Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 3rd
Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 3rd
Royal London One Day Cup 2021 - Tuesday August 3rd
Glamorgan 133/5 (26.5 ov)
Surrey132/10 (44.1 ov)
Glamorgan won by 5 wkts (139b rem)
Glamorgan made it three wins from five Royal London Cup matches and stayed in the hunt for qualification for the knock-out stages with a five-wicket hammering of Surrey.
Surrey made just 132 from 44.1 overs with only Rikki Clarke (35) standing firm.
It was a total Glamorgan reached with ease thanks to an innings of 58 from 52 balls from Hamish Rutherford.
This was Surrey’s first defeat of the competition as they had a day to forget.
Surrey won the toss and chose to bat on a glorious Cardiff morning, but Mark Stoneman nicked Michael Hogan’s first ball of the day to Nick Selman who took a neat catch at second slip.
It set the tone for a rare Surrey shocker.
Glamorgan captain Kiran Carlson nearly claimed a stunning catch at mid-on to dismiss Hashim Amla off the bowling of Lukas Carey, but he unfortunately spilled the ball.
Carey nonetheless dismissed Ryan Patel, again caught smartly by Selman at slip, and then Amla went too – this time caught behind by Tom Cullen for just four.
Jamie Smith was the next to go, caught by Cullen from Joe Cooke’s bowling, leaving Surrey all at sea at 35 for four.
Such a position called for responsible batting, not something Nico Reifer delivered when he smacked Andrew Salter up in the air to be caught by Rutherford.
Tim David also fell to Salter – Selman again the catcher – as Surrey slipped to 63 for six.
Salter finished with career best List A figures of three for 37 and when Clarke was finally dismissed by Andy Gorvin, Surrey had inched their way to a below par total.
Veteran Clarke – who will retire at the end of the season after a fine career – was Gorvin’s first Glamorgan wicket.
Carey finished with two for 28 and the outstanding Hogan one for just 18 runs from his 10 overs.
Rutherford struck two superb boundaries through cover in the same Matt Dunn over at the start of Glamorgan’s reply, but the Surrey quick did bowl Selman for six.
Rutherford’s calm batting – it was particularly pleasant to watch his off-side strokes – took Glamorgan to 52 for one after 10 overs.
New Zealand’s Rutherford reached his own 50 off just 45 balls with 10 fours as he and Steven Reingold (40) put Glamorgan in complete control.
Rutherford slog swept Dan Moriarty for six into the Sophia Gardens stands to bring up the 100 and although he was caught next ball, he had already done the hard work.
Billy Root (18) was dismissed with Glamorgan within one run of victory, but Cullen finished the job with 23.1 overs still to be bowled of the home side’s second innings.
Glamorgan off spinner Andrew Salter, who took career best List A figures of three for 37, said: “It was one of those days where Michael Hogan and Lukas Carey set the tone.
“They bowled great up top and that gave me the foundation to come on and put on some pressure.
“Credit to Kiran Carlson for the way he captained. He kept the field up. We’ve played enough cricket on this ground to know what we want to do and it’s pretty simple cricket.
“The wicket played a little bit slow, but we were ticking over at five runs an over at times. It’s always tough to miss out and watch from the sidelines.
“I’ve been itching to get on and make a contribution so I’m happy to do that.
“As a group we are enjoying our cricket and fingers crossed we can keep the momentum going. We play every game to win and hopefully we can continue to do that.”
Richard Johnson, Surrey head coach for the Royal London Cup, said: “I think you could say it was a bad day at the office. We won the toss, batted, and thought it was a good decision but to be fair they bowled very, very well up front. They squeezed us, put us under immense pressure, and we never quite recovered from there. We couldn’t break the shackles and they kept picking up wickets. “From there it was always going to be really tough to defend that total.”
Gloucestershire 204/10 (49.1 ov)
Essex 207/8 (50 ov)
Essex won by 2 wkts (0b rem)
Tom Westley’s patient innings of 71 led Essex Eagles to a thrilling two-wicket Royal London Cup victory over Gloucestershire at the Bristol County Ground.
