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Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Thursday June 23rd - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

James Vince 129*
Hampshire's James Vince smashed 129 not out, off 62 balls, with 10 sixes and 9 fours
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Here is all the latest news, scores and match report updates from the Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Thursday June 23rd 

 

 

Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Thursday June 23rd 

 

 

Worcestershire vs Yorkshire, North Group New Road, Worcester 5:30 PM

 

Yorkshire kept the destiny of their Vitality Blast qualification hopes in their own hands as they comfortably overcame bottom placed Worcestershire Rapids by five wickets at New Road.

The Vikings moved to within one point of fourth placed Northamptonshire Steelbacks over whom they have a game in hand and will meet at Wantage Road tomorrow evening.

England spinner Dom Bess destroyed the Rapids middle order on his way to career best T20 figures of 3-15 from his four overs after the home side were put into bat.

Worcestershire newcomer, Kashif Ali, and keeper Gareth Roderick added an unbroken 73 to enable the Rapids to set a 151 target on a green pitch.

But it was nowhere near enough and an unbeaten 46 from ex Worcestershire player Tom Kohler-Cadmore saw his side home with 5.2 overs to spare.

Worcestershire have paid the price for losing too many wickets in the powerplay this summer and they were instantly on the back foot.

Ed Pollock struck the first ball of the match from Matthew Revis over the mid-wicket boundary but then sliced Matthew Waite, who had a recent loan spell at New Road, straight into the hands of third man.

Then the next over accounted for Brett D’Oliveira who drove at Revis and edged through to keeper Jonathan Tattersall.

Rapids stand-in captain, Colin Munro, and Jake Libby added 44 before the latter missed a full toss from Bess and was bowled.

Bess proved difficult to get away and he struck again when Munro, on 29, holed out to deep mid wicket and then Ed Barnard went lbw after aiming a blow across the line.

He should have had a fourth scalp when Kashif Ali was dropped at mid wicket by Shadab Khan and it proved a costly miss.

Kashif, the first product of the South Asian Cricket Academy to sign a contract with a first class county, hit Waite for successive sixes in an over costing 24 runs.

He and Roderick gave the innings some late momentum.

The Rapids needed to strike early and Mitchell Stanley broke through in his first over with Pollock holding onto a skier at square leg to dismiss Finn Allen.

Pat Brown then had Adam Lyth taken at mid off but the Rapids were powerless to stem the flow of runs.

Kohler-Cadmore had suffered a severe bout of concussion when struck on the head in the nets when a team-mate of Brown in the Pakistan Super League this winter.

But the Somerset bound batter deposited the first delivery he had faced since from his former New Road colleague over the mid wicket boundary.

Brook made a typically aggressive 35 from 21 balls before he picked out mid off against Stanley and Khan was bowled aiming a big hit off Brown over cover.

Jonny Tattersall drilled Dwayne Bravo to deep extra cover before Kohler-Cadmore and Thompson saw the Vikings home.

Lancashire vs Durham, North Group Stanley Park, Blackpool 5:30 PM

 

Stand-in skipper Steven Croft made his second successive fifty at his home club and 19-year-old George Bell celebrated his first team debut by making 31 but rain had the last word at Blackpool, where Lancashire’s Vitality Blast game against Durham ended in no result.

Croft might have been a shade relieved by this outcome. Lancashire were moderately placed on 133 for six after 17.4 overs when the rain arrived on cue at 6.30. This result means that the Emirates Old Trafford team need only to beat Derbyshire in Friday’s game at the Incora County Ground to clinch their qualification for the knockout stages of the Blast    

The home side’s Powerplay was a quite bizarre affair with a total of nine runs being scored off four of the six overs but 34 coming off the other two. The home side also lost three wickets, Josh Bohannon being bowled for four by Ben Raine in the third over before Liam Trevaskis had Luke Wells caught at mid-on by Scott Borthwick for 21. Two balls later, the slow left-armer had Rob Jones leg before wicket for nought when reverse-sweeping.

That brought Tim David to the wicket much sooner than Lancashire fans may have been hoping but the big-hitting Singaporean made only 16 before slicing Nathan Sowter’s first ball to Raine at backward point. However, Bell and Croft rebuilt the innings with an understandably careful partnership of 55 in 7.1 overs before Bell was caught at deep midwicket off Sowter after a coolly impressive 27-ball innings.

