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Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 22nd

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Vitality Blast 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards June 22nd

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Notts Outlaws v Worcestershire Rapids (Trent Bridge) 18:00 BST

 Alex Hales smashed 60 off 24 balls as Nottinghamshire thrashed Worcestershire by 10 wickets to go top of the North Group on a night of records in the Vitality Blast at Trent Bridge.

Veteran all-rounder Samit Patel, who became the first English player to complete the double of 250 wickets and 5,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket when he took two for 14 as the Outlaws beat Derbyshire last week, became the first bowler to take 100 wickets at Trent Bridge in the format and only the second to take 100 wickets on any single ground in the world.

And his figures of three for four from four overs with one maiden as Worcestershire were restricted to a paltry 86 for eight in their 20 overs was the most economical four-over spell by any bowler in English T20 cricket history.  Jake Ball, meanwhile, took career-best T20 figures of three for 17.

The Outlaws’ margin of victory set an English T20 record too, Hales seeing them home with 82 balls to spare with his 11th four, eclipsing the previous biggest win by that measure when Hampshire beat Gloucestershire by seven wickets at Bristol in 2010 with 75 balls remaining.

Hales reached his half-century from just 18 balls, having hit two sixes as Nottinghamshire, who had limited their opponents to just 20 for four in the six Powerplay overs, reached the end of their Powerplay needing just two more runs to win at 85 without loss.

The big-hitting opener took 24 in a single over off the former Nottinghamshire spinner Ish Sodhi, going four-four-six-four-six as a crowd of just over 3,500 showed their appreciation.

Joe Clarke finished on 26 from 14 balls at the other end, the players leaving the field in time to watch England (or Scotland) in action in the Euros.

Asked to bat first, the Rapids lost Brett D’Oliveira to his first ball, edging Patel to slip with a tentative push, and were three down for six after four balls of the left-arm spinner’s second over after Tom Fell was stumped and Riki Wessels sent a leading edge into the hands of backward point. Ben Cox hit Jake Ball to mid-off to leave them 11 for four.

Jake Libby and Ross Whiteley added 46 for the fifth wicket, but Whiteley’s drive down the ground off Calvin Harrison’s leg spin was the only boundary between them and were both out in the 13th over, as Steven Mullaney had Whiteley caught at long on and Libby at point.

Ben Dwarshuis picked up the only other four of the innings as he cut Jake Ball to the rope but Ball hit back by dismissing Ed Barnard, caught at long off, and then bowling Dwarshuis next ball in the next over, none of the Outlaws bowlers conceding in double figures in any of the 20 overs, the Rapids’ total their lowest for a full 20 overs in the history of the format.

Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan is the only other bowler in world T20 cricket to take 100 wickets at a single ground, having claimed 135 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, in Mirpur.


Gloucestershire v Kent Spitfires (Bristol County Ground) 18:30 BST

Gloucestershire strolled to a chase of 148 to beat Kent by eight wickets with fully 38 balls to spare on a golden evening at Bristol.

It was their third win of the competition and just a second defeat for Kent, who remain top of the South Group.

Some of the home side’s delight was taken away by an ankle injury to Ian Cockbain, who retired hurt on 30, but the game was so easily won and their net run-rate was given a big boost.

Miles Hammond gave the chase the perfect start, striking the first two balls over cover for four and then the first two of the fourth for six over square leg. But he miscued another pull and was caught for 33, his best return in the tournament so far.

Chris Dent also swung a mighty six over deep square in the second over and lifted four more over mid-on before helping take 21 from the final over of the Powerplay bowled by Grant Stewart.

He began with a six over long-on before swinging six more over midwicket from a no-ball. He chopped four past point and at the end of the Powerplay, Gloucestershire were 75 for one and the required rate was only five-an-over. 

Dent fell for 37 in 21 balls before Glenn Phillips saw his side home with an unbeaten 41 from 25 balls, finishing the game with a switch-hit six.

Kent, having been sent in, were given a bright start with Zak Crawley’s 43 from 29 balls. He flicked Dan Worrall over midwicket for six in the opening over and clubbed another maximum, also mistimed, in the fifth over.

He targeted the short leg-side boundary again off Benny Howell for a third six before a top-edge, on 34, landed between two converging fielders. He survived to strike Tom Smith down the ground for four but top-edged a sweep to Worrall at deep square.

Crawley dominated the opening 10 overs where Kent made 74 for three. Daniel Bell-Drummond tried to paddle-sweep Josh Shaw and lost his middle-and-off stumps for 11 and Joe Denly, becalmed on five from nine balls, slapped Howell straight to extra-cover.

Jordan Cox played a most-necessary late hand with 36 in 28 balls, including scooping Worrall over deep-square for six, but the target proved well short.


Derbyshire v Leicestershire Foxes (The Incora County Ground) 19:00 BST


Louis Kimber’s maiden Vitality Blast 50 helped Leicestershire Foxes to a 42 run win over Derbyshire Falcons in the North Group match at Derby.

Kimber struck 53 off 28 balls as the Foxes recovered from 80 for 5 to post 174 for 8 with Scott Steel scoring 46 and skipper Colin Ackermann 37.

Matt Critchley’s 2 for 23 and 2 for 30 from George Scrimshaw put Derbyshire in a good position until Kimber’s late charge set a challenging chase.

Derbyshire were well placed at 60 for 0 but they collapsed against the Foxes spinners to 132 all out with eight balls to spare.

Callum Parkinson , Ackermann and Steel shared six wickets to seal a second successive win while Derbyshire have now lost six matches.

Leicestershire began slowly against disciplined bowling and then faltered just when Steel was pressing on the accelerator.

He ramped Logan van Beek for six and pulled Finn Hudson-Prentice over the ropes after Josh Inglis had carved to mid off.

Scrimshaw and Critchley gave Derbyshire momentum and halted Leicestershire’s by taking four wickets in four overs with Steel skying a pull to mid on.

Critchley’s second over was a big one as Rishi Patel missed a sweep and Lewis Hill drove to long off.

It left Ackermann and Kimber to rebuild carefully before launching an onslaught that brought 47 from the last three overs.

Kimber drove Conor McKerr for six and although Ackermann failed to clear long on, Kimber twice launched Hudson-Prentice into the stand as 19 came from the final over.

It left Derbyshire a stiffer chase than had looked likely but they began well with Harry Came taking three fours from a Gavin Griffith’s over.

Luis Reece drove and pulled Griffiths for six to take Derbyshire to 55 without loss at the end of the powerplay.

Parkinson made the breakthrough in a maiden over in which Came was bowled and Reece was run out for 19.

Derbyshire needed 104 from 10 overs but the pressure exerted by the spinners told as Billy Godleman was lbw to Steel and Leus du Plooy drove Ackermann to long off.

When Critchley fell in the same Ackermann over, Derbyshire had lost five wickets in six overs to slide to 85 for 5, a position from which they never recovered.

Sussex Sharks v Glamorgan (The 1st Central County Ground) 19:00 BST


Sussex Sharks suffered a third successive washout in the Vitality Blast when their South Group game against Glamorgan at Hove was abandoned 90 minutes before the scheduled 7pm start.

Heavy rain for much of the previous 36 hours had left the outfield saturated and umpires Paul Pollard and Rob Bailey made their decision after a lengthy inspection. They decided that conditions at the 1st Central County Ground were unsafe and would not improve in time to play. Both sides take one point.

Sussex are still unbeaten after six games and remain second in the table. They are back in action at Hove on Friday against Gloucestershire. 

Glamorgan remain fifth with two wins out of seven so far. They play Gloucestershire at Bristol on Thursday in their next fixture. 


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