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Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Sunday 14th August - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

Royal London One Day Cup 2022
Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Sunday 14th August - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Sunday 14th  August.

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Hampshire vs Lancashire, Southampton

Lancashire 183 lost to Hampshire 186/8 by 2 wickets

John Turner’s maiden professional five-wicket haul and Toby Albert’s nerveless unbeaten 65 maintained Hampshire’s 100 per cent Royal London Cup record in a nail-biting victory over Lancashire.

South African-born Turner’s five for 25 led an impeccable fast bowling display from Hampshire – with Jack Campbell and Scott Currie taking two for 29 and three for 25.

In form batter Rob Jones crashed 84 in a 119 partnership with Steven Croft, to take his competition average to 239, as Lancashire scored 183.

Liam Hurt’s brutally quick three for 25 made sure Hampshire couldn’t ease to victory but 20-year-old Albert, on the back of a match-winning 84 against Derbyshire, managed to get his side over the line with 10 balls to spare.

Hampshire’s 2-wicket victory keeps them top of Group B with a perfect record, with Lancashire now three points adrift with three wins, a washout and this defeat – both will expect to make the knockout stage.

On a blistering quick wicket, having been asked to bowl by Keaton Jennings, Campbell and Turner had Lancashire seven for 3 inside five overs.

Turner’s first delivery of the match set the tone, with Ben Brown taking the ball at shoulder height a couple of steps in from the 30-yard circle. Jennings couldn’t resist attempting to cut at one though on his return from Lions duty, but the extra bounce found his edge.

Luke Wells impatiently skied Campbell and Josh Bohannon was caught behind to a ball which gloriously shaped in.

Lancashire still hadn’t scored off a run off the bat at this stage, but Jones pushed and ran to cover before unfurling a square drive to begin a very profitable, and needed fourth-wicket partnership.

Croft joined in the counter by upper-cutting a six as the duo found their gears quickly.

Jones has been in fine form in the competition with scores of 70 and 85, both without being dismissed. Here he was effortless in reaching a 60-ball fifty, often using the bounce to his advantage.

The pair had recovered the situation before Lancashire collapsed again, with the last seven wickets falling for 57 runs. Croft was yorked by Campbell to end the county’s record fourth-wicket stand against Hampshire before George Balderson clothed Turner to midwicket.

Currie then opened the floodgates with a triple wicket maiden, taking three wickets in four balls. Jones fell for the first time in this season's cup when he cut to point, Tom Bailey edged behind first ball before Will Williams defended his first ball but was pinned second.

George Lavelle and Liam Hurt were both caught trying to attack Turner to give him his five.

Hampshire plodded rather than attacked the target. Ben Brown, promoted to open, was lbw to a Bailey delivery which seamed in, Tom Prest dragged a wide Hurt ball onto his stumps having been bogged down, and Nick Gubbins fell into a perfectly placed short extra cover trap off Balderson.

The incredibly accurate Lancashire bowling prevented boundaries from flowing, with Hurt bringing the searing pace from the other end.

He had Aneurin Donald chopping down and Fletcha Middleton caught behind with a frighteningly quick delivery from his long run-up and low action.

Felix Organ also hit onto his own stumps off Bailey and Scott Currie swung two boundaries before he was pinned by Luke Wells.

Sixteen-year-old debutant Dom Kelly belied his inexperience with 17 in a 38-run stand with Albert but cut to point with 18 still needed.

But Albert reached back-to-back fifties in 64 balls and ticked off the remaining runs with Turner to the backdrop of a raucous crowd – with the winning runs a lofted on-drive for four.

Kent vs Northamptonshire, Canterbury

Ben Compton helped steer the Kent Spitfires to a four-wicket win over the Northamptonshire Steelbacks in Royal London Cup at Canterbury, keeping their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages alive.

Compton anchored Kent’s chase with a typically measured 87 as the hosts closed on 210 for six, chasing down Northamptonshire’s 210 all out with seven overs remaining.