Danny Lamb made five before being AJ Tye had him athletically caught by sub fielder Jon Bushnell who was running back from mid-off. But it was the Durham spinners who had restricted Lancashire’s batsmen most effectively with Sowter taking two for 17 from his four overs and Trevaskis two for 29 from the same allotment.      

Lancashire’s preparations for the game were disrupted when skipper Dane Vilas was suspended for one game following his dissent after his dismissal in the County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Keaton Jennings was also ruled out with a calf injury so Bell kept wicket on his first-team debut. Matthew Parkinson was unavailable due to a hand injury but Luke Wood was in Lancashire’s XI, having returned a day early from England’s white-ball tour to the Netherlands in which he didn’t play a game.    

Middlesex vs Essex, South Group Lord's, London 6:15 PM

 

Sam Cook’s stunning triple-wicket maiden kept Essex in the hunt for a Vitality Blast quarter-final berth as they beat Middlesex by 21 runs at Lord’s.

Seamer Cook ripped the heart out of Middlesex’s top order with the wickets of Max Holden, Joe Cracknell and wicketkeeper John Simpson en route to figures of three for 23. Aaron Beard (two for 22) and Simon Harmer (two for 26) provided great support  as the hosts capitulated to 140-8 chasing a victory target of 162, only Steve Eskinazi (43) and Jack Davies (41 ) putting up prolonged resistance.

Earlier, Dan Lawrence (51) and Tom Westley (50) set a new record for the fifth wicket against Middlesex with their stand of 84, eclipsing that of 63 by Paul Grayson and Andy Flower back in 2003 as the visitors reached 161-6 despite three for 16 from Chris Green.

Toby Greatwood on his Lord’s debut made an early breakthrough for Middlesex when Feroze Khushi nicked him to Simpson and after threatening to cut loose Adam Rossington was pinned in front by Jason Behrendorf (one for 17).

The in-form Michael Pepper flowered briefly, hoisting Thilan Walallawita’s first ball  into the Mound Stand, but fell trying to repeat the shot, and when Paul Walter also holed out in the deep off the impressive Green Essex were 67-4.

Lawrence and Westley rebuilt, the former taking heavy toll of the wayward Martin Andersson before lofting Walallawita for six as he reached 50 in 32 balls. Westley’s 50 was scratchier and saw him given three lives. Simpson failed to stump the Eagles’ skipper on 22, while Greatwood grassed a chance on 33, both off the luckless Luke Hollman, and Holden shelled a third opportunity when Westley had 48. Fortunately for the hosts, neither half-centurion could kick on and only 11 runs came from the final three overs.

If their total looked a little light, Cook’s momentous over soon made it look much larger. Holden edged Cook’s first ball and though Rossington fumbled the chance, Harmer grabbed the rebound at slip. Cracknell lasted two balls before lobbing the gentlest of caught and bowled chances back to the bowler and the final ball saw Simpson brilliantly caught at second slip by Lawrence to leave the hosts in tatters at 9-3.

Jack Davies hit Harmer into the Edrich stand as he and Steve Eskinazi attempted a salvage operation, raising a 50 partnership off 41 balls. When Cook returned Eskinazi struck him for six over point, but the run-rate required kept climbing and scoreboard pressure told when Eskinazi slapped one from Aaron Beard straight to Cook at cover to end the stand at 86.

Davies was caught in the deep in the next over and despite some late six-hitting from Behrendorf Essex won with relative comfort as Middlesex suffered an eight defeat in nine in the competition.

 

Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire, North Group Trent Bridge, Nottingham 6:30 PM

Derbyshire Falcons’ five-match winning streak in the Vitality Blast came to an end after Notts Outlaws bounced back from three consecutive defeats by posting 247 for six - their highest total in this format - in a thumping 94-run victory over their East Midlands neighbours.

Ben Duckett hit a season’s-best 63 and Alex Hales his third half-century of the campaign as the Outlaws, who conceded a competition-record 261 against Birmingham Bears here last week, enjoyed their best night of what has been a disappointing season.

