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Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 16th

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Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 16th


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021       

Glamorgan v Kent Spitfires (Sophia Gardens) 17:00

Kent beat Glamorgan by 40 runs

England duo Zak Crawley and Sam Billings made their second appearances for Kent after returning from international duty as their team sealed a 40-run Vitality Blast win over Glamorgan in Cardiff.

Crawley and Billings – both part of the England squad beaten by New Zealand at Edgbaston – made 15 and 30 respectively, but their bowlers did the business to defend a total of 144 for seven.

Two wickets each for Marnus Labuschagne, Prem Sisodiya and Dan Douthwaite put Glamorgan in control, but they were dismissed for just 104 as Labuschagne failed for the first time in the Blast.

Kent’s Matt Milnes was man of the match as he finished with five for 22.

Kent won the toss and chose to bat which thrust Crawley – who struggled in the Test series defeat by New Zealand – straight into action.

He was off the mark from the first ball of the innings, but his opening partner Daniel Bell-Drummond was immediately trapped lbw by Sisodiya for a duck.

Sisodiya should have had a second when Joe Denly spooned the ball to mid-off. It was the simplest of catches for James Weighell who somehow dropped it.

Weighell made amends in the next over by dismissing Denly who again lobbed a catch in the air.

It brought Billings to the crease with Crawley.

Both men struggled to get going and Crawley went to the first ball of the seventh over, caught by Douthwaite off Sisodiya for 15 from 16 balls with just one four.

After a slow start Billings smashed Andrew Salter for two straight sixes. Both cleared Kiran Carlson who would have had a better chance of a catch had he been on the rope.

Labuschagne had Jack Leaning caught behind. 

Billings followed him when he was bowled by Douthwaite leaving his team 77 for five.

Needing impetus, Kent were indebted to veteran Darren Stevens who hit Weighell for four and six from consecutive balls before he was caught by Nick Selman on the cover boundary.

David Lloyd fell early in Glamorgan’s reply to Milnes bringing Labuschagne – on the back of three straight Blast fifties – to the crease.

Selman went in the fifth over to a smart boundary catch by Crawley as Glamorgan reached just 33 for two from their first six overs.

It soon got worse when Labuschagne was caught and bowled by Milnes for 22 and Colin Ingram followed in the same fashion for 17. It left Glamorgan needing 86 from the final 10 overs. 

They didn’t get close with Carlson caught behind off Denly and the tail subsided to Milnes from there. Kent now have four wins from five Blast games.  

Glamorgan head coach Matthew Maynard said: “We didn’t get any partnerships going at all in the innings. You get that sometimes in Twenty20 cricket. It was a slow start trying to momentum back but it never happened. It was a difficult wicket to bat on – both teams found that. It’s very disappointing. Sone players in there are hurting because they know they have let themselves down tonight. You have to play on instinct in T20 cricket and that instinct was maybe a little bit off today. Maybe we didn’t commit to our strokes, but I thought Milnes bowled brilliantly and he took a good caught and bowled to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne who has been in great form for us. We can’t just rely on Marnus and Nick Selman, the other batsman are in the team to score runs too.”  

Kent bowler and man of the match Matt Milnes, who took five for 22, said: “We are very happy. The games are coming thick and fast. It was great to bounce back from losing against Somerset on a tricky wicket. We weren’t quite at it against Somerset, but today we were. We did well to get to a competitive score and it was a good batting effort. I thought we were in the game at halfway and we were clear in our plans and executed them well. T20 can be a lotter so I will take the five wickets. Their overseas players were two big wickets.”  

Worcestershire Rapids v Yorkshire Vikings (New Road) 17:30


Worcestershire 122/10 (16.3 ov)

Yorkshire 216/6 (20 ov)

Result Yorkshire won by 94 runs

Jonny Bairstow gave England a major T20 injury scare on his way to scoring a memorable hundred for Yorkshire Vikings in their 94 run Vitality Blast success over Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

The wicket-keeper batsman raced to three figures off 48 balls with eight sixes and seven fours as the Vikings amassed 216-6 after being put into bat.

But he needed a runner for the second half of his innings after slumping to the ground on the completion of a single off Charlie Morris with a suspected ankle injury.

Bairstow was able to continue with strapping after a lengthy delay, and Adam Lyth acting as a runner, although it did not reduce his hitting power after he resumed on 56.

