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Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Friday June 10th - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

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Here is all the latest news, scores and match report updates from the Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Friday June 10th

 

Vitality Blast T20 2022 – Fixtures Schedule Friday June 10th

 

Worcestershire vs Derbyshire, North Group New Road, Worcester

Derbyshire Falcons made it back-to-back wins in the space of 24 hours to boost their qualification hopes in the Vitality Blast with a 39 run success over bottom placed Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

Shan Masood continued his excellent run of form in all competitions with a fine 65 after the Falcons were put into bat on a hybrid pitch.

It followed on from his 73 in last night’s six wicket win over Leicestershire Foxes at the Incora County Ground.

The Rapids looked in control when they reached 92-3 in the 12th over thanks largely to a half century from Brett D’Oliveira.

But a side completely lacking in confidence after a poor run of results subsided in quickfire fashion.

They lost six wickets for 27 runs and closed on 129-9.

Mattie McKiernan impressed with 3-19 and there were two wickets apiece for Mark Watt and Hayden Kerr.

It was the Rapids seventh defeat in eight games and a disappointing way for captain Moeen Ali before he heads back to England duty for the ODI Series in the Netherlands.

Worcestershire handed a debut to middle order batter Kashif Ali who signed a short term contract this week until the end of the season after an impressive trial period for the Seconds.

The Falcons, who were unchanged, were put into bat after winning the toss.

Moeen made the first breakthrough in his second over after taking the new ball.

Luis Reece aimed a blow over mid-wicket and sliced the ball high in the air with Charlie Morris holding onto the chance at short fine leg.

There was more joy for the England star when Hayden Kerr came down the wicket and sliced the ball straight to Kashif at point.

Ed Barnard came into the attack and struck with his second delivery when Wayne Madsen went for a cut and was caught behind.

Masood yesterday became the fastest to complete 1,000 runs in all formats for Derbyshire – just 16 innings – and he was again in fine form.

The opener completed a 36 ball half century and added 54 for the fourth wicket with Leus Du Plooy.

But the Worcestershire attack proved hard to get away and the Falcons lost a flurry of wickets trying to up the scoring rate.

D’Oliveira’s introduction led to Masood’s downfall on 65 when he edged a widish delivery through to Cox.

Bravo followed up his 2-15 from four overs last night with another impressive showing which was rewarded with a wicket in each of his final two overs.

Du Plooy top edged another catch to Cox and Alex Hughes was yorked by a trademark Bravo delivery.

Bravo ended with 2-28 and was straight back into the action to hold onto a chance offered by keeper Brooke Guest at long on in the final over from Pat Brown.

Derbyshire needed early wickets and Jake Libby was caught behind in Kerr’s opening over.

Moeen failed to trouble the scorers before he was lbw to a delivery from Mark Watt which spun sharply.

D’Oliveira cover-drove Watt and Kerr for boundaries but had a let off on 15 at fine leg off a top edge after George Scrimshaw and Watt collided.

But alert keeping by Guest accounted for Colin Munro (5) who was stumped off Madsen.

Jack Haynes swung the initiative back Worcestershire’s way with 6-4-6-4 from successive deliveries from Scrimshaw.

D’Oliveira had another let off on 45 when Sam Conners spilled a chance at deep mid wicket off Mattie McKiernan but in the same over Haynes was bowled off his pads.

Ed Barnard departed in similar fashion in Hughes final over and there was a third scalp for McKiernan when Cox pushed forward and was lbw

D’Oliveira made 55 but Worcestershire’s last hope evaporated when he picked out deep square leg off Watt.

Leicestershire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group Grace Road, Leicester

Notts Outlaws kept their Vitality Blast campaign alive with a thumping win over Leicestershire Foxes at the Uptonsteel County Ground.

Having bowled out the home side for a dismal 123 in 19 overs, Outlaws were home and hosed with 6.4 overs to spare after opener Alex Hales had launched their reply by smashing 44 off 16 balls. Ben Duckett’s unbeaten 44 completed a 5-wicket victory.

The Outlaws were missing leading wicket-taker Jake Ball, but Dane Paterson, Calvin Harrison and Luke Fletcher took two each in an efficient Outlaws bowling display on a pitch offering a modicum of help, only South African Wiaan Mulder, with 32, and Rishi Patel, 28, even remotely threatening to make a game of it.

Four-times finalists and twice Blast champions in the last six seasons, the Outlaws have won only three matches at the halfway stage of this year’s competition but with fixtures in hand over all their rivals in the North Group will still fancy themselves to book a quarter-final place.

The Foxes also have three wins but from two more matches and have lost all four home fixtures thus far.

