Royal London One Day Cup 2022: Tuesday 2nd 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: Tuesday 2nd August.
Worcestershire vs Kent, Group A
Double century-maker Ollie Robinson hit Kent’s highest individual score in List A cricket as they chased down a 352 target with 5.1 overs to spare in their opening Royal London Cup encounter with Worcestershire at New Road.
Robinson seized upon the opportunity presented by Kent captain Sam Billings and Jordan Cox’s inclusion for The Hundred after spending the 2022 Vitality Blast on loan to Durham.
He surpassed the previous best Kent performance in 50 over cricket of 150 not out by Joe Denly against Glamorgan at Canterbury four years ago.
A lofted cover drive for four against Josh Baker took Robinson to his double ton from 130 balls and was the cue for a standing ovation all around the ground and he ended on 206 not out.
Former Kent Academy player, Kashif Ali, had scored an impressive 114 on his List A debut for Worcestershire who recovered from 36-4 to post what looked like a formidable total.
But Robinson received superb support from Ben Compton during a stand of 204, Kent’s highest second wicket partnership against any County in this format of the game.
It was a reversal of what happened in last summer’s corresponding fixture when Worcestershire chased down a 323 target.
Former Worcestershire pace bowler Matt Henry, in his only match in the competition before linking up with New Zealand, struck a treble blow as the home side slumped to 36-4 after opting to bat.
Ed Pollock edged the first ball of the innings to second slip, captain Brett D’Oliveira picked out square leg and Jake Libby was taken at short extra cover in an opening spell by Henry of 6-20-3.
With Azhar Ali lbw working to leg off Grant Stewart, Kent were very much in the ascendancy before Kashif and Barnard began their rescue act.
Runs flowed at a rapid rate once Henry had been removed from the attack and it is testament to Kashif’s rapid elevation that he looks completely at home at this level.
He completed a 49 ball half century and then a regal back foot drive square of the wicket off Hamid Qadri took Barnard to that milestone from 56 deliveries.
No-one was able to stem the stream of boundaries and the fifth wicket pair had plundered 175 from 28 overs when Barnard, on 79, fell to a head high catch at mid-off against Matt Quinn.
It surpassed Worcestershire’s previous best fifth wicket List A partnership of 169 by Ben Cox and George Rhodes against Yorkshire at New Road in 2019.
Kashif went onto complete his century with a clip through mid-wicket in the same over and had moved onto 114 from 99 balls when he drilled Hamid Qadri to mid off where Quinn took a fine low catch.
But there was no let-up for Kent with Ben Cox, on his return to action after taking a break for mental health reasons, and Joe Leach adding 74 in just 7.5 overs.
Leach had made 48 off just 28 deliveries when he lofted Quinn to deep mid wicket but Cox went onto a 43 ball half century with two sixes and three fours in a vintage knock.
When Kent batted, left arm seamer, Ben Gibbon, struck an early blow when Joey Evison turned the ball off his hips straight to fine leg.
But then the dominance of bat over ball then resumed after Ollie Robinson and Ben Compton came together.
Robinson was in particularly destructive form against seam or spin and he reached three figures when lofting D’Oliveira for his 13th four in addition to striking three sixes.
The partnership of 204 in 28 overs ended when Compton, on 75, pulled D’Oliveira down Barnard’s throat at deep mid wicket.
Alex Blake was strangled down the leg side off Dillon Pennington but there was no let-up from Robinson.
He reached his double hundred with a lofted off drive against Baker from just 130 balls with six sixes and 26 fours.
Surrey vs Leicestershire, Group A
Opener Nick Welch hit 127 not out from 125 balls and Wiaan Mulder cruised to an unbeaten 71 as Leicestershire kicked off their Royal London Cup Group A campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket victory against a youthful Surrey team at Guildford.
Welch and Mulder’s unbroken fourth wicket stand of 141 was a Leicestershire record against Surrey in List A cricket and the win came with a full ten overs to spare.
There was a six and 16 fours in 24-year-old Welch’s career-best one-day innings, while Mulder clubbed two sixes and eight fours in his 65-ball knock.
A crowd of almost 3,000 packed into Woodbridge Road saw Ben Geddes hit 73, Josh Blake 44 and Nico Reifer a responsible 45 not out, but Surrey’s 50-over total of 246 for 8 was never likely to be enough on such a fast-scoring ground.
