Surrey and Essex play out tie in South Group, wins for Birmingham Bears, Northants and Sussex
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Last Updated: 30/08/20 7:07pm
Joe Root’s 64 from 40 balls underpinned Yorkshire’s 99-run Vitality Blast win over Derbyshire at Headingley.
The England Test captain struck two sixes and seven fours in Yorkshire’s 220-5, before pilfering two wickets for himself.
Yorkshire ended a run of six-straight North Group defeats to Derbyshire, with the visitors’ top-order shortcomings proving pivotal in slipping to 20-4 by the fifth over before limping to 121-9.
Matt Fisher’s 3-21 and Root’s 2-7 helped Yorkshire complete a victory built on the England skipper’s half-century – and a fine 61 from Adam Lyth. Yorkshire vs Derbyshire scