Specsavers County Championship – Live Match Updates July 13th - July18th 2019

Specsavers County Championship – Live Match Updates July 13th - July18th 2019
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All the match updates from the latest round of Specsavers County Championship 2019 starting July 13th and finishing on July 18th 2019

Specsavers County Championship – July 13th-18th

 

Division One

Yorkshire v Somerset, Leeds (11:00 AM )

Match Summary

Yorkshire 520

Somerset 196 and 251

Result - Yorkshire win by an innings and 73 runs

Yorkshire have thrown a spanner in the works of Somerset’s pursuit of a maiden Specsavers County Championship title after completing a resounding innings victory before lunch on day four at Emerald Headingley.

Somerset’s second defeat in 10 games this season would see them dislodged at the top of the Division One table at the end of the day should Essex complete victory over Warwickshire at Chelmsford.

The visitors, replying to 520, were made to follow-on 324 runs behind at tea on day three and started day four on 159 for four, only to lose three wickets inside the first 45 minutes of play (192 for seven).

They were later bowled out 251 and secured only one point from this innings and 73-run defeat, confirmed 15 minutes before lunch.

Yorkshire’s fourth win in 10 yielded 22 points, and they are third place and still just about in the title race with four games still to play.

If Essex win, they will be 38 points behind the men from Chelmsford. If Essex draw, they will be 34 points behind Somerset, who they face again at Taunton in September. The former scenario is looking almost certain.

Somerset lost nightwatchman Tim Groenewald, Tom Banton for 63 and Dom Bess inside the first 45 minutes, with captain Steve Patterson striking twice in his first two overs of the day on the way to his 400th first-class wicket.

New ball seamer Matthew Fisher made the initial breakthrough in the second over of the day when Groenewald picked out Will Fraine at point, leaving the score at 167 for five in the 59th.

Patterson (four for 54 from 20.5 overs) then claimed the 400th wicket of a first-class career which started in 2005.

The metronomic seamer bowled Banton through the gate with a nip backer, the 35-year-old’s third ball of the morning - 188 for six in the 67th.

In his next over, he bowled Bess, who will rejoin Yorkshire on loan for T20 tomorrow.

Then shortly before the clock ticked over to midday, Steve Davies tamely chipped Patterson to Duanne Olivier, who took a low catch at mid-off, to secure his third wicket and Yorkshire’s fourth inside the first hour of play. Somerset were 211 for eight in the 73rd.

South African Test spinner Keshav Maharaj was hit for two straight sixes by Craig Overton, but he ousted Jamie Overton lbw to claim his 10th wicket in the match as Somerset slipped to 239 for nine in the 80th over.

Patterson then took the new ball and trapped Craig Overton lbw in the 83rd.

Yorkshire’s victory, their first at Headingley this summer after two away wins and one at Scarborough, was built upon three first-innings centuries from Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook and a superb all-round display from left-armer Maharaj.

Maharaj hit 72 with the bat in the latter stages of Yorkshire’s 520 before claiming match figures of 10 for 127 from 60.3 overs, including seven for 52 in the first innings.

This was the last of the 29-year-old’s initial three-game overseas stint with the county, in which time he has taken 20 wickets and scored two half-centuries.

It is no wonder Yorkshire are in discussions with Cricket South Africa regarding an extension to his deal for the latter stages of the four-day campaign.

With the Vitality Blast starting later this week, there is a break for Championship cricket. The next round of fixtures starts on August 18. Somerset face Warwickshire at Edgbaston and Yorkshire host Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.

Yorkshire - Adam Lyth, Will Fraine, Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Jonathan Tattersall(wk), Matt Fisher, Keshav Maharaj, Steven Patterson(c), Josh Shaw, Duanne Olivier

Somerset - Tom Abell(c), Azhar Ali, James Hildreth, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Steve Davies(wk), Dom Bess, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Tim Groenewald, Jack Brooks

 

Essex v Warwickshire, Chelmsford (11:00 AM )

Match Summary

Essex 245 and 316-9 dec

Warwickshire - 161 and 213

Result - Essex won by 187 runs

Simon Harmer claimed his seventh five-wicket haul of the season to help Essex to the top of the Specsavers County Championship with a decisive 187-run victory over Warwickshire.

