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Vitality Blast 2023 May 30th: Scores, Match Reports, Results, Scorecards and Reactions - All Matches

Vitality Blast 2023 May 30th: All Matches
Vitality Blast 2023 May 30th: All Matches
©John Mallett / Cricket World

Here are all the Scores, Match Reports, Results, Scorecards and Reactions for all the matches played today, May 30th, in the Vitality Blast 2023.

Top Tournament Stats - Vitality Blast 2023

Most Runs - Top Batter 

Most Wickets - Top Bowler

Points Table




Batting Stats T20
North Group

Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire, North Group, Vitality Blast

England’s Dawid Malan hit 95 off 56 balls, backed up by skipper Shan Masood’s 34 off 23 as Yorkshire Vikings shocked Notts Outlaws to register their first win of the season in any format with an eight-run victory in the Vitality Blast at Trent Bridge.

Yorkshire’s 182 for seven after electing to bat first proved to be enough, despite Alex Hales hitting a half-century for the second consecutive night and New Zealand international Colin Munro making 46 as David Wiese took two for 32 for the visitors, who chalked up their first T20 win on this ground since 2015.

Jack Brooks, on loan from Somerset, took four wickets on his Outlaws debut but at a cost of 51 runs, with the home side feeling the effects of having three front-line bowlers currently injured.

Yorkshire posted a modest 41 for two in the powerplay, losing two wickets in the space of four deliveries in the sixth over as Adam Lyth and debutant Will Luxton departed in similar fashion, each trying to hit over the infield but succeeding only in launching the ball vertically, Matt Carter and Colin Munro respectively combining safe hands with a steady eye as Brooks celebrated his first two wickets.

The right-arm seamer, who turns 39 next Sunday, had seen his first over against his former county go for 17 runs as Malan and Lyth went on the attack and it was little wonder his wickets brought animated celebrations.

Masood joined Malan in plundering 50 runs in 35 balls but the Pakistan international, having cleared the rope a couple of balls earlier, holed out to Lyndon James on the legside boundary.

Malan missed few chances to score but lost another partner as David Wiese picked out long off, handing veteran spinner Samit Patel his 200th T20 wicket for Outlaws, and at 122 for four from 15 Yorkshire needed some acceleration.

It came in the last three overs, which contained another two fatal miscues off Brooks and one off Afridi but a feisty 15 in six balls from Ben Mike and 17 off the last Brooks over, including a fourth six for Malan, just clearing the fielder at long-off.

The Outlaws were marginally in front at 48 from the powerplay, having lost Joe Clarke to a steepling top edge in the second over and though they were slightly behind the required rate at 78 for one from 10, the second wicket pair were still together, Hales completing 50 from 30 balls with his eighth boundary, although Munro had an escape on 24 when his pull fell just short of deep backward square.

That changed in the 13th over, when Hales edged Wiese straight into the hands of Luxton at backward point. He and Munro had added 84 but Outlaws needed 84 from 47 balls and needed to maintain momentum.

Fortunately for them, Montgomery was into his stride immediately, a couple of streaky boundaries followed by a clean hit six into the Fox Round stand off Dom Bess. Nonetheless, the pressure was still on with 54 required at the start of the last five overs and it was cranked up still more as Munro holed out to long on.

The loss of the big-hitting left-hander in a tight over from Jordan Thompson turned out to be a crucial scalp for the Vikings, with every subsequent dot ball turning the screw on the Outlaws, who suffered another blow when Montgomery hit Mike straight to extra cover, although with 26 still needed from just eight balls the game by then was effectively won.

Yorkshire head coach Ottis Gibson said:

“When you win the toss and bat, you need someone to bat through the innings for you and Malan is one of the best in England and played a really a good innings.

“We had spoken about needing one of the top four to bat through the innings and he took it upon himself  to do that tonight. In the last four overs we got about 50 and that really gave us momentum going into the second innings.