Skipper Colin Ackermann opted to bat first but a disappointing powerplay had left the Foxes 31 for three.

Fletcher dismissed Lewis Hill and Arron Lilley off consecutives balls in the opening over and though Ackermann struck three boundaries he was stumped giving off-spinner Matt Carter the charge, after which posting a competitive total looked a tall order for the Foxes.

Only Mulder - drafted in for his first appearance in the competition after New Zealand’s Hamish Rutherford was summoned as cover at Trent Bridge - cleared the ropes in the first 10, which also saw Scott Steel caught at midwicket for a stodgy 12.

Mulder lofted Harrison over long on for a second six and Rishi Patel followed suit against his namesake, Samit, but when Mulder tried to repeat the treatment against Harrison’s leg spin he sliced straight to long off.

A strong finish was required but instead the Foxes lost their last five wickets for 17 in 19 balls. Ben Mike was lbw as Harrison found some turn, Rehan Ahmed was beaten by Joe Clarke’s throw, Rishi Patel’s 28 off 29 ending when he was bowled trying to reverse sweep before Paterson bowled Naveen ul-Haq and Will Davis to wrap up.

Clarke and Hales needed only 14 deliveries to better the home side’s powerplay, and when Mike’s opening over went for 25, including 24 off the bat of Hales, the Outlaws’ boundary count was already higher than the Foxes managed in their entire innings.

Both openers then holed out in ul-Haq’s second over, which necessitated some regrouping by the visitors with two new batters at the crease, but Ben Duckett ended the powerplay with three consecutive boundaries for 81 for two and only 43 needed.

A couple of wickets for Callum Parkinson, who dismissed Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney with consecutive deliveries, and one for teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed ensured that the Outlaws would not have everything their way but Duckett’s eight boundaries ensured there was no unexpected twist.


Somerset vs Kent, South Group Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

 

Jordan Cox smashed a career-best 94 to lead South Group strugglers Kent Spitfires to a surprise 32-run Vitality Blast victory over high-riding Somerset at Taunton. 

The visitors posted 202 for five after losing the toss on an evening of bright sunshine, 21-year-old Cox leading the way with a superb 94 off 47 balls, including 6 sixes and 3 fours, and Joe Denly contributing 41. Cheered on by a 6,000-plus crowd, Somerset could manage only 170 for nine in reply, skipper Tom Abell top-scoring with 43 and Ben Green making 40. 

It was only the Spitfire’s second group victory in eight games and a second defeat for the home side in seven. 

Kent made a scratchy start in excellent batting conditions, failing to score a boundary off the first three overs, which cost just 13 runs. 

Craig Overton’s introduction to the attack saw Denly straight drive his first ball for four and Tawanda Muyeye scoop a six before being caught next ball at extra cover for ten. 

Off the following delivery Grant Stewart miscued a catch to cover and at the end of the fourth over the Spitfires were 25 for two. 

That became 46 for two by the end of the six-over powerplay. Denly hit sixes over long-on off first Roelof van der Merwe and then Josh Davey before Cox claimed his first maximum in the 12th over, bowled by Overton, with a pull from outside off stump over deep square. 

Denly fell in the same over, having faced 36 balls, caught at deep mid-wicket. But Cox was starting to time the ball sweetly and moved to a 29-ball half century. 

Sam Billings was bowled aiming to reverse sweep van der Merwe, but Cox was dropped on 53 by Lewis Gregory at mid-off, Green being the unlucky bowler. 

Alex Blake was also dropped in contributing 17, with 2 sixes, Overton making amends for the error by pouching him at wide long-on off Davey. 

After 17 overs, Kent looked short of par on 148 for five. But Cox then hit 2 sixes off Davey and the same over, which cost 24, saw George Linde clear the ropes before collecting another boundary. 

The inspired Cox then hit 3 sixes in the same Green over to move within sight of a century. But the experienced Peter Siddle held his nerve to concede only five in a final over that saw the Spitfires top-scorer run-out attempting to keep the strike with a two to fine leg. 

Somerset’s reply got off to a poor start when Will Smeed was bowled by Linde, but out marched Rilee Rossouw to smite two of the next three balls for six. 

Tom Banton hit successive fours off Fred Klaassen in the third over, only to edge a catch behind off the final delivery to leave his side 25 for two. With only two runs added, off-spinner Jack Leaning bowled Rossouw, aiming a huge heave over the leg-side. 

Abell reverse swept Leaning for four and six to take Somerset to 44 for three at the end of the powerplay. But Tom Lammonby then fell to the same shot, pinned lbw by Qais Ahmad. 

