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Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Thursday 4th August - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

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Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Thursday 4th August.

 

Royal London One Day Cup 2022 Fixtures - Thursday 4th August

 

Durham vs Surrey, Gosforth

Surrey bounced back from defeat in their opening match of the Royal London Cup to thrash Durham by nine wickets in their Group A clash at South Northumberland Cricket Club in Gosforth.

The visitors were outstanding with the ball to bowl out Durham for 181 from only 40.2 overs as Yousef Majid, Nick Kimber, Matt Dunn and Conor McKerr claimed two wickets apiece. Liam Trevaksis top-scored with a career-best 55, but the home side were well off par score and had a huge challenge to defend their total.

Cameron Steel and Ryan Patel produced a brilliant stand of 132 for the second wicket to knock off the runs with ease. Steel led the way with his second List A half-century, pouring on the agony against his old club, who were ordinary at best in the field, dropping multiple chances. Surrey knocked off the winning runs with 21 overs to spare to get off the mark in the competition.

After winning the toss, Surrey made the most of the new ball dismissing Alex Lees and Scott Borthwick cheaply to make inroads into the Durham batting line-up. The 2021 Royal London Cup leading-run scorer Graham Clark looked comfortable in the early overs, scoring four boundaries to build his innings. However, the right-hander's knock came to an end in frustrating circumstances, playing on to half-tracker from Dunn, reducing the hosts to 51 for three at the end of the powerplay.

The visitors put themselves on top by dismissing Nic Maddinson for 18, picking out Kimber to hand McKerr his first wicket. Majid then tormented the hosts with his left-arm spin, Michael Jones got away with one edge between wicket-keeper and slip, but his second ended up in the grasp of Patel.

In need of a partnership, Trevaskis and Tom Mackintosh held firm against the Surrey spinners to put on 60 for the seventh wicket. Trevaskis made his first List A half-century, but both set batters were out in quick succession as Kimber claimed two wickets to break the stand. Durham failed to bat out their full complement of overs as Stanley McAlindon was the last man out for 13 after he bowled by Steel, leaving the visitors a chase of 182.

Durham needed early wickets to turn the momentum of the game, but spurned two chances two dismiss Ben Geddes to put the visitors under pressure. Alex Lees and Luke Doneathy put down the Surrey captain on eight and 20 off Chris Rushworth before the veteran seamer finally got his man to dismiss him as Maddison clung on at point.

However, Patel and Steel laid the foundations of a dominant partnership for the second wicket and worked down the total with ease.

Patel did give an opportunity to Doneathy, but he continued his day to forget in the field by shelling an easy catch off Borthwick, with the Surrey opener then pulling his next ball for six. Steel continued the assault and capitalised on an ailing Durham attack to reach his fifty from 55 balls, including seven boundaries. Patel followed his team-mate to a half-century to up the ante, ending the game with a massive six over long-on to canter over the line with 21 overs to spare.

Middlesex vs Leicestershire, Radlett

Leicestershire’s Wiaan Mulder produced career-best performances with bat and ball as his side beat Middlesex by 15 runs at Radlett to maintain a winning start to their Royal London Cup campaign.

The South African all-rounder struck an undefeated 116 from 100 balls as he and 21-year-old Nat Bowley hauled the Foxes out of difficulties at 227 for seven with a spirited century partnership.

Late hitting enabled Leicestershire to post an imposing 359 for eight and that target was beyond the home side, who fell short on 344 for nine, with Mulder returning figures of four for 47.

Half-centuries from Stephen Eskinazi and Pieter Malan were not enough for Middlesex as the superior quality of the Foxes’ death bowling proved decisive.

Nick Welch was the first to depart after Middlesex had put their opponents in, skying Ethan Bamber to long-on where Luke Hollman kept his concentration for a tricky catch, but Louis Kimber (68 from 51) and Rishi Patel kept the scoreboard moving along steadily.

Leicestershire’s momentum was dented by two wickets in successive Martin Andersson overs, with Max Holden plucking a sharp catch out of the air at point to remove Patel before Lewis Hill was caught behind.

Kimber, who flicked Andersson over square leg for the first six of the game and then swept Thilan Walallawita for another en route to his half-century, looked a good bet to convert that into a maiden limited-overs hundred.

Those hopes disappeared with Malan’s second delivery, steered tamely by Kimber into the hands of midwicket, but Mulder and Arron Lilley put the visitors back on track with their stand of 86.

Lilley (46 from 42) slammed Walallawita for four to bring up the Foxes’ 200 and lifted the next ball over the fence – only to perish with a half-century firmly in sight as Mark Stoneman sprang forward for a diving midwicket catch.

That was the first of a trio of quick wickets for Hollman (three for 43), which appeared to hand the initiative back to Middlesex – but Mulder and Bowley had other ideas, sharing a superb eighth-wicket stand of 113 from 82 balls.

Bowley, playing only his second first-class game, registered 50 from 41, including successive fours in a ragged Andersson over that cost 33 in all as Leicestershire accumulated 83 from the last five of their innings.