The home side posted 204 all out in 49.1 overs after losing the toss, rescued from 73 for five by Jack Taylor’s battling 62 and a valuable 64 from George Scott.
Shane Snater took three wickets in his final over for figures of four for 48, but off-spinner Simon Harmer was the pick of the Essex attack with one for 22 from his ten overs.
In reply, the Eagles made 207 for eight, reaching their target off the last ball of the game. Aron Nijar saw them home with a rapid 32 not out after Westley had laid the foundation with his 90-ball innings.
Needing two to win off the final delivery from Jared Warner, Snater cut a short ball past backward point for four.
Gloucestershire’s early slump was much of their own doing, having reached 46 for one following the early loss of skipper Chris Dent for a duck.
Tom Lace fell to a decent delivery, Ryan ten Doeschate’s first of the game, which nipped back and pinned him leg before for 19.
But James Bracey was then run out in a mix-up with Ben Charlesworth, who clipped the ball to mid-wicket and called for a quick single.
Charlesworth appeared unsettled by the incident and, having played well to reach 22, offered a tame catch to point off Harmer.
Then Graeme van Buuren failed to commit fully to a lofted drive and was caught and bowled by ten Doeschate.
Taylor and Scott had no option but to build steadily, taking the score to 98 for five after 30 overs.
Taylor was first to his half-century, off 71 balls, with 4 fours and a six. The pair had added 99 when he was caught aiming a big shot to leg off Aron Nijar.
Scott’s fifty occupied 75 deliveries, with 5 fours. He celebrated with a six over mid-wicket off Sneter.
But the 49th over from the same bowler saw Matt Taylor caught at long-off, Scott edge to short third-man and Josh Shaw taken at mid-off before Ben Allison ended the innings.
Essex lost Alastair Cook with the score on 14, bowled behind his legs by Matt Taylor before left-arm spinner Tom Smith began to make inroads, getting the ball to grip from the Pavilion End.
He bowled Will Buttleman with a delivery that straightened and had Michael Pepper well caught by the diving Charlesworth, who had just been posted as a second slip.
Westley moved to a sound fifty, made from 65 balls, with 5 fours, and found a reliable partner in 20-year-old Josh Rymell.
Playing his first List A innings, the youngster moved to 30 before being bowled attempting to sweep a full delivery from van Buuren with the total on 120.
The experienced ten Doeschate could make only five before lofting a catch to long off to give van Buuren his second wicket and Adam Wheater quickly fell lbw to Matt Taylor.
Harmer was stumped advancing to van Buuren before Westley was controversially run out, a bail apparently already been dislodged before wicketkeeper Bracey broke the stumps.
It didn’t matter because Nijar came in to smack 2 sixes and 2 fours, turning the game in the final overs.
Essex match-winner Aron Nijar reflected on his career-best List A score and said: "When I went in the aim was just to take the game as deep as possible, although not necessarily to the last ball!
"It was a tricky pitch to bat, offering some seam movement and spin. Tom Westley's innings was exceptional in that situation and when he was out, they looked to be on top.
"But I knew we were never more than a couple of big blows from getting back in it. I was delighted when Shane Snater hit the winning boundary because there is a good feeling in the dressing room that we can do well in this competition.
Gloucestershire top scorer George Scott said: "While it was disappointing to lose from the position we were in when Westley was out, I have played against Aron Nijar and Shane Snater before and knew they were both capable of hitting big shots.
"When I went in to bat, Jack Taylor and I knew we had to dig in. We had to find the right balance between making sure we didn't lose more wickets and maintaining a decent enough run-rate to post a competitive score.
"I thought we did that, but Essex are a very good team and in the end they came out on top in what turned into a great game of cricket."
Lancashire 251/9 (49.2 ov)
Middlesex 257/10 (49.3 ov)
Middlesex won by 6 runs
Middlesex’s young bowlers just about held their nerve to secure a six-run win over Lancashire in a magnificent Royal London Cup match at Emirates Old Trafford.