Lewis Gregory dispatched the leg-spinner for two maximums before top-edging a catch to wicketkeeper Billings off Stewart and at halfway Somerset were 79 for five. 

When Abell top-edged a pull off Klaassen to be caught at deep square and van der Merwe fell to a Billings catch, the hosts were in dire straits. 

There was a moment of controversy when Green, on 25, appeared to be caught on the deep cover boundary by Leaning off Milnes, but the umpires judged his foot had touched the rope. 

It mattered little as, despite Green’s best efforts, Kent’s bowlers closed out the game for a comfortable success. 

 

 

Glamorgan vs Hampshire, South Group Sophia Gardens

Having started the Vitality Blast with four successive defeats Hampshire made it four wins in four with a nine-run victory over Glamorgan in Cardiff. 

Having been put into bat Hampshire eked out a competitive total in the face of a strong Glamorgan bowling display, reaching 134 for four from their 20 overs with Joe Weatherley top scoring with 46.

On a tricky surface Glamorgan never really got on top of the chase as regular wickets kept their scoring rate in check. 

Some lusty blows from Dan Douthwaite at the back end of the Glamorgan innings gave them some hope but when he became the fourth victim of Brad Wheal’s career best five for 38 the game was over.

The Glamorgan bowlers were fantastic inside the PowerPlay overs, conceding just 32 runs from the first six overs. As has so often been the case over his 10 years with the club, it was Michael Hogan who was the most difficult to get away. He bowled two overs during the PowerPlay, taking one wicket and going for just five runs. 

The wicket Hogan claimed was that of Australian Ben McDermott who attempted to scoop a ball to the fine leg boundary but managed to hit it into his stumps.

Prem Sisodiya shared the new ball with Hogan and he was also extremely difficult to get away, his left arm spin going for just seven runs from his two PowerPlay overs while also picking up the wicket of Tom Prest.

A 49-run stand between James Vince and Joe Weatherley set a foundation for Hampshire to set a defendable total on a pitch that rarely looked easy for scoring. Vince made a run a ball 44 before he was bowled by Andrew Salter while Weatherley top scored with 46 not out.

Weatherley was well supported in the death overs by Toby Albert who followed up a career best 24 not out against Essex on Thursday with an undefeated 21 from 15 balls in this match.

Glamorgan’s pursuit of the 135 run target got underway much as the Hampshire did with the bowlers on top in the PowerPlay. Glamorgan’s captain, David Lloyd, was bowled by Chris Wood in the first over as the home side struggled to get things going against the new ball. 

With Brad Wheal claiming the wicket of the dangerous Colin Ingram inside the first six overs Glamorgan limped to 29 for two as the fielding restrictions were loosened.

Sam Northeast, Glamorgan’s leading run scorer in this competition this season, was the mainstay of their innings once again. But when Wheal claimed the wickets of Kiran Carlson and Eddie Byrom in the space of two balls the pressure on Northeast to make a telling contribution increased. 

Chris Cooke had made it to 18 when he was well caught by James Vince off Mason Crane. Northeast had made to 36 from 40 balls when he edged one through to wicket-keeper Ben McDermott just three balls later with Crane claiming the second wicket of his spell. 

With Northeast gone and the required rate heading towards 12 an over it was left to the Glamorgan lower order to attempt to get them over the line. Despite the best efforts of Douthwaite the home side finished 10 runs short of victory. 

Durham vs Lancashire, North Group Emirates Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Liam Trevaskis produced late heroics to guide Durham to a final-over victory over Lancashire Lightning in their Vitality Blast clash at Seat Unique Riverside.

The home side appeared to be on the verge of their fourth-straight defeat in their chase of 131 amid outstanding bowling from Richard Gleeson, despite knocks of 46 from Ned Eckersely and 36 from Michael Jones. However, with the pressure on Trevaskis, the skipper blasted 16 runs from seven balls to steer his side over line with vital late boundaries with three balls to spare.

Lancashire had produced an under-par effort with the bat, mustering only 130 from their 20 overs, with the majority coming from Steven Croft's innings of 55. Durham debutant Nathan Sowter and AJ Tye claimed three wickets apiece to limit the visitors, which proved to be crucial later in the day in delivering the win for the hosts and Lancashire's first loss in the tournament this season.

Lancashire opted to bat on a used wicket and Phil Salt looked to use the powerplay to his advantage. The opener scored quick-fire boundaries, including three in a row against Trevaskis, to get the visitors off to a bright start.

However, the Durham skipper had his revenge from the fourth ball of his opening over as Salt fell for 23. In a sign of things to come, Keaton Jennings endured a difficult seven balls at the crease, scoring only three runs before he was bowled by Tye.

