ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP
Cameron Bancroft scored his second successive hundred © Getty
Durham vs Leicestershire, Chester-le-Street
Cameron Bancroft’s second successive hundred gives Durham back-to-back wins in the Royal London One-Day Cup. They beat Leicestershire by 6 wickets. The bowlers first restricted them to 233/9 and then the Australian batsman, who is also leading the side, chased it down with an unbeaten 118.
Leicestershire were reduced to 112 for 7 by Brydon Carse and Matty Potts – both picking up three wickets each – before the lower order duo of Tom Taylor (59) and Dieter Klien (46) added 81 for the eighth wicket to give some respectability to the total.
Brief scores: Leicestershire 233/9 in 50 overs (Tom Taylor 59, Dieter Klien 46; Brydon Carse 3/58, Matty Potts 3/45) lost to Durham 234/4 in overs (Cameron Bancroft 118*; Gavin Griffiths 2/44, Dieter Klien 2/45) by 6 wickets.
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire, Derby
Derbyshire bowlers, led by Alex Hughes and Logan van Beek, helped their side defend 268 against Northamptonshire. They won the game by 53 runs after bowling out the Alex Wakley-led side for 215 – second successive defeat for Northamptonshire to start the season. Hughes and van Beek shared 7 wickets between them and broke through the lower order’s resistance.
Billy Godleman led from the front for Derbyshire with a steady 124-ball 87. But it was Matthew Critchley’s 51-ball 64 coming in at number seven that gave them the much needed impetus to the innings.
Brief scores: Derbyshire 268/7 in 50 overs (Billy Godleman 87, Matthew Critchley 64; Blessing Muzarabani 2/50) beat Northamptonshire 215 in 43.5 (Luke Procter 50; Alex Hughes 4/44, Logan van Beek 3/50) by 53 runs.
Warwickshire vs Yorkshire, Birmingham
Edgbaston witnessed a humdinger between Warwickshire and Yorkshire where there was no winner as the match ended in a tie. The match kept swinging like a pendulum until Henry Brooke defended 10 off the final over of the match to give the home side a deserved point.
Most of Warwickshire’s batsmen got starts but none could surpass Tim Ambrose’s 77. Matthew Pillans was the pick of the Yorkshire bowlers. The visitors got off to a horrible start – 33 for 4 – but recovered through a 138-run partnership between Jonathan Tattersall (79) and Tim Bresnan (89). Pillans and Steven Patterson’s contribution lower down ensured Yorkshire got something out of the game.
Brief scores: Warwickshire 270/8 in 50 overs (Tim Ambrose 77; Matthew Pillans 3/56) tied with Yorkershire 270/9 in 50 overs (Tim Bresnan 89, Jonathan Tattersall 79; Chris Woakes 3/47, Henry Brookes 3/50)
Nottinghamshire vs Lancashire, Nottingham
Over 800 runs scored at Trent Bridge and in the end Dane Vilas’s 166 for Lancashire was not enough to eclipse Nottinghamshire’s 417. Joe Clarke’s 99-ball 139 along with some meaningful contributions from other batsmen, especially Luke Fletcher’s 17-ball 46, took the home side to a daunting total.
Lancashire had two centurions – Steven Croft and captain Vilas – but their 142-run partnership was not enough on the day. On a surface where batsmen made merry, James Pattinson stood out with figures of 5 for 61 that included the key wickets of Croft and Vilas.
Brief scores: Nottinghamshire 417/7 in 50 overs (Joe Clarke 139, Ben Slater 74, Tom Moores 74) beat Lancashire 406/9 in 50 overs (Dane Vilas 166, Steven Croft 110; James Pattinson 5/61) by 11 runs.