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Another Eskinazi Century Sees Middlesex To Win


Steve Eskinazi would score another century for Middlesex in Sunday’s Royal London Cup action. There were also 7 wickets for Luke Fletcher and Dane Paterson between them for Nottinghamshire and Emilio Gay scoring an unbeaten 84 to see Northamptonshire home in the final over.

Sunday’s Hundred games between Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets and London Spirit vs Southern Brave will be reviewed in tomorrow morning’s column as well as the Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire games from today.

Hampshire vs Lancashire (Group A)

Lancashire won the toss and elected to field first.

Tom Alsop would be caught by Steven Croft off the bowling of Tom Bailey for 7 before Tom Prest would be caught by Rob Jones off the same bowler for 9. Nick Gubbins would be caught by Croft off the bowling of George Balderson for 31 before Ian Holland would be LBW to the same bowler for 1.

Joe Weatherley would also be dismissed the same way by the same bowler for 17 before James Fuller would be caught & bowled by Liam Hurt for 17. Felix Organ would be LBW to Danny Lamb for 7 before Scott Currie would be stumped by George Lavelle off the bowling of Jack Morley for 2. Lewis McManus would be caught by Josh Bohannon off the bowling of Bailey for 45 before Kyle Abbott would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Lavelle off the bowling of Lamb, for 9 – John Turner was 5 not out.

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Bohannon would be caught by Currie off the bowling of Turner for 5 before Keaton Jennings would be the other wicket to fall, caught behind by McManus off the bowling of Fuller, for 18 – Luke Wells (66) and Rob Jones (24) the not out batsmen when the rain came with Lancashire 51 runs ahead of the DLS target.

Hampshire host Worcestershire on Wednesday while Lancashire host Middlesex tomorrow.

Wells Was Going Well For Lancashire When The Rain Came.

HAM 162 (43.1 overs), LAN 115/2 (25.3 overs)

Sussex vs Gloucestershire (Group A)

Sussex would win the toss and elect to field first in a game that was reduced to 42 overs per side.

Chris Dent would be run out by Tom Haines for 2 before Ben Charlesworth would be caught behind by Oliver Carter off the bowling of David Wiese for 39. Tom Lace would be caught & bowled by Will Beer for 17 before James Bracey would be bowled by the same bowler for 27.

Graeme van Buuren would be caught by Travis Head off the bowling of Matt Coles for 29 before Jack Taylor would be caught by Wiese off the bowling of Henry Crocombe for 52. George Scott would be caught by James Coles off the same bowler for 38 off 28 balls before Matt Taylor was run out by Carter off the final ball of the innings for 2 with Tom Smith 0 not out.

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Ali Orr would be caught by Taylor off the bowling of Daniel Worrall for 4 before Haines would be caught behind by Bracey off the same bowler for 14. Head and Coles would both by LBW to Smith for 9 and 21 respectively before Wiese would be bowled to give Smith his third wicket for 5.

Opener Ben Brown would be bowled by Jared Warner for 63 before Danial Ibrahim would be LBW to the same bowler for 1. Beer would be caught by Worrall off Taylor’s bowling for 4 before Carter would be bowled by Warner for 59 off 48 balls. Archie Lenham would be the final wicket to fall as he was run out by Lace for 15 with Crocombe 9 not out.

Sussex travel to Worcestershire on Friday while Gloucestershire host Hampshire at the same time.

GLO 218/8 (42 overs), SUS 214 (40.5 overs)

Worcestershire vs Middlesex (Group A)

Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat first in a game that would be reduced to 41 overs per side.

Max Holden would be caught behind by Gareth Roderick off the bowling of Adam Finch for 39 before Sam Robson would be caught by Tom Fell off the bowling of Ed Barnard for 57 off 53 balls. Peter Handscomb would be caught by Barnard off the bowling of Charlie Morris for 4 before Jack Davies would be bowled by Barnard for 19.

Opener Steve Eskinazi would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Roderick off the bowling of Leach for 130 off 101 balls with Luke Hollman (14) and Martin Andersson (38 off 11 balls) the not out batsmen.

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Jack Haynes would be caught behind by Robbie White off the bowling of James Harris for 15 before a partnership of 116 between Brett D’Oliviera and Fell would be broken with the former caught by Handscomb off the bowling of Hollman for 74. Fell would be caught by Eskinazi off the same bowler for 58 before Roderick would be bowled by Thilan Walallawita for 23.

Barnard would be caught by Hollman off the bowling of Ethan Bamber for 18 before Joshua Dell would be bowled by Walallawita for 9. Jake Libby would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Robson off the bowling of Harris for 58 off 47 balls with Joe Leach and Josh Baker finishing on 3 and 10 not out respectively.