Defending 257, the visitors were indebted to 20-year-old leg spinner Luke Hollman, who took four for 56, but the visitors had to withstand a late assault from Danny Lamb, whose 21-ball 33 looked as though it might win the game until he was bowled by Ethan Bamber when four balls remained in the game.
Middlesex’s total owed much to Sam Robson’s 81-ball 76 and also to Martin Andersson’s partnerships with tailenders Thilan Wallalawita and Bamber that saw 67 runs added for the last two wickets in less than ten overs
The visitors probably envisaged making an even bigger total when they were 80 for one in the 18th over but Stevie Eskinazi became the second of his side’s batters after Josh de Caires to be caught by Lamb when he top-edged a rank full-toss from George Balderson to fine leg where the Lancashire all-rounder dived full length to clutch the ball in his right hand.
Eskinazi’s departure for 45 was followed by that of the Middlesex skipper Peter Handscomb for 14 seven overs later and once again Lamb literally had a hand in things when he dived backwards from short fine-leg to take a one-handed snare off Jack Morley.
By that stage Robson had reached his fifty off 54 balls and the four-day opener continued to bat fluently despite appearing to pull his hamstring, an injury that necessitated the use of a runner. Robbie White was caught behind off leg-spinner Luke Wells for 18 and that wicket started a collapse that saw Middlesex decline from 154 for three to 190 for eight in nine overs.
Three of the five wickets were taken in eight balls by Tom Bailey, who finished with three for 33 and was clearly the pick of his side’s attack. Indeed Bailey was the only bowler to concede less than five runs an over and Wallalawita helped himself to two sixes and a couple of fours when Jack Morley and Liam Hurt’s radar malfunctioned. Andersson ended the innings unbeaten on 42.
Lancashire’s reply began badly as both Josh Bohannon and Wells fell to Bamber and James Harris for single figure scores but Jennings and Rob Jones had put on 63 in some comfort before Jennings injured his right leg when setting off to complete a leg bye.
Following treatment he was helped from the field in obvious pain but Jones and Steven Croft added a further 77 before Croft fell to Hollman for 41. Balderson then hit de Caires for two sixes over the short leg-side but both he and Jones were dismissed by Hollman, whose eighth over was crucial in deciding the outcome.
Jones was caught by de Caires at long-off for a career-best List A score of 72 but that only prompted Lamb’s defiant assault that nearly brought Lancashire a famous victory. Jennings’ injury prevented him coming out to bat when Lancashire’s ninth wicket fell.
Luke Hollman, Middlesex leg-spinner, said: “That was an unbelievable game of cricket. Lancashire, as you would expect, fought very hard but Sam Robson batted very well, as did Martin Andersson at the end to get us up to a competitive total.
“We’ve actually played some pretty good cricket this year but we haven’t managed to win the key phases of games. But we are starting to win those and that’s being reflected in victoires. The bottle Etan had to defend eight off six balls and then to bowl the slower ball that dismissed Lamb was unreal.
“I was battling with myself in those first two overs but the boys got round me and fortunately it was my day and Thilan is earning wickets for people at the other end at the moment.
“To have overseas players with international experience like Peter Handscomb playing in this competition is going to raise the standard. The opportunities this competition gives to younger cricketers are invaluable. The less experienced players are going to learn important lessons that will benefit them throughout their careers in the game.”
Mark Chilton, Lancashire coach, said:“I’m disappointed with the result but it was a great game of cricket. I thought there were areas where we could learn from as an inexperienced team.
“I thought Danny did fantastically well at the end to bring us back in to it and there was a lot happening in the last three overs but it was not quite to be for us today.
“We talk about taking the game deep sometimes but there’s the question of managing the run rate too. Historically when you are chasing here you don’t that rate to get too high. We knew we could afford to let it get to eight/nine an over with the short boundary so we weren’t panicking too much.
“But we could have managed the run rate through that period a little bit better and made our job in the last 10 overs that bit easier. I thought their leg spinner [Hollman] came back and bowled well.
““I think we are more than capable of winning this competition. Yes, it’s a little blip but I think there is a lot of good things going on with this group and the first three results has proved that.”
Yorkshire 320/7 (50 ov)
Warwickshire 281/10 (47.2 ov)
Yorkshire won by 39 runs.