“We bowled nicely against Hales and Clarke and got out of the powerplay without too much damage and that put us in the position to manage the game. The captain handled his bowlers very well and we never allowed them to get away. If they had a big over at one end, somebody came and bowled a tight over at the other and that kept the game in the balance.

“There were a lot of nerves at the end but Jordan Thompson bowled a fantastic last over to get us over the line. We have been struggling a bit for wins without playing as badly as the results might suggest and and we are hoping the confidence the players draw from that will set us up nicely for another big game, a Roses game, on Thursday night.”

Outlaws debutant Jack Brooks said:

“As a team we were outbowled, outbatted and outfielded really and Malan showed us how it should be done, bat through and smack it at the end.

“As a former player I’ve been sad to see how Yorkshire have struggled because I still know quite a few of the lads there, but they have beaten us on our own patch tonight so there is still plenty of ability in the dressing room.

“It was good to make my debut, and against one of my old clubs, but ultimately the result didn’t go our way and we’re bitterly disappointed with that. I took wickets but I went for too many runs.

“I was a bit rusty if I’m honest. I did a little bit of prep coming into the tournament but I haven’t played a white ball game since last August over 50 overs. I didn’t play in any T20 warm-up games and up until the Championship game against Worcestershire I’d only played about five days of cricket in six weeks.

“In this format you’ve got to execute your skills and if you’re slightly off, as it showed today, against one of the best T20 players in the world in Dawid Malan, you’re going to get dealt with.

“I’d hope, though, with games under my belt I will improve. I know what my plans are, it is just down to execution.”

Points Table
South Group

Essex vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Vitality Blast

Essex vs Gloucestershire at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford

Gloucestershire 195/7 lost to Essex 196/7 by six wickets

Robin Das continued his incredible breakthrough week with his maiden Vitality Blast half-century as Essex belatedly began their campaign with a six-wicket victory over Gloucestershire.

Das, the 21-year-old batter, struck a century on his first-class debut against Ireland on Friday before crashing a stylish 69 to help Essex towards a daunting 196 target.

That huge Gloucestershire score was in large part down to Ben Charlesworth’s brutal 19-ball fifty – the quickest for the county in T20s.

But Das, together with fellow homegrown Feroze Khushi’s 34 off 12 balls and Tom Westley’s street-wise 31 not out guided Essex to victory with five balls to spare,

Essex and Gloucestershire hadn’t bowled a ball at each other at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford since 2016 – following an incredible five washouts. Essex had also delayed the start of their Blast season due to the Ireland clash.

Former Eagles Grant Roelofson and Chris Dent got Gloucestershire off to a strong start in the powerplay – 61 for one – but the former feathering an edge behind saw them stall.

Miles Hammond and Dent fell in the following two overs, with Ollie Price bowled soon after, leaving the visitors on 80 for four just past the halfway point.

But after an unspectacular start, where he was dropped on 13 and had 20 off his first 13 balls, Charlesworth went into hyperdrive.

He took Matt Critchley for two consecutive sixes on the leg side before tearing into Sam Cook. Two fours through mid-on were followed by two maximums over deep square – one on the back foot, the other flicked off the front. It took him to his incredible half-century, only 92 T20 fifties have been quicker.

Next ball, Cook had the last laugh by finding his edge.

James Bracey heaved his first ball for six – which made it 47 runs in 12 balls for Gloucestershire – but next ball he picked out long off, with Jack Taylor coming and going in the same Daniel Sams over.

If Essex thought the onslaught had ended with Charlesworth, Marchant de Lange got their necks craning again by helping himself to 18 off the penultimate over – including a run of four, six, six.

Danny Lamb, who arrived on a short-term loan from Lancashire before the match, crashed a four and a six off the last over to take Gloucestershire to an imposing, but not out of sight, 195 for seven.

Fast bowler De Lange had Adam Rossington caught at deep midwicket with his third ball but pulled out of his delivery stride before bowling another ball before walking out of proceedings.