The South African off-spinner took his season’s tally to 64 with his latest figures of six for 75. He had done the damage in the morning session when he took four wickets in 20 balls to rip the heart out of an inexperienced Warwickshire batting line-up

Essex’s seventh win in eight games – and sixth in six at Chelmsford – carried them above Somerset by four points with four to play, including a potential winner-takes-all showdown at Taunton in the final game.

Set 401 to win, Warwickshire were always in trouble. Essex were held up briefly by a lively seventh-wicket partnership between Michael Burgess and Henry Brookes that put on 51 in eight overs.

But once Brookes went shortly before lunch, the die was cast. There was just enough time for Burgess to reach his first fifty since joining on loan from Sussex, before the end came 45 minutes into the afternoon session.

Shorn of chief run-getters Dom Sibley and Sam Hain on England Lions duty, Warwickshire did not possess the strength in depth to prevent a fifth defeat of the season.

It had taken six overs for the first wicket of the day to go; the rest kept falling at regular intervals thereafter.

Rob Yates might have gone to the very first ball when he got a leading edge that went agonisingly just over Harmer’s head. Not much eluded Harmer thereafter.

Liam Banks reached his maiden first-class fifty from his 81st ball faced, but six balls later he edged Peter Siddle firmly to Tom Westley at third slip.

Yates hung around for 63 balls for 13 before he became Harmer’s first victim, caught low down at slip by Sir Alastair Cook. Dan Mousley faced just one ball before he departed to the same combination.

Tim Ambrose survived the hat-trick ball, killing any turn with an exaggerated forward defensive stride, but lasted just two more overs from Harmer before popping one around the corner to Dan Lawrence at leg slip.

Adam Hose looked to be batting himself back into form with 13 from 34 balls when he played an injudicious sweep at Harmer and was caught at midwicket by Rishi Patel, diving forward.

Burgess and Brookes offered a measure of aggressive resistance. Burgess started the spree by lofting Harmer over cow corner. Brookes caught the prevailing mood by hooking Matt Quinn for four and six over midwicket and then landing a straight six off Harmer. Burgess’s second six off Harmer took the stand past fifty in eight overs.

It was only delaying the inevitable, however. Brookes perished for 27 from 25 balls when he was strangled down legside by Quinn and feathered to substitute wicketkeeper Will Buttleman, playing in place of the injured Adam Wheater.

The return of Siddle to the attack immediately after lunch accounted for Warwickshire captain Rishi Patel, this time with Harmer assisting with the catch at second slip.

Burgess reached his half-century from 46 balls, but lost Olly Stone, the ninth wicket, with the score half the deficit, caught behind. Burgess was the last to depart, dancing down the wicket to Harmer and being stumped for 64. His innings had spanned 69 balls and included seven fours and three sixes.

 

Essex - Nick Browne, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Rishi Patel, Ryan ten Doeschate(c), Adam Wheater(wk), Simon Harmer, Peter Siddle, Aaron Beard, Matthew Quinn

Warwickshire - Liam Banks, Will Rhodes, Rob Yates, Adam Hose, Dan Mousley, Tim Ambrose(wk), Michael Burgess, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel(c), Olly Stone, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Nottingham (11:00 AM)

Match Summary

Nottinghamshire 116 and 181

Surrey 240 and 221-4 dec

Result - Surrey win by 167 runs

Amar Virdi spun Surrey to a convincing victory over Nottinghamshire on the third afternoon of their Specsavers County Championship match at Trent Bridge.

Virdi took six for 78 as Notts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, giving the visitors a comfortable win by 167 runs.

The 20-year old spinner, who had claimed eight for 61 in Nottinghamshire’s first innings, won’t find many surfaces more conducive to his loopy, well-flighted, off-spin than this dry Nottingham track.

His side had declared their second innings closed on 224 for nine during the opening hour of the day, setting their hosts a victory target of 349.

Jordan Clark made 54, adding to the splendid 55 compiled by team-mate Jamie Smith on the second day.

Nottinghamshire’s Ravichandran Ashwin had almost gone toe-for-toe with Virdi throughout the match but he had to be content with a match haul of 12 for 144 after taking six second innings Surrey wickets for 75.

