t20 blast final

15.09.2018… Sussex v Worcs…

Sharks v Rapids

Edgbaston…Saturday September 15th…

Rapids won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £71Programme £6

Attendance: 24,426

A victory for the Worcestershire Rapids in the T20 Blast Final, on their first ever appearance at Finals Day…

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Sussex Sharks Bat First…

Teams…

Sussex Sharks; Philip Salt, Luke Wright (cpt), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Michael Burgess (wkt), Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills

Worcestershire Rapids;  Joe Clarke, Moeen Ali (cpt), Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wkt), Ross Whiteley, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Luke Wood, Patrick Brown

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Worcestershire Reply…

Stats…

Sussex Sharks;  Salt (17 – r.o. D’Oliveira), Wright (33 – b Ali), Evans (52 – b Barnard), Rawlins (21 – c Brown b Ali), Wiese (6 – b Ali), Burgess (14 – n.o.), Archer (7 – c Barnard b Parnell)

Did Not Bat; Jordan, Beer, Briggs, Mills

Extras; 2nb 3w 0b 2lb – 7

157 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Wood (4 / 24 / 0), Parnell (3 / 32 / 1), Brown (4 / 15 / 0), Barnard (3 / 28 / 1), Ali (4 / 30 / 3), D’Oliveira (1 / 15 / 0), Mitchell (1 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 19 – 77 – 121 – 131 – 138 – 157

Worcestershire Rapids; Clarke (33 – c Burgess b Briggs), Ali (41 – c Salt b Beer), Fell (1 – c Wright b Beer), D’Oliveira (10 – c Burgess b Briggs), Cox (46 – n.o.), Whiteley (14 – c Jordan b Archer), Barnard (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Parnell, Mitchell, Wood, Brown

Extras; 0nb 2w 1b 2lb – 5

158 for 5 (18.3 overs)

Bowling; Archer (3.3 / 36 / 1), Mills (3 / 26 / 0), Jordan (3 / 29 / 0), Wiese (1 / 9 / 0), Briggs (4 / 19 / 2), Beer (4 / 32 / 2)

FOW; 61 – 62 – 80 – 90 – 126

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15.09.2018… Som v Sussex…

Sharks v Somerset

Edgbaston…Saturday September 15th…

Sharks won by 35 runs

Ticket: £71Programme £6

Attendance: 24,426

An all southern clash in the second semi-final of the T20 Blast. Sussex Sharks batting first, and winning by 35 runs…

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First Innings.. The Sharks Building a Big Total…

Teams…

Sussex Sharks; Philip Salt, Luke Wright (cpt), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Michael Burgess (wkt), Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills

Somerset; Johann Myburgh, Steve Davies (wkt), PD Trego, JC Hildreth, Tom Abell, Corey Anderson, Lewis Gregory (cpt), Roelof van der Merwe, Jamie Overton, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller

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Second Innings… Somerset Chase in Vain…

Stats…

Sussex Sharks; Salt (13 – c Waller b Taylor), Wright (92 – c Waller b Taylor), Evans (9 – lbw Taylor), Rawlins (18 – c Davies b Waller), Wiese (52 – c Myburgh b Taylor), Burgess (2 – c Waller b Taylor), Archer (3 – r.o. Abell), Jordan (0 – c&b Gregory), Beer (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Briggs, Mills

Extras; 2nb 3w 0b 2lb – 7

202 for 8  (20 overs)

Bowling; Waller (4 / 35 / 1), Taylor (4 / 20 / 4), Overton (3 / 50 / 0), Gregory (4 / 49 / 1), van der Merwe (3 / 31 / 0), Anderson (2 / 11 / 1)

FOW; 16 – 44 – 73 – 193 – 197 – 197 – 199 – 202

Somerset; Myburgh (22 – c Rawlins b Archer), Davies (1 – c Briggs b Archer), Trego (5 – c Wiese b Jordan), Hildreth (15 – c Wiese b Briggs), Abell (48 – r.o. Briggs), Anderson (48 – c Mills b Archer), Gregory (7 – b Jordan), van der Merwe (8 – n.o.), Overton (5 – b Mills), Taylor (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Waller

Extras; 2nb 2w 0b 3lb – 7

167 for 8  (20 overs)

Bowling; Archer (4 / 32 / 3), Mills (4 / 32 / 1), Jordan (4 / 17 / 2), Wiese (2 / 29 / 0), Briggs (3 / 31 / 1), Beer (3 / 23 0)

FOW; 3 – 24 – 33 – 48 – 132 – 153 – 154 – 163

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15.09.2018… Worcs v Lancs…

Rapids v Lightning

Edgbaston… Saturday September 15th…

Rapids won by 20 runs

Ticket: £71Programme £6

Attendance: 24,426

A comfortable win for the Worcester Rapids in the first semi-final of the T20 Blast…

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First Innings… Worcestershire Bat…

Teams…

Worcestershire Rapids;  Joe Clarke, Moeen Ali (cpt), Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wkt), Ross Whiteley, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Luke Wood, Patrick Brown