Middlesex launched their chase in solid fashion, with the openers putting on 79 from 15 overs as Eskinazi shrugged off an early blow on the hand from a Chris Wright delivery that spat up to score 56 from 51.

However, Mulder struck twice as Stoneman (35 from 36) was bowled playing across the line and Eskinazi departed leg before to a ball that nipped back as the Foxes continued to snuff out partnerships before they could develop into decisive ones.

Lilley had Sam Robson caught at mid-off while Malan – having just completed a 52-ball half-century – was taken down the leg side of the opening delivery of Beuran Hendricks’ second spell.

Mulder also returned to have Holden (39 from 34) caught at long leg and also took out Umesh Yadav’s middle stump, while Tom Scriven’s slower ball deceived Joe Cracknell (44 from 50).

Although Andersson struck Hendricks for only the third six of the innings to finish unbeaten on 33, it was not enough to prevent Leicestershire making it two wins from two.

Glamorgan vs Kent, Cardiff

Career best one day scores for Colin Ingram and Tom Cullen, in a record sixth wicket stand for Glmorgan of 186, sparked a remarkable recovery which took the defending champions to their second win in the Royal London Cup .

South African Ingram scored 155 off 148 balls, one of the best one day innings for Glamorgan, while Australian Cullen ended unbeaten on 80 off 77 balls after the pair came together with the Welsh County wobbling on 107 for five against Kent Spitfires’ imposing total of 304 for eight.

Ingram was the dominant partner after getting a life on 55, caught off a Hamidullah Qadri no ball, but Cullen’s contribution was also vital, as Glamorgan remain top of Group B of the 50 over competition.

Kent opener Joey Evison did not deserve to be on the losing side after his century in the first innings, the third time he has played Glamorgan this season, for three different counties - Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire as well as Kent with a previous high score of 12 in those encounters.

Glamorgan asked Kent to bat first and got the perfect start when Ben Compton was caught behind third ball of the innings off the bowling of James Weighill.

However Ollie Robinson joined Evison and the pair kept the scoreboard ticking over at around a run a ball until Robinson was out just after reaching his 50.

Alex Blake continued to provide Evison with good support and the pair put on a century partnership before falling in quick succession.

At that stage Kent would have been eyeing a total of up to 350, but with Dan Douthwaite the pick of the Glamorgan bowlers the home side were able to peg the visitors back to the point they were grateful to creep over the 300 mark.

Douthwaite finished with figures of  2-43 off his 10 overs, James Weighell also picking up a pair of wickets, as did Ingram with his leg spin. George Linde’s 27 not out at the end of the innings ensured they reached 304 for 8.

It was still an imposing total and Glamorgan needed a good start. Unfortunately for them they did not get it with opener Sam Northeast falling for a Golden Duck just 11 days after he scored a quadruple century in the County Championship.

That brought Ingram to the crease and he seemed to be facing a different bowling attack to his teammates, regularly finding the boundary without taking any major risks.

It was not the same at the other end as batsmen came and went, although skipper Kiran Carlson offered some resistance with his 28.

Ingram was caught off a Hamidullah Qadri no ball - free hit on 55, before finally departing for 155 with 12 needed for victory. Cullen remained until the end to see his team over the line.

Somerset vs Nottinghamshire, Taunton

Derbyshire-bound Zak Chappell put the skids under Somerset as Nottinghamshire Outlaws made it maximum points from their first two Royal London Cup games with a comprehensive ten-wicket win at Taunton.

A sizeable crowd at the Cooper Associates County Ground saw the hosts slump to 17 for five after losing the toss, Chappell claiming three of the wickets, before struggling to 119 all out, 18-year-old James Rew making the only meaningful contribution with 48.

Chappell finished with three for 35 and Dane Paterson three for 28, while there were two wickets each for Brett Hutton and Liam Patterson-White on a green tinged pitch offering a modicum of seam movement.

In reply, the Outlaws breezed to their modest target off just 12 overs, openers Ben Slater and Sol Budinger plundering 4 sixes and 16 fours between them in a total of 124 without loss to complete an embarrassing day for their opponents.

Budinger finished unbeaten on 62 and Slater 50 not out to inflict one of the biggest drubbings in Somerset’s List A history.

The outcome was virtually decided in the initial ten-over powerplay, which ended with the home side 19 for five.

Matt Renshaw fell to the sixth ball of the match, caught at third man, edging an expansive drive off Chappell before three more wickets fell in the space of six deliveries.

Steve Davies edged to first slip off Hutton, while Lewis Goldsworthy played on to Chappell, who then had James Hildreth caught behind for a duck, fencing outside off stump.

George Bartlett presented a second slip catch to Matt Mongomery at off Paterson and Somerset were in disarray under clear blue skies at their normally fast-scoring home ground.

Chappell, whose move to Derbyshire for next season was announced this week, ended his four-over opening spell with figures of three for 11, while Hutton bowled seven overs from the River End, claiming one for 15.

