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Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 10th

Sun Down at Lord's as Surrey beat Middlesex in Vitality Blast
Sun Down at Lord's as Surrey beat Middlesex in Vitality Blast

Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 10th


Vitality Blast 2021 - Match Scorecards


Glamorgan v Gloucestershire (Sophia Gardens)

Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire

Glamorgan 175/9 (20 ov)

Gloucestershire 179/6 (20 ov)

Result - Gloucestershire won by 4 runs

Marnus Labuschagne’s superb unbeaten 93 off 56 balls couldn’t stop Gloucestershire from starting their Vitality Blast campaign with a four-run win over Glamorgan.

Glenn Phillips’ 44 and 30 from Benny Howell off 15 balls saw Gloucestershire post 179 for 6 in Cardiff which always looked like being a challenging total.
And despite Labuschagne’s fine innings on his Blast debut, Glamorgan fell just short against some tidy Gloucestershire bowling.
Glamorgan weren’t helped by batting second and the fact there were no floodlights available at Sophia Gardens as the skies darkened.
Gloucestershire won the toss and chose to bat.
The Welsh side opened with spin at both ends and Andrew Salter cleaned up Miles Hammond in his first over. Ian Cockbain then skied to Timm van der Gugten at mid-on off the bowling of Ruaidhri Smith for 16 as Gloucestershire reached 34 for two from their first six overs.
Gloucestershire struggled in the first powerplay, but Phillips got the scoreboard moving with consecutive sixes and then a four off Salter.
Just when Gloucestershire looked like they were getting going, Chris Dent was caught superbly by Kiran Carlson for 20 from the bowling of Dan Douthwaite.
Carlson did brilliantly to get down low on the cover boundary. Phillips was the mainstay of the Gloucestershire innings as they went past 100 in the 13th over.
But he fell short of 50 to the part-time spin of Labuschagne when Nick Selman took a fine catch on the mid-wicket boundary.
Labuschagne followed in Selman’s path with another boundary catch to dismiss Jack Taylor, but Gloucestershire finished with a flourish as Smith’s 18th over went for 16.
David Lloyd’s fine form continued as he started Glamorgan’s reply with a quickfire 28 which included two sixes before he was clean bowled by Josh Shaw. Labuschagne edged his first ball for four.
Selman soon followed Lloyd back to the pavilion and when Colin Ingram was clean bowled by Shaw for just a single Glamorgan were 46 for three from the first powerplay.
Labuschagne and Chris Cooke rebuilt the innings to take Glamorgan to 80 for three at the halfway stage and Cooke was dropped on the midwicket boundary in the 11th over.
Cooke wasn’t so lucky when he was caught by Hammond from the bowling off Tom Smith for 26 leaving Glamorgan’s chase in the hands of Labuschagne.
He did go to the game’s first half century from 36 balls, but Carlson went for 14, Douthwaite was lbw first ball and Salter was run out for a duck trying to keep Labuschagne on strike.
Labuschagne gave it everything, but he needed 19 from the last over and couldn’t find the boundary enough despite a six from the last ball as Ryan Higgins held his nerve.
Labuschagne’s innings was a career best in Twenty20.  

Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears (Emerald Headingley)


Yorkshire vs Warwickshire

Yorkshire 147/4 (18.3 ov)

Warwickshire 144/8 (20 ov)

Result - Yorkshire won by 6 wickets


Jonny Bairstow top-scored with 34 off 22 balls as Yorkshire eased to a 145 target and an opening night Vitality Blast win over Birmingham Bears at Emerald Headingley.

The Vikings secured a routine six-wicket victory to begin their North Group campaign with a bang as Bairstow shared 59 for the second wicket with England colleague Dawid Malan.

Both fell in the seventh and ninth overs - Malan for 23 - as the score fell to 69 for three before Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook and Will Fraine saw their side home with nine balls left.

Jordan Thompson equalled a career best three for 23 from four overs of seam as the Bears stuttered to 144 for eight, with Sam Hain’s 59 off 41 holding things together.

Matthew Waite had Will Rhodes and Adam Hose caught off miscues as Birmingham slipped to 29 for three inside four overs having been inserted.

Hain came in at six for two in the second and hit three sixes before falling midway through the final over to David Willey.

He shared 33 for the fourth wicket with Dan Mousley and 49 for the seventh with former home favourite Tim Bresnan, who made 23 to advance from 89 for six in the 13th over on a true pitch.

Adil Rashid and New Zealand debutant Lockie Ferguson were outshone by all-rounders Waite and Thompson as all Bears wickets were caught.

Waite opened the bowling and returned a career best two for 36, while Thompson’s haul included two caught and bowleds.

One was a superb diving effort to dismiss West Indian Carlos Brathwaite cheaply.

Yorkshire lost Adam Lyth four balls into their chase to Danny Briggs’ left-arm spin.

But Bairstow slog swept him for six over midwicket in the third over before Malan clipped and cut successive boundaries off Brathwaite in the next to get the Vikings rolling.

Bairstow, making his first Blast appearance since Finals Day 2016, pulled Bresnan for two sixes before the all-rounder had Malan tamely caught at midwicket.