In just three matches Ashwin has taken 23 wickets for Notts, an average of only 19 runs apiece, yet finished on the losing side each time.

At the start of the day, with the visitors resuming their second innings on 184 for seven, Clark reached his first Surrey 50 from 83 balls before falling lbw to the Indian Test match spinner.

Ashwin needed only eight more deliveries to claim his sixth victim as Batty tried to slog-sweep the 32-year old but only succeeded in ballooning the ball high to Jake Libby at midwicket for 29.

Morne Morkel clubbed Liam Patterson-White over the midwicket ropes for six but after pulling two short-pitched Zak Chappell bouncers for fours, the innings was closed.

Ben Slater fell to Morne for the second time in the match at the start of the run chase – the opener falling without scoring.

Notts were three wickets down by lunch, with Virdi removing both Tom Moores and Libby in quick succession.

It became a procession soon after the restart as Samit Patel became the third leg before decision of the innings.

Steven Mullaney and Liam Patterson-White were dismissed in consecutive overs from Batty, as the home side slid to 73 for seven.

It became 92 for eight when Rikki Clarke scooped up a low catch off Luke Wood at slip, to give Virdi his fifth of the innings.

There was a little bit of self-deprecation as the home crowd applauded the 100 being reached but it gave way to genuine appreciation as Ashwin and Stuart Broad – who didn’t bowl a single delivery in Surrey’s second innings, despite being fit to do so – counter-attacked.

Broad made 30 out of the 56-run stand before being drawn forward and smartly stumped by Smith off Virdi, who duly celebrated his 14th success of the match.

Zak Chappell was last out, giving Batty figures of three for 62 leaving Ashwin unbeaten on 66.

The mercurial international had defied the visitors for almost two hours, hitting eight fours and a six from the 79 balls he faced.

Surrey take 20 points from the contest to move further away from their opponents, who collected just three bonus points and are cut adrift and look set for an imminent return to Division Two.

Nottinghamshire - Ben Slater, Jake Libby, Tom Moores(wk), Joe Clarke, Steven Mullaney(c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Samit Patel, Luke Wood, Liam Patterson-White, Stuart Broad, Zak Chappell

Surrey - Rory Burns(c), Dean Elgar, Scott Borthwick, Ryan Patel, Will Jacks, Jamie Smith(wk), Rikki Clarke, Jordan Clark, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Amar Virdi

Hampshire v Kent, Southampton (11:00 AM)

Match Summary

Hampshire 409-9 dec and 298

Kent 555 and 57-3

Result - Match Drawn

Joe Denly was given some Vitality Blast practise as he slapped 29 off 22 balls in a thrilling finale to Kent’s Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire – but couldn’t prevent a draw at the Ageas Bowl.

Denly provided the muscle in an incredible climax, which saw visitors Kent need a tantalising 153 from 17 overs.

But after Sean Dickson, Alex Blake and Daniel Bell-Drummond departed, Kent gave up the chase and shook hands after 50 balls – with the away side still requiring 96 runs.

Earlier, Aneurin Donald and Keith Barker had provided a wall to put Hampshire on course to save the match.

The seventh-wicket pair provided an important afternoon recovery for Hampshire after they had lost three wickets in 25 balls in the morning session.

Donald and Barker, who ended up on 43 and 37 not out respectively, battled through 30 overs to put the hosts on the brink of victory.

But Kent were given a late glimmer of hope, and some T20 practice, as they were given 17 overs to score 153.

Denly led the charge with a huge six over mid-wicket off Keith Barker

But Sean Dickson slogged to long-off and Alex Blake, who replaced Heino Kuhn after he had been struck by a Edwards bouncer, both soon departed.

And when Bell-Drummond was bowled both sides decided to call it a draw.

The stalemate extends Kent’s unbeaten run in the Championship to four games, following victories over Nottinghamshire and Surrey and a draw with Warwickshire.

It also makes the county’s already high likelihood of avoiding relegation even stronger as they moved 69 points clear of basement side Nottinghamshire.

The draw means Hampshire remain a place above fifth placed Kent, although the visitors gain an extra bonus point to close the gap.

Ian Holland and Rilee Rossouw had looked stable to put Hampshire on course for a draw at the start of a crazy day.

They added 118 for the third wicket as both picked up their second half-centuries of the match.

