2017

06.08.2017… Leics v Durham…

Leicestershire v Durham

Grace Road… Sunday August 6th

Durham 324/4 (Day 1)

Ticket: £12

Following a six week break, the County Championship is back, with the bottom two sides in the Second Division meeting at Grace Road…

Durham reached the end of the first day on 324/4, both openers making centuries and sharing an opening partnership of 234. Tom Latham was finally dismissed for 124 just after tea, Cameron Steel batting through to 145 n.o. at the close…

* Update…

Day 2: Cameron Steel was eventually dismissed for 224, having faced 408 deliveries in 501 minutes; scoring 28 fours (no sixes) in the process. Durham eventually declared on 525/8, with Leicestershire progressing to 124/4 by the close…

Day 3: No play, rain…

Day 4: No play, rain… Match Drawn…

Durham 10 pts, Leicestershire 6 pts…

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The Opening Session: Durham Bat…

Teams…

Leicestershire; Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermannm Ned Eckersley, Aadil Ali, Neil Dexter, Lewis Hill, Ajmal Shahzad, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths

Durham; Cameron Steel, Tom Latham, Jack Burnham, Graham Clark, Paul Collingwood, Michael Richardson, Ryan Pringle, Paul Coughlin, Matthew Potts, Chris Rushworth, Graham Onions

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After Tea: Durham Bat…

Stats…

Durham (1st Innings); Steel (224 – c Ali b Dexter), Latham (124 – c Hill b Dexter), Burnham (10 – st Hill b Parkinson), Clark (0 – c Shahzad b Klein), Collingwood (25 – lbw Klein), Richardson (82 – c Horton b Dexter), Pringle (0 – c Eckersley b Dexter), Coughlin (31 – n.o.), Potts (2 – c Dearden b Dexter), Rushworth (9 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Onions

Extras; 10nb 0w 6b 2lb – 18

525/4 (142 overs)

Bowling; Klein (25 / 108 / 2), Shahzad (25 / 104 / 0), Griffiths (27 / 86 / 0), Dexter (25 / 71 / 5), Parkinson (35 / 120 / 1), Ackermann (5 / 28 / 0)

FOW; 234 – 252 – 253 – 309 – 467 – 473 – 488 – 492

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

05.08.2017… Notts v Durham…

Outlaws v Jets

Trent Bridge… Sat August 5th…

Outlaws won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £17

A day of records, made and missed…

Nottinghamshire scored 106/1 from the Powerplay, a T20 World Record. Whilst Alex Hales came within a 6 of equalling Chris Gayle’s world record for the fastest T20 century, being caught in the outfield by Stuart Poyter (when attempting that six), on 95 from 30 deliveries…

Earlier, Paul Coughlin and Ryan Pringle had pushed Durham towards a respectable total, adding 40 runs in the final two overs…

Durham’s bowling however, the first over summed it up. Usman Arshad was taken out of the attack after only two deliveries, both waist-high no balls. He was replaced by Paul Coughlin who then had to leave the field after only 5 balls following a nasty knock to the hand, Jack Burnham bowling the final delivery of the over…

Cameron Steel did have a hattrick opportunity though, at a point where the slogging appeared to have gone to the Outlaws’ heads……

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The Nineteenth Over, and Durham Accelerate…

Teams…

Nottinghamshire Outlaws; Riki Wessels, Alex Hales, Tom Moores, Dan Christian, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Brendan Taylor, Billy Root, Ish Sodhi, Jake Ball, Harry Gurney

Durham Jets; Cameron Steel, Graham Clark, Michael Richardson, Jack Burnham, Gareth Harte, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter, Ryan Pringle, Brydon Carse, Usman Arshad, James Weighell

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Alex Hales Falls on 95, Just Short of Equalling Chris Gayle’s Record…

Stats…

Durham Jets; Steel (35 – c Hales b Mullaney), Clark (1 – b Patel), Richardson (53 – b Patel), Burnham (1 – b Sodhi), Harte (6 – c Taylor b Mullaney), Coughlin (42 – n.o.), Poynter (8 – c Christian b Sodhi), Pringle (25 – b Ball), Carse (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Arshad, Weighell

