Vitality Blast T20 2022: All Matches Wednesday June 8th - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports
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Richard Gleeson struck twice in a telling 18th over as Lancashire, defending 214, came from behind to take a giant step towards the Vitality Blast quarter-finals with a thrilling Roses win by four runs at Headingley.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore smashed 77 off 43 balls from number three, and the Vikings were in control at 184 for four in the 17th over before losing three wickets in eight balls, including David Willey for 52 caught and bowled by Gleeson, who conceded only five and struck twice (193 for seven).
Luke Wood also conceded only four in the penultimate, leaving Danny Lamb defending 17 off the last.
That became five off the last ball with Dominic Drakes on strike, and he carved out to deep backward point boundary, where Tom Hartley took a superb catch which had to be reviewed as the 11,300 crowd went silent thinking he may have stepped on the rope.
Yorkshire finished on 209 for eight as Lancashire - 213 for five - strengthened top spot in the North Group with a sixth win in seven games. This was Yorkshire’s third defeat in seven.
Singapore international Tim David crashed 66 off 32 balls, including six sixes, to push the Lightning beyond 200 having stuttered to 100 for four in the 12th over.
Yorkshire lost Dawid Malan for a golden duck after three balls of their chase before Kohler-Cadmore was quickly into stride.
Kohler-Cadmore was even not in Yorkshire’s initial squad, only a late inclusion alongside Malan after Finn Allen was ruled out with Covid and Harry Brook joined England’s Test squad earlier than expected.
Earlier, Lancashire’s David and not out Dane Vilas (41) shared 96 inside nine overs for the fifth wicket.
After Willey elected to bowl, Keaton Jennings (42) and second-wicket partner Steven Croft (41) shared 72 from 20 for one. But Yorkshire broke through three times for eight runs in 14 balls to redress the balance at 100 for four in the 12th.
Jordan Thompson’s second ball forced Croft to steer to short third before Liam Livingstone - for only two - miscued England team-mate Rashid high to midwicket. Thompson then had Jennings caught at third.
Lancashire had lost momentum on a used pitch, though it was quickly regained through Vilas and David, whose partnership included nine sixes and took 43 off Thompson’s last two overs as he recorded two for 52.
David hit three of his six sixes off Thompson in the 18th over - which went for 24 - as the score moved to 183 for four.
He reached his second Lightning fifty off 26 balls with the third of them, a low full toss arrowed straight.
He had seemingly done enough damage by the time he miscued Dominic Drakes to long-off in the penultimate (186 for five). Kohler-Cadmore, however, had other ideas.
England limited overs duo Livingstone and Luke Wood passed late fitness tests for Lancashire following injuries suffered in victory over Leicestershire 24 hours earlier.
Yorkshire, meanwhile, lost New Zealand opener Allen and Brook. Matt Parkinson was also unavailable to the visitors because of Test commitments.
Malan was caught at long-off against off Livingstone’s spin for a golden duck in the first over of Yorkshire’s chase. But it was only the briefest of blips.
Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth shared a game-breaking 119 in only 9.1 overs, with the former latching onto anything short on either side of the wicket.
A ramped six over third off Gleeson was a highlight in a 25-ball fifty.
It was milestone he also reached in the tie at Emirates Old Trafford last month. By that time, the Vikings were 64 for one in the sixth over, which went for 22 from Livingstone.
Lyth supported his partner with 39 before holing out to deep square-leg off Danny Lamb - 124 for three in the 10th over. And when Kohler-Cadmore slog-swept left-arm spinner Tom Hartley to deep midwicket, Yorkshire were 152 for three in the 13th.
With only 62 more needed, it felt like job done. Not so!
Despite Willey reaching his fifty off 27 balls, Wood and Hartley strikes were supplemented by two for Gleeson in the 18th over as the score moved to 193 for seven after 17.3 overs.
He had Willey superbly caught and bowled one-handed before yorking Thompson to finish with two for 37.
Then came Wood’s superb penultimate and the drama at the end.
Yorkshire’s Ottis Gibson said:
“That’s the nature of T20. You look at the first innings, we bowled 16 overs brilliantly. But the last four overs changed the game. Then, when we batted, the exact same thing. We were bossing the game for 16 overs and then lost a couple of wickets in the last four.
“New batters going in, it’s always going to be very difficult.
“They executed their plans better than we did at the back end, and that’s the difference.
“The first game at Old Trafford we could have got home. This game we could have got home.
“They were two very good teams competing at a very high level.”
Lancashire’s Dane Vilas said:
“To go down to the wire and to be inches away from winning and losing is intense.
