Curran Stars As Surrey Defeat Middlesex


Thursday’s action saw Sam Curran among the wickets of the London Derby, Lancashire again won with a first batting throughout the innings with Marnus Labuschagne also in the races for Glamorgan as well as on Day 1 of the second test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston.

England vs New Zealand

England reportedly make a change from the opener with Olly Stone replacing Ollie Robinson, who was suspended by the ECB for historic tweets, while New Zealand would make 6 changes as Will Young, Tom Blundell, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult all enter – England would win the draw and choose to beat.

After a no-wicket morning, England would lose Dom Sibley caught by Blundell of Henry’s bowling for 35 in the first after lunch before Zak Crawley was caught by Mitchell of Neil Wagner’s bowling without scoring in the next. Joe Root (4) would be caught by Henry off Patel before Ollie Pope edged Patel for 19.

Rory Burns would be caught by captain Tom Latham at Boult’s bowling alley for 81 before James Bracey was caught by Mitchell for a golden duck. Stone would be the last man out, LBW at Patel for 20 with Dan Lawrence (67) and Mark Wood (16) undefeated at stumps.

More leads for opening burns at the top of the order

ENG 258/7 (90 overs)

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Birmingham Bear vs. Yorkshire Vikings

The Yorkshire won the draw and chose to line up.

Ed Pollock would be caught by Lockie Ferguson on David Willey’s bowling for 1 with Will Rhodes being caught by Adam Lyth on Matthew Waite’s bowling without scoring. Adam Hose would be similarly sacked for 22 before Dan Mousley (also 22) was caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore at Jordan Thompson’s bowling alley.

Carlos Brathwaite and Michael Burgess would be caught and played by Thompson for 3 and 4 respectively before Tim Bresnan was caught by Jonny Bairstow at Ferguson Bowling. Sam Hain was the last wicket to fall as he was caught by Will Fraine at Willey’s bowling alley for 59 – Craig Miles and Danny Briggs the undisputed batsmen with 5 and 0 respectively.

Adam Lyth would be the first man out for the visitors, caught by Miles’ bowling off Briggs for 5 before Dawid Malan was caught by Lintott at Bresnan bowling for 23. Bairstow would be played by Briggs for 34 before Harry Brook to be the last man out, caught Hain from the bowling alley of Brathwaite, for 24 – Kohler-Cadmore and Fraine batsmen not out with 31 and 19 respectively.

Birmingham will travel to Nottinghamshire this evening while Yorkshire will travel to Durham later.

BIR 144/8 (20 overs), YOR 147/4 (18.3 overs)

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Lancashire Lightning vs. Leicestershire Foxes

Lancashire won the toss and chose to beat.

Liam Livingstone would be the first man to be caught by Josh Inglis on Gavin Griffiths bowling before Alex Davies was caught by Naveen-ul-Haq on the same pitcher the next delivery for a golden duck. Jos Buttler would be out for 22 years as he was caught by Ben Mike on Colin Ackermann’s bowling alley before Dane Vilas (16) was caught by Lewis Hill on the same pitcher.

Steven Croft would be caught by Arron Lilley off Griffiths for 21 before Luke Wood was caught by Rishi Patel off Griffiths without scoring. Danny Lamb would be beaten by Naveen for 2 as Tom Bailey was the last man out for 3, executed by Inglis, with Finn Allen (73) and Tom Hartley (5) the undisguised batsmen.

Scott Steel and Inglis gave the visitors a good start before Inglis was beaten by Lamb for 34 before Lilley was caught by Allen on Matt Parkinson’s bowling for 4. Ackermann would be caught by Croft on Livingstone’s bowling alley for 18 forward Lewis Hill would be caught by Wood off Hartley for 1. Patel gave Croft a second catch of the innings at Parkinson’s bowling for 32 with Steel and Mike finishing at 54 and 7 respectively.