Holland, who had scored 60 in the first innings, reached his fifty in 160 balls, while Rossouw, after his 90, needed 82 deliveries for a mature half-century.

But Denly and Rayner teamed up to end the partnership, rout through the Hampshire middle-order and completely change the complexity of the match in 25 balls.

Rossouw was the first to depart as he top edged a long-hop from Denly to pick out Daniel Bell-Drummond on the square-leg boundary.

In the next over Holland followed when he faintly edged Rayner behind to Ollie Robinson, the nick was so thin that Graham Lloyd needed almost four seconds to make his decision.

Gareth Berg followed quickly after when he was lbw to a Denly googly, the all-rounder bagging a pair in the match.

That spell had seen Hampshire lose three wickets for two runs as they reached lunch still trailing by 50 runs.

Lewis McManus falling soon after the interval, edging to Sean Dickson at first slip, push the game firmly towards Kent.

But a rear-guard from Donald and Barker made a positive result less likely with a 30 over collaboration.

Matt Milnes ended the 63-run stand when Donald pulled to Bell-Drummond on the boundary, before Kyle Abbott was lbw to Denly.

Mason Crane jabbed to short leg and Fidel Edwards was caught behind as Hampshire were bowled out for 298.

Hampshire - Felix Organ, Ian Holland, Ajinkya Rahane, Rilee Rossouw, Aneurin Donald, Gareth Berg, Lewis McManus(wk), Keith Barker, Kyle Abbott(c), Mason Crane, Fidel Edwards

Kent - Jordan Cox, Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn(c), Ollie Robinson(wk), Grant Stewart, Darren Stevens, Ollie Rayner, Harry Podmore, Matthew Milnes

Division Two

 

Glamorgan v Middlesex, Cardiff (11:00 AM )

Match Summary

Glamorgan 171 and 299

Middlesex 384 and 342

Result - Middlesex won by 256 runs

Glamorgan - Nick Selman, Charlie Hemphrey, Marnus Labuschagne, David Lloyd, Billy Root, Chris Cooke(c)(wk), Dan Douthwaite, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan

Middlesex - Sam Robson, Stevie Eskinazi, Nick Gubbins, Dawid Malan(c), George Scott, Robbie White, John Simpson(wk), Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Tim Murtagh

Durham v Worcestershire, Chester-le-Street (11:00 AM)

Match Summary

Durham 212 & 290-8 (Burnham 76, Barnard 4-79) 

Worcestershire 151 & 242

Result - Durham won by 109 runs

Durham continued their impressive run of form in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two by defeating Worcestershire by 109 runs at Emirates Riverside.

The home side had laid the groundwork for their triumph on day three with a solid batting performance followed by a late onslaught by Chris Rushworth. He returned to notch third five-wicket haul of the campaign on the final day, claiming 10 wickets in the match with figures of 10-67.

Ben Cox and Ed Barnard did offer resistance with a sixth-wicket partnership of 96, but it was in vain as Worcestershire slipped to their second defeat on the bounce in the Championship. Durham extended their unbeaten run to six matches, securing their fourth victory of the season to move into fourth place in the table, one point behind Northamptonshire in the final promotion spot.

The visitors resumed on day four on 31-3, but Rushworth was to continue his charge from the previous evening. He had an lbw appeal turned down against Ross Whiteley, although the veteran seamer returned to remove the Worcestershire batsman's off stump for 18. Rushworth claimed his fifth wicket of the innings after probing away at Callum Ferguson. He eventually found the edge and Graham Clark took the catch at first slip to reduce the visitors to 56-5.

Worcestershire were in dire need of a partnership to stem the tide. Barnard and Cox were able to come to the fore to provide a semblance of resistance at the crease. The two players deployed a positive approach and brought a much-needed fifty partnership before the lunch break, reaching the milestone in 65 balls.

Barnard and Cox continued to frustrate the Durham bowlers after lunch, working their way towards a century stand. However, their excellent partnership was broken on 96 when Nathan Rimmington trapped Barnard lbw for 43. Cox was able to work his way to a deserved half-century - his third of the campaign - from 87 deliveries.