“You couldn’t script it any better for us, for Tommy Hartley to take that catch in front of the Western Terrace under huge pressure, and for Lamby to close it out.
“To hold their nerve was fantastic, and it was as tight as it comes.
“We’re on a great run of form, but equally it could go the other way so we won’t take our foot off the gas. A couple more wins and we’ll be on our way to those quarter-final spots.”
Will Jacks and Jason Roy both hit sparkling half-centuries as South Group leaders Surrey stretched their unbeaten start to the Vitality Blast campaign to six matches by crushing Sussex Sharks by seven wickets at the Kia Oval.
A crowd of 15,000 saw Jacks add a 37-ball 57 to an earlier wicket and astonishing boundary catch as Surrey easily chased down Sussex’s 146 for 7, in which Fynn Hudson-Prentice top-scored for the visitors with a 49 not out from 44 balls that anchored the innings but provided no real forward thrust.
There were still 3.3 overs remaining when Surrey reached 147 for 3 in reply, completing their total outclassing of a Sharks side who have now lost four of their opening seven Blast fixtures.
Surrey’s mastery was summed up by Chris Jordan, their captain, bowling a double-wicket maiden in Sussex’s 18th over, and with five wins only a no result wash-out against Glamorgan at Cardiff denies them a 100 per cent record.
Jacks and Roy reeled off a stream of magnificent and powerful strokes in an opening partnership of 110 in just 12.3 overs as the Sharks attack was taken apart in ruthless fashion.
Both hit sixes as Delray Rawlins’s left-arm spin was plundered for 19 in the first over of Surrey’s reply, and Jacks then extra cover drove and swung Tymal Mills for four and six in a third over costing 18.
Steven Finn’s second over went for 15 and Roy then merely punched Obed McCoy’s left-arm pace straight for a purely-timed four and Jacks thrashed Mills high over extra cover as the six-over powerplay ended with Surrey 72 without loss.
Roy eventually sliced McCoy to cover to go for 50 from 41 balls, with two sixes and four fours, and three wickets in six balls momentarily slowed Surrey’s progress as Sam Curran (1) played McCoy on to his stumps and Jacks skied to deep extra cover after hitting two sixes and six fours.
Kieron Pollard, though, sauntered in to launch both Archie Lenham and Mills for sixes in an unbeaten cameo of 23 and Laurie Evans also thrashed a cover four off the suffering Mills in his 10 not out.
Sunil Narine, meanwhile, again Surrey’s outstanding bowler, conceded no fours off the bat in his 4-0-21-1 and – remarkably – the former West Indies mystery spinner has been struck for just three in the 20 overs he has so far sent down in this season’s competition.
It was Chris Jordan who ended Harrison Ward’s 23-ball 31 after the young left-hander had at least offered some lusty blows, including a six over long off against Worrall, in a fifth wicket stand of 51 in seven overs with Hudson-Prentice.
But the Sussex innings always struggled to get going, despite Tom Alsop clubbing Reece Topley for successive legside sixes in the fourth over – an over that ended, however, with Topley bowling Tim Seifert for 4 through an ugly slog.
That left the Sharks 35 for 2 and they had lost their first wicket when Jacks pulled off a sensational, leaping one-handed catch on the deep square leg ropes to dismiss Ravi Bopara for 6 off Dan Worrall.
Rawlins, trying to force off the back foot, then succeeded only in edging a simple catch to Topley at short third man off Jacks’ third ball, in the fifth over.
Topley dived full length to his right, in the same position, to cling on brilliantly to a reverse slap from Alsop six overs later as the left-hander, who scored 38 off 28 balls, tried in vain to break the shackles imposed by Narine.
Jordan’s double-strike in the 18th over removed both Ward, carving to deep point, and Oli Carter, leg-before for a duck, and McCoy was run out for 2 in the final over when Hudson-Prentice attempted to pinch a bye when the tailender heaved and missed at Jordan.
Mills did manage to thump Jordan past mid off for four in that last over and the innings ended with four leg byes to fine leg off Hudson-Prentice’s pads – but there had simply not been enough boundaries for the Sharks against a talented and varied Surrey attack.
Surrey opener Will Jacks said: “That was a great performance all-round and tonight we wanted to keep up our momentum in this competition and continue our run of form.
“Now we have a big game against Middlesex at Lord’s tomorrow night and it will be important for us to keep it going against them.
“Jason (Roy) and myself feed off each other at the top of the order but this was our first stand above 100 this season so it was really good fun!