The relatively modest target was largely down to Hamid Qadri, who took four for 36 and ran out Rob Keogh, as Kent stifled the Steelbacks in the field. Emilio Gay was their top scorer with 49.

Keogh took two for 35 and Nathan Buck two for 38, but despite a couple of wobbles, Kent ran out convincing winners.

The Steelbacks’ decision to bat first in sweltering conditions initially seemed vindicated as Gay and Ricardo Vasconcelos raced to 59 without loss.

However, the partnership was broken when Qadri bowled the latter for 31 and although Will Young got a start, when Joe Denly had him caught behind for 20, Northamptonshire collapsed from 90 for one, failing to bat out their overs.

Saif Zaib made just five when Qadri lured him into a false shot that was caught on the boundary by Harry Finch and Qadri then seized on a mix-up to run out Keogh for 11. Qadri then caught and bowled Gay, had Lewis McManus caught by Navdeep Saini for eight and was denied a fully deserved five-wicket bag when Compton dropped Buck at slip.

Buck had added only eight runs before he was bowled by Denly for 10, by which point the visitors seemed unsure whether to hit out or hang around. They ended up doing neither: James Sales lasted 57 balls but had only made 23 before he shanked Tawanda Muyeye’s second ball to Saini.

Brandon Glover took the Steelbacks to 200 but was out for 17 trying to hit Joey Evison over the square leg boundary and instead finding the inrushing Alex Blake, who took the catch at the second attempt.

Ben Sanderson lasted 50 balls and also made 17, before he holed out to Nathan Gilchrist and was caught by Muyeye, ending the innings with 3.1 overs remaining.

Even on a greenish wicket it looked well below par, until Buck struck twice in the sixth over of the chase. Muyeye was the first to go, victim of a juggling catch by Young at slip and Ollie Robinson then survived a loud lbw appeal before he was bowled by the next ball.

Compton and Denly tilted the momentum back in Kent’s favour with a stand of 83 that ended when the latter tried to pull Keogh through cow corner and was caught by Gay for 42.

Visiting hopes flickered when Finch went for eight, driving Alex Russell to Keogh at silly mid-off, but Compton eased past 50 with three off the same bowler and he and Blake were happy to whittle away at the target in ones and twos.

When Blake charged down the wicket to Keogh he was stumped by McManus for 20, but by then Kent only needed 41. Evison (16 not out) had helped chop the deficit to just one when Compton was caught by Gay off Glover, leaving Qadri to slice the winning boundary through the slip cordon.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham, Grantham

England Lions spinner Liam Patterson-White sparkled with five for 45 as Notts Outlaws bounced back from consecutive defeats to keep their Royal London Cup campaign alive as Durham slumped to a fourth Group A defeat.

The left-arm spinner was representing the Lions against South Africa as the Outlaws suffered losses against Gloucestershire and Middlesex after opening their campaign with two wins and showed how much he had been missed as Durham were bowled out for 226, Liam Trevaskis making 59 not out.

Matt Montgomery top-scored with 54 as the Outlaws prevailed in a tight finish to win by two wickets with two overs to spare.

With the two points they had acquired for their solitary win cancelled out by a two-point disciplinary penalty, Durham have no points from five matches.

Patterson-White made a rapid impact by dismissing Australian former Test batter Nic Maddinson in his second over to end a 68-run second-wicket partnership with Scott Borthwick.

He took his next four wickets in the space of 19 balls between the 20th over and the 26th as Durham slipped from 72 for two to 135 for six, the last two coming from consecutive deliveries before debutant Mitch Killeen - son of former Durham stalwart Neil Killeen - survived the hat-trick ball.

Choosing to bat first on the same pitch that saw 683 runs scored as Middlesex won here on Friday, Durham were a wicket down after four balls as Graham Clark nicked to first slip before the two left-handers, Maddinson and Borthwick, built a decent recovery, the Australian setting the pace with seven boundaries.