Sowter then put the clamps on the visitors after only completing a loan move from Middlesex hours before the contest. He prised out Dane Vilas lbw for 12 before taking the key wicket of Tim David bowling the powerful right-hander for only six.

Further wickets from Tye and Raine allowed Durham to keep the pressure on the Lightning, while Sowter returned for his final over to remove Tom Hartley, ending the innings with impressive figures of three for 22.

Croft was the only Lancashire batter to offer resistance with a determined half-century from 49 balls, but he fell going for a big strike to Raine in the final over before Matt Parkinson was run out from last ball of the innings, leaving the visitors with work to do to defend their total.

Durham lost Graham Clark to the first ball of their reply as Liam Hurt produced a brilliant delivery first up to bowl the opener. Gleeson then came to the fore cleaning up David Bedingham and Ollie Robinson for single-digit scores to bring the Lightning back into the game. Jones steadied the Durham innings by picking his moments to find the fence and seeing off the initial threat of Gleeson.

The opener made 36 before he had a rush of blood to the head and attempted a risky sweep against Hartley and was pinned lbw. Hartley drew another false stroke to notch his second wicket as Raine was caught miscuing his slog-sweep to Croft at deep backward square leg. The wickets gave the Lightning a glimmer of hope as the required rate climbed above seven for the first time.

Eckersley appeared to have Durham in position to whittle off the remaining 21 runs from the final three overs, but Gleeson's return to the attack turned the tide as he bowled him for 46 and Brydon Carse for two. Durham needed heroics from their captain in the middle, and Trevaskis delivered by striking Hurt for a four and six in back-to-back deliveries in the penultimate over before seeing his team over the line to secure their third win of the campaign.

Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire, North Group Edgbaston, Birmingham

 

Yorkshire Vikings opened the Vitality Blast North Group table right up with a ten-wicket win over Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston. 

The Vikings put a brake on the Bears' strong start to the campaign as they gained fulsome revenge for their ten-wicket Blast defeat at Edgbaston in 2021. 

The Bears chose to bat but were bowled out for 101 with 19 balls unused. A superb collective Vikings bowling display was led by skipper David Willey (three for 17) with excellent support from Dominic Drakes and Mathew Revis (both two for 18) and Adil Rashid (two for 22). 

The visitors then galloped to 106 without loss in 12.5 overs as Adam Lyth struck 58 (45 balls) and Dawid Malan 38 (33). The final throes were conducted in front of a large but subdued home crowd wishing they had more cricket to watch on a gorgeous summer evening. 

The Vikings seized control from the start as four different bowlers delivered the first four overs and each took a wicket.  

Willey bowled Paul Stirling to leave the Irishman nursing a third successive duck. Drakes, son of former Bears seamer Vasbert,  forced Alex Davies to play on. Revis had Sam Hain caught behind, attempting to scoop, and Dominic Leech ousted Jake Bethell, caught at extra cover, as the Bears lurched to 28 for four from 28 balls. 

Adam Hose and Chris Benjamin have provided a productive engine-room for the Bears this year but this time their counter attacks were cut off early. Hose (20, 16 balls) was trapped lbw by Rashid and Benjamin (26, 24) lifted Willey to deep mid-wicket. 

The Vikings' bowlers maintained the pressure immaculately to keep the Bears' innings in chains. Revis returned to have Carlos Brathwaite caught in the ring, Rashid's sharp return catch did for Craig Miles and Drakes' first ball back took Olly Stone's outside edge. 

Last pair Jake Lintott and Danny Briggs found themselves with 29 balls at their disposal but survived only nine before Willey bowled Jake Lintott. 

The Bears needed quick wickets to have any chance of retrieving the game but none arrived. Under no pressure, Lyth and Malan worked the ball around without needing to take great risks to reach 50 in 37 balls, posted with six over third man by Lyth off Stone. 

Another six, pulled off Brathwaite, took Lyth to his half-century from 40 balls and the Vikings cruised home to reboot their qualification bid in the most spectacular fashion.

Sussex vs Gloucestershire, South Group County Ground, Hove

Gloucestershire’s bowlers produced a remarkable fightback at Hove, taking eight Sussex Sharks wickets for 23 runs in six overs to win by four runs and move up to third in the Vitality Blast South Group.

As well as their bowlers held their nerve, it was a spectacular collapse by Sussex, who were on course for a routine victory when they reached 118 for three in the 14th over, with Tom Alsop and Fynn Hudson-Prentice having added 69 in 53 balls and cruising towards their target of 146.

Alsop made a superb 82 off 52 balls, his second fifty in this season’s Blast in the week he made his move from Hampshire permanent, with eight fours and five sixes.