On a good batting surface, the Falcons had fancied themselves in a chase when they opted to field first but were never in the hunt, bowled out for 153 as fast bowler Zak Chappell marked his first appearance of the season by taking three for 28, veteran spinner Samit Patel three for 32 and Steven Mullaney a miserly two for 17 after Brooke Guest top-scored for Derbyshire with an unbeaten 40.

Nonetheless, with 2 matches to come, the Falcons remain well placed to qualify for a second Finals Day appearance in four years.

After racking up 95 in the powerplay at Derby earlier in the season, the Outlaws punished the Falcons bowlers again with 86 off the first six and never took their foot off the pedal.

Hales set the tone with a brutal 55 off just 22 deliveries.  The all-time leading English batter twice cleared the ropes as he plundered 21 against Sam Conners in the second over and lofted a towering straight six off Mattie McKiernan to complete his half-century.

As on Tuesday against Leicestershire, was caught at long-on attempting a repeat, but where he was the only Outlaw to pass 12 on a dismal night, this time he had plenty of support.

Joe Clarke, who got away with a miscue when still in single figures, pulled Wayne Madsen’s opening ball for six to move to 38 before he was caught by the bowler off a towering top edge.

Three boundaries in a row by Duckett off Madsen took the Outlaws to 124 for two at half-way, which became 188 for three after 15 after Mullaney has blasted 45 off 20 balls including four sixes, three of them off consecutive balls from Scrimshaw as a top-edge over long leg was followed by two more launched over mid-wicket, where he was caught going for another.

Duckett completed his first half-century of the year before hitting straight to mid-on and Samit Patel was brilliantly caught by Leus du Plooy on the midwicket boundary as Mark Watt (one for 51) and Scrimshaw (two for 62) picked up consolation wickets, but four boundaries by Tom Moores took the Outlaws past their previous record total, also against Derbyshire, of 227 in 2017.

The Falcons responded with 72 in their powerplay but at the cost of three wickets, critically among them that of leading scorer Shan Masood, bowled making room to cut by Chappell. Luis Reece and McKiernan were the other two casualties, as Clarke and Mullaney pulled off fine catches.

Australian all-rounder Hayden Kerr struck 24 off 11 but was stumped off Mullaney’s first delivery. His seventh bowled Madsen in an attempted reverse sweep and at the halfway point the required run-rate was just shy of 15 per over at 99 for five, with another setback soon to follow as Du Plooy fell on 35, picking out mid-off to give Chappell his second wicket.

Alex Hughes skied one to become Chappell’s third scalp, Patel obtained two lbw verdicts in consecutive deliveries to remove Watt and Conners to leave the Falcons nine down in the 15th over, before Guest and Scrimshaw salvaged a little pride for the visitors by adding an unbroken 34.

Sussex vs Surrey, South Group County Ground, Hove 7:00 PM

 

Surrey lost for the first time in this season’s Vitality Blast as Sussex Sharks halted a run of five successive defeats in the South Group with a welcome 17-run win at Hove.

Opener Will Jacks looked to be leading Surrey to a target of 173 when he took his aggregate in this season’s competition to 396 runs with 76, his fifth fifty of the campaign and two days after his unbeaten 66 helped secure a last-ball win over Somerset.

But when he was caught behind trying to guide a quicker ball from left-arm spinner Delray Rawlins into the off side in the 15th over, having hit 11 fours and a six, Surrey’s lower order folded quickly and they were bowled out for 155 in 18.2 overs, their first defeat in any competition this season. 

Skipper Chris Jordan, their last recognised batsman, was run out by Ravi Bopara’s throw from the covers after being sent back and Surrey’s last five wickets fell for 16 runs, Bopara finishing things off with another direct hit to run out Dan Moriarty.

Sussex’s fourth win out of 11 was much needed, although they will need to win their three remaining games to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Their 172 for five, having been put in, was inflated at the end by a crucial stand of 60 from the last 27 balls between Delray Rawlins and George Garton, who was playing his first game since June 1 as he continued his recovery from long Covid.

Earlier, Harrison Ward, promoted to open, was caught off a leading edge in the last over of a powerplay which yielded 46 runs, and Mohammad Rizwan and Ali Orr’s partnership was just starting to blossom when both departed in the space of three balls in the 11th over.

Orr got a thin edge and was caught behind for 30 while Rizwan, who had progressed ominously to 48, was beaten by Jordan’s direct hit from mid off when he changed his mind about a quick single and slipped as he tried to make his ground.

