Lewis Gregory's all-round skills sink Middlesex


Somerset vs Middlesex

Somerset moved to the third position in the T20 Blast South Group with a solid win over Middlesex on Sunday (July 29). Sent in to bat, Somerset were 29 for 3 inside three overs, thanks to Tom Barber’s three wickets in an over. Peter Trego led the revival as he cracked 60 off 31 balls. Captain Lewis Gregory’s fiery 62 off 26 balls towards the end of the innings lifted the score to 229 in 20 overs. The second innings, reduced to 18 overs due to rain, saw Max Holden depart to Max Walker in the first over of the chase. Gregory then shone with the ball too, triggering a middle-order collapse with figures of 4 for 28. Steve Eskinazi hit a fifty but the target proved way beyond Middlesex’s reach.

Brief Scores: Somerset 229/6 in 20 overs (Lewis Gregory 62; Tom Barber 3-37) beat Middlesex 174/6 in 18 overs (Steve Eskinazi 55; Lewis Gregory 4-28) by 38 runs (DLS).

Glamorgan vs Kent

Due to incessant rain, the T20 Blast match between Kent and Glamorgan in Cardiff was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

After an inspection, umpires had decided to start the match at 2.30 PM local but rain showers returned and eventually, the match was called off. Glamorgan are placed sixth with five points in the South Group while Kent are perched at the top of the table with nine points.

Worcestershire vs Lancashire

As a result of heavy rain, the Lancashire-Worcestershire game at New Road was abandoned. Both teams shared one point each.

The toss was scheduled to take place at 3.00 PM local but rain continued to play hide and seek. At around 4.30 PM local, the umpires decided conditions weren’t good enough for the match to start. Lancashire slot in at No.1 position in the North Group with 11 points, with Worcestershire taking the second place. Even though, both have same points, Lancashire are ahead on the basis of NRR.

Sussex vs Hampshire

Rain showers pelted down in Hove, which forced the umpires to call off the match between Sussex and Hampshire. Due to persistent rain, the umpires couldn’t even inspect the ground. Sussex take the fourth position in the South Group with eight points, while Hampshire are placed a lowly eighth (four points).

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