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Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Friday 5th August - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

Sussex's Delray Rawlins
Sussex's Delray Rawlins
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Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Friday 5th August

 

Royal London One Day Cup 2022 Fixtures - Friday 5th August

 

Hampshire vs Worcestershire, Southampton

Hampshire vs Worcestershire Rapids at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 236 beat Worcestershire Rapids 192 by 44 runs

Ian Holland ripped through Worcestershire Rapids’ top order as Hampshire began their Royal London Cup campaign with a 44-run victory.

Australian-born USA international Holland picked up three for 17 to leave Rapids 37 for five after Hampshire had scored 236 thanks to 40s from Ben Brown, Fletcha Middleton and Scott Currie.

A Worcestershire List A record sixth wicket partnership between Warwickshire-bound Ed Barnard – who ended with a brave unbeaten 85 – and Taylor Cornall helped the hosts recover.

But Felix Organ and Currie, three for 36, tidied up the tail in front of a healthy 3,100 at the Ageas Bowl with five overs to spare.

If Hampshire’s start of 51 for three was poor, the Rapid’s was catastrophic. Holland bulldozed the top order with his nagging line and length.

He had Ed Pollock slog sweeping to deep square to his first ball before Gareth Roderick attempted to cut a ball which gained some extra bounce to edge to slip and Jake Libby pushed to the same fielder Prest. Holland’s opening seven over spell returned three for 11 and included two maidens.

Currie had pinned Pakistan international Azhar Ali in the third over and John Turner entered the attack to have Kashif Ali also nudging to Prest and leaving his side 37 for five.

Cornall and Barnard went from giving the Rapids respectability to putting the victory back on their radar with an effortless accumulation of runs.

Their 130-run stand set a new Worcestershire record in List A cricket, beating the 121 put on between Phil Neale and Steve Rhodes in 1988. To underpin his importance to their middle-order, Barnard has been involved in the record stands for the fifth, sixth and seventh wicket - his fifth format fifty coming in 72 balls.

Felix Organ finally broke the partnership after almost 30 overs when Cornall swept to long on and had Leach pinned in front in his following over.

Nineteen-year-old debutant Henry Cullen skyed straight up in the air, Adam Finch swung to deep square and Ben Gibbon was lbw first ball to end the contest.

Earlier, Hampshire’s top order got bogged down and couldn’t build partnerships having been put in on a pitch which offered some decent bounce.

Leach, Gibbon and Barnard all picked up a wicket each to leave the hosts floundering – Nick Gubbins chipping to mind on, Aneurin Donald bowled and Prest nicking off.

Brown and Middleton set about the recovery carefully, with the pair only scoring eight boundaries in their 85-run stand. Middleton – whose father Tony made his List A debut against Worcestershire in 1989 – dominated through the midwicket region whether it was on the front foot pull or clip off his legs, while Brown dabbed and pushed to recalibrate the innings.

Both looked en route to half-centuries but both fell agonisingly short of the milestone. Middleton tickled behind on 49 before Brown chased a cut shot to point.

Organ survived a caught and bowled but not a clip to long on and Holland chip to midwicket, but Currie came in to give it a whack, during a 54-run stand with Toby Albert.

The all-rounder gave the death overs impetus with seven crushing fours to ease to a professional career-high 43 not out and take Hampshire to an around par 236 – with Albert, Jack Campbell and Turner all departing late on.

Sussex vs Gloucestershire, Hove

Royal London One-Day Cup at Hove.  Sussex 334-9 (Rawlins 91), Gloucestershire 283 (Bracey  87). Sussex won by 51 runs.

A fine all-round display by Delray Rawlins, who followed a thunderous innings of 91 off just 62 balls with figures of three for 50, saw Sussex to victory over Gloucestershire by 51 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Hove. In a strong group, in which both these teams had lost their opening game, this was an important result.

 Gloucestershire, who chose to bowl first, were set an unlikely target of 335.  But on a true pitch, and with a fast outfield, they got closer than the eventual  margin of victory would suggest.

When captain Jack Taylor was fifth out at 146 in the 23rd over Gloucestershire’s slightly top-heavy batting side looked out of contention.  But then a stand of 91 in 12 overs between James Bracey (87) and Zafar Gohar (53) gave them the platform for an improbable victory.  Then Aristides Karvelas returned to the attack and immediately had the battling Bracey caught at deep backward square-leg.  But even when Gohar was seventh out at 261 Gloucestershire kept fighting and kept the run-rate just within reach.

They wanted 86 off 13, 77 off 12 and 70 off the last ten overs before Rawlins, with the last delivery of his spell, had Josh Shaw ninth out, lbw, and Ollie Robinson finished the game when he had Tom Price caught behind for 25.

The Sussex innings was dominated by a   Rawlins, and two more artful half-centuries by Chet Pujara (63) and Danial Ibrahim (50).  Both Rawlins and Ibraham, who added 104 for the sixth wicket in ten overs, achieved their best score in List A cricket.