He went onto make 112 from 51 balls before holing out to Riki Wessels at long on off Morris.

But Bairstow was unable to keep wicket with Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who helped him put on 146 in 12 overs for the third wicket, taking over behind the stumps.

It will be a worry to England ahead of the T20 Series against Sri Lanka in which Bairstow would be a certainty to open the batting.

He was able to watch the Rapids lose their last seven wickets for 12 runs.

The Vikings were put into bat and Dillon Pennington held onto a return catch to dismiss Lyth on two.

It became 10-2 when Ben Dwarshuis bowled Dawid Malan – also for two – in the next over when he dragged a delivery onto his stumps.

Bairstow changed his bat after taking 10 deliveries to score just five runs - and promptly smashed the next delivery from Dwarshuis over the mid wicket boundary.

He then hit England team-mate Moeen Ali for sixes over long on and long off in an over costing 19 runs to set the tone for the remainder of the innings.

Former Worcestershire batsman Kohler-Cadmore, also scored freely against some wayward bowling with only Ben Dwarshuis (4-31) stemming the tide.

He brought up a 32 ball fifty before holing out to long on from Dwarhuis’ next delivery.

It was one of four catches in that area by Riki Wessels including that of Bairstow whose superb knock was ended by Charlie Morris after hitting 10 sixes and seven fours.

Rapids opener Brett D’Oliveira (0) played on in David Willey’s first over but Moeen looked in decent touch.

He collected two fours in an over from Lockie Ferguson and then turned the same bowler around the corner for six to fine leg.

Moeen made 39 off 29 balls before slicing Adil Rashid (3-32) to backward point after adding 67 with Wessels who was caught off a top edge by Kohler-Cadmore from the same bowler.

Matthew Fisher and Dom Bess (2-30) both picked up two wickets in an over as the innings subsided rapidly.


Leicestershire Foxes v Birmingham Bears (Upton Steel County Ground) 18:45

Leicestershire 155/10 (20 ov)

Warwickshire 190/7 (20 ov)

Result - Warwickshire won by 35 runs

Birmingham Bears beat Leicestershire Foxes by 35 runs

Skipper Will Rhodes posted a career-best 79 in this format as North Group leaders Birmingham Bears notched a fourth consecutive win and consigned Leicestershire to a fifth straight defeat in the Vitality Blast.

Sam Hain overtook Ian Bell as Bears’ all-time top scorer in the format in making 45 as Bears racked up 191 for seven, Ben Mike taking a career-best four for 22 but Naveen-ul-Haq the pick of the Foxes bowlers with two for 20 from four.

Scott Steel made 46 and Rishi Patel 30 but after losing three key batters in the powerplay were always off the pace and fell 35 runs short, Tim Bresnan taking three for 29 and Danny Briggs three for 35.

Asked to bat first, the Bears lost both openers to Naveen’s slower balls, Ed Pollock miscuing his to short fine leg and Pieter Malan spooning one to mid-on, which left Bears 42 for two from the powerplay.

But Rhodes, dropped off Colin Ackermann on 27 when Naveen misjudged a chance at long-on, hit clearly to clear the ropes five times as he and Hain added 113 from 62 balls before Rhodes mistimed one to caught at square leg.

Hain looked set for a fourth half-century in five innings but going after Ben Mike he holed out to long on, where Lewis Hill took a fine catch above his head, with Carlos Brathwaite caught at wide long off in the same over.

Mike claimed two more in the final over, tracking a skier from Michael Burgess out to midwicket for a return catch, before Dan Mousley hit the next ball straight to deep point, although Bresnan pulled the hat-trick ball for six and overthrows made for an untidy end.

Josh Inglis hit two of his first three balls to the boundary as Briggs opened the bowling for the Bears but was bowled trying to cut, setting the tone for a costly powerplay for the Foxes, who also lost Lilley to a stumping off Briggs, and Ackermann to a slower ball from Bresnan that he hit straight to mid-on to leave them 48 for three.

Rishi Patel raised home hopes with 30 from 25 balls and as he and Steel added 51 off 39 the Foxes needed 92 from eight overs. But after Patel’s flick off his legs found the fielder at square leg, Steel was beaten by Briggs and stumped, with Louis Kimber run out in the same over.

Hill was left unbeaten on 26 but wickets fell quickly at the other end, Bresnan dismissing Ben Mike and claiming his third wicket off the last ball as Ed Barnes holed out to deep midwicket.

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