Extras; 0nb 0w 7b 7lb – 11

183 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Patel (4 / 23 / 2), Gurney (4 / 39 / 0), Ball (4 / 46 / 1), Christian (1 / 9 / 0), Mullaney (3 / 24 / 2), Sodhi (4 / 31 / 2)

FOW; 3 – 57 – 61 – 68 – 107 – 124 – 176

Nottinghamshire Outlaws; Wessels (41 n.o.), Hales (95 – c Poynter b Weighell), Moores (0 – c Carse b Weighell), Christian (10 – c Weighell b Steel), Mullaney (0 – c Weighell b Steel), Patel (26 – c Steel b Carse), Taylor (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Root, Sodhi, Ball, Gurney

Extras; 10nb 0w 0b 1lb – 11

184 for 5 (13.5 overs)

Bowling; Weighell (3 / 25 / 2), Arshad (0 / 5 / 0), Coughlin (0.5 / 14 / 0), Burnham (0.1 / 0 / 0), Carse (3.5 / 45  / 1), Pringle (2 / 34 / 0), Steel (4 / 60 / 2)

FOW; 126 / 127 / 138 / 138 / 180

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

04.08.2017… Warks v Worcs…

Bears v Rapids

Edgbaston… Friday August 4th…

Rapids won by 5 runs

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 15,113

The largest home attendance of the season to witness the derby game with Worcestershire Rapids. Unfortunately, it ended with a 5 run defeat, in a game that the Bears were always chasing…

It was the Rapids Powerplay that did most of the damage. Colin de Grandehomme was hit for thirty runs in the fourth (his solitary over), and 83/1 had been reached by the end of the sixth. From such a position, the Bears did well to limit the Rapids to 190/7, Jeetan Patel taking 2/26 and Dom Sibley 1/20 from their four overs…

In response debutant Sibley made 49, and there were decent knocks from Ellioot and Thomason but the Bears were always just off the pace…

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Warwickshire Bowl…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandehomme, Aaron Thomason, Keith Barker, Alex Mellor, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin

Worcestershire Rapids; John Hastings, Joe Clarke, Ben Cox, Mitchell Santner, Ross Whiteley, Brett D’Oliveira, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, Patrick Brown

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Warwickshire Begin Their Chase…

Stats…

Worcestershire Rapids; Hastings (51 – c Thomsaon b Patel), Clarke (34 – c Thomason b Rankin), Cox (22 – c Hain b Elliott), Santner (12 – c Patel b Sibley), Whiteley (4 c de Grandehomme b Patel), D’Oliviera (35  – n.o.), Mitchell (16 – c Mellor b Barker), Barnard (2 – r.o. Mellor), Leach (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Tongue, Brown

Extras; 0nb 3w 4b 2lb 5pen – 14

190 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Barker (4 / 29 / 1), Rankin (2 / 26 / 1), de Grandehomme (1 / 30 / 0), Thomason (2 / 24 / 0), Patel (4 / 26 /2), Sibley (4 / 20 / 1), Elliott (3 / 24 / 1)

FOW; 75 – 89 – 113 – 128 – 136 – 186 – 187

Birmingham Bears; Sibley (49 – c Santner b Mitchell), Bell (15 – c Brown b Santner), Hain (6 – st. Cox b Santner), Hose (1 – c&b D’Oliveira), Elliott (38 – c Leach b Santner), de Grandehomme (23 – c Barnard b Leach), Thomason (33 – n.o.), Barker (2 – cf&b Leach), Mellor (7 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Patel, Rankin

Extras; 2nb 6w 5b 0lb – 13

185 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Tongue (1 / 12 / 0), Hastings (4 / 44 / 0), Santner (4 / 16 / 3), Leachh (3 /33 / 2), D’Oliveira (2 / 14 / 1), Mitchell (4 / 41 / 1), Brown (2 / 20 / 0)

FOW; 43 – 61 – 64 – 95 – 122 – 149 – 150

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

02.08.2017… Leics v Notts…

Foxes v Outlaws

Grace Road… Wednesday August 2nd…

Match Abandoned – No Result

Ticket: £16Scorecard – £1

Another rain affected night at Grace Road, no further play being possible following the completion of Nottinghamshire’s 20 overs…