But when Patterson-White relieved Zak Chappell as first change at the pavilion end, he removed Maddinson with his 11th ball, pinning him leg before with one that looked to keep a shade low.

Just as Maddinson failed to progress beyond 37, Borthwick fell on 36, lbw as Patterson-White spun one back into his pads, and Sean Dickson became a third leg before victim for the left-armer as he went to slog-sweep. Paul Coughlin edged to slip for 17 and when 19-year-old wicketkeeper Tomas Mackintosh fell first ball, also leg before, Durham were 135 for six.

Killeen helped Trevaskis add 42 in nine overs before he clipped Matt Montgomery’s off-spin straight to midwicket, after which play was held up while a male spectator was treated by medics after a George Drissell six struck him on the head. Thankfully, his injuries were minor.

After Chappell had seen off the Durham tail for figures of three for 51, opener Ben Slater was bowled by a beauty from Chris Rushworth as Notts began their reply.

Sol Budinger’s aggressive instincts took him to 35 off 25 balls, with two of his three sixes going out of the ground, before he miscued Oliver Gibson to be caught at midwicket.

Dane Schadendorf was bowled as Trevaskis came on to bowl his left-arm spin, going down the pitch somewhat recklessly, and though Haseeb Hameed looked in the mood to continue where he left off after Friday’s century against Middlesex he soon departed, caught low down at extra cover as Trevaskis make further inroads.

Lyndon James joined Montgomery to steer a careful path as Durham sought to turn the screw and at the halfway stage the Outlaws required another 95, still four down.

The loss of James for 35 at 150 for five, Rushworth trapping the all-rounder on the crease to end a stand worth 74, kept Durham interested and after Trevaskis had finished three for 35 from 10 overs, Killeen struck with his second ball in senior cricket to bowl Patterson-White and keep the outcome in the balance with 64 still needed.

However, with big-hitting 18-year-old Fateh Singh finding the boundary as easily as he had in his cameo 45 off 22 balls on Friday, the next wicket added 35 in five overs and though Montgomery fell for 54 reverse sweeping Drissell’s off-spin, the target was down to 29 off 61 balls.

Another twist came with Singh’s dismissal for 25, brilliantly caught at short mid-wicket by Dickson with 21 still needed and eight down, but Chappell and Brett Hutton were able to finish the job.


Worcestershire vs Derbyshire, New Road

DERBYSHIRE 312 for nine; WORCESTERSHIRE 265 all out. 

Luis Reece hit his List A best score of 136 as Derbyshire kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup with a 47 run success over Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

The Derbyshire opener surpassed his previous best total of 128 – also against Worcestershire at Derby three years ago – in a perfectly paced innings which helped his side amass 312-9 on a hybrid pitch.

He was given excellent support by Shan Masood and Anuj Dal in stands of 137 and 91 respectively.

Reece also chipped in with two wickets after Sam Conners new ball blast had reduced the Rapids to 35-3.

Worcestershire captain, Jake Libby, responded with his maiden List A century to bring some respectability to his side’s reply although they were realistically never in the hunt as Derbyshire secured their second victory in the competition.

The Peakites will probably have to win their final three games to have a realistic chance of progressing through to the next round.

But Worcestershire remained rooted in bottom spot after a fifth successive setback in what has been a miserable summer of white ball cricket for the Rapids after picking up the wooden spoon in the Vitality Blast North Group.

Hundreds of spectators took advantage of Worcestershire giving away tickets, to families affected by Storm Dennis 2020.

Libby, elected to bowl first and Ben Gibbon was rewarded for a tight opening spell when Harry Came was caught behind after an expansive drive.

Masood joined Reece and instantly got off the mark by leg glancing Gibbon to four to set the tone for his innings.

Reece had played himself in before ramping Gibbon for six in the final over of the initial powerplay and the second wicket pair gradually flourished.

