then had Yates, who had been dropped on 13, caught off a leading edge for 28.

McKerr went on to pick up two more wickets and finished with four for 64 but the bowling honours went to leg-spinner Cameron Steel, who followed up four wickets against Leicestershire on Saturday with four for 39, including three wickets in 22 balls to break the back of Warwickshire’s innings.

Steel went round the wicket to defeat Will Rhodes’s attempted pull shot and bowled Dan Mousley, who was shaping to cut. Michael Burgess (23) failed to pick Steel’s googly and his fourth victim was Jacob Bethall (11), who picked out backward square leg instead of depositing a rare short ball from Steel into the stands.

That left Warwickshire 144 for six in the 30th over and judicious use of the short ball brought McKerr the wickets of Tim Bresnan (12) and Lamb. The tail wagged vigorously, but David soon put Warwickshire’s score in perspective.

Surrey batsman Tim David, who made an unbeaten 140, said,

"It's a wonderful feeling to get my first one-day hundred at a Test ground and to help us get an important win, it's been a pretty good day.

"I had an opportunity today to bat a bit higher up the order and I wanted to make the most of it. I was pleased with how I struck the ball - Jamie [Smith] tried to rein me in a bit but I wanted to keep going. We've been unlucky in this tournament with a couple of our results with the weather but if we keep playing our best cricket we'll give ourselves a great chance of winning the final game and getting through to the knockout stages."

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes said,

"Hats off to Tim David, he took a couple of chances early on taking on the short boundary but after that it was pretty good ball-striking. We threw everything at him in terms of our bowlers and our plans but he was too good for us. Surrey have lost a lot of players to The Hundred but they are still a good side. We've got one game left against Somerset and it will be the last chance for a few of our players to play first-team cricket so we want to finish on a high."

 Worcestershire Rapids v Durham (New Road)


Worcestershire 243/10 (45.1 ov) beatDurham 289/9 (50 ov)  by 46 runs.

Durham are through to the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup with a game to spare after defeating Worcestershire Rapids by 46 runs at New Road. 

They are guaranteed to finish in the top two – whatever the outcome of their final home game against Hampshire – under the average points per game system brought in after Gloucestershire’s game with Middlesex was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Only Essex Eagles can overhaul Durham who are assured of a home tie in either the play-off stages or the semi-finals.

Scott Borthwick opted to bat first on a pitch being used for the fourth time in the 50 over competition and another fine performance from opener Alex Lees helped them total 289-9. 

Lees top-scored with 93 and he is now the leading run-scorer in the competition with 468 from six innings, overtaking his Durham team-mate Graham Clark (419).

The Rapids were then dismissed for 243 in 45.1 overs despite a fine 76 from Jake Libby who was one of three victims of spinner Liam Trevaskis after Paul van Meekeren inflicted the early damage.

Lees was the dominant partner in an opening stand of 73 with Graham Clark who on 28 swept a Brett D’Oliveira full toss straight to backward square leg.

Borthwick (10) was run out after he failed to beat Ed Barnard’s throw from backward point to keeper Gareth Roderick.

Jacques Banton – brother of Tom - struck in his first over as Cameron Bancroft (11) gave him the charge and was bowled.

David Bedingham upped the tempo and struck successive balls from D’Oliveira over long off and long on for six 

He survived a caught and bowled off Baker on 41 and brought up his half century in the same over with his fourth six off just 34 balls. 

Finch was also hit for two sixes in two balls by Bedingham but the same over brought the downfall of Lees.

He had made 93 from 109 balls when he was bowled by a ball which nipped back after striking one six and six fours.

Bedingham advanced to 66 from 41 balls before he lofted Baker straight to Banton at long off.

Sean Dickson (15) failed to beat D’Oliveira’s throw from deep mid wicket attempting a second run off Barnard and a slower ball from the all-rounder deceived Liam Trevaskis (10)

Ned Eckersley gave the Durham innings some late impetus with 36 off 27 balls before he went lbw to Finch hitting across the line and Barnard dismissed Luke Doneathy (10) in the same manner with a swinging Gaelivery.

Van Meekeren made two early breakthroughs for Durham.

He pulled off a fine low one-handed catch to dismiss D’Oliveira (5) and then trapped Tom Fell (6) lbw after attempting to pull a ball which kept low.

Jack Haynes (20) came down the wicket to Trevaskis and was stumped and Roderick (5) was bowled sweeping at the same bowler.

Libby completed a 49 ball half century but he was fighting a lone hand and Barnard, on 15, swept a Clark full toss straight to deep mid wicket.

The Rapids last realistic hope ended when Libby, having struck five fours in his 88 ball knock, was caught at extra cover off Trevaskis.

Durham batsman David Bedingham, who hit a rapid 66 in his side’s 46 run win, said:

“Leesy (Alex Lees) and Clarky (Graham Clark) set us up nicely for a good score on quite a tough wicket.

“They bowled well upfront but the pair of them were quite cool under pressure.

“We then bowled and fielded very well and it was a great win.

“After we had them 44-2 at the end of the powerplay, I always thought it was going to be quite tough for them to come back.

“We closed out the game very well.

“This competition, we have batted well in every game and Leesy and Clarky have consistently built a good platform.

“It would be nice to win the next game on Thursday (against Hampshire) and miss the quarter-final and go straight into the semi-finals on Tuesday.”

 

Worcestershire batsman Jake Libby, who top-scored with 76, said

“There were enough meaty partnerships. We just kept losing wickets at the wrong time.

“I think there was score slightly over-par. We weren’t at our best today and that is probably a reflection of the competition. 

“It was quite a slow pitch, a bit tacky, but you could play your shots on it but it came with a risk and, when guys generally played a shot, that was when the wickets fell. 

“We didn’t quite work it out with bat or ball, were 10-20 per cent off and that’s probably why we have lost this game today.

“We started the competition so well and it’s really disappointing the way things have worked out towards the back end.

“We just haven’t played great cricket. We haven’t been a million miles off. We haven’t played really poor cricket but have been 10-20 per cent off it with bat and ball if we are being honest.

“That is why we are missing out on this quarter-final spot.”

 

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