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Vitality Blast Results and Reactions August 1st Wins for Somerset and Gloucestershire

Vitality Blast Results and Reactions August 1st Wins for Somerset and Gloucestershire
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There were wins for Somerset and Gloucestershire in the Vitality South Group today.


Somerset beat Hampshire by 17 runs

Hampshire won the toss and decided to bowl at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton against hosts Somerset this evening.

Somerset 197 – 7 (James Hildreth 57, Corey Anderson 32; Chris Wood 5-32)

Hampshire 181 - 9 (James Vince 74, Liam Dawson 82, Jerome Taylor 5-15)

Result - Somerset won by 16 runs

Somerset did extremely well to score  197-7 in their allotted 20 overs, mainly due to James Hildreth 57 and their middle and late order batsmen – at one stage Somerset were 17-3 and in some trouble. Chris Wood 5-32 was the pick of the Hampshire bowlers.

In reply, Hampshire were always struggling to get a good enough partnership going to keep up with the run rate required, despite  good knocks from Skipper James Vince 74 and Liam Dawson 82. Hampshire were eventually reached for 181-9 - Jerome Taylor 5-15 starred with the ball for Somerset.

Somerset - Johann Myburgh, Steve Davies(wk), Peter Trego, James Hildreth, Corey Anderson, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory(c), Roelof van der Merwe, Jerome Taylor, Jamie Overton, Max Waller

Hampshire - James Vince(c), Colin Munro, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Alsop(wk), Liam Dawson, Joe Weatherley, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Fidel Edwards, Mujeeb Ur Rahman


Gloucestershire beat Sussex Sharks by 4 wickets

Sussex Sharks won the toss and decided to bat at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove against the visitors Gloucestershire tonight.

Sussex 127-8 (Laurie Evans 46, Jofra Archer 26*; David Payne 2-15, Andrew Tye 2-25)

Gloucestershire 129-6 (Miles Hammond 35; Rashid Khan 2-14)

Result Gloucestershire won by 4 wickets

Sussex only managed 127-8  in their 20 overs, mainly due to some great bowling from David Payne 2-15 and Andrew Tye 2-25.

In reply, Gloucestershire managed to complete the run chase losing 6 wickets.

Sussex Sharks - Philip Salt, Luke Wright(c), Laurie Evans, Tom Bruce, Michael Burgess(wk), David Wiese, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills

Gloucestershire - Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger(c), Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Ryan Higgins, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Jack Taylor, Andrew Tye, Gareth Roderick(wk), Tom Smith, David Payne

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