A straight drive for four by Reece off Dillon Pennington enabled him to complete 5,000 runs in all cricket for Derbyshire.

Reece completed an 82-ball half century with Masood needing only 46 deliveries to bring up his fifty.

Derbyshire raced onto 163-1 in the 31st over before Adam Finch, the pick of the Worcestershire attack, struck twice in the space of three balls.

Masood, on 63, was undone by a ball which bounced on him and edged through to keeper Ben Cox and Brooke Guest hooked his second delivery straight to Gibbon at deep square leg.

Reece needed only a further 45 balls to move to three figures and he accelerated even further during the initial stages of the final 10 overs.

Successive overs from Libby and Gibbon both yielded 20 runs before Reece’s excellent knock ended tamely on 136 when he struck a Taylor Cornall full toss straight to long off.

His 142-ball innings contained three sixes and 15 fours.

There was a further success for Cornall when Dal, having raced to 46 off 34 deliveries,  picked out Ed Barnard at deep cover.

Worcestershire collected a flurry of wickets in the closing stages of the innings.

Mattie McKiernan (16) sliced Pennington to third man and the pace bowler accounted for Ben Aitchison and debutant Archie Harrison in his final over while Alex Hughes was bowled by Finch.

Conners immediately had Worcestershire on the back foot with a three wicket burst with the new ball.

Cornall was strangled down the leg side and Ed Pollock, recalled to the side in place of the injured Kashif Ali, drove to mid off.

Azhar Ali gave keeper Guest a second catch off Conners at 35-3 in the ninth over.

Reece came into the attack and struck in successive overs with Ed Barnard also nicking through to Guest and Ben Cox (12) bowled through the gate.

Libby batted with plenty of fluency and reached an excellent half century off 52 balls with six boundaries.

Henry Cullen chopped on when Aitchison returned to the attack, Joe Leach swung across the line to Dal and was lbw and Pennington (35) was bowled by McKiernan.

Libby went past his previous List A best of 76 against Durham at New Road last summer before reaching three figures off 115 balls with one six and eight fours.

Potts accounted for Finch and Gibbon to round off the innings and leave Libby unbeaten on 126.



Sussex vs Surrey, Hove

Sussex kept alive their hopes in the Royal London One-Day Cup with their third victory in five matches, defeating an inexperienced Surrey side by 216 runs at Hove.

Exceptional centuries by Chet Pujara, his second in three days in the competition, and Tom Clark, his first in one-day cricket to go with his brace of championship hundreds in his break-through season, gave Sussex a massive 378 for six.  It was the highest List A total scored at Hove.  And Pujara’s personal 174 was another one-day record for Sussex, beating David Wiese’s 171 against Hampshire in 2019.

 A depleted and very young Surrey side – Matt Dunn, at 30, was their only player over 24 – were never likely to compete with that.  They didn’t, as the in-form Ari Karvelas took another four wickets, though Ryan Patel kept their far-fetched hopes alive with a stylish, 56-ball 65, and the impressive all-rounder Tom Lawes made an unbeaten 57 at the end of the day. Sheridon Gumbs, on debut and only 18, batted at No 5 and though he lasted just 13 balls for his 12 the left-hander looked a talent for the future with his easy timing.

Surrey were dismissed for 162 in 31.4 overs to give Sussex a straightforward victory.  And there were another three wickets for Delray Rawlins.

Sussex did not look capable of such batting heroics early in their innings after the Surrey bowlers had reduced them to nine for two in the fourth over.  The pitch inhibited strokeplay early in the day and Sussex, who had been asked to bat, lost the in-form Ali Orr in the third over, caught behind low down by Josh Blake off Tom Lawes, and then Harrison Ward, who was bowled via the inside edge of his bat by Matt Dunn in the following over.