Left-arm quick Beuran Hendricks, the game’s outstanding bowler, took 4 for 39 and nipped out both Ryan Patel and Cameron Steel in a five-over new ball burst of 2 for 14 before also claiming the wickets of Nick Kimber and Amar Virdi in the closing overs.
Leicestershire lost Rishi Patel for nought at the end of the second over, caught at point driving at a Tom Lawes outswinger, but Welch was then joined by Mulder in their match-clinching stand.
Yousef Majid, an 18-year-old Cranleigh School pupil on his senior debut, took a wicket with his fifth ball and impressed throughout a seven-over spell costing 19 runs.
But an entirely uncapped Surrey side – seamer Matt Dunn, at 30, and 26-year-old Steel were the only two players over the age of 24 in their line-up – was outgunned with both bat and ball after the Foxes had won the toss and opted to bowl.
Surrey, who have lost 13 players to The Hundred – the most of any county – gave List A debuts to four players – 19-year old Lawes, Majid, left-hander Blake and off spinner Virdi.
Off spinner Nathan Bowley, in contrast, was Leicestershire’s only List A debutant and they have only four players representing Hundred franchises this month.
Patel’s dismissal for a second-ball duck, leg-before to Hendricks, was a significant early blow to Surrey but 21-year old Geddes, skippering the county for the first time, was then joined in a spirited third wicket stand of 105 by Blake.
Arron Lilley had Blake leg-before, sweeping, in the 28th over and Geddes – who earlier pulled medium pacer Tom Scriven for six – had just hit the returning Chris Wright imperiously through extra cover for four, his ninth, when he attempted to pull the next ball and skied a catch to long on.
Lawes made 21 before edging Scriven behind and Kimber’s 23-ball 27 helped to accelerate the scoring rate until Hendricks bowled him. Reifer’s 48-ball effort contained only three fours, but the 21-year old at least gave his team something to bowl at.
Louis Kimber’s 22 steadied Leicestershire’s reply, after Patel’s departure, while Welch moved serenely to a 47-ball half-century with a mixture of powerful strokes – such as an uppercut six wide of third man off Lawes – and careful accumulation.
Kimber fell to Conor McKerr and Lewis Hill also kept Welch company for a while before Majid bowled him for 17 through an attempted sweep.
Mulder, however, never looked in any trouble against seam or spin and, after scoring his first fifty or so runs at a run a ball, he slog-swept Steel’s leg spin out of the ground for six as victory beckoned.
Welch and Mulder’s partnership beat the 49-year-old mark of 93 put on by John Steele and Barry Dudleston in a John Player League match at Grace Road in 1973.
Hill, Leicestershire’s captain, said before the tournament: “Our aim is to win this competition and I believe we've got a serious chance of doing just that.” They have, at least, made an emphatic start to that ambition.
Gloucestershire vs Warwickshire, Group A
An opening stand of 152 between centurion Dom Sibley and Rob Yates paved the way for Warwickshire’s emphatic eight-wicket Royal London Cup win over Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College.
The home side posted 264 all out from 48.5 overs after losing the toss, Ben Wells (76) and Zafar Gohar (62) hitting career-best List A scores, while former Gloucestershire seamer Craig Miles claimed three for 53.
That total looked below par on a true pitch and a lightning outfield. So it proved, as Sibley finished unbeaten on 106 off 107 balls and Yates blasted 87, with 11 fours and a six, as Warwickshire raced to their target with 11.2 overs to spare.
Gloucestershire were left to rue too many batting errors as they suffered a third defeat in as many Cheltenham Festival fixtures, despite an encouraging start.
Wells, making only his fifth List A appearance, timed the ball sweetly in overcast conditions, sharing an opening stand of 48 in 7.2 overs with Chris Dent, who hit a brisk 23 before chopping a ball from Miles onto his stumps.
Wells pulled Miles for six over mid-wicket as the hosts progressed to 63 for one off the initial ten overs powerplay before Marcus Harris was caught behind, driving at Oliver Hannon-Dalby.
Miles claimed his second wicket when James Bracey was brilliantly caught by diving wicketkeeper Michael Burgess down the leg side to make it 78 for three.
Wells went to his maiden List A fifty off 49 balls, with 6 fours and a six. Ollie Price had helped take the score to 126 when falling for a stylish 36, lbw to Indian left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya, making his Warwickshire debut.
Jack Taylor smacked Pandya for six over mid-wicket before carelessly driving a catch to cover off former team-mate Liam Norwell and departing for 22.
Wells’ 87-ball innings ended when he skied a catch to deep cover off Rhodes, who also claimed the wicket of Tom Price, caught at mid-on to make the score 217-7.
Tom Smith was bowled by Pandya sweeping and Josh Shaw lofted a catch to deep square off Hannon-Dalby, but Zahar boosted the the total with some lusty blows, reaching his half-century off 46 balls, with 6 fours.
He had some luck late on, dropped by Miles off his own bowling on 44 and given another life by Burgess who failed to realise he was short of his ground with the chance to run him out.
Warwickshire’s openers took a heavy toll on Dutch seamer Paul van Meekeren, whose opening two overs from the Chapel End cost 27 and included a six over mid-wicket by Yates.
The half-century stand with Sibley occupied 7.1 overs and put the visitors in command. By the end of the tenth over they were cruising at 69 without loss.
Yates breezed to fifty off 38 balls, with 7 fours and a six. The 22-year-old left-hander brought the hundred up with successive fours off van Meekeren, whose second spell was also expensive.
With his partner flying along, Sibley was able to build a more measured half-century, off 58 deliveries, with 7 fours. Neither player looked in the slightest trouble.
Their opening stand became a List A record for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire, beating the 150 put together by Dennis Amiss and Alvin Kallicharran at Moreton-in-Marsh in 1979, before Yates fell lbw attempting to sweep Ollie Price.
Rhodes soon joined in the run-fest, pulling Shaw for six over square-leg. The skipper then brought up 200 with a cracking back-foot shot through the covers off Tom Price, who responded by having him caught behind for 40 to claim his first List A wicket.
Sibley launched a free hit off Price for six in moving imperiously to three figures off 104 balls, having also struck 11 fours.
Nottinghamshire vs Sussex, Group A
Matt Montgomery hit 87 and Liam Patterson-White a career-best unbeaten 62 to help Notts Outlaws launch their Royal London Cup campaign with a 65-run victory over Sussex Sharks at Trent Bridge.
Despite a sticky start, Outlaws posted 290 for seven from their 50 overs after left-arm spinner Patterson-White had hit three sixes in his 46-ball knock, which comfortably beat his highest score of 27 in his debut season in 2021.
Patterson-White then combined with bowler Dane Paterson to silence Sussex’s most dangerous weapon, taking a stunning catch at square leg to remove Indian batting star Cheteshwar Pujara for just nine as Sussex were bowled out for 225 in 44 overs, with Tom Alsop’s 75 off 80 balls in vain, Brett Hutton taking three for 24.
Montgomery’s best for Nottinghamshire before this match was 35 on his debut in the competition last season, although he has a List A century for KwaZulu-Natal in his native South Africa.
The Outlaws looked to be in for a tough day after Haseeb Hameed, captaining them for the first time in a competitive match, had opted to bat on an overcast morning, when a laboured start saw them slip to 38 for three inside the opening 12 overs.
New ball bowlers Ari Karvelas and Brad Currie - both on trial with Sussex - exploited conditions superbly. Karvelas found a thin edge to have Ben Slater caught behind before Sol Budinger top-edged an attempted pull off Currie and was caught at deep square leg.
When Sean Hunt replaced Currie at the pavilion end he struck the Outlaws a further blow as the ball looped off the shoulder of Hameed’s bat to point, where Delray Rawlins held a low catch that was queried by the Outlaws skipper but confirmed as out.
Montgomery and Lyndon James added 79 in just under 15 overs before the latter’s mistimed pull was caught at short midwicket. But Montgomery pulled 18-year-old leg spinner Archie Lenham for six to go to 51 from 58 balls.
Wicketkeeper Dane Schadendorf was run out but the Outlaws now had momentum and with Patterson-White setting the pace the last 10 overs saw the total swell by 104 runs despite the loss of Montgomery early in the charge.
After playing largely orthodox shots to that point, Montgomery attempted a reverse pull as Currie returned to the attack and could only help the ball into the gloves of wicketkeeper Alsop.
His dismissal was a welcome fillip for the Sharks but the Outlaws hit back with a barrage of sixes, Hutton clubbing three in his 14-ball 29 as he and Patterson-White added 53 from 29 balls for the sixth wicket.
Karvelas, whose first five overs conceded only 12 runs, saw his figures take a battering but Currie came back well at the death, his last two overs costing only seven.
