An unbeaten 67 from Laurie Evans helped Oval Invincibles to complete a double in Saturday’s Hundred double-header against London Spirit while a maiden century from Josh Rymell saw Essex into the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.
Essex vs Yorkshire (Royal London Cup)
Essex won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sir Alastair Cook would be the first wicket to fall, caught by Matthew Revis off the bowling of Matthew Waite for 16 before Tom Westley would be caught behind by Harry Duke off the bowling of George Hill for 33. Feroze Khushi would be bowled by the same bowler for 12 before Paul Walter would be caught by Revis off the bowling of Ben Coad for 33.
Ryan ten Doeschate would be caught by sub fielder Ben Birkhead off the bowling of Revis for 10 before Adam Wheater would be caught by William Luxton off the same bowler for 34 off 20 balls. Opener Josh Rymell would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Hill, for 121 off 130 balls with Simon Harmer (31 off 13 balls) and Aron Nijjar (23 off 11 balls) the not out batsmen.
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Duke would be bowled by Jack Plom for 4 before Will Fraine would be caught by Ben Allison off the bowling of Harmer for 31. Luxton would be LBW to Nijjar for 34 before Hill would be caught by Plom off the bowling of Harmer for 2.
Jonny Tattersall would be bowled by Nijjar for 6 before Gary Ballance would be LBW to Westley for 11. Dom Bess would be caught by Rymell off the same bowler for 6 before Revis would be bowled by Plom for 42 off 38 balls. Waite would be stumped by Wheater off the bowling of Westley for 31 before Coad was the final wicket to fall, caught by Walter off the bowling of Plom, without scoring – Mathew Pillans finishing 11 not out.
Essex will travel to Glamorgan tomorrow for the first semi-final.
ESS 317/7 (50 overs), YOR 188 (38.4 overs)
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit (Women)
Oval Invincibles would win the toss and elected to field first.
Naomi Dattani would be caught by Dane van Niekerk off the bowling of Shabnim Ismail for 1 before Heather Knight would be caught by Georgia Adams off the bowling of Alice Capsey for 34. Tammy Beaumont would be run out by Joanne Gardner for 42 before Danielle Gibson would be LBW to Marizanne Kapp for a golden duck.
Deandra Dottin would be bowled by Capsey for 2 before Chloe Tryon would be bowled by Kapp for 4. Charlotte Dean would be run out by Grace Gibbs for 1 before Freya Davies would be bowled by Tash Farrant for a golden duck. Sophie Munro would be run out off the final ball of the innings by Gibbs for 1 with Deepti Sharma finishing 11 not out – the visitors going from 80/1 at the fall of Knight’s wicket to finish 103/9 from their hundred.
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van Niekerk would be caught behind by Beaumont off the bowling of Munro for 13 before Fran Wilson would be the other wicket to fall, stumped by the same fielder off the bowling of Dean, for 22 with Adams and Kapp finishing 37 and 23 not out respectively.
LS 103/9 (100 balls), OI 107/2 (87 balls)
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit (Men)
London Spirit won and elected to bat first.
Adam Rossington would be bowled by Sunil Narine for 28 before Josh Inglis would be bowling for Shamsi for 2. Eoin Morgan would be caught by Saqib Mahmood off the same bowler for 41 off 20 balls before Ravi Bopara would be bowled by Shamsi for a golden duck.
Joe Cracknell would be caught by sub fielder Jordan Cox off the bowling of Reece Topley for 5 before Joe Denly would be bowled by Tom Curran for a run-a-ball 35. David Wiese would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Jason Roy off the bowling of Curran for 2 with Roelof van der Merwe (20 off 10 balls) and Blake Cullen (2) finishing not out.
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Roy would be caught by Cracknell off the bowling of van der Merwe for 6 before Narine would be caught by Denly off the same bowler for 4. Colin Ingram would be bowled by Brad Wheal for 2 before Sam Billings would be caught by Bopara off the bowling of Mason Crane for 9.
Will Jacks would be dismissed by the same combination in reverse for 44 off 26 balls before Alex Blake would be bowled by Cullen for 1. Curran would be bowled by Wheal for 8 before Mahmood would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Denly, for 1 – Laurie Evans (67 off 37 balls) and Topley (0) seeing the hosts home win 5 balls to spare.
LS 146/7 (100 balls), OI 147/8 (95 balls)
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