Warwickshire, Worcestershire secure wins in North Group on rain hit day

William Porterfield scored a handy knock of 63 runs
William Porterfield scored a handy knock of 63 runs

William Porterfield and Sam Hain played fluent knocks to help Warwickshire complete a 10-wicket win in a shortened game while a collective batting performance saw Worcestershire chase down 169 runs in 20 overs in the North Group clashes of the Royal London Cup on Thursday.

Warwickshire 162-0 (Hain 89no) beat
Northamptonshire 151 (Keogh 69no) by 10 wickets (D/L)
Royal London Cup, North Group, Northampton

Warwickshire won the toss and elected to field first. Rikkie Clarke (2-18) provided the initial breakthroughs when he dismiss Ben Duckett (7) and skipper Alex Wakely (1) cheaply. Josh Cobb (33) and Rob Keogh (69 not out) tried to resurrect the innings but wickets from Oliver Hannon-Dalby (3-24) and Jeetan Patel (2-25) saw the home side bowled out for 151 runs.

With rain playing spoilsport Warwickshire were given a target of 159 runs from 30 overs but Porterfield (63 not out) and Hain (89 not out) ensured the visitors completed the chase with 24 balls to spare and all 10 wickets in hand.

Hain was awarded the player of the match as Warwickshire reached the top of the table in North Group.

Durham 194-2 (Richardson 83no) v Derbyshire
Royal London Cup, North Group, Chester-le-Street
No Result

Rain played a big spoilsport reducing the game to 43 overs per side. Derbyshire won the toss and elected to field first. Stephen Cook (18) and Keaton Jennings (79) gave a handy opening stand of 47 runs in eight overs.

Even though, Cook was trapped LBW by Ben Cotton (1-35), Jennings carried on the good run along with Michael Richardson (83 not out) as they added 121 runs for the second wicket.

Jennings fell in the 29th over and five overs later, rain arrived once again with the score reading 194 for two and with no chance of a resumption, the game ended in no result with both teams sharing a point each.

Worcestershire 169-5 (Clarke 40) beat
Nottinghamshire 273-6 (Lumb 104) by five wickets D/L
Royal London Cup, North Group, Worcester

Worcestershire decided to field first on winning the toss. Early wickets hampered Nottinghamshire but Michael Lumb (104) played a responsible knock and with brief support from Samit Patel (44) and Billy Root (46) helped the visitors to 273 for six in the 50 overs. Joe Leach (3-50) was the pick of the Worcestershire bowlers with a three-wicket haul.

A lengthy spell of rain meant Worcestershire's target was revised to 168 runs from 22 overs.

Jake Ball (2-42) managed to dismiss both the Worcestershire openers Moeen Ali (14) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (13) but brilliance from Joe Clarke (40) and a 19-ball unbeaten knock from Ross Whiteley (41 not out) ensured the home side reached the target in 20 overs with five wickets in hand.

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