Needing to score at just under six an over, the Sussex chase got off to a flier as Harrison Ward hammered 18 off Zak Chappell’s opening over bit he was dismissed leg before by Dane Paterson for 28 after Ali Orr had been pinned in front by Hutton in the over before and the loss of Pujara in the 10th looked like a mortal wound.
Tom Clark was stumped going down the pitch to Patterson-White and Rawlins fell leg before to Chappell, at which point Sussex were 73 for five in the 19th over.
Alsop raised the Sharks’ hopes of finding a way back but after he and Ibrahim (40) had added 86 for the sixth wicket, he took one liberty too many with Chappell, hitting him for six and four but then miscuing a slow bouncer to be caught at wide mid-on.
Ibrahim was seventh out, pulling straight to deep backward square, Karvelas picked out Chappell at mid-on and Fateh Singh, the 18-year-old left-arm spinner, finished things off with his maiden List A wickets as Hunt and Currie were both leg before swinging across the line.
Ollie Robinson, named in the England squad for the opening two Tests against South Africa just before lunch, was due to have played but was withdrawn, the explanation given being that he needed more time to recuperate after his successful comeback on this ground in the LV= Insurance County Championship last week.
Yorkshire vs Northamptonshire, Group B
Centuries from openers Will Fraine and Harry Duke underpinned Yorkshire’s convincing start to the Royal London Cup as Northamptonshire were beaten by 33 runs DLS at York’s Clifton Park.
Fraine’s all format career best 143 was ably supported by Duke’s contrasting 111 as Yorkshire racked up 343 for five in 46 overs, also including teenager Will Luxton’s 84.
Fraine and Luxton dominated to start a batting day, while wicketkeeper Duke played the supporting role after the Vikings were inserted.
In reply, New Zealand opener Will Young, captaining the Steelbacks in this opening Group B fixture, kept their hopes alive in reply with a top-score of 91. But he was out with just under 200 runs still required, and they were bowled out for 320 inside 45 overs. Dom Bess finished with three for 63 off nine.
Lewis McManus nearly matched Young with an entertaining, consolatory 82. Four overs per side were lost due to late morning rain.
Fraine displayed power on the leg-side and touch on the off as he hit 12 fours and eight sixes in 107 balls, usurping his Championship 106 against Surrey at Scarborough in 2019.
In posting a second county century in front of a 3,000 strong crowd, the 26-year-old made a Northamptonshire attack who erred on a pitch with good pace and bounce pay.
Fraine pulled Tom Taylor over the pavilion and later hoisted Nathan Buck over the hospitality marquee at long-on.
Duke, 20, also faced 107 balls. Shortly after Fraine had reached his century off 85 balls - Yorkshire were 142-0 after 23 overs at this stage - Duke’s fifty came off 62.
Busy Duke scooped with increasing regularity as he moved to his second List A century after 125 versus Leicestershire last year.
When Fraine sliced Saif Zaib’s left-arm spin to backward point, the damage had been done at 209 for one in the 30th. But there was more to follow.
England Under 19s batter Luxton followed Fraine’s dominance, hitting well straight for 10 fours and three sixes in 53 balls as the Steelbacks failed to stem the flow of runs until the final two overs when only 11 were conceded.
Duke reached three figures off 97 balls, and Luxton’s second career fifty came off 35 a delivery later - Yorkshire 299 for one after 40.
Both men were caught in the penultimate over off Buck, the pick of the visiting attack with two for 66 from nine, following a second-wicket partnership of 134 inside 15 overs.
Northamptonshire slipped to 36 for two inside six overs of their reply, including debutant seamer Ben Cliff inducing a leading edge from Ricardo Vasconcelos to wide mid-on after only four balls.
Ben Coad also had Emilio Gay caught at slip.
Young and Zaib shared 82 for the third wicket to get the innings back on track, though the road ahead remained a long one.
Young was strong square on both sides of the wicket in 64 balls, adding two straight sixes off the left-arm spin of debutant Harry Sullivan to a dozen boundaries.
But he and Zaib fell in the space of five overs, leaving Northamptonshire at 158 for four in the 24th over. Zaib was stumped off Bess and Young miscued a pull at Coad to mid-on.
The Steelbacks had little option but to plough on. And they, first through Rob Keogh’s 59.
A feature of this fixture was that runs were largely scored with authenticity rather than agriculture. Keogh was no different.