Nottinghamshire had set a sizeable total too, 210-8 from their 20 overs. The majority of the damage being inflicted by the openers, Riki Wessels (63) and Alex Hales (51), during an opening partnership of 104…

The rain did stop though, and a five over, 68 run chase was due to start a 9.27. But at 9.25, the rain again started to fall, and that was that…

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Nottinghamshire Pushing Towards 210-8…

Teams…

Leicestershire Foxes; Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, Mark Cosgrove, Colin Ackermann, Aadil Ali, Lewis Hill, Tom Wells, Mathew Pillans, Clint McKay, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson

Nottinghamshire Outlaws; Riki Wessels, Alex Hales, Tom Moores, Dan Christian, Brendan Taylor, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Billy Root, Ish Sodhi, Jake Ball, Harry Gurney

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The Story of the Summer…

Stats…

Nottinghamshire Outlaws; Wessels (63 – c McKay b Parkinson), Hales (51 – st Ronchi b Ackermann), Moores (19 – c Ali b Parkinson), Christian (33 – c Klein b Pillans), Taylor (0 – b Klein), Patel (0 – b Klein), Mullaney (14 – c Wells b McKay), Root (14 – n.o.), Sodhi (2 – b Pillans)

Did Not Bat; Ball, Gurney

Extras; 2nb 8w 2b 2lb – 14

210 for 8 (20 overs)

Bowling; Klein (4 / 41 / 2), Parkinson (4 / 39 / 2), McKay (3 / 34 / 1), Pillans (4 / 42 / 2), Ackermann (3 / 27 / 1), Delport (2 / 23 / 0)

FOW; 104 – 145 – 147 – 152 -152 – 171 – 203 – 210

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

30.07.2017… Warks v Lancs…

Bears v Lightning

Edgbaston… Sunday July 30th…

Bears won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 8,891

Another win for the Bears as they continued their progress towards the top end of the table…

Lancashire set a target of 175, Jos Buttler weighing in with 80 not out. In response, debutant Adam Hose top scored with 76, even managing to land a first ever six in the Skyline Terrace. Not even Brendon McCullum, in hi short stint as a Bear, had achieved that particulat feat…

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Lancashire Bat: Keith Barker Dismisses Liam Livingstone…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandehomme, Aaron Thomason, Keith Barker, Alex Mellor, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin

Lancashire Lightning; Karl Brown, Liam Livingstone, Arron Lilley, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Steven Croft, Ryan McLaren, Tom Bailey, Stephen Parry, Matthew Parkinson, Junaid Khan

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Warwickshire Bat: Adam Hose on his way to 76 Runs…

Stats…

Lancashire Lightning; Brown (16 – c Thomason b Elliott), Livingstone (12 – b Barker), Lilley (18 – c Elliott b Thomason), Buttler (80 – n.o.), Vilas (14 – r.o. de Grandehomme), Croft (15 – c Mellor b de Grandehomme), McLaren (3 – b de Grandehomme), Bailey (10 – c Bell b Barker), Parry (0 – r.o. Thomason), Parkinson (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Khan

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 2lb – 6

174 for 8 (20 overs)

Bowling; Barker (3 / 25 / 2), Rankin (3 / 40 / 0), Patel (4 / 25 / 0), Thomason (3 / 28 / 1), Elliott (3 / 25 / 1), de Grandehomme (4 / 29 / 2)

FOW; 17 – 46 – 51 – 79 – 113 – 121 – 155 – 162

Birmingham Bears; Pollock (10 – c Croft b Bailey), Bell (6 – c Buttler b McLaren), Hain (22 – lbw Parkinson), Hose (76 – st Buttler b Parkinson), Elliott (45 – n.o.), de Grandehomme (8 – c Buttler b Bailey), Thomason (7 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Barker, Mellor, Patel, Rankin

Extras; 0nb 1w 1b 0lb – 2

176 for 5 (19.4 overs)

Bowling; Croft (1 / 8 / 0), Bailey (3 / 28 / 2), McLaren (3.4 / 34 / 1), Khan (4 / 40 / 0), Parry (3 / 31 / 0), Parkinson (4 / 24 / 2), Lilley (1 / 10 / 0)

FOW; 12 – 17 – 69 – 138 – 158

As usual, more pictures on flickr…