Derbyshire vs Yorkshire, Derby
Yorkshire managed to steal a two-wicket win over Derbyshire after Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s 81 helped them polish of the 190-run target set in front of them in the 24-overs-per-side contest. Needing 10 in the last over, it was Matthew Fisher’s innings that kept them afloat and eventually helped the team cross the line.
Fisher scored 24 off 8 to close the game as Ben Slater’s ton in the first innings went in vain.
Put in to bat, Slater scored a ton but a middle-order collapse meant Derbyshire weren’t really able to capitalise on the platform set. The next best contribution came from Slater’s opening partner Billy Godleman, who scored 21. David Willey’s four-wicket haul meant the hosts weren’t really able to run away with the contest.
The Yorkshire innings too took a similar route with Kohler-Cadmore holding one end up while wickets fell from the other end. Fisher, however, ensured there was someone to apply the finishing touches.
Brief scores: Derbyshire 189/6 in 24 overs (Ben Slater 109; David Willey 4-47) lost to Yorkshire 192/8 in 23.5 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 81; Ravi Rampaul 5-48) by two wickets.
Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Birmingham
This match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain that arrived moments after the hosts won the toss and elected to field.
Middlesex vs Hampshire, Northwood
Reece Topley picked up a four-wicket haul to keep Middlesex to 199 before Hampshire cantered to a five-wicket win in a rain-hit encounter. Apart from Steve Eskinazi’s 42, no significant contributions came from any other Middlesex batsmen as the encounter was reduced to 45-overs-per-side.
James Vince and Joe Weatherley scored 63 for the second wicket to keep the chase going and even though they were dismissed in quick succession, Lewis McManus picked up 30 off 24 to ease the team past the line.
Brief scores: Middlesex 199/8 in 45 overs (Steve Eskinazi 42; Reece Topley 4-40) lost to Hampshire 200/5 in 38.4 overs (James Vince 56) by five wickets.
Essex vs Glamorgan, Chelmsford
James Porter picked up career-best 4 for 29 to dismantle Glamorgan for just 200 before Varun Chopra (98 not out) and Adam Wheater (88) batted Essex to a nine-wicket win.
Put in, the Glamorgan innings never really got going but for the contributions from Chris Cooke and Andrew Salter that helped them post 200. However, Chopra and Wheater scored 189 for the opening wicket to shut the door on the hosts giving Essex a dominant victory.
Brief scores: Glamorgan 200/10 in 48.3 overs (James Porter 4-29) lost to Essex 201/1 in 31.3 overs (Varun Chopra 98*) by nine wickets.
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