T20 BLAST 2023
Northamptonshire register second win after Lynn special
by crickethighlights.one Staff • Published on Sat, Jun 3, 2023, 08:36 AM
Derbyshire vs Warwickshire
Zak Chappell and Zaman Khan’s three-fers, after a brisk 71* by Wayne Madsen, helped Derbyshire snap Warwickshire’s four-match winning streak as they handed the visitors a 17-run defeat. Madsen’s 51-ball knock, laced with a dozen boundary hits, propelled the hosts to an imposing 174/5 in their 20 overs, with supporting hands from opener Haider Ali (32 off 31) in a 48-run stand and a Thomas Wood cameo worth 39 in just 19 balls as he combined with the half-centurion for a 76-run stand. Warwickshire’s chase suffered loss of early momentum as the top-order imploded and they slipped to 66/5 before hitting the halfway mark. Their best partnership, of 49, came then, between Dan Mousley and Ed Barnad, but wasn’t sufficient to revive the chase.
Brief scores: Derbyshire 174/5 in 20 overs (Wayne Madsen 71*, Thomas Wood 39; Glenn Maxwell 2-19) beat Warwickshire 157/9 in 20 overs (Dan Mousley 36, Glenn Maxwell 29; Zak Chappell 3-32, Zaman Khan 3-34) by 17 runs.
Nottinghamshire vs Worcestershire
A clinical 56-run thumping of Nottinghamshire saw Worcestershire climb to the top spot in the North Group standings with their perfect four in four record. Put in to bat first, the openers – skipper Brett D’Oliveria (44 of 21) and Michael Bracewell (55 off 27) – blasted 98 in just 6.5 overs to give their side the best start possible. The attack from the batting side was relentless as Jack Haynes at No.3 posted a fiery 25-ball 42 before Adam Hose took centre stage with his 27-ball unbeaten 51 that included four sixes to propel the side to a commanding 226/5. In reply, Alex Hales, with his blistering 35-ball 71, took the attack to the opposition till his departure at the end of the 14th over but found little support at the other end as D’Oliveria (4-11) and Patrick Brown (4-25) ran through the rest of the Warwickshire batting order, leaving little to the imagination as far as the result of the game was concerned.
Brief scores: Worcestershire 226/5 in 20 overs (Michael Bracewell 55, Adam Hose 51*; Steven Mullaney 2-28) beat Nottinghamshire 170 all out in 18.2 overs (Alex Hales 71; Brett D’Oliveria 4-11, Patrick Brown 4-25) by 56 runs.
Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire
A Chris Lynn special gave Northamptonshire their second win in the last three games. Lynn’s unbeaten 110, off just 68 balls, ensured the hosts chased down Leicestershire’s 164/8 with eight wickets and 10 balls to spare to collect their second victory of the season. Earlier, Ben Sanderson (3-25) and Andrew Tye (3-30) starred with the ball to ensure Leicestershire were kept in check for better part of their innings. Louis Kimber top-scored for them with a 41 off 27, but lower down the order it was Naveen-ul-Haq eight-ball cameo of 25, featuring three sixes, that helped the side put a respectable total on the board.
Brief scores: Leicestershire 164/8 in 20 overs (Louis Kimber 41; Ben Sanderson 3-25, Andrew Tye 3-30) lost to Northamptonshire 168/2 in 18.5 overs (Chris Lynn 110*; Naseem Shah 1-20) by 8 wickets.
Durham vs Lancashire
A combined bowling effort from Durham set up their third win of the season, against Lancashire. Asked to bowl first, the Durham bowlers collective restricted Lancashire to a sub-par 152/9 from their 20 overs, with as many as four bowlers picking two apiece – Nathan Sowter (2-18) and Ben Raine (2-22) were the most economical of them all. All of the Lancashire top-order got starts but none could convert it into something substantial. For Durham, after the openers gave them a brisk start of 41 in four overs, Michael Jones (43 off 33) and Oliver Robinson (39 off 30) took charge in their 54-run partnership to keep the chase on track. Despite them falling in quick succession, Durham overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare.