What followed was a third wicket stand of  205 in 32 overs, a record for any wicket for Sussex against Surrey in one-day cricket.  Clark was into his stride more quickly than Pujara, who had been drained by his heroic century against Warwickshire two days earlier and who appeared more suspicious of the batting surface than his young partner.

It was only after Sussex reached three figures in the 21st over that Pujara emerged from his shell, jumping down the wicket to chip the slow left-armer Yousef Majid over midwicket for four, before cutting the next delivery for another boundary to bring up the hundred partnership.

Clark, with a succession of powerful, left-handed drives, scored 104 from 106 deliveries, with 13 fours before he was lbw to Amar Virdi in the 36th over, with the score on 214.  Pujara, recovering from his early diffidence, went on to reach an excellent century off 103 balls, with nine fours and two sixes.  But then, wonderfully, he found another gear, surging from his hundred to 150 from just 20 deliveries.  Overall, the India Test batsman faced 131 balls and hit 20 fours, and although he preferred to keep the ball on the ground early on there were also five sixes in his increasingly violent innings which didn’t end until the 48th over.  When it did, the the Surrey fielders lined up to shake him by the hand as he left the field,

After Pujara and Clark the next highest scorer was Tom Alsop, with 22 and it was all lapped up by another big crowd at Hove.

Essex vs Glamorgan, Chelmsford

Essex (341) beat Glamorgan (238) by 103 runs

Seventeen-year-old leg spinner Luc Benkenstein sliced through the Glamorgan middle-order with six wickets in 36 balls to ease Essex to back-to-back Royal London Cup victories at sizzling Chelmsford.

  The son of former South African all-rounder Dale had not taken a wicket for Essex’s first team when he came on to bowl the 22nd over with Glamorgan making good progress towards their target of 342. But Benkenstein’s incredible quick-fire haul included the crucial wicket of Sam Northeast, who was in the process of batting himself back into form with an 81-ball 70. Benkenstein finished with figures of 6-42 in the 103-run win.

  Essex’s imposing total, after electing to bat against the reigning champions, was underpinned by a second-wicket partnership of 203 – a record for any Essex wicket in the competition against Glamorgan – between Feroze Khushi and Tom Westley, who both finished with 104 to their names.

  For Khushi his 86-ball knock, including five sixes, was his second century of the season, scored on successive Sundays, while Westley recorded a ton in consecutive matches from 110 balls. However, once they departed Essex crashed from 247-3 to 303-9 in the blink of an eye with Andrew Salter’s off-breaks claiming 3-72.

  Glamorgan’s tails were up when Josh Rymell thick-edged the second legitimate ball of the game from James Harris to slip. They had to wait more than 30 overs for their second success by which time Essex had motored beyond 200.

  In between Khushi and Westley set about the bowling with an almost nonchalant relish. Westley, coming in at No3, dominated the initial part of the partnership, contributing 49 of the first hundred and then reaching his own half-century from 51 balls.

  The younger Khushi was slightly more subdued at the outset and managed just two fours in his fifty scored from 57 balls, but he kept the scoreboard ticking along with singles and doubles.

  However, it was in the latter stages of his innings that he burst into life. His first fifty included a straight six off the unfortunate Douthwaite. There was a second swept off Prem Sisodiya before Colin Ingram was taken out of the attack after three legside sixes in an over that had the umpires reaching regularly for the spares box.

  Khushi’s second fifty took just 29 balls as a single to deep cover took him to three-figures. But in the same over he played all around a delivery from David Lloyd and was bowled.

  Westley was a spectator for a spell while Khushi ran rampant, but reached his own ton with a push into the onside from his 101st ball. But he was bamboozled by a delivery from Salter that was going down legside, he overbalanced and was stumped off a wide.

  The two centurions removed, Glamorgan’s bowlers suddenly detected a soft underbelly and six wickets went down in six overs before a last-wicket flourish added 38

  Only Grant Roelofsen, entering at No4, avoided the carnage at the other end and finished unbeaten on 69 from 55 balls, reaching his half-century with a six into the visitors’ dressing room.

