Devon Conway steers Somerset to Vitality Blast quarter-finals; James Vince hits century for Hampshire


James Vince hits century as Hampshire beat Sussex after defeating Essex in double-header; Surrey, Lancashire, Birmingham keep in hunt for quarter-finals, Middlesex fold to Kent, Notts Outlaws endure defeat to Leicestershire

Final Up to date: 16/07/21 10:59pm

New Zealand opener Devon Conway struck an unbeaten fifty as Somerset booked their spot within the final eight

Somerset sealed a spot within the Vitality Blast quarter-finals as they hammered Glamorgan by 74 runs at Sophia Gardens.

Scorecard: Glamorgan vs Somerset

New Zealand run-machine Devon Conway batted Somerset’s full 20 overs for an unbeaten 70 from 52 balls out of a complete of 181-5 as Glamorgan’s bowlers struggled at each ends of the innings.

In between, Roman Walker impressed with figures of 3-15 from his 4 overs however Glamorgan’s batsmen had been nowhere close to pretty much as good as they had been bowled out for simply 107 with First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford watching on.

Jamie Smith and Laurie Evans stored Surrey‘s marketing campaign alive as they beat Gloucestershire by seven wickets on the ultimate day of the Cheltenham Pageant. Scorecard: Gloucestershire vs Surrey

Surrey confronted a must-win sport on the Faculty, their ultimate fixture, and knocked off a chase of 178 with 10 balls to spare.

Smith set issues up with 60 from 47 balls and Evans took his aspect to the verge of victory with 58 from 36.

Gloucestershire will get one other probability to seal a quarter-final spot of their ultimate sport in opposition to Somerset at Taunton on Sunday however they might want to increase themselves with defeat right here coming two days after their Championship hopes had been ended.

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Middlesex posted their lowest Vitality Blast rating of simply 80 as an inexperienced Kent aspect recorded a thumping 77-run victory at Lord’s. Scorecard: Middlesex vs Kent

Kent named a crew containing seven debutants following a coronavirus outbreak and one among them, Elliot Hooper, took his probability in type by taking 3-24.

Fellow new boys Matthew Quinn, Safyaan Sharif and Marcus O’Riordan had been additionally among the many wickets as Middlesex failed to succeed in their earlier worst tally of 92 made in opposition to Surrey at Lord’s eight years in the past.

Kent had posted 157-8 after Harry Finch prime scored with 47 and Heino Kuhn made 42, whereas Blake Cullen took 4-33 in a shedding effort for the hosts.

Hampshire stored alive their flickering hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals after beating Essex by 18 runs and Sussex by six wickets in back-to-back matches on the Ageas Bowl. Scorecard: Hampshire vs Essex | Scorecard: Hampshire vs Sussex

Essex regarded on target to chase down their 172-run goal after England batsman Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley placed on 80 for the second wicket, just for Hampshire’s bowlers to claw again management because the Eagles misplaced their 9 wickets for simply 68 runs to be bowled out for 153.

James Vince then took centre stage with 102 off 59 balls as Hampshire racked up 184-4 to overtake Sussex’s 183-6, which featured half-centuries for Luke Wright (54) and Ravi Bopara (62).

Vince, recent off his maiden ODI hundred for England, struck 14 fours and three sixes earlier than falling with victory in sight – dismissed hit wicket off the bowling of Ollie Robinson.

Finn Allen’s explosive 66 set Lancashire up for an exhilarating six-run Vitality Blast win over Durham at Emirates Previous Trafford which retains them on observe for the quarter-finals. Scorecard: Lancashire vs Durham

The New Zealand opener dominated because the Lightning raced to 75-0 in six overs. He reached 50 off 21 balls in 199-5, additionally together with 56 for Alex Davies.

Durham, now out of competition with this defeat, raced to 78-0 after six overs in reply as David Bedingham made 50 off 24.

Later, Sean Dickson’s 53 off 33 took the goal to fifteen off the final over, which Danny Lamb defended because the guests completed on 193-5. A Lancashire residence win over Yorkshire of their ultimate North Group fixture on Saturday will safe qualification.

Nottinghamshire Outlaws, already assured of a house quarter-final, suffered solely a second defeat of the season within the Vitality Blast as bottom-of-the-table Leicestershire Foxes gained by two wickets with two balls to spare. Scorecard: Leicestershire vs Nottinghamshire

Josh Inglis and Arron Lilley had been joint top-scorers with 42 and although the Foxes suffered some jitters after needing 35 from 25 balls and 6 off the final over, Naveen-ul-Haq hit back-to-back fours off former Leicestershire quick bowler Zak Chappell to get them over line after Steven Mullaney had taken 3-33 and Calvin Harrison 2-21.

The Foxes had dismissed Nottinghamshire for 173 in 19.2 overs, Naveen choosing up 3-33 and Colin Ackermann 3-35. Joe Clarke hit 57 in 27 balls and Ben Duckett 45 off 27 however the Outlaws misplaced their final six wickets for 22 runs, Lilley holding 4 outfield catches.

Birmingham Bears stored alive their hopes of Vitality Blast qualification with a 17-run victory over arch-rivals Worcestershire Rapids at Edgbaston. Scorecard: Birmingham Bears vs Worcestershire

Victory would have secured the Rapids a quarter-final place however they now have work nonetheless do to, in opposition to Leicestershire Foxes at Leicester on Sunday. The Bears, in the meantime, should beat Northamptonshire Steelbacks at residence and hope that different outcomes go their means.

After selecting to bat, the Bears made 169-5 because of Sam Hain’s stylish unbeaten 83 from 53 balls which included eight fours and two sixes.

Bizarrely neglected by England’s selectors lately, Hain batted superbly in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 106 in 67 balls with Carlos Brathwaite, who made a fast 52 not out with two fours and three sixes.

The Rapids reply fell quick at 152-6. Jake Libby top-scored with 36 from 34 balls, however the pursuit by no means correctly escaped the shackles imposed by the spin of Danny Briggs (2-18).

Our reside Vitality Blast protection continues with the Roses conflict between Lancashire and Yorkshire, reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 4.45pm on Saturday.


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