Brief scores: Lancashire 152/9 in 20 overs (Steven Croft 34, Daryl Mitchell 31; Nathan Sowter 2-18, Ben Raine 2-22, Wayne Parnell 2-28) lost to Durham 153/4 in 18.2 overs (Michael Jones 43, Oliver Robinson 39; Liam Livingstone 2-30) by six wickets.
Essex vs Hampshire
Essex slipped to their first loss in the T20 Blast as they suffered a 118-run hammering at the hands of Hampshire at the County Ground, Chelmsford. James Vince’s scintillating 48-ball 103 and a collective effort from the bowlers helped Hampshire register their second win in four games. Having been asked to bat, Hampshire lost Ben McDermott early but a 101-run partnership between Vince and Toby Albert provided them a superb platform. Vince struck eight fours and as many maximums before being dismissed by Matthew Critchley. Joe Weatherley and Liam Dawson came up with useful cameos to power Hampshire to 214/8. Essex, in reply, were skittled out for just 96, with Dawson bagging a four-wicket haul while Nathan Ellis and Scott Currie picked up three apiece.
Brief scores: Hampshire 214/8 in 20 overs (James Vince 103, Toby Albert 38; Daniel Sams 3-28) beat Essex 96 in 14.1 overs (Adam Rossington 23; Liam Dawson 4-21, Nathan Ellis 3-10) by 118 runs.
Somerset vs Middlesex
Ben Green and Josh Davey did the damage with the ball before Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s unbeaten half-century helped Somerset cruise to a nine-wicket win with 6.3 overs to spare against Middlesex at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton as the hosts consolidated their top spot on the South Group table. Opting to bowl, Green (4-20) and Davey (3-34) struck at regular intervals to bowl Middlesex out for 136, with Jack Davies (32) being the top-scorer. Will Smeed and Tom Banton scored useful 20s to provide the impetus to the chase. Banton, though, had to retire hurt while Smeed was bowled by Tom Helm. But Kohler-Cadmore led a counterattack as he struck four sixes and seven fours en route a 31-ball 64 and along with Tom Abell helped Somerset reach the target in the 14th over.
Brief scores: Middlesex 136 in 18.4 overs (Jack Davies 32; Ben Green 4-20, Josh Davey 3-34) lost to Somerset 142/1 in 13.3 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 64*, Tom Banton 27; Tom Helm 1-40) by 9 wickets.
Glamorgan vs Kent
Colin Ingram’s 63 not out off 32 balls led a collective effort with the bat as Glamorgan chased down a target of 190 comfortably at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff to register their third win in four games. Tawanda Muyeye top-scored for Kent with a 38-ball 62 while Jordan Cox, Jack Leaning and George Linde came up with important contributions as the visitors posted 189/6. Edward Byrom powered the start of the chase with a quick-fire 43 off only 19 deliveries. Glamorgan slipped to 82/3 as they lost quick wickets after a half-century opening stand. But Ingram and Chris Cooke (46* off 28) put on an unbeaten century stand to take their side over the line.
Brief scores: Kent 189/6 in 20 overs (Tawanda Muyeye 62, Jordan Cox 35; Peter Hatzoglou 2-25) lost to Glamorgan 191/3 in 17 overs (Colin Ingram 63*, Chris Cooke 46*; Grant Stewart 2-51) by 7 wickets.
Gloucestershire vs Surrey
Gloucestershire secured a nervy two-wicket win in a low-scoring encounter at the County Ground in Bristol. Only three crossed 20 for Surrey, with Jordan Clark having the best strike rate with his 25 off 22, highlighting the struggle for the batters. Surrey managed only 124/9 in their 20 overs, with David Payne and Matt Taylor picking up three wickets each. Gloucestershire’s batters too weren’t fluent, with only three crossing 20, as Sam Curran (3-20) led Surrey’s attack with the ball to pick up regular wickets. They slipped to 103/7 but Danny Lamb’s 11 off 9 proved crucial as it took Gloucestershire close, before Taylor and Tom Smith helped them home in the final over.
Brief scores: Surrey 124/9 in 20 overs (Jamie Smith 29; David Payne 3-21, Matt Taylor 3-26) lost to Gloucestershire 127/8 in 19.1 overs (Oliver Price 25; Sam Curran 3-20, Gus Atkinson 2-23) by 2 wickets.