  In response, Lloyd struck seven boundaries in a 17-ball 30 before he picked out Snater on the square-leg boundary to give New Zealander Ray Toole a first wicket on debut.

  Apart from a pulled six, Ingram struggled for any fluency despite a half-century stand with Northeast. He had reached 17 from 25 balls when he took a swish at Nijjar and was lbw.

  Northeast lost his captain Kiran Carlson after another fifty partnership when he chopped Benkenstein to backward point. Benkenstein’s second followed soon after when Northeast decided to charge and was stumped by Roelofsen, and the third arrived when Khushi raced in from the cover boundary to dive and dismiss Tom Bevan.

  Douthwaite leant back and tried to force Benkenstein away, only to play on. Two balls later Tom Cullen went walkabouts and was stumped.

  Nijjar had Weighell caught behind off an attempted reverse sweep before Benkenstein returned to dismiss Harris, courtesy of Nijjar’s snatch around the corner off a top edge.


Somerset vs Middlesex, Taunton

Pieter Malan’s 14th List A century kept Middlesex riding high at the top of the Royal London Cup Group A table with a thrilling one-wicket victory over Somerset at Taunton. 

The 33-year-old South African made 110, from 93 balls, with 3 sixes, and 11 fours as his side chased down a target of 336 with four balls to spare. Sam Robson contributed 76 and Max Holden 71. 

Somerset posted 335 for six after losing the toss, Matt Renshaw top scoring with 120, including 3 sixes and 9 fours, while teenager James Rew hit 114, off 120 balls, his maiden List A hundred. 

Their efforts were not enough to prevent the hosts suffering a fifth defeat in as many group matches – even though Middlesex almost self-destructed in the closing overs. 

When Andrew Umeed and Lewis Goldsworthy departed in the first ten overs to Yadav and Martin Andersson, it was a familiar tale for Somerset, who gave a debut to 17-year-old all-rounder Josh Thomas. 

But Rew was dropped on 26 by Toby Greatwood at mid-on, off Andersson, and it proved an expensive error as he and Renshaw went on to add 219 in 30.3 overs. 

Renshaw produced some flowing off-drives, while clubbing anything short of a length into the leg side. The first of the Australian’s 3 sixes sent the ball over long-off and into the River Tone off leg-spinner Luke Hollman. 

Rew was less aggressive, but found some exquisite angles to pick up ones and twos, keeping the scoreboard ticking. 

Renshaw reached a 92-ball hundred by smacking an Andersson full toss for four. Rew, who had been dropped again on 87 at cover off Malan, followed to three figures off 109 deliveries, with 8 fours. 

They had taken the total to 256 in the 40th over when Renshaw holed out to long-on off Max Harris. Rew followed, miscuing a Yadav full toss to mid-off. 

Somerset were unable to accelerate in the closing overs. But when Middlesex slipped to 24 for two, Mark Stoneman bowled by Sonny Baker and Stephen Eskinazi dragging a ball from Kasey Aldridge onto his stumps, the target appeared a long way off. 

Robson and Malan then began to set about the home attack, Malan hitting Baker for successive boundaries and Robson doing the same to Ben Green before his partner launched the first six of the innings in an over that cost Somerset’s captain 16 runs. 

The pair brought the hundred up in the 14th over, both timing the ball with confidence on the true surface and moving to untroubled half-centuries. 

Robson had hit 10 fours when mistiming a shot off Baker and lifting a catch to mid-off with the total on 163 and the stand worth 139 in 22.1 overs. 

Malan responded to the setback by hitting Aldridge for three fours, while Holden batted positively from the start to keep pressure off his partner, who moved to a chanceless ton off 85 balls with a boundary off Renshaw. 

Holden had reached a 49-ball fifty by the time the centurion fell to a catch at deep backward square off the expensive Ollie Sale. By then just 67 runs were needed from 10.1 overs. 

