Vince stars with another century as Hampshire climb into top 4

T20 BLAST 2022

James Vince was undefeated at 129.

James Vince was undefeated at 129. © Getty

North Group

Lancashire vs Durham

Only 17.4 overs were possible in Blackpool before rain had the final say. Skipper Steven Croft led the Lancashire innings with an unbeaten 52 for 41 before rain intervened with 133/6 on the board. It was not possible to continue playing.

Worcestershire vs Yorkshire

A career-best T20 catch of 3-20 by Dom Bess secured Yorkshire’s five-wicket win, keeping their quarter-final hopes alive as Worcestershire still has just 1 win in 11 games. The pursuit of 151 could have been a little trickier if Worcestershire had made their catches. Adam Lyth gave Yorkshire a strong start, but Finn Allen and Tom Kohler-Cadmore were handed lives and paid for them. Harry Brook also made his entry with useful runs as Yorkshire approached over 120 points in the 11th. They eventually crossed the line with 32 balls left. Previously, Worcestershire was reeling at 77/5, but was saved by a handy cameo from Kashif Ali, who scored an unbeaten 32-ball 46, and Gareth Roderick (31*) to take them to 150.

Short scores:Worcestershire 150/5 in 20 overs (Kashif Ali 46*, Gareth Roderick 31*; Dom Bess 3-15) lost to Yorkshire 151/5 in 14.4 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 46*, Harry Brook 35; Mitchell Terry Stanley 2-40, Patrick Brown 2-40) by 5 wickets.

Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire ended Derbyshire’s five-game winning streak with a 94-point win as the Notts recovered after three losses at the trot. Ben Duckett hit his season best 63 out of 38, beating 8 fours and a six, while Alex Hales made his third half-century of the tournament before falling to a 23-ball 55. Steven Mullaney played in with a dynamic 20-ball 45 as Nottinghamshire finished with an imposing 247. In response, Derbyshire could only manage 153/9 with Brooke Guest leading the score with 40 as Zak Chappell and Samit Patel pulled out three-wicket.

Short scores:Nottinghamshire 247/6 in 20 overs (Ben Duckett 63, Alex Hales 55; George Scrimshaw 2-62) defeated Derbyshire 153/9 in 20 overs (Brooke Guest 40; Zak Chappell 3-28, Samit Patel 3-32) by 94 runs .

South group

Middlesex vs Essex

Essex moved up to third with a 21 point win over Middlesex on the back of Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley’s fifties taking them to 161 despite Chris Green’s brilliant 3-16 in 3 overs. Skipper Stephen Eskinazi and Jack Davies led Middlesex’s backlash with 40s, but it wasn’t enough as they ended up falling short. Samuel Cook’s three-wicket girl hurts Middlesex, while Aaron Beard and Simon Harmer have two each.

Short scores:Essex 161/6 in 20 overs (Dan Lawrence 51, Tom Westley 50; Cameron Green 3-16) defeated Middlesex 140/8 in 20 overs (Stephen Eskinazi 43, Jack Davies 41; Sam Cook 3-23) by 21 runs

Somerset vs Hampshire

James Vince shone with another century into the season, this time an unbeaten 129 off 62 balls to lead Hampshire to 208 in the company of Tom Perst, who scored 62 on 46. No other batter went to bat while the rest two ducks and single-digit scores. However, it was enough to topple Somerset, who fell just 14 points short. Somerset’s top three tied for points with Tom Banton and Rilee Rossouw tied for half a century. Vince’s century was the highest individual score by a Hampshire player in T20 cricket. Insignificant contributions from the rest of the lineup kept them from crossing the line as Hampshire climbed to fourth. However, Somerset is pretty much second in the table with 14 points – two ahead of Hampshire.

Short scores:Hampshire 208/5 in 20 overs (James Vince 129*, Tom Perst 62; Jack Brooks 2-45, Peter Siddle 2-31) defeated Somerset 194/9 in 20 overs (Will Smeed 43, Tom Banton 54, Rilee Rossouw 55; Chris Wood 2-26, Liam Dawson 2-54) by 14 runs

Sussex vs Surrey

Surrey recorded their first loss of the season after 11 games, after a dramatic collapse late in the innings. Sussex took a 17-point win to get out of a five-game streak. Sussex will still need to win their remaining three games to have any chance of making the knockouts. Sussex’s 172 was largely due to 60 runs off the last 27 balls added by Delray Rawlins (34*) and George Garton (24*) after opener Mohammad Rizwan’s 32-ball 48. Opener Will Jacks led Surrey’s response with a steady hand of 76 with an opening score of 53. Surrey kept going but saw a wave of wickets in the second half that saw them slide from 111/2 to 155 in 18.2 overs.

Short scores:Sussex 172/5 in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 48, Ali Orr 30, Delray Rawlings 34*, George Garton 24*; Gus Atkinson 2-17) beat Surrey 155 in 18.2 overs (Will Jacks 76; Tymal Mills 2-22 , Delray Rawlins 2-36) with 17 runs

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