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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Wednesday, July 28th

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Royal London One-Day Cup 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Wednesday, July 28th

 

Royal London Cup 2021 Fixtures Schedule

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021        

 

Kent Spitfires v Lancashire (Beckenham)


Just 14.5 overs were bowled at Beckenham before The Royal London Cup match between Kent and Lancashire was abandoned due to rain. 

Lancashire had reached 71 without loss when play was halted by a downpour at 12.02 pm, with Josh Bohannon 39 not out and Keaton Jennings unbeaten on 24. Kent’s Darren Stevens had bowled six overs for just 11.  

There was bright sunshine at the County Ground when Kent won the toss and chose to field and the hosts had restricted the core to 39-0 at the end of the powerplay, but after just over an hour’s play a downpour sent the players scurrying for the pavilion. 

Although conditions improved, the pitch wasn’t inspected until 2pm and the rain returned three minutes before the scheduled restart at 2.30pm, at which point a majority of the crowd gave up and headed for the exits. 

With no prospect of an improvement, the game was abandoned at 3.20pm. Both sides take a point each. 

Kent’s Jack Leaning said: “It never really got going to be honest. We got 14 overs in but the forecast wasn’t great all day and unfortunately it’s got the better of us. I’m a bit gutted really, I’ve been looking forward to captaining the boys for a while now and was hoping I could have done it from the start of the competition but with all the rules and regulations around COVID it took a little bit longer than anticipated. It was nice to finally get out there with the boys.” 

“I should imagine now we’ll have to win most of our games to qualify for the quarter-finals. Captaincy is something I’ve always wanted to do so I’ll take it by the horns and enjoy it. I enjoy the challenges it brings as well because it’s not always going to be plain sailing.” 

(On having COVID). “It’s been tiresome really, just the same four walls. I was literally just sat on a sofa for seven days recovering and the last seven days I’ve just been getting back up to speed recovering. I feel right as rain now.” 

Lancashire’s Tom Bailey said: “It’s not ideal really, we’ve got off to a pretty good start with Bohannon and Keats, but there’s not much we can do really. We tried to put the weather to one side, they were always going to bat that way. They’ve had a really strong start to the competition and unfortunately the weather’s go the better of us.  

“We’ve lost a lot of key white ball players but I think it just shows the strength and depth of our squad that we can come out and produce wins. At Bristol it was just a top draw performance and we were hoping for a bit of that again today.”  


 

Somerset v Glamorgan (The Cooper Associates County Ground)

New Somerset List A captain Ben Green produced a match-changing innings to lead his side to a thrilling one-run Royal London Cup win over Glamorgan at Taunton. 

The hosts crashed to 26 for four after losing the toss in a match eventually reduced to 37 overs per side by rain, Michael Hogan claiming all the wickets. 

But Green smacked 87 off 72 balls, with 11 fours and a six, sharing a stand of 86 with Lewis Goldsworthy, who made 41, as Somerset posted a challenging 180 for seven. 

Glamorgan responded with 179 for nine, Billy Root and Tom Cullen both making 37, while young Somerset seamers Kasey Aldridge and Sonny Baker shared five of the wickets. 

Andy Gorvin needed a six off the last ball of the game from left-arm spinner Goldsworthy to win the game for Glamorgan and came close with a powerful four over the bowler’s head. 

Play did not start until 12.10pm, with the game initially reduced to 42 overs per side. Somerset’s innings had only occupied 2.4 of them, with five runs scored, when rain forced the players off. 

That was enough time for Hogan to strike twice, Sam Young caught behind off the fourth ball of the innings and Steve Davies brilliantly snapped up by Andy Gorvin at mid-wicket from the first delivery of the third over. 

On the resumption, the veteran pace bowler took his figures to three for three by bowling George Bartlett between bat and pad and then had James Hildreth caught at first slip. 

Somerset were in disarray at 49 for five when Eddie Byrom feathered a ball from off-spinner Steven Reingold through to wicketkeeper Tom Cullen. 

But Green and Lewis Goldsworthy calmly steadied the ship and had taken the total to 84 for five in the 26th over when heavier rain brought another stoppage at 2.10pm. 

Half an hour later, with a further reduction in overs, Green and Goldsworthy batted with far more intent. 

Green was the main aggressor, with Goldsworthy notching just one boundary in his valuable innings before slogging a catch to cow corner off Callum Taylor. 

Green, cut loose in the closing overs with some majestic shots until playing a ball from Lukas Carey onto his stumps in the final over. 

Glamorgan’s reply began badly when Hamish Rutherford fell lbw to the final ball of Jack Brooks’ opening over. 

Eighteen-year-old Baker then got a ball to lift at Nick Selman’s ribs, forcing the opener to loop up a catch to the diving Byrom, running in from square leg. 