Matthew Waite smashed 42 unbeaten off 16 balls and claimed two new ball wickets as Yorkshire secured a high-scoring Royal London Cup win over Warwickshire at York.
The Vikings slipped to nought for two after four balls of Clifton Park’s first List A fixture before recovering to 320 for seven as Waite took the lion’s share of 32 from the final over of the innings.
Similarly paced half-centuries from captain Gary Ballance, George Hill and Jonny Tattersall, the latter on his club ground, were equally important.
The Bears then recovered from 134 for five in the 30th over as youngsters Jacob Bethell and Dan Mousley hit quick-fire scores of 66 and 61 and shared 115 before being bowled out for 281 inside 48 overs - defeat by 39 runs.
Yorkshire secured their second Group B win in five matches to keep alive their knockout hopes, while Warwickshire lost for the third time in five.
Ballance made 54 off 71 balls on an excellent pitch having lost Yorkshire’s fifth successive toss, Hill 64 off 65 and Tattersall 70 off 67.
But their standout innings came from Waite, who crashed four sixes and three fours in front of a 3,000 strong crowd.
Three of those fours and three sixes came off Ethan Brookes in that aforementioned final over, which started with a no ball.
The Vikings had been plunged into early trouble as impressive George Garrett had Will Fraine caught behind with the first ball of the match before Will Luxton top-edged a pull to mid-off.
Ballance shared 89 for the third wicket with opener Harry Duke, who contributed 42.
Hill and Tattersall later advanced from 114 for four in the 24th over with a 110 partnership to set the platform for late fireworks.
Tattersall’s was his first Yorkshire fifty of the summer.
Warwickshire were hurt by a hamstring injury for Garrett, limiting him to seven overs, two for 24.
Waite then continued his excellent day by getting openers Rob Yates and Ed Pollock inside 10 overs of Warwickshire’s chase - 49 for two.
Yates miscued a pull to mid-off and Pollock uppercut the final ball of the 10th to third-man having just hit successive sixes to leg.
Warwickshire’s captain and keeper, Will Rhodes and Michael Burgess, shared a steadying 62 for the third wicket.
However, they both fell in a damaging loss of three wickets for 23 as the score slipped to 134 for five in the 30th - Rhodes run out for 37 and Burgess bowled by Hill for 33.
But Yorkshire’s dominance at that stage was eroded significantly by 17-year-old Bethell and Burgess, 20, as the sixth-wicket pair shared 115 in 12 overs - a Bears record in List A cricket versus the White Rose.
Bethell reached his swashbuckling maiden List A fifty off only 27 balls and went on to hit four sixes.
And when he miscued Duanne Olivier to cover, the game was back in the balance at 249 for six in the 42nd.
But, despite Mousley passing 50 and remaining unbeaten, Yorkshire were able to squeeze and hold their nerve. Hill finished with a career best three for 47 added to three for 30 from miserly Ben Coad.
Yorkshire all-rounder Matthew Waite said: “It’s good to get over the line. We’ve been building towards that throughout the competition, and it’s a nice feeling to get the win.
“The way Harry Duke and Gary Ballance came back from that (0-2) and soaked up the pressure, they built a good partnership and allowed other lads to come in with a bit of freedom towards the end.
“That’s the most runs I’ve ever hit (30) in an over.
“320’s a lot. But, at York, it’s a quick outfield and a small ground. It wasn’t going to be easy to defend. They’ve had a couple of lads who have gone well in Yates and Pollock.
“But Ben Coad bowled brilliantly up top and kept it tight, and George Hill through the middle and towards the end was superb.”
Warwickshire all-rounder Dan Mousley said: “We maybe gave them 30 or 40 too many. With 290, we’d have given ourselves a better opportunity. But it wasn’t to be.
“George Garrett set the tone with two wickets in the first over. He was excellent.
“I thought we bowled ok.
“It’s a fast outfield and small ground. But could we have got them under 290? Maybe.
“Myself and Jacob had a go with the bat and tried to get as close as we could. It was disappointing.”
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