Joe Cracknell fell to Alfie Ogborne, the pick of Somerset’s bowlers, and Hollman also went quickly. Holden holed out to deep point off Baker, having struck 8 fours, and at 310 for seven, Middlesex needed 25 off as many balls. 

Yadav nicked what would have been a leg side wide off Sale through to Rew. But Baker’s wild no-ball with the first delivery of the 49th over offered a free hit and Andersson dispatched it for a straight six put his side on the brink of victory. 

With the scores level at the start of the final over, Andersson was run out by Renshaw attempting a single to mid-on. But Harris kept his head to mark his List A debut by hitting the next ball for the winning run. 


Leicestershire vs Warwickshire, Leicester

Leicester: Leicestershire 338-8 (50 overs) beat Warwickshire 207 all out (39.3 overs) by 131 runs.

Another fine innings from Louis Kimber helped Leicestershire inflict a first defeat in the Royal London One Day Cup on Warwickshire, and in so doing take a big step towards qualifying for the knock-out stages.

Kimber hit three sixes in scoring 78 off 68 deliveries, adding a second half-century to the century he made against Somerset in the competition two days earlier. The 25-year-old from Lincoln also picked up an important wicket, having Michael Burgess caught on the boundary when the Bears' batsman was threatening to hit his side back into the game.

As it was, another disciplined bowling display, led impressively by Chris Wright (3-29) against his former county,  ensured the visitors were dismissed a long way short of their target.

Using the same pitch as had been used against Somerset, Leicestershire had begun circumspectly after skipper Lewis Hill had won the toss and chosen to bat first, understandably so after they had been 18-3 at the end of the first powerplay against the West Country county. Rishi Patel and Nick Welch took the score 34 in the tenth over before both were dismissed on that score, Patel caught at midwicket attempting to turn a delivery from Ollie Hannon-Dalby to the leg side, and Welch edging a catch behind off Liam Norwell.

Hill made a busy 18 before he too edged a catch behind, driving loosely at Will Rhodes, but by then KImber was well-established, and the arrival at the crease of the equally in-form Mulder can only have further boosted his confidence.

Already suffering in the heat, none of the Warwickshire attack could contain either batter, Kimber hitting five fours and a six in going to his half-century off 44 balls, Mulder six fours in going to his off 46. The fourth wicket partnership was well past 100 when Kimber, having hit two more huge maximums, went back to work Krunal Pandya through the off-side, sliced the ball high toward backward point, and saw 12th man Manraj Johat take a fine leaping catch high above his head.

Pandya made a second breakthrough almost immediately, albeit slightly fortuitously, when Mulder advanced down the wicket and clubbed the ball ferociously hard but at chest height to long-on, where Norwell made no mistake in holding the catch. At 209-5 in the 36th over the innings could have petered out, but Harry Swndells, who had made a vital 70 in his previous innings against Somerset, again played an important role in ensuring the impetus was maintained, first in company with Arron Lilley, who hit Pandya for two beautifully timed straight sixes, and then Tom Scriven, who hit four fours and a six in making 30 from just 17 balls.

Warwickshire needed at least one of their high-powered openers to make a big score, but Wright brilliantly caught Dom Sibley high to his right off his own bowling, and Mulder found the edge of Rob Yates' bat with a fine delivery which bounced and left the left-hander. Burgess, in company with Will Rhodes, hit out strongly - if occasionally wildly - and the third wicket partnership was worth 71 when an inspired Hill turned to Kimber's occasional off-spin and was rewarded by seeing Burgess slog-sweep straight to Welch at deep midwicket.

Rhodes lost his middle stump pulling at Scriven, and with the scoreboard pressure telling, Warwickshire's innings subsided. Hill ran out Matt Lamb, stranded when Pandya did not respond to his call, Pandya skied Wright to backward point, and Beuran Hendricks picked up two wickets in two balls to take his total to 11 wickets in the competition.

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