Rew played in a composed manner that put his more senior collegues to shame as he and Ben Green added 45 for the sixth wicket before the latter was bowled by left-arm spinner Patterson-White for 21, looking to cut a ball that was too close too off stump.

It was 82 for seven when Kasey Aldridge was stumped dancing down the wicket to Patterson-White, with more than 25 overs still available for Somerset to improve their score.

Rew brought the hundred up with his sixth boundary, through mid-wicket off Hutton, but then got a leading edge to Hutton was saw the ball loop to Fateh Singh at third-man. He had faced 69 balls.

Peter Siddle edged another catch to Mongomery at slip, having made 14 and when last man Sonny Baker was yorked by Paterson, Somerset had been bowled out in 35.4 overs, equalling their lowest ever List A total against Notts.

The batting effort was made to look even more woeful when Slater took 14 runs off the opening over of the Outlaws innings, hitting 3 fours off successive balls from Jack Brooks.

There was no way back for Somerset as Slater and Budinger brought up a half-century opening stand inside seven overs against the experienced bowling attack of Brooks and Siddle.

Slater hit the first six of the game with a top-edged pull off Aldridge and Budinger quickly followed suit, hoisting Baker over wide long-on twice off successive balls.

It was uncomfortable viewing for Somerset supporters as their team were put to the sword. Slater put three figures on the board with a pulled six off Aldridge and was first to his fifty, off 46 balls, with 7 fours and 2 sixes.

Budinger’s half-century occupied only 25 deliveries, with the same boundary count, as the Outlaws completed a one-day annihilation.

 

Yorkshire vs Lancashire, York

An on-point bowling display set up a comfortable Roses win at a packed York CC as Luke Wells-led Lancashire got their Royal London Cup campaign underway at the second attempt.

In front of a 4,449 crowd at sunny Clifton Park, Yorkshire were bowled out for 224 inside 49 overs.

Danny Lamb returned three for 32 from five, including two of his wickets in one over to put the skids under the Vikings on the same pitch which saw them total 353 for five in Tuesday’s win over Northamptonshire. 

Wells returned two for 25 from eight overs of leg-spin before opening the batting and racing to a career best 88 off 67 balls with 12 fours and a trio of sixes, paving the way for a seven-wicket win with nine overs remaining.  Washington Sundar, 30 not out, hit the winning runs.

Victory came after Lancashire’s opening Group B game against Essex at Sedbergh on Tuesday was washed out.

Nine Yorkshire players reached double figures with only Will Fraine reaching 40. He top-scored with 41 against a Red Rose attack including miserly trio Will Williams, Wells and Indian overseas off-spinner Sundar.

Openers Fraine and Harry Duke - both centurions when Northamptonshire were beaten here on Tuesday - shared a solid 66 inside 12 overs.

But Lancashire, who elected to bowl, struck three times for nine runs in 16 balls to assert their authority at 75 for three in the 14th over on a fast-scoring ground.

Williams, their metronomic seam bowling New Zealander, had Duke feathering behind for 17 in the 12th over before Lamb struck twice in the 14th, getting Fraine caught at mid-on off a leading edge and George Hill lbw for a three-ball duck.

Four overs later Will Luxton - also for 17 - edged Lamb behind (96 for four). 

Jack Blatherwick struck twice in four overs, leaving Yorkshire at 132 for six in the 26th. 

He had Matthew Waite caught and bowled off a leading edge and Matthew Revis caught at backward point off a top edge.

And when Dom Bess fell lbw sweeping at Sundar (one for 35 from 10 overs), Yorkshire were 137 for seven after 27. 

Captain Jonny Tattersall’s calm 34 was nowhere near enough. And he joined the procession when trapped lbw trying to work Wells to leg. At 169 for eight in the 34th, Yorkshire were all but goners.

Tom Loten had earlier hit his second ball for six off Blatherwick, and he and Ben Coad (20) at least shared 35 - the second highest partnership of the innings - to ensure respectability at 200.

Coad then fell to another miscue off Wells to Sundar - 204 for nine in the 44th.

Loten’s six began an unbeaten 32, and Yorkshire’s innings ended when Harry Sullivan holed out to deep backward square off Williams, who was superb with two for 30 from 9.3 overs.

The miscues indicated a slower pitch than Tuesday’s. But only marginally so.

In reply, Lancashire initially batted with caution. 

Only 23 runs came in the first five overs. But once the platform was laid, they hit cruise control.

The loss of captain and recent Yorkshire tormentor Keaton Jennings for only 20, caught at first slip off Coad, was no issue at 37 for one in the ninth.

Jennings has scored 132, 238 and 75 against Yorkshire in Championship and Blast cricket in the last 13 months.

Wells was strong square of the wicket and used his feet expertly against spin, hitting sixes over long-on, long-off and midwicket.

He dominated a 102-stand with Josh Bohannon before pulling Revis to long-leg, leaving the score at 139 for two after 21.

Bohannon then put the icing on the cake with 51 before dragging on to Loten. But, at 177 for three in the 30th, the game had long since been won on a day which saw county cricket shine bright.

 

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