Lancashire Lightning; Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone (cpt), Aaron Lilley, Jos Buttler (wkt), Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas, Jordan Clark, James Faulkner, Toby Lester, Matthew Parkinson, Zahir Khan

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Second Innings… Lancashire Fall Short…

Stats…

Worcestershire Rapids; Clarke (7 – b Faukner), Ali (41 – c Faulkner b Khan), Fell (23 – st Buttler b Parkinson), D’Oliveira (0 – r.o. Lester), Cox (55 – n.o.), Whiteley (4 – b Parkinson),Mitchell (6 – lbw Clark), Barnard (28 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Parnell, Wood, Brown

Extras; 2nb 2w 0b 3lb – 7

169 for 6  (20 overs)

Bowling; Lester (4 / 53 / 0), Faulkner (2 / 8 / 1), Livingstone (1 / 23 / 0), Clark (4 / 27 / 1), Parkinson (4 / 23 / 2), Khan (4 / 24 / 1), Jennings (1 / 8 / 0)

FOW; 37 – 70 – 70- 70 – 82 – 97

Lancashire Lightning; Davies (9 – r.o. Barnard),Livingstone (30 – c D’Oliveira b Barnard), Lilley (23 – lbw Ali), Buttler (12 – b Ali), Jennings (51 – n.o.), Vilas (13 – r.o. Barnard), Clark (3 – c Mitchell b Brown), Faulkner (2 – c Fell b Brown), Lester (0 – b Brown), Parkinson (0 – c Fell b Brown), Khan (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 3w 0b 2lb – 5

149 for 9  (20 overs)

Bowling; Wood (2 / 11 / 0), Parnell (3 / 36 / 0), Brown (4 / 21 / 4), Barnard (4 / 34 / 1), Ali (4 / 16 / 2), D’Oliveira (2 / 16 / 0), Mitchell (1 / 13 / 0)

FOW; 20 – 64 – 67 – 89 – 119 – 132 – 140 – 141 – 141

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02.09.2017… Warks v Notts…

Bears v Outlaws

Edgbaston… Saturday September 2nd…

Outlaws won by 22 runs

Ticket: £71Programme: £6

The final game of the day, the final, and Nottinghamshire Outlaws defeated Birmingham Bears to become the 2017 Natwest T20 Blast Champions…

The Bears started well, Chris Woakes taking three early wickets (including Alex Hales, clean bowled, for 7), to reduce the Outlaws to 30/3. However, as the game progressed the run rate gradually increased, with Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel putting on 132 for the fourth wicket. The final over of the innings was to be crucial, Oli Stone was hit for 23 runs, including sixes from his final two deliveries. Psychologically, a catchable 175 had become a far more difficult 191…

It was always going to be a big ask, and it always felt as if the Bears were going to fall short. Sam Hain made 72 from 44 deliveries to hold the innings together but as the wickets frequently fell, and despite some big hits from Colin de Grandehomme, the Bears were unable to accelerate in the second half of their innings. They finished on 168/8, and the Outlaws were champions…

Bias aside, across the course season, Nottinghamshire were worthy winners…

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Pre-Match: Birmingham Coaching Staff Watch Semi-Final Highlights…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Ed Pollock, Dom Sibley, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandehomme, Aaron Thomason, Chris Woakes, Jeetan Patel, Tim Ambrose, Oli Stone

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

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First Innings: Colin de Grandehomme Watching in the Field…

Stats…

Nottinghamshire Outlaws; Wessels (19 – c Ambrose b Woakes), Hales (7 – b Woakes), Moores (0 – c Sibley b Woakes), Taylor (65 – c Sibley b de Grandehomme), Patel (64 – n.o.), Christian (24 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Mullaney, Root, Sodhi, Ball, Gurney

Extras; 0nb 3w 1b 7lb – 11

190 for 4 (20 overs)

Bowling; Patel (4 / 24 / 0), Stone (4 / 50 / 0), Woakes (4 / 29 / 3), Thomason (2 / 26 / 0), Elliott (2 / 20 / 0), Sibley (3 / 29 / 0), de Grandehomme (1 / 4 / 1)

FOW; 21 – 21 – 30 – 162

Birmingham Bears; Pollock (14 – r.o. Patel), Sibley (2 – b Gurney), Hain (72 – c Christian b Gurney), Hose (7 – b Ball), Elliott (9 – lbw Christian), de Grandehomme (27 – b Gurney), Thomason (26 – c Moores b Gurney), Woakes (4 – n.o.), Patel (4 – b Ball), Ambrose (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Stone

Extras; 0nb 1w 0b 1lb – 2

168 for 8 (20 overs)

Bowling; Patel (4 / 42 / 0), Gurney (4 / 17 / 4), Ball (4 / 26 / 2), Christian (4 / 43 / 1), Mullaney (3 / 28 / 0), Sodhi (1 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 12 – 16 – 36 – 63 – 118 – 157 – 160 – 166

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