But when both he and Hudson-Prentice were both stumped off former Sussex left-arm spinner Tom Smith in the space of three deliveries, the innings went into an alarming tailspin.

The next five batsmen managed just 13 runs between them amidst some tight bowling and suspect shot selection under pressure. Suddenly, last pair Archie Lenham and Steve Finn needed nine off the final over, but David Payne held his nerve to seal victory with two balls to spare when Finn’s top edge gave James Bracey his fifth catch of the innings.

Gloucestershire had earlier recovered well in the second half of their innings thanks to a stand of 98 off 63 balls by New Zealander Glenn Phillips and Jack Taylor.

They had been 49 for four at halfway, but Phillips, who made an unbeaten 94 in the corresponding fixture last season, hit eight fours and two sixes in a 53-ball 66 only to fall in the final over when he dragged the ball onto his stumps off Obed McCoy.

Taylor, who offered good support with 36 off 31 deliveries, was run out by wicketkeeper Tim Seifert off the next ball trying to pinch the strike.

Nonetheless, Gloucestershire would have settled for a total of 145 for six having struggled badly for momentum in the first half of their innings.

They lost three wickets in the powerplay, including Hammond off the first ball when he drove off-spinner Ward’s first delivery in T20 – a full toss –to mid-off.

McCoy and Finn also struck with the first ball of their spells as Bracey feathered an edge to Seifert after being surprised by McCoy’s extra bounce and Ian Cockbain slapped a wide half-volley from Finn straight to point.

Left-arm spinner Delray Rawlins bowled superbly in the middle of the innings, conceding 13 in his spell and picking up Ryan Higgins who holed out to deep mid-wicket in the ninth over.

But Phillips hit leg-spinner Lenham for three successive boundaries to give the innings some momentum and his brace of sixes included one off the back foot off McCoy which was still climbing as it cleared the rope at mid-wicket.

Sussex’s reply began badly with Seifert caught behind off Payne in the first over, and although skipper Ravi Bopara fell in the fifth over to Chappell, Sussex were 56 for two at the end of their powerplay.

Alsop certainly didn’t deserve to be on the losing side. One of his sixes was eventually given to him after TV replays determined that Phillips had stepped on the boundary cushion flicking the ball to Miles Hammond to complete the catch. He then cleared the rope for the fifth time off Smith, but later in the same over things started to unravel spectacularly for Sussex.

Essex vs Middlesex, South Group County Ground, Chelmsford

Feroze Khushi brought his Second XI form to the Essex Eagles as he blazed a first Vitality Blast half-century to help his side to a 61-run victory over Middlesex.

Batter Khushi averaged 91 in the Second XI T20 competition with three scores over 70 and continued that run with a stylish 67 at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford.

Paul Walter also clocked up 58 as the Eagles set 187, before Matt Critchley took his Blast tally to 12 scalps with three for 22 and Sam Cook returned a magnificent three for 18; Middlesex bowled out for 125 to extend their losing run to five defeats.

Khushi was exceptional in his ball-striking but he was given three helping hands. John Simpson shelled a simple keeper catch before he had got off the mark before he was also dropped on 36 and 40. In fact, Middlesex’s general fielding display will have disappointed head coach Richard Johnson, with Michael Pepper also surviving.

Khushi eased into his work, with Adam Rossington, Pepper and Matt Critchley all departing in the powerplay having been put in, but found boundaries thanks to his strong wrist work. Having reached a 33-ball fifty, he unleashed a pair of sixes into the Hayes Close End – one of which landed on the roof of one of the houses.

Two balls later though he holed out to the deep midwicket boundary, to end a 69-run stand with Walter. That came in a three-over spell which saw Essex score 45 runs, a key to their large total. Walter kept things moving, bringing up his second T20 half-century in 31 balls, with partnerships of 38 and 27 with Tom Westley and Simon Harmer.

Martin Andersson picked up three for 42, including a wicked yorker to bowl Westley, as Essex piled up 186 for six.

Cook bowled Steve Eskinazi to the fourth ball of the reply, before Max Holden followed an over later when Ben Allison found his outside edge.

Joe Cracknell and John Simpson smashed five sixes between them but still couldn’t match the required run rate. Both departed attempting to up the ante, Simpson miscuing to extra cover and Cracknell bowled trying to sweep Critchley.

Luke Hollman and Jack Davies both reached the 20s before they both departed, the former attacked Westley before Critchley had Davies lbw and Chris Green stumped.

The home victory was confirmed when Cook returned to find Tom Helm edging to short third man and Andersson picked out a sprawling Harmer at long on and Thailan Walallawita was run out.



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