Kasey Aldridge produced a similar quick delivery, his first of the game, to have Kiran Carlson caught by wicketkeeper Davies for 21. And when Green also struck with his opening delivery, bowling Reingold for 16, Glamorgan were 52 for four. 

Cullen and Root then put together a well-paced stand of 76 to put their team in sight of victory. 

It ended when Cullen was caught behind down the leg side off Aldridge, who followed up by having Tom Cooke taken by wicketkeeper Davies. 

Root fell to George Drissell, the former Gloucestershire off-spinner making his Somerset debut, top-edging a slog-sweep with 38 still needed. 

Carey did his best with two boundaries, but other wickets fell cheaply and ten off the final over for the last pair proved too much. 

Somerset skipper Ben Green said: "It wasn't a good game for the nerves. The boys fought incredibly hard in the Glamorgan innings and the intensity of the fielding was fantastic.

"Our score of 180 was a bit under par, but the pitch had some life in it and we have a bowling attack with plenty of pace and energy.

"It was tougher for the spinners, so it was great to see George Drissell take his first Somerset wicket, the key one of Root, and Lewis Goldsworthy held his nerve at the end to see us home.

"It doesn't get any better than winning like that."

 

Glamorgan captain Kiran Carlson said: "It was tough to lose that way after coming so close. There were periods of the game when we fought well and others where we let them back in it.

"It was a fantastic game of cricket and another day it would have gone our way. Michael Hogan has been bowling that way for years now and if there is a bit in the pitch, he will exploit it.

"He put us in a great position, but they did well to recover and post a decent score on that wicket. We could have batted better - there is no getting away from that. Our middle order should have seen us home."

 

Yorkshire Vikings v Northamptonshire Steelbacks (Scarborough)


Will Luxton’s debut 68 dragged Yorkshire out of trouble against Northamptonshire before heavy rain prevented the visitors from chasing 223 and forced a Royal London Cup No Result at Scarborough.

Luxton, aged 18, is the White Rose’s fifth List A debutant in three Group B matches and led a recovery from 69 for six to 222 all out.

Yorkshire were bowled out in the 50th over from being six down in the 21st having been invited to bat in overcast conditions.

Northamptonshire took advantage superbly, led by new ball seamer Jack White with three of the first four wickets to fall on his List A debut. But Luxton’s intervention took valuable time out of a game which saw only five balls of the chase bowled and no play beyond 3.05pm.

The visitors needed to face 10 overs to avoid a one-point apiece No Result, with a revised target being 73. 

And had Luxton been given out on five when the Steelbacks felt they had him caught behind off the spin of Graeme White, there is every chance they would have got that chance to claim victory.

Instead, Yorkshire’s Academy captain took advantage to hit five fours and two sixes, both down the ground, in an impressive 85-ball knock.

Tall and wiry, Luxton was particularly strong through the leg-side, pulling and working the ball well.

Having reached a 72-ball fifty, he hoisted Tom Taylor for successive sixes over long-off and long-on and received a standing ovation when bowled by Wayne Parnell to leave the score at 214 for eight in the 48th over.

Like Jack White, Taylor also claimed three wickets, though conceded 64 in 10 overs.

White, 29-years-old and having only played four previous first-class games this season and last, was the standout bowler with three for 38 from his 10. Eight were bowled in his opening spell.

He had Harry Duke bowled trying to drive, leaving the score at seven for one in the third over.

George Hill was then caught and bowled pushing at one and Will Fraine, for 28, caught at deep square-leg pulling.

Luxton shared 51 for the seventh wicket with Matthew Waite, who made 29, and 93 for the eighth with Mat Pillans.

The latter finished with a valuable career best 40. 

A 5.50pm restart was teased after rain stopped. But the outfield was too wet, leaving Yorkshire with three points from as many games and Northamptonshire one from two.

Yorkshire batsman Will Luxton said: “It was a pretty good feeling to be out there. The crowd was class and all my team-mates were behind me. 

“It gives me that confidence that I can do it in the next few games.

“We said it was a tricky pitch and it did a bit. Our start wasn’t great, but we’ve got a decent bowling attack. So why couldn’t we have defended 223?

“If we struggled with our batting, so could they. 

“We were always confident, but we just needed to get off to that good start. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do it.” 

 

Northamptonshire seamer Jack White said:  “We were really happy with 220. We started off well, but they came back when the pitch got a bit flatter. It always seems to happen.

“It could have been better, but their young lad (Luxton) batted well. We’d have taken 220 at the start.

“It was bouncing quite a bit early on and doing a bit, and they were pushing at me. That’s what you want when there’s bounce.

“It was a shame to lose our first game, but the games come thick and fast. Hopefully we can get on a run now.”

 



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