Worcestershire travel to Hampshire on Wednesday while Middlesex travel to Lancashire tomorrow.

MID 302/5 (41 overs), WOR 288/7 (41 overs)

Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire (Group B)

Northamptonshire would win the toss and elect to field first in a game that would be reduced to 28 overs per side.

Mitchell Wagstaff would be LBW to Jack White off the first ball of the game before Harry Came would be caught by Rob Keogh off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for 3. Tom Wood would be bowled the very next ball for 5 before Alex Hughes would be the third wicket of the over as he was caught behind by Ricardo Vasconcelos for a second-ball duck – the visitors sitting at 8/4 off 2 overs.

Brooke Guest and Fynn Hudson-Prentice would put on 106 for the fifth-wicket partnership before the latter would be bowled by Graeme White for 64 off 43 balls with Anuj Dal LBW to J. White in the following over without scoring. Guest would be caught by Vasconcelos off the bowling of Sanderson for 45 before Alex Thomson would be LBW to J. White for 1. Connor Marshall would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Tom Taylor off the bowling of Wayne Parnell for 17 with Nils Priestley and Ben Aitchison finishing on 25 and 7 not out respectively.

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Vasconcelos and Emilio Gay put on 106 for the opening partnership before the former would be caught by Aitchison off the bowling of Thomson for 50 with Ben Curran caught LBW to Wood for 12 – Gay (84 off 73 balls) and Keogh (33 off 16 balls) seeing the hosts home with 3 balls to spare.

Northamptonshire travel to Warwickshire on Friday while Derbyshire travel to Nottinghamshire on Wednesday.

DER 177/9 (28 overs), NOR 183/2 (27.3 overs)

Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire (Group B)

Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to field first.

Rishi Patel would be caught by Matthew Montgomery off the bowling of Luke Fletcher for 6 before Harry Swindells would be bowled by the same bowler for 4. Marcus Harris would be caught behind by Dane Schadendorf off the bowling of Fletcher for 16 before George Rhodes would be caught by Montgomery off the bowling of Dane Paterson for 2.

Arron Lilley would be caught by Schadendorf off the bowling of Fletcher for 4 before Louis Kimber would be caught by Brett Hutton off the bowling of Paterson for 7 – the visitors sitting at 53/6 at this point. Lewis Hill would be caught by Schadendorf off the same bowler for 25 before Ben Mike would be caught by Ben Slater off the bowling of Hutton for 34. Ed Barnes would be LBW to Peter Trego for a golden duck before Chris Wright would be the final wicket to fall, Schadendorf’s fourth catch of the innings off Hutton’s bowling, for 2 with Rehan Ahmed finishing 35 not out.

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Sol Budinger would be caught behind by Swindells off the bowling of Barnes for 13 before Trego would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Mike for 38. Trego would be the final wicket to fall, again caught by Swindells off the bowling of Ahmed, for 39 with Montgomery and Lyndon James finishing 27 and 16 not out respectively as the hosts winning in a little more than 20 overs.

Nottinghamshire host Derbyshire on Wednesday while Leicestershire host Glamorgan on Thursday.

LEI 144 (43.1 overs), NOT 145/3 (20.1 overs)

Somerset vs Yorkshire (Group B)

Somerset would win the toss and elect to field first in a game that was reduced to 20 overs per side.

Harry Duke would be caught behind by Steven Davies off the bowling of Josh Davey for 6 before Gary Ballance would be bowled by Kasey Alridge for 10. Will Fraine would be caught by George Drissell off the same bowler for 23 before Jonny Tattersall would be caught by Davies off the bowling of Lewis Goldsworthy for a golden duck.

George Hill would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Alridge off the bowling of Ben Green for 23 with Matthew Revis and Will Luxton finishing on 58 off 41 balls and 31 off 19 balls respectively.

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Davies would be caught by Revis off the bowling of Ben Coad for 16 before fellow opener Sam Young would be caught by Ballance off the bowling of Revis for 25. James Rew would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Shutt for20 before Goldsworthy would be caught by Revis off the bowling of Matthew Waite for 21.

Eddie Byrom would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Fraine off the same bowler, for 1 with James Hildreth (61 off 34 balls) and Green (7) the not out batsmen.

James Hildreth
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Somerset travel to Surrey on Thursday while Yorkshire host Warwickshire tomorrow.

YOR 158/5 (20 overs), SOM 159/5 (19.1 overs)

Today’s Fixtures

15:00 – Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire (W 100)
18:30 – Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire (M 100)

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