Bairstow then chopped on to Briggs in the ninth over - the next from the Emerald Stand End - as the Vikings slipped to 69 for three.

But they never realistically looked like encountering serious danger in front of a boisterous 4,000 crowd.

Kohler-Cadmore and Brook (24) shared 49 before the latter fell to Brathwaite, leaving the score at 118 for four after 16.1 overs.

Kohler-Cadmore finished 31 not out before Fraine crashed 19 off eight balls, including the winning runs.

Lancashire Lightning v Leicestershire Foxes (Emirates Old Trafford)


Lancashire vs Leicestershire

Lancashire 172/8 (20 ov)

Leicestershire 156/5 (20 ov)

Result - Lancashire won by 16 runs


Lancashire Lightning’s New Zealand opener, Finn Allen, made an unbeaten 73 off 51 balls as his side made it two wins out of two in this year’s Vitality Blast with a 16-run victory over Leicestershire Foxes.

Allen batted through his side’s innings of 172 for eight and that total proved just too  many for the visitors, who finished on 156 for five despite Scott Steel’s 54 not out. 

Having opted to bat first, Lancashire skipper Dane Vilas saw his openers, Allen and Liam Livingstone,  score 31 runs off the first three overs but that healthy progress was ended by Gavin Griffiths, who dismissed Livingstone for 25 and Alex Davies for a golden duck with his first two balls.

Griffiths completed a rare double-wicket maiden but Lancashire’s brisk run-rate was maintained by Jos Buttler, who made 22 off 16 balls before he was caught at long off by Ben Mike off Colin Ackermann. 

Vilas made 16 and Steven Croft included a straight six in his 21 but Griffiths returned to dismiss both Croft and Luke Wood and it was left to Allen to take Lancashire to a defendable total. He succeeded in this task, reaching his 50 off 41 balls and he celebrated his half-century with a straight six off the Afghan fast bowler Naveen ul Haq.

Griffths was the most successful Foxes bowler, taking a career-best four for 22 but Ackermann returned his customary fine figures off two for 22.

Needing to score at 8.65 runs per over, the Foxes took 47 runs off the first 4.3 overs before Josh Inglis was bowled for a 19-ball 34 when attempting to reverse-sweep Danny Lamb. Arron Lilley holed out at deep midwicket for four in Parkinson’s first over and the three Lancashire spinners began to control the game.

Livingstone dismissed Ackermann and Tom Hartley’s superb figures off one for 18 included Lewis Hill’s wicket. The Foxes needed 73 off the last six overs but Steel and Rishi Patel maintained the pursuit, both batsmen taking sixes off Lamb’s third over.

With 42 needed off three overs Patel hit Parkinson for a straight six before being caught at long on by Croft for a 17-ball 32 when he tried to repeat the shot. Steel and Patel’s 52-run partnership off 31 balls left the Foxes with a hope of scoring the 32 needed off the final two overs but Lancashire’s seamers held their nerve.               


Middlesex v Surrey (Lord's)

Surrey 223-7

Middlesex 169-9

Result - Surrey won by 54 runs

Will Jacks’ blistering half-century saw Surrey beat London rivals Middlesex by 54 runs at Lord’s in their first game of the 2021 Vitality Blast campaign.

Jacks sent the hosts’ bowling to all parts as he plundered 70 in 24 balls with five sixes and nine fours in Surrey’s total of 223-7.

Paul Stirling, fresh from international duty with Ireland hit a spirited 58 in reply, but Sam Curran claimed four for 29 as Middlesex could only muster 169-9

Faced with a Middlesex new-ball pairing of Ethan Bamber and Blake Cullen with only one previous Blast appearance between them, Jacks wasted no time powering three boundaries from the former’s opening over.

Bamber’s next saw Jacks hit him for six behind square, before launching a second blow into the Grandstand.

The 50-stand with Jason Roy came up in the fourth over, Jacks celebrating by clubbing Cullen for a huge six.

The right-hander’s 50 came in just 15 balls with three sixes and eight fours and two more massive shots into the stands followed.

A century looked a certainty only for a comedic mix-up to see him run out by Chris Green’s underarm throw.

Roy went on to make 45 before being bowled by Nathan Sowter but Middlesex compounded their misery when Cullen bowled two head-high no-balls which Tom Curran despatched for six. The youngster was immediately removed from the attack by the umpires.

Only Green with one for 25 and Sowter, three for 40 emerged from the carnage with credit.

Tasked with chasing a target of 224, the hosts were looking to Stirling for inspiration and he soon responded with a huge straight six off Matt Dunn.

Opening partner Stevie Eskinazi caught the mood taking three fours from one Sam Curran over as 50 came up in 26 balls.

Stirling despatched Jordan Clark into the Mound Stand before striking Dunn for successive maximums to reach his 50 in 22 balls. But on 58 he suffered the same fate to befall Jacks earlier when he was run out by Tom Curran’s sharp return.

Curran was in the action again when his stunning one-handed catch off the bowling of Dan Moriarty saw the end of Eskinazi for 36.

As the required rate climbed Eoin Morgan struck successive sixes, but when he holed out in the deep for 32 Middlesex’s hopes of victory fizzled out.


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