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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Wednesday August 4th

Hampshire's James Fuller
Hampshire's James Fuller
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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Wednesday August 4th

Royal London One Day Cup 2021 - Wednesday August 4th

 

Wednesday, August 04, 2021   

 

Hampshire v Worcestershire Rapids (Ageas Bowl)

 

Hampshire 180-4 Beat Worcestershire 176 by six wickets

 A Kyle Abbott-inspired Hampshire cruised to a six-wicket Royal London Cup victory over high-flying Worcestershire in a one-sided contest at the Ageas Bowl.

South African quick Abbot took 5-43 - his maiden List A five-wicket haul - as the hosts dismissed the Rapids for 176 in 39 overs before cruising to victory with 61 balls to spare thanks to 59 from Nick Gubbins to chalk up their second win of the season against the third-placed visitors.

Worcestershire struggled with the bat following the dismissal of opener Brett D'Oliveira, who played well for his 40 before being bowled by Ian Holland, with skipper Joe Leach adding some respectability to the total with an unbeaten 34 after Abbott had taken two wickets in an over to reduce the visitors to 136-8.

The Rapids' total always looked well below par on a decent batting surface as they struggled to build any partnership of note with wickets falling at regular intervals.

In-form opener Jack Haynes was out for just 15 with Tom Fell, Jake Libby and Gareth Roderick all departing cheaply before Ed Barnard fell to Abbott having looked in good touch for his 29.

Young South African seamer John Turner continued his good form for Hampshire by mopping up the Worcestershire tail to finish with figures of 3-44.

Tom Prest and Tom Alsop were given few early alarms from the Worcestershire attack with the pair putting on 43 for the first wicket before Adam Finch struck in the 12th over of the innings.

Finch tempted Prest with a short-pitched delivery and the teenage opener took the bait only to mistime his hook shot and find the hands of  D'Oliveira at mid-wicket to be dismissed for 12.

But any hopes of a Hampshire collapse were allayed by the arrival at the crease of Gubbins who added 68 with Alsop before D'Oliveira had the opener caught by Leach at mid-off for 50 to reduce the Hawks to 111-2.
 
Gubbins continued his good form since arriving on loan from Middlesex with his third half-century in four innings from just 51 balls but with his side 22 runs away from victory he handed D'Oliveira his second wicket when he edged behind to Roderick.

Joe Weatherley departed for 33 when he was stumped by Roderick off Josh Baker with Lewis McManus smashing a six from the very next ball to seal an emphatic win.

 

Worcestershire Rapids coach Alan Richardson:

 

"It's disappointing, it's the first game we haven't really competed in, but we know in an eight-game block of games there are going to be the odd one that doesn't go your way and you don't give yourself a good chance to win a game and that is what happened today.

"It's taken a very good spell of bowling from an international class bowler in Kyle Abbott to leave us well short with the bat.

"They were then able to bat at their own tempo and play risk-free cricket throughout."

 

Hampshire captain Kyle Abbott

 

"We came out nicely with the ball, maybe a bit full and a bit loose at the beginning but we managed to dragg it back nicely.

"It was important to keep taking wickets and we did that and it was good to get back to winning ways.

"In the second half of their innings we built up a bit of pressure, and felt we could try to vary the game and things then escalated quite quickly.

 "I am more of a 2-40, 2-50 kind of bowler, this form of cricket has never been my strongest suit as a bowler but I enjoyed getting a five-for."


Notts Outlaws v Derbyshire (The Incora County Ground)

Match Summary

Nottinghamshire  217/10 (27 ov)

Derbyshire  258/6 (27 ov)

Derbyshire won by 41 runs

A brilliant record-breaking maiden List A century by Tom Wood inspired Derbyshire to a 41 run victory over Nottinghamshire in the Royal London Cup match at Derby.

Wood’s 55-ball hundred was Derbyshire’s fastest in List A cricket and the second fastest in all formats for the county.

The 27-year-old smashed 14 fours and three sixes in his 59 ball 109 which propelled Derbyshire to 258 for 6 in a game reduced to 27 overs by heavy rain the previous evening.

Harry Came scored 57, his first List A fifty, and an unlikely target of 259 proved beyond Nottinghamshire who were bowled out for 217 with Brett Hutton scoring 46 from 20 balls and Finn Hudson-Prentice taking 3 for 37.

The start had been delayed by three-and-a-half hours while groundstaff dried out part of the square that was saturated when it was left uncovered overnight.

 After matting was eventually used to put over the wet areas, the match began at 2.30pm with Wood and Came going into overdrive after Nottinghamshire elected to bowl.

 Although Mitch Wagstaff skied Joey Evison to point, Came pulled Hutton for six and drove Liam Patterson-White over the long off boundary.

Dane Paterson conceded 14 from his third over which also included four byes and Came pulled Evison for his third six before missing a sweep at Patterson-White.

Brooke Guest was bowled advancing at Patterson-White but Wood pulled Hutton for a big six as 18 came from the 20th over.

Alex Hughes was lbw trying to swing a full length ball from Paterson and after Hudson-Prentice lofted Patterson-White over long off for six, he was brilliantly caught by Peter Trego diving full length at mid off.

Wood took three fours from Luke Fletcher and then drove Paterson for six as Nottinghamshire leaked 65 from the last four overs.

His hundred came when he pulled Hutton for his third six and he left to a standing ovation when he was caught at short third man off the last ball of the innings.

It needed something special for Nottinghamshire to deny Derbyshire their first victory in the competition and although Trego briefly threatened to match Wood’s pyrotechnics with 28 from 20 balls, they fell well short.

Trego and Matthew Montgomery added 54 in five overs but an athletic catch by Wagstaff at point removed Montgomery and Trego miscued a pull at George Scrimshaw.

Lyndon James was stumped coming down the pitch to Mattie McKiernan and Nottinghamshire’s fading hopes ended when former Derbyshire batsman Ben Slater drilled Alex Thomson to long off.

Hutton enjoyed himself in the evening sunshine but could not save Nottinghamshire from their first defeat to Derbyshire in one-day cricket since 2004.

Derbyshire century-maker Tom Wood said:

"It means the world to me to be honest, a local lad who has come through the ranks. It's been a long time coming but I think it means even more to get to this stage.

"The atmosphere was brilliant and it's always great to play against Notts and to be able to come out and have a performance and a result like that is all the more pleasing."

Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores said: "I think the bowlers would take it on the chin, we didn't bowl well enough. Credit to them, Wood and Came played really well on a really good pitch.

 "We've been at Derby plenty of times and seen if you don't get it right you can get hurt. I think ultimately we bowled too many loose balls and they put them away and just got too many."

 

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