But he handed Sullivan his maiden wicket by picking out deep cover, and it was the first of three for 17 runs which all but ended the contest as the score fell from 237 for four in the 34th over to 254 for seven in the 37th.
Sullivan also bowled James Sales and Bess had Taylor caught and bowled.
Bess struck again before wicketkeeper McManus threatened a late and remarkable heist with four sixes in 62 balls. But he fell lbw to Tom Loten (315 for nine in the 43rd).
Derbyshire vs Glamorgan, Group B
Glamorgan began their defence of the Royal London One-Day Cup with an emphatic eight wicket victory over Derbyshire in the opening Group B match at Derby.
Timm van der Gugten took 4 for 41 and Jamie McIlroy 2 for 13 as Derbyshire were bowled out for 110 after Glamorgan won the toss in a game reduced to 47 overs by rain with Mattie McKiernan’s 43 off 56 balls the only innings of substance.
Glamorgan slipped to 28 for 2 but skipper Kiran Carlson’s unbeaten 54 off 53 balls and Colin Ingram with 30 not out took the visitors to 112 - 2 with 25 overs to spare.
Derbyshire never recovered from losing three wickets in the first four overs on a humid and breezy morning.
McIlroy and van der Gugten got the ball to swing in good bowling conditions and Derbyshire’s chances of setting a competitive total were all but over after the first powerplay.
“I couldn’t have asked for much more really,” Carlson said. “The way we bowled at the start was exceptional, we didn’t really give them much, we took our chances and the big guys up top, Jamie (McIlroy) and Timm (van der Gugten) really set the stall out,
“The wicket was tough, there was a bit more in it than both teams thought but we bowled first just because of the overheads.
“It was nipping a bit and swinging and it was really tough at the start when it was doing quite a lot. It flattened out a little bit as the ball got older but when we had them 6 for 3 it must have been tough for them because we were bowling so well.”
Billy Godleman went in the second over when his attempt to turn van der Gugten through midwicket ended in the hands of mid on and Luis Reece quickly followed, edging a loose drive behind.
Harry Came was lbw half-forward and although Tom Wood drove van der Gugten over cover for the first boundary in the sixth over, he was brilliantly caught by Chris Cooke diving to his right when he cut hard at van der Gugten.
After a short rain delay, Brooke Guest drove a return catch back to McIlroy leaving Derbyshire’s hopes of respectability resting with Anuj Dal and McKiernan.
The pair almost doubled the score but Dal swatted Joe Cooke to cover and when Mark Watt was bowled by David Llloyd, Derbyshire were sinking fast at 62 for 7.
Ben Aitchison clipped Lloyd to long leg where Joe Cooke tok a well judged catch just inside the rope leaving Sam Conners to help McKiernan get Derbyshire into three figures.
McKiernan pulled Dan Douthwaite for four and drove van der Gugten for another boundary but he fell short of what would have been a first one-day 50 when he drove Douthwaite to cover.
The innings ended when Conners edged a drive at van der Gugten which left Glamorgan to chase down what looked like a straight-forward target.
They got there in relative comfort but only after losing Lloyd and Sam Northeast inside the first 10 overs.
Lloyd got a leading edge to Aitchison and was caught at point before Northeast, who scored a quadruple century just over a week ago, drove at Conners and was well caught by Wood diving across at second slip.
Another wicket then might have sowed some seeds of doubt in the Glamorgan camp but Ingram and Carlson restored order before accelerating towards an impressive victory.
Derbyshire were well beaten and McKieranan admitted: “We’ve got to draw a line under that and move on to the game on Friday. It's a disappointing start to the campaign but it doesn’t mean we can’t bounce back.
“There was a little bit in the wicket early on but I think we’re disappointed as a batting group not to get a competitive score.”
Lancashire vs Essex, Group B
Lancashire and Essex’s Royal London Cup campaigns got off to the soggiest at starts on Tuesday when no play was possible in their match at Sedbergh School.
Heavy overnight rain left the outfield very wet indeed but umpires Steve O’Shaughnessy and Phil Mustard gave the game every chance, holding inspections at 1.30 and 2.15 before eventually calling the game off at 2.30.
The abandonment might come as a particular disappointment to Grant Roelofsen, a South African wicketkeeper-batter who was due to make his debut for Essex on one of the most spectacular grounds in the country. However, huge efforts by the school’s groundstaff eventually came to naught and the abandonment leaves the counties with one point apiece.
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