 Earlier in their innings, Sussex must have been concerned by the number of batsmen who had got in and then got out before making a telling contribution.  Harrison Ward (37) and Ali Orr (35) gave their side some early impetus with a stand of 58 in eight overs.  Ward, in particular, looked in prime form as he scored 14 off three deliveries, driving Price for four and six before pulling him for another four.

But then they got out, and with Tom Clark falling cheaply – to a fine leaping, left-handed catch at mid-off by Taylor -  it was left to Pujara and Tom Alsop to restructure the innings.

They put on 70 in 12 overs, but just as Alsop looked ready to cut loose he played on to the very impressive Dutch fast bowler Paul van Meekeren for a 35-ball 35. Sussex captain Pujara scored just two fours in his fifty but, with deft placement, he reached the landmark off  only 57 balls.  He too looked in the mood to accelerate and hit two more fours but was then stumped advancing down the wicket to Tom Smith.

By now, though, Rawlins was striking the ball cleanly.  He had been dropped off Smith when 18 – a sitter to long-on – but a lofted straight drive for six off Smith showed he was in the mood.  There were four more sixes and seven fours and by the time he was eighth out at 330 this richly talented but often frustrating cricketer had played an innings of true value.

He was well supported by 17-year-old Ibrahim, who was dropped on nine and 29 – off  Shaw on both occasions - on a difficult day in the field for Gloucestershire.

 

Essex vs Derbyshire, Chelmsford

Derbyshire (318-6) beat Essex (226) by 92 runs

Brooke Guest anchored Derbyshire to an unexpected Royal London Cup success against Essex with the highest 50-over score of his increasingly impressive career.

Guest, who has four first-class centuries to his name this season, frustrated a sizeable, sun-drenched Chelmsford crowd with a 79-ball 88, entering stage right in the midst of a mini-collapse when three wickets fell in five balls.

However, the Derbyshire innings spluttered back into life when the 25-year-old Guest was joined by Mattie McKiernan (72 not out) for a 125-run sixth-wicket stand. It helped Derbyshire reach 318-6 and, ultimately, to record only their second Royal London win in two seasons.

Essex were semi-finalists last year but were always second-best despite winning the toss and asking Derbyshire to bat on a benign wicket. Only South African Grant Roelofsen and 18-year Jamal Richards hung around for any length of time, marking their debuts with 43 and 46 respectively, as Essex were bowled out for 226 in 45 overs to fall 92 runs short

Under the floodlights of a day-night contest, Essex’s chase got off to the worst possible start when Feroze Khushi was trapped on the back foot by Sam Conners without scoring. He was quickly followed by captain Tom Westley, who went in similar fashion to a ball that kept low from Ben Aitchison.

Josh Rymell steadied things with Roelofsen, the pair piecing together 53 runs, before edging Luis Reece behind to the irrepressible Guest for 38.

Robin Das entertained briefly with 19 from 13 balls, including a straight six, before Mark Watt gained revenge by positioning himself under a steepling catch off his own bowling. Will Buttleman was caught behind off Reece and suddenly Essex were in serious trouble at 99-5.

Roelofsen had impressed in local club cricket and the 2nd XI this summer, and played himself in quietly but efficiently. He had not looked in any trouble until he was stranded in mid-pitch by Anuj Dal’s throw from mid-on to be run out for 43.

Aaron Beard, at the other end then, was on the wrong end of a different type of run-out when McKiernan diverted Aron Nijjar’s drive on to the non-striker’s stumps with Beard out of his ground.

Shane Snater ballooned an attempted sweep off Alex Thomson to give Guest, behind the stumps, a comfortable catch. Nijjar and 18-year-old Jamal Richards refused to go down without a fight with a hard-hitting ninth-wicket stand worth 51 before Guest took his fourth catch to end Nijjar’s fun. Richards clubbed two sixes over midwicket in his enterprising first knock before falling to a catch just inside the ropes.

Earlier in the day, Reece and Billy Godleman overcame a tentative start by targeting Beard for some rough treatment – including inadvertently bundling him over in his follow-through when Derbyshire’s captain scuttled through for a quick single.

Beard had conceded just two runs off his first two overs, but was withdrawn after a four-over opening spell with 35 against his name accentuated by successive sixes over his head from Godleman. Godleman departed when he decided to charge Snater and was bowled after a 64-run opening stand.

Harry Came joined Reece to add another fifty for the second wicket before chipping the ball back to Nijjar to precipitate the quick clutter of wickets. Tom Wood lasted three deliveries before his middle-stump was pegged back by Nijjar and then Reece tamely patted the ball back to Westley to end a 63-ball stay for 52.

Richards claimed his first senior wicket when Dal clipped to midwicket after a fifth-wicket partnership of 52 with Guest that put Derbyshire back on an even keel.

Guest and McKiernan kept the scoreboard ticking to the extent that Derbyshire only failed to score from four of the last 68 balls.

Guest moved to 88 with a six over mid-on off Snater, but perished the next ball when attempting the same shot but only finding Beard on the fence.

 

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