Brydon Carse got the vital breakthrough the hosts, utilising his pace to hurry Cox on his glance to the legside that found the edge and allowed Ryan Pringle to claim the catch at cover. Carse then notched his second wicket courtesy of a fine diving catch from Ned Eckersley behind the stumps to remove Joe Leach. Durham closed in on the victory as Dillon Pennington played a loose drive at a Rimmington delivery, resulting in a good low claim by Clark at first slip from the edge.

Brett D'Oliveira and Charlie Morris put on 43 for the final wicket, but Rushworth returned to earn his sixth wicket of the innings and 10th in the match by bowling Morris to secure the win for the hosts.

Durham - Cameron Bancroft(c), Alex Lees, Gareth Harte, Jack Burnham, Graham Clark, Ryan Pringle, Ned Eckersley(wk), Ben Raine, Nathan Rimmington, Brydon Carse, Chris Rushworth

Worcestershire - Daryl Mitchell, Joshua Dell, Callum Ferguson, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox(wk), Brett D'Oliveira, Joe Leach(c), Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris

Lancashire v Sussex, Manchester (11:00 AM ) 

Match Summary

Lancashire 494-6 dec

Sussex 127 and 316

Result - Lancashire won by an innings and 51 runs

Delray Rawlins hit his maiden first-class century and shared an exhilarating sixth-wicket partnership of 128 with David Wiese during an entertaining afternoon session at Emirates Old Trafford but he could not prevent Sussex losing their Division Two match against Lancashire by an innings and 51 runs seven balls into the evening session on the third day at Emirates Old Trafford.

Lancashire gain 23 points for their victory and return to the top of the table but Sussex’s third successive defeat puts a severe dent in their hopes of winning promotion this season. Matt Parkinson took four for 142 in Sussex’s second innings to finish with career-best match figures of ten for 142. 

Needing 367 to make the home side bat again, the visitors were bowled out for 316 with Onions taking the ninth wicket when he had Abi Sakande caught behind by Dane Vilas and Parkinson ending the match when he trapped Mir Hamza leg before for nought.

But the highlight of Monday’s cricket was undoubtedly the batting of Rawlins, who hit 12 fours and three sixes, reaching his century off 99 balls with his third maximum, a blow which was still rising just before crossing the rope in front of the pavilion.

Rawlins was dismissed next ball when Parkinson clung on to a sharp return catch and the leg-spinner took his third wicket when he had Wiese leg before wicket four overs later for 77. Lancashire’s only other wicket in an afternoon session which saw 197 runs scored was taken by Richard Gleeson, who had Chris Jordan caught behind by Dane Vilas for 11. 

But all this entertainment and the aggression of Rawlins and Wiese was in contrast to the opening hour of play in which Sussex’s hesitant and error-strewn batting had resulted in the loss of four wickets.   

Varun Chopra was the first to go for 15 when he nibbled at a ball he probably did not need to play from  Gleeson and was caught behind by Vilas. Less than three overs later Luke Wells was leg before wicket to Graham Onions for a third-ball duck and Stiaan van Zyl followed for six soon after when a flick down the leg side off Gleeson only edged another catch to Vilas.

The important dismissal of visiting skipper Ben Brown, caught at midwicket by Haseeb Hameed for four when chipping a ball from Onions into the leg side, meant that Sussex had lost four wickets inside the first hour at Old Trafford. Phil Salt was then bowled by Parkinson for 37 on the stroke of lunch when he played the ball down into a foothole and it spun back into the off stump. At that point Sussex seemed likely to lose heavily but Rawlins’ batting brought a smile back to the faces on the away dressing room balcony.  Onions finished the match with three for 18 and Gleeson took three for 62

     

Lancashire - Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Haseeb Hameed, Rob Jones, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas(c)(wk), Steven Croft, Josh Bohannon, Richard Gleeson, Graham Onions, Matthew Parkinson

Sussex - Philip Salt, Varun Chopra, Luke Wells, Ben Brown(c)(wk), Delray Rawlins, Stiaan van Zyl, Will Beer, David Wiese, Chris Jordan

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire Queen's Park, Chesterfield (11:00AM) - Starting July 14th

Match Summary

Derbyshire 146 and 246

Northamptonshire 342 and 122

Result - Northamptonshire won by 72 runs


Derbyshire - Luis Reece, Billy Godleman(c), Wayne Madsen, Tom Lace, Leus du Plooy, Harvey Hosein(wk), Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Tony Palladino, Ravi Rampaul, Hamidullah Qadri