Gavin Griffiths
Bowler Griffiths took 4 wickets against his former club

Lancashire’s next game is a trip to Worcestershire on Sunday as Leicestershire hosts Derbyshire tonight.

LAN 172/8 (20 overs), LEI 156/5 (20 overs)

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Gloucestershire vs. Glamorgan

Gloucestershire would win the toss and choose to beat.

The hosts would lose Miles Hammond in the second round as he was beaten by Andrew Salter for 6 before Ian Cockbain was caught by Timm van der Gugten at Ruaidhri Smith bowling for 16. Chris Dent would be next as he was caught by Kiran Carlson of Dan Douthwaite bowling before wicket keeper Glenn Phillips (44) was caught by Nick Selman at Marnus Labuschagne bowling.

Jack Taylor would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Labuschagne off Douthwaite for 25 before Benny Howell was the last man for 30, similarly fired to the same pair, with Ryan Higgins and Graeme van Buuren the batsmen not released on 22 and 15 respectively.

In the chase, the Welsh side would lose Selman as he was caught by Dent at Higgins bowling for 4 before David Lloyd was beaten by Shaw for 28. Colin Ingram would also similarly fall to the same bowler for 1 forward Chris Cooke was caught by Hammond at Smith’s bowling alley for 26.

Carlson (14) would be caught Dent at Howell’s bowling alley before Douthwaite was the first of three Golden Ducks while he was LBW at Higgins. Salter would be next as he was knocked out by Hammond before Smith was knocked down by Howell. van der Gugten would be the last man out for 2 as he was caught by Shaw off Howell while Labuschagne and Prem Sisodiya were the undisguised batsmen, finishing with 93 (on 56 balls) and 4 respectively.

Marnus Labuschagne
Lots of trails for Labuschagne as well as a ticket office and two holds

Gloucestershire hosts the Sussex Sharks tonight while Glamorgan hosts the Essex Eagles on Sunday.

GLO 179/6 (20 overs), GLA 175/9 (20 overs)

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Surrey v Middlesex

Middlesex would win the draw and choose to line up.

Jason Roy and Will Jacks would put 98 for the opening wicket partnership for the hosts before the latter ran out for 70 (on just 24 balls) by Chris Green with Laurie Evans caught by Luke Hollman at Nathan Sowter’s bowling alley for 5 Jason Roy would be played by Sowter for 45 before Sam Curran was caught by Max Holden at Green’s bowling alley.

Jamie Overton would be the next man to come out as he was caught by Eoin Morgan off Steven Finn before the pitcher also brought out Jordan Clark, caught by Steve Eskinazi, for 7. Tom Curran would be the last man to come out for 25 on 10 balls as he was baffled by John Simpson of Sowter with Jamie Smith and Matt Dunn were respectively 5 and 1 not taken out.

Paul Stirling and Eskinazi would score 87 before the Irishman was knocked out by T. Curran for 58 with Eskinazi captured by T. Curran on Dan Moriarty’s bowling for 36. Morgan would be caught by T. Curran on Clark’s bowling for 32 with Holden played by Gareth Batty for 5.

Simpson (4, caught Overton) and Hollman (golden duck, caught Jacks) would both come out towards S. Curran with Sowter (1, exhausted), Green (19, caught) and Finn (1, upset) all rejected by S Curran in the end more.

Surrey will travel to Somerset tonight while Middlesex will travel to Kent Spitfires later.

SUR 223/7 (20 overs), MID 169/9 (20 overs)

Today’s games:

6.30 p.m. – Durham vs Yorkshire Vikings (North)
6.30 p.m. – Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks (South)
6.30 p.m. – Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons (North)
6:30 p.m. – Notts Outlaws vs Birmingham Bears (North)
6:30 p.m. – Somerset vs Surrey (South)
7:00 p.m. – Essex Eagles v Hampshire Hawks (South)
7:00 p.m. – Kent Spitfires v Middlesex (South)
7:00 p.m. – Northants Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids (North, live on Sky)

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