Alex Hales more than made up for this week’s recent England humiliation as he pushed the northern group leaders Notts Outlaws into the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast at home.
The Notts’ big-hit opener might be seen as redundant even by England’s reserves, but he did short for a reduced goal in the top two’s clash against Yorkshire.
In the late rain-hit competition limited to seven teams, Yorkshire could score only 60-3. not enough.
Hals (31 from just nine balls, capped by three sixes on four balls) and equalizer Peter Trego (29 relatively cautious out of 13) went home with a staggering 20 balls to spare.
“Being on the other end of Alex, even at my age, is still a privilege,” Trejo said. “He’s one of the best players in the world and I can’t believe England still have the nerve to send him away.”
Although the Tykes are still certain to join the Notts in the quarter-finals thanks to Durham’s defeat to Derbyshire, the only other team to qualify for the quarter-finals is Kent in the southern group.
Their nine-wicket win over Sarri cemented their place in the lead, two points behind Sussex, who were dropped by Ravi Bobara over the years with 62 unbeaten to beat his old team Essex.
Brett D’Oliveira starred Worcestershire take advantage of weakness Birmingham Bears To win the Midlands Derby by 49 throws on the new road.
Worcestershire totaled 174-6 thanks to D’Oliveira’s 45 opener and some typical late fireworks from captain Ben Cox, who also mocked England’s ignoring again this week by hitting 43 of 28.
Bears captain Will Rhodes, 4-34 best in the T20, became irrelevant when the heavily depleted Bears count dropped to 125.
They were almost on their way at 81-2 halfway, past Ed Bullock’s 53, but D’Oliveira took three wickets on nine balls and fellow spinner Ish Sodhi collected three in more to take 4-24 as the Bears were thrown in 18 more.
“Brett set the tone when he came in and got Sam Hain’s share with his first delivery,” Soddy said.
On top of their attack being damaged by the infection, the Bears also lost West Indian star Carlos Brathwaite a week ago when he tested positive for coronavirus – and replacement Kyle Myers was banned from making his debut as per Covid protocol.
The two sides meet again in Edgbaston next Friday night when another Worcestershire win will kill the Bears’ hopes.
Lancashire Lightning Kept their quarter-final hopes alive as New Zealand’s opener Finn Allen netted for the 50th time in 11 Round Blast wins by eight wickets. Northerns Steelbacks.
Liam Hurt (3-22) and Danny Lamb (2-27) did most of the Northants’ effort to 142-8.
Then Allen hit seven balls and three sixes on 66 of 37 balls as Lancashire won 26 balls to cut.
But Yorkshire Vikings It is left waiting after it comes in second Notes Outlaws at Trent Bridge.
They now have 15 points – and must lose their last two and Durham or the Bears win by the last two, Worcestershire also win their last game – to be rejected.
The Tykes didn’t do any favors with the unexpected spectacle from the bottom line of the northern group Derbyshire Falcons Finally they did well as they successfully achieved the highest score in the first round tonight at Chester Low Street,
important role He scored 176-9 but Derbyshire won the last ball in 180-4 thanks to Leus du Plooy (47) and 64 times from Matt Critchley (33 of 22) and Brooke Guest (34 of 20).
Kent Spitfires Boost their lead at the top with their 8th win in 12 team matches to win I will see.
New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne took 2-13 as Kent tied I will see To 7–128 only on an inert oval surface.
Jordan Clarke made 37 of 31 unbeaten runs, and there were short concussions from Jimmy Overton and Tim David with 86 coming in from the last 10 overs.
Openers Daniel Bill Drummond (53 of 37 balls) and England’s Joe Denley (31) put 64 into eight overs to create a comfortable chase that Olly Robinson completed with 27 balls to spare.
“It was a really bad day,” said Alec Stewart, Surrey’s cricket manager. Kent gave us a lesson in all three aspects of the game.”
“It was as perfect as you can get,” said Kent coach Matt Walker. “We didn’t give up the frontiers until the tenth day and then we kept our feet on their necks.”
Bobara hasn’t been at his best in T20 this season, scoring just 85 out of six hits Sussex sharks.
But he was simply waiting to unload everything when he met his old side Essex Eagles With whom he played the starring role to win this cup only two years ago.
Set 146-9 from Essex at Hove, Sussex looked in trouble at 67-4 in the 10th inning, but Bobara 64 from 46 balls, backed by Delray Rollins (50 of 29) helped Sussex win with nine balls.
chances Gloucestershire They were given a boost at the start of the day at Cheltenham College, as the homeowners defended 171-8 to defeat themselves. Middlesex By 10 runs.
Having lost the draw, Gloucestershire needed a late push from new dad Ryan Higgins, 43 from 25 balls, as they stole 52 from the last four.
Despite an unbeaten 50 to Max Holden, Benny Howell then had a 3-23 out of four overs as the Visitors failed at 161-8.
Hampshire Hawks The night began at the bottom of the group, facing the most unlikely group of results imaginable to withstand any chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
But the way they win 75 times Somerset He points out that the two-time winners are still dreaming and haven’t given up fighting yet. It was all about going home.
In their first four-game winning streak on their own patch in the Agaes Bowl, Lewis McManus hit 60 passes and Joe Weatherly helped 50 as his fifth stop of 66 in Hampshire’s 175-6 build.
But Somerset never came close, Scott Corey taking a 4-24 as the visitors were shot for 100.
At the bottom of the list is Hampshire, and there will be three games to come. All in the house – two on the same day next Friday – Essex in the afternoon, Sussex in the evening, followed by Glamorgan on Sunday. can them? of course no?
Matches scheduled for next Friday
Hampshire – Essex (Southampton, 14:00 GMT)
Gloucestershire – Surrey (Cheltenham College, 14:30 GMT)
Middlesex vs Kent (Lords, 18:15 GMT)
Glamorgan v Somerset (Sofia Gardens, 18:30 GMT)
Hampshire – Sussex (Southampton, 19:00 GMT)
Lancashire – Durham (Manchester, 18:30 GMT)
Leicestershire – Nottinghamshire (Leicester, 18:30 GMT)
Northamptonshire – Derbyshire (Wantage Road, 18:30 GMT)
Warwickshire – Worcestershire (Edgbaston, 18:30 GMT)