Northamptonshire - Ricardo Vasconcelos, Robert Newton, Luke Procter, Temba Bavuma, Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington(c)(wk), Josh Cobb, Saif Zaib, Brett Hutton, Matt Coles, Ben Sanderson


Gloucestershire v Leicestershire Ground, Cheltenham (11:00AM) - Starting July 15th

Match Summary

Gloucestershire 504-9 dec and 48-4

Leicestershire 252 and 299

Result - Gloucestershire won by 6 wickets

Ryan Higgins claimed five wickets as Gloucestershire moved into the Second Division promotion race with a thrilling six-wicket Specsavers County Championship win over Leicestershire at Cheltenham.

Hassan Azad’s battling last day hundred helped the visitors extend their second innings total from an overnight 78 for two to 299 all out, Higgins returning five for 71, but did not prove enough in an exciting finale.

The visitors collapsed from 255 for four at tea and Gloucestershire were left with eight overs to score the 48 needed for victory. They got home with three balls to spare, Gareth Roderick ending the game with an amazing six over point off Chris Wright.

The home side took 22 points to move within ten of third placed Northamptonshire with a game in hand, while Leicestershire had to be content with four.

Azad, who had hit 137 and 100 not out in the corresponding game at Grace Road this summer, began the day on 38, with occupation of the crease was his primary objective as his side chased the 174 more runs needed to make Gloucestershire bat again.

He offered just one chance in the morning session, on 69 when Jack Taylor could not grasp a sharp catch at short-leg off the bowling of left-arm spinner Tom Smith.

Colin Ackerman helped frustrate the home attack on a fourth day pitch offering little other than some variable bounce for the seamers, although there was some evidence of turn out of the rough.

He and Azad maintained their third-wicket partnership until lunch, which was taken at 168 for two, Azad having progressed to 82 after reaching a 134-ball fifty.

The second ball after lunch saw Ackerman edge Matt Taylor to wicketkeeper Roderick and depart for 41. Leicestershire still trailed by 83 and it looked an important breakthrough with a new ball not far away.

It was taken at 205 for three and Higgins made good use, sending Harry Dearden’s middle stump cartwheeling after he had made 19.

Azad remained unruffled, having combined excellent defensive technique with neat footwork against spinners Smith and Graeme van Buuren to reach his hundred off 256 balls.

By tea, he and Ben Mike had taken the total to 255 for four, a lead of three runs. But the first ball after the break raised Gloucestershire hopes again as Azad edged Ethan Bamber to Miles Hammond at slip to end six hours and 22 minutes of intense concentration.

Mike was caught behind off Taylor, whose hostile post-tea spell brought him one for six from seven overs. Then, after Harry Swindells and Callum Parkinson had added 33 to take Leicestershire to the brink of safety, both fell in quick succession.

Swindells was well caught by Benny Howell at first slip off Higgins and the following over saw Parkinson nick Chadd Sayers to Hammond at second slip. When Will Davis was lbw to Higgins for a duck, three wickets had fallen in 14 balls.

There were still more than 15 overs remaining and the Foxes led by only 41 at 293 for nine. Amid growing tension, Sayers ripped through Chris Wright’s defence to bowl him and end the innings with only six runs added.

Gloucestershire’s frantic second innings saw Chris Dent bowled by Wright, who also had Miles Hammond caught on the boundary, while Abbas had Jack Taylor caught in the deep before a Higgins straight six off Abbas off the last ball of the penultimate over left nine runs needed.

Benny Howell was run out seeking a second run off the first ball of the final over. But Roderick marched out to hit a two before his extraordinary match-winning shot.

 

Gloucestershire - Chris Dent(c), Miles Hammond, Gareth Roderick(wk), Tom Smith, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Jack Taylor, Benny Howell, Chadd Sayers, Ethan Bamber, Matt Taylor

Leicestershire - Hassan Azad, Paul Horton(c), Neil Dexter, Colin Ackermann, Harry Dearden, Ben Mike, Harry Swindells(wk), Callum Parkinson, Chris Wright, Will Davis, Mohammad Abbas


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