Samit Patel smashed 46 not out in quick-fire time for the Trent Rockets against the Welsh Fire as we look at Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s action in the Hundred.
Saturday’s Royal London Cup game between Leicestershire and Surrey will be reviewed in tomorrow’s column.
Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave (Women)
Manchester Originals would win the toss and elect to field first.
Smriti Mandhana would be caught by Kate Cross off the bowling of Hannah Jones for 19 before Danni Wyatt would be caught by Boyce off the same bowler for 24. Sophia Dunkley would be caught by Jones off the bowling of Alex Hartley for 28 before Maia Bouchier would be caught by Cross off the samme bowler for 12.
Amanda-Jade Wellington would be LBW to Hartley for a golden duck before Anya Shrubsole would be bowled by Jones for 1. Fi Morris would be LBW to Cross for a golden duck with Stafanie Taylor and Carla Rudd finishing 28 and 4 not out respectively.
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Emma Lamb would be the only wicket to fall in the run chase, run out by Shrubsole, for 32 as Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez unbeaten on 43 and 15 respectively when the rain came with the Originals ahead on DLS.
SB 123/7 (100 balls), MO 97/1 (70 balls)
Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave (Men)
Southern Brave won the toss and elected to field first in a game that was reduced to 85 balls per side.
Joe Clarke would be bowled by Tymal Mills for 10 before Phil Salt would be caught behind by de Kock off the bowling of Chris Jordan for 19. Colin Ackermann would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Jordan off the bowling of Jake Lintott, for 11 – Colin Munro (41 off 28 balls) and Sam Hain (12) the not out batsmen when the rain finished the play for the night.
MO 98/3 (71 balls)
Welsh Fire vs Trent Rockets (Women)
Trent Rockets would win the toss and elect to field first.
Bryony Smith would be bowled by Sammy-Jo Johnson for 27 before Georgia Redmayne would be run out by Sarah Bryce for 1. Hayley Matthews would be caught by Nancy Harman off the bowling of Heather Graham for 28 before Sarah Taylor would be bowled by the same bowler for 11.
Sophie Luff would be caught by Nat Sciver off the bowling of Johnson for 9 before Georgia Hennessy would be stumped by Rachel Priest off the same bowler for 11. Katie George would be stumped off the bowling of Sarah Glenn for 1 before Alex Griffiths would also be stumped for the same score off the bowling of Graham. The final two wickets would be run outs, firstly Nicole Harvey fell to Harman without scoring before Hannah Baker would fall to Emily Windsor’s throw for 1 – Piepa Cleary finishing on 3 not out.
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Priest would be bowled by Linsey Smith for 8 before Johnson would be LBW to Matthews without scoring. Katherine Brunt would be caught by Baker off the bowling of Cleary for 20 before Graham would be caught by Cleary off Matthews’ bowling for 7.
Sciver would be caught by Smith off the bowling of Cleary for 54 off 40 balls before Glenn would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Baker, for 3 – Windsor and Abigail Freeborn 2 and 4 not out.
WF 102 (100 balls), TR 103/6 (92 balls)
Welsh Fire vs Trent Rockets (Men)
Trent Rockets won the toss and elected to field first.
Tom Banton would be caught by Rashid Khan off the bowling of Wahab Riaz for 5 before Ian Cockbain would be bowled by Luke Wood for 16. Ben Duckett would be caught by Riaz off the bowling of Steven Mullaney for 12 before Glenn Phillips would be caught by Mullaney off the bowling of Matt Carter for 50 off 35 balls.
Jimmy Neesham would be bowled by Riaz for 4 before Leus de Pooy would be run out by D’Arcy Short for 30. Qais Ahmad would be caught by Dawid Malan off the bowling of Riaz for 1 before Luke Fletcher would be bowled by the same bowler for 4 – Graeme White and Matt Milnes finishing on 3 and 1 respectively.
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Short would be caught by White off the bowling of Milnes for 7 before Malan would be caught by Neesham off the bowling of Qais Ahmad for 20. Mullaney would be caught by Phillips off the bowling of David Payne for 11 before Hales would be the final wicket to fall, caught behind by Banton off Ahmad for 26 – Samit Patel (46 off 20 balls) and Lewis Gregory (22) not out.
WF 139/8 (100 balls), TR 140/4 (100 balls)
Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers (Women)
Southern Brave would win the toss and elect to field first.
Lauren Winfield-Hill would be caught behind by Carla Rudd off the bowling of Tara Norris for 14 before Jemimah Rodrigues would be caught by Maia Bouchier off the bowling of Lauren Bell for 18. Bess Heath would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Norris off the same bowler, for 2 – Laura Wolvaardt and Alice Davidson-Richards sitting on 21 and 17 not out respectively when the rain came with the visitors on 76/3 off 73 balls.
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Needing a revised target of 89 off 75 balls, the Brave would lose Danni Wyatt who would be caught by Davidson-Richards off the bowling of Moore for 2 before Smriti Mandhana would be run out by Wolvaardt for 1. Stafanie Taylor would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by the same bowler, without scoring with Sophia Dunkley (50 off 28 balls) and Bouchier (33 off 19 balls) seeing the hosts home with 13 balls to spare.
NS 76/3 (73 balls), SB 89/3 (62 balls)
Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers (Men)
Northern Superchargers won the toss and elected to bat first.
Adam Lyth would be bowled by George Garton off the first ball of the match before Chris Lynn would be caught by Alex Davies off the bowling of Chris Jordan for 26. David Willey would be bowled by Danny Briggs for 24 before Harry Brook would be caught by Jordan off the bowling of Jake Lintott for 14.
John Simpson would be caught by Davies off the bowling of Briggs for 3 before Ben Raine would be the final wicket to fall, caught behind by de Kock off the bowling of Tymal Mills, for 18 – Dane Vilas (35 off 24 balls) and Brydon Carse (6) were not out at the end of the innings.
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Paul Stirling would be caught & bowled by Carse for 20 before James Vince would be bowled by Adil Rashid for 8. Davies would be stumped by Simpson off the same bowler for 14 before Ross Whiteley would be bowled by Lyth for 1.
Colin de Grandhomme would be the final wicket to fall, also bowled by Lyth, for 2 with opener de Kock (72 off 45 balls) and Chris Jordan (10) seeing the BRave home with 5 balls to spare.
NS 128/6 (100 balls), SB 131/5 (95 balls)
11:00 – Derbyshire vs Yorkshire (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Durham vs Essex (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Glamorgan vs Nottinghamshire (RLC Group B)
11:00 – Kent vs Hampshire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Lancashire vs Worcestershire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Middlesex vs Gloucestershire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Northamptonshire vs Somerset (RLC Group B)
15:30 – Oval Invincibles vs Trent Rockets (W 100)
19:00 – Oval Invincibles vs Trent Rockets (M 100)
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