Gus Atkinson, one of seven bowlers used, picked up his second wicket when he bowled Tom Alsop around his legs and Bopara mis-timed a ramp shot in the 16th over before Rawlins and Garton dragged it back for Sussex.

Jacks and Jamie Smith launched the reply with 53 off 29 balls and although Smith and Nico Reifer departed in the space of five balls it failed to halt Surrey’s momentum as Jacks and Laurie Evans added 57 off 33 to seemingly break the back of the chase.

But Sussex kept plugging away. Evans was well taken by Ward at long on off Tymal Mills, Sunil Narine swung Rashid Khan out of the ground but departed to the next ball trying to repeat the shot and Rory Burns was lured out of his ground by Rawlins as Surrey endured their first wobble, losing three wickets in ten balls.

Jacks and Jordan appeared to have restored some calm to the chase, but after Jacks departed Sussex calmly closed the deal.

Somerset vs Hampshire, South Group Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 7:00 PM

 

James Vince hammered the highest individual score by a Hampshire player in T20 cricket as the Hawks pulled off a 14-run Vitality Blast victory over Somerset at Taunton. 

The visiting skipper smashed 129 not out, off 62 balls, with 10 sixes and 9 fours, well supported by 19-year-old Tom Prest, who made a career-best 62, to help Hampshire to their biggest total in the competition, 208 for five, after losing the toss. 

After a brief stoppage for rain, Somerset replied with 194 for nine, Rilee Rossouw top-scoring with 55 off 28 balls and Tom Banton contributing 54 from 38 deliveries. Chris Wood claimed two for 26. 

The result left Somerset still second in the South Group table, while Hampshire moved to 5th in the table. 

Vince’s amazing assault bettered the unbeaten 124 made for Hampshire by Michael Lumb in a T20 game against Essex at Southampton back in 2009. 

The monumental innings was even more praiseworthy for the fact that he lost opening partner Ben McDermott to the third ball of the game, caught top-edging a pull shot off Tom Lammonby. 

Somerset restricted the Hawks to 45 for one off the powerplay and would still have been happy with the situation at the halfway point of Hampshire’s innings when they were 83 for one. 

But by then Vince had cleared the ropes three times and Prest once. Both batsmen reached their half-centuries in the 13th over, Vince first off 36 balls quickly followed by the impressive Prest off 38. 

The next over saw Lewis Gregory concede 31 runs, Vince completing it with three successive sixes after Prest had claimed a maximum off the second delivery. 

Prest then departed, having faced 46 balls and hit 2 sixes and 6 fours, edging a wide ball from Jack Brooks through to wicketkeeper Tom Banton.  

But by then Vince was scoring so quickly it barely mattered. He reached his fourth Blast ton with 2 fours and a two off the first three balls of the 18th over, his second fifty having come off just 15 deliveries. 

Ross Whiteley, Joe Weatherley and James Fuller fell cheaply. But when Vince launched the last ball of the innings from Peter Siddle over mid-wicket for his tenth six it completed an unforgettable innings. 

By the end of their powerplay, Somerset had reached 45 without loss. Both openers then began to accelerate, Will Smeed taking his tally of sixes to four before falling for 43 to a fine one-handed catch by wicketkeeper McDermott off Fuller. 

Rossouw hit his first two balls for four and six as the hosts progressed to 104 by the end of the tenth over, Banton going well on 38. 

Dropped on 43 by Prest at deep mid-wicket off Fuller, he moved to a 34-ball fifty with an audacious reverse sweep off Ellis, which cleared the stands. 

When Wood bowled Banton behind his legs, Somerset needed 78 from 45 balls. That had been reduced to 42 off 23 when Tom Abell was caught attempting a ramp shot off Wheal. 

The home side surprisingly sent in George Bartlett for his first Blast appearance of the season and could make only two before being bowled by Wood. 

Momentum was lost as Wood, Wheal and Ellis combined effectively with the ball at the death.  

Rossouw moved to his sixth fifty in 11 South Group games off 25 balls. But when he went to the first ball of the 19th over, caught in the deep off a Liam Dawson full toss and Somerset’s race was run and a clatter of wickets saw them fall well short. 

 

 

 

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