“The catch I took on the boundary was also a great moment, in front of a big crowd, and I sort of misjudged it initially but then managed to stick up a hand to get it and also keep my balance so I didn’t hit the rope.”
Sussex T20 coach James Kirtley said: “We were outplayed this evening by a very good side, and losing three wickets in our powerplay against that sort of bowling line-up meant that we put ourselves under pressure for the rest of the game.
“We were not able to get going with the bat and, overall, we were thoroughly outplayed.”
Birmingham Bears eased past Durham in their Vitality Blast clash at Seat Unique Riverside by six wickets, securing their fifth win of the season to strengthen their position in the North Group.
Alex Davies led the way for the visitors with a knock of 49 to provide the anchor for their chase of 142, which they managed comfortably with 12 balls to spare as Adam Hose played a useful cameo to see the Bears over the line.
Durham were made to rue a poor start with the bat that limited their ability to set an imposing total. A half-century from Ben Raine papered over the cracks as Craig Miles claimed three for 29 to play a significant role in deciding the outcome of the contest.
After opting to bat first on home soil, Durham lost a wicket in the first over when Hose connected with a direct hit from mid-on to remove the dangerous Graham Clark for only two. Ollie Robinson and Michael Jones fell cheaply too, with both men being caught on the fence as Miles and Carlos Brathwaite struck in the powerplay.
The early wickets put the hosts well and truly on the back foot, mustering only 28 runs from the opening six overs. David Bedingham then continued the procession of batters back to the pavilion as Sam Hain took a fine catch running in from long-on to hand Danny Briggs his only wicket, reducing Durham to 36 for four.
Ned Eckersley and Raine led a fightback, taking Briggs' next over for 16, including a six each down the ground. The partnership reached 36 before Olly Stone produced a snorting bouncer that Eckersley could only fend behind to Davies. Raine held the Durham innings together and was the only batter to look comfortable, scoring a half-century from 32 balls, striking three sixes. But, Miles and Stone were on point to limit the home side to 141 for seven from their 20 overs, with the former taking three for 29.
The Bears were dealt a blow from the off as Paul Stirling fell for a golden duck, for the second game in a row, playing on to a delivery from Coughlin. Despite the setback, Davies and Jacob Bethell settled into the run chase, keeping the required rate below seven runs per over, scoring timely boundaries to put the home side on the back foot.
The Bears in contrast to Durham reached 47 for one at the end of the powerplay, and the introduction of spin allowed Davies to propel the scoring rate taking 12 off Scott Borthwick's first over. Raine ended the stand for the second wicket at 73 by bowling Bethell for 21, while Hain endured a tough spell in the middle scoring 10 off 14 before being removed by AJ Tye.
Davies fell short of a deserved half-century, missing a straight delivery from Raine to give the hosts a glimmer of hope. Hose dispelled the notion of a late wobble from the visitors with a quick-fire 28 from 16 balls alongside Chris Benjamin, who struck Brydon Carse for three-straight fours in the 18th overs before knocking off the winning runs.
Durham's Ben Raine: "It definitely wasn't our best night. Birmingham are a good team and they're sitting at the top of the table. They showed it and they've beaten us twice this year, and been better than us on both occasions. It wasn't the easiest pitch to bat on, I had a bit of a swing and got away with a few to get me going. I think it was a 150 to 160 wicket, it wasn't the free-scoring pitch that we've been used to so we were a few runs short.
"They bowled very well, especially in the powerplay where they didn't let us get away. They took wickets at the right time. We were just outplayed throughout the game. You've just got to tip your hat, they were excellent. I think we bowled well too, and started well in the powerplay. But they have real depth in their batting line-up with quality players coming at five and six. That's what you're up against, but that's who we have to measure ourselves against, and two from two we've come up short."
Birmingham Bears' Alex Davies: "The win was set up by the bowlers. It was a tricky pitch so I knew if I was there towards the end to bat through we would win the game. I tried to take a risk to get a boundary because we didn't want to leave it till the last over, we wanted to win with a few overs to spare, but it shows the depth in the batting that we have in this team that I felt comfortable to take that risk. I'm really excited about what this team could potentially do.
"We bowled brilliantly, I thought we read the conditions very well. We took a lot of wickets in the powerplay, we have a varied attack with pace with Stone and Miles and two excellent spinners, it's a positive time for the guys at the minute. It was a measured performance and we got the points. We're very happy with where we are as a team. We've won today in a different way, which shows maturity as a squad. We're five and two, and if we get through that game with Yorkshire at 6-2, we're pushing for a home quarter-final."
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