Feroze Khushi had already pinged de Lange back over his head before repeating the trick twice off Tom Smith’s spin. But he fell to a stunning catch at short third as Essex blasted 72 for two in the powerplay.

Das showed his classy shot-making against Ireland but proved his outright power for a small man with 11 fours and sixes straight and over midwicket. His maiden T20 fifty came in 27 balls, although had earned a life when dropped on 38. He may not have even played had Michael Pepper not suffered a knock in a Second XI match.

The Eagles were well ahead of the rate but were pegged back when Critchley slogged to long on and Das top-edged a slog sweep.

Walter was bowled by Price, Sams chopped to short fine, Simon Harmer clubbed to long on, but Westley eased to the conclusion to condemn Gloucestershire to a third defeat in four.

Essex batter Robin Das:

"It was good to start the campaign with a win and a good performance all round. We were good with the ball to restrict them under 200 and it was a pretty comfortable chase in the end as well.

"There is a lot of scope for things to go better but I guess I've had worse weeks! I am really happy with how the week has gone and hopefully can keep the ball rolling and keep the momentum going.

"I want to be involved in every game but we have such a talented and deep squad that you can't expect to play every game. I'm always hungry to play and contribute to the team.

"It is very pleasing to contribute with Feroze. I have played with him since club cricket at the aged of 13 or 14. It is nice to play with those players you grew up with and shows a really strength to our club; players coming through the pathways and into the first team."


Gloucestershire all-rounder Ben Charlesworth:

"We thought it was a high scoring ground and we were about par and in the game but in the field some things didn't go our way and missed our marks on a couple of occasions - those small margins really catch up in T20s.

"I don't think we played a bad game of cricket today and are quite upset to lose it.

"I didn't know about my record, it is amazing to hear. This T20 cricket is new to me, this is only my third game, so I'm still finding my way. 

"I just tried to go out there and play my shots. Things happened so quickly. In four-day cricket you compile an innings but the innings from start to end felt like five minutes. It is hard to put into words but things went well for me today."

Somerset vs Kent South Group, Vitality Blast

Somerset have beaten the Kent Spitfires by 13 runs on a Baltic night in the Vitality Blast at Canterbury, via the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

The contest was marred by three rain interruptions, but Somerset eventually restricted Kent to 112 in pursuit of a revised target of 126 from 15 overs, Benny Green taking three for 19 and Lewis Gregory stifling the hosts when they needed 18 off the last over.

Somerset were all out for 154 from 20 overs, Tom Lammonby their highest scorer with 34. Kent’s 11th hour signing Wes Agar took 3 for 18, while Michael Hogan claimed three for 33 but unexpected rain ruined the game as a spectacle and the hosts were always behind on DLS, despite 29 from skipper Sam Billings.

Both sides were missing key players, with Kane Richardson unavailable through injury and Craig Overton rested. The latter was replaced by Josh Davey while Kent announced, half an hour before the start, that Agar, part of their red-ball squad, had agreed to stay until July.

After Kent chose to field, Tom Banton hit the first two balls for four but he was out for 12 when he skied Hogan to Jack Leaning, who took a juggling catch.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore smashed Joe Denly for 20 in the third over, but with Agar poised to bowl an unexpected squall then sent everyone scurrying for shelter.

The players returned after a six-minute delay and Agar’s first ball as a spitfire splayed Will Smeed’s stumps, bowling him for a duck.

After an 11-ball 23, Kohler-Cadmore hit Michael Hogan almost vertically and he was taken by Jordan Cox at mid-off.

Joey Evison then removed Tom Abell for 11 with a putrid full toss that he inexplicably hit straight to Daniel Bell-Drummond at cover.

When Lammonby drove Grant Stewart for four in the ninth it ended a spell of 6.2 overs without a boundary but Stewart then removed Gregory for 13, the victim of a superb diving catch by Hogan, a day shy of his 42nd birthday.

The 15th over went for 17 but Lammonby then tried to scoop Stewart and only succeeded in chipping him to Billings, before Green was bowled by Agar for 22.

In his 300th Twenty20 match, Roelof van der Merwe gave Somerset something to bowl at but he had a let off when Cox nearly reproduced his miraculous “Air Jordan” dismissal from the 2021 Blast final between these sides. Van der Merwe creamed Hogan to cow corner and although Cox managed to parry the ball back behind the boundary, it was just out of Denly’s reach. He hit 12 from the next three deliveries but was then caught on the boundary by Jack Leaning for 17.

Leaning sprinted to deep mid-wicket to snare former Spitfire Matt Henry for a golden duck off Agar and Peter Siddle was run out off the last ball of the innings.

The target looked modest, but Somerset struck early in the chase. Tawanda Muyeye went for just five, miscuing Davey to Abell and Henry then ripped out Denly’s off stump.

Kent were on 37 for two when the rain returned in the sixth over and another half hour was lost.

When play resumed, a Siddle jaffa bowled Daniel Bell-Drummond for 13 and van der Merwe had Cox caught by Henry for eight.

Billings scooped Gregory for an elegant four but was bowled by the next ball, by which time a section of the crowd was singing: “We want Matt Henry back.”

A further delay left Kent needing 54 from 4.1 overs and after a fleeting revival Green bowled George Linde for 13 and had Stewart caught by Lammonby for four.

Van der Merwe held a tough chance to remove Leaning for 10 off Siddle and Agar fell to a brilliant boundary catch by Henry.

Kent needed 18 from Gregory’s final over, but the first five yielded just four and Joey Evison was caught by Lammonby off the last ball.

Somerset’s Shane Burger said: “It was an excellent win. To come across to Kent, it’s always tough to come here and get wins, we know they’re a good team, so to come into their own back yard and get a win under the circumstances was very tough. Full credit to the boys for the character and the attitude they showed to get four wins out of four is a pretty good start to the competition.”

(Did he think 154 was enough) “Probably not if I’m honest. I knew we had to go out and bowl and we knew we’d have to put in a good fielding display too and be ultra-disciplined. With the world-class bowling attack we have we back the guys to go out and defend any total, but we knew we were a little bit short so we’ll go away and reflect and see how we can come out better next time.

“At times the bounce was a bit tennis-ballish, not a lot of boundaries were scored off the seamers and we scored quite a few off the seamers, but that’s where we’ve got to adapt. If we want to go on and win a competition like this we’ve got to make sure we can play in any conditions.

“I mentioned the word attitude and I thought the group was outstanding. There was never a moan, there was always a mindset of trying to get out there and play cricket. I think many a team would try to get off the field rather than play so here was great composure from our lads to get back out there in those conditions. People were slipping over and the ball was wet but full credit to the guys, it just shows what uou can do if you have the right mindset.”


Kent’s Wes Agar said: “It was stop start and Twenty20 is a massive game of momentum and when you’re trying to arrest that momentum it makes it harder when you’re going out there to bat. Saying that again, they bowled really well and we probably just didn’t match them tonight.

“I think the new ball gripped well which made it difficult for new batters and it seemed to slow down a little bit in our innings. I think it was similar in their innings. But like I said, when you lose the momentum it doesn’t help when you’re trying to go at 12 an over.”

(On his unexpected debut) “In a way it was a little bit of a blessing hearing that Richo had gone down. Getting such short notice to play you don’t have to think about it too much and yeah it’s an awesome moment for me. I made my debut in the fur-day stuff and to be over here and play Twenty20 is something that I’m proud of. I’m excited to be playing again (but) we know we need to win games of cricket to stay alive in this competition.

“We saw glimpses out there, you saw Bilbo hit some good balls out there in the middle. We’ve got firepower in the shed and you just have to go one game back when we made 180: that’s a score that wins you games of cricket more often than not. We’ve got it there, we just need to put all the pieces together.”

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