Somerset beat Surrey to safe house tie towards Derbyshire in Vitality Blast quarter-finals; Lancashire to host Essex after dramatic win over Birmingham who will face Hampshire at house in final eight; Yorkshire to journey to Surrey after Leicestershire punishment
Final Up to date: 03/07/22 10:26pm
Highlights of the Vitality T20 Blast match between Lancashire and Birmingham
Will Smeed fell two wanting a primary Vitality Blast century as Somerset made certain of a house quarter-final with a 47-run win over South Group winners Surrey at Taunton.
The 20-year-old opener smashed 10 fours and 5 sixes in his 51-ball innings, sharing a scintillating third-wicket stand of 165 in 12.Three overs with skipper Tom Abell, who hit 70 off 36, to assist the hosts attain 218-Eight after shedding the toss.
In reply, Surrey posted 171, Chris Jordan making a career-best 73 from 35 balls, with seven fours and 4 sixes, however solely Laurie Evans (39) providing any significant help. Craig Overton returned 4-25, along with his brother Jamie certainly one of his victims.
The end result meant Somerset completed runners-up to their opponents within the group and can play Derbyshire at house within the final eight subsequent Saturday.
Wayne Madsen scored his first T20 century as Derbyshire completed their Vitality Blast North Group marketing campaign with a record-breaking five-wicket victory over Durham at Derby.
Madsen scored a superb unbeaten 100 off 47 balls with 11 fours and three sixes because the Falcons accomplished their highest T20 run chase by cruising to 194-5.
Durham had posted a difficult 193-5 via Ollie Robinson’s 43 from 27 balls and Michael Jones’ 42 off 22, with Falcons leg-spinner Mattie McKiernan taking 3-29.
However Madsen was at his ingenious greatest and, supported by Shan Masood’s 31 off 28 balls and Hilton Cartwright with 38 from 23, the Falcons sealed a ninth group win with 5 balls to spare.
Leicestershire completed off their Vitality Blast season with a fifth straight win as they beat Yorkshire by 60 runs but it surely got here in useless.
After it was revealed simply hours earlier than the match that they’d suffered a two-point deduction, on account of two disciplinary offences dedicated throughout their dramatic one-run victory over Northamptonshire on Friday night, it was unimaginable for the Foxes to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Nonetheless, they completed with 211-7 from their 20 overs after skipper Colin Ackermann made an unbeaten 72 off 46 balls, backed up by Nick Welch’s fast 46 within the powerplay and Louis Kimber’s 30 off 11 balls late on, David Willey taking 3-29 for the Vikings.
In what would have been a play-off for the final quarter-final place from the North Group, with Leicestershire only a level behind Yorkshire forward of the sport, the deduction rendered the end result educational with the Vikings progressing in fourth place – securing an away quarter-final tie towards Surrey on Wednesday – regardless of mustering solely 151-9 in reply.
Left-arm spinner Tom Hartley hit two sixes as Lancashire earned a house quarter-final with a dramatic two-wicket victory over Birmingham Bears at Emirates Outdated Trafford.
Needing 13 off the ultimate over to eclipse the guests’ 168-8, Hartley’s second most had given his aspect a sniff of victory, however the win was solely confirmed when Richard Gleeson edged a front-foot no-ball from Henry Brookes to the boundary to settle issues with three balls to spare.
Hartley completed unbeaten on 18 however the end result was arduous on the Bears’ Olly Stone, who took a career-best 4-21.
The end result means Lancashire will entertain Essex on Friday, whereas the Bears, who completed prime of the North Group, will tackle Hampshire at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Hampshire warmed up for that sport with their ninth victory in 10 matches as they beat the Sussex Sharks by 5 wickets at Hove.
For Sussex, who made 180-8, it was their eighth defeat of their final 9 video games and the one shock was that they took the sport to the ultimate over.
Then guests seemed on track for a extra comfy victory when their prolific captain James Vince (65) and Ben McDermott (30) placed on 86 for the primary wicket, placing at 10 runs an over, however Hampshire’s batting faltered earlier than Ross Whiteley (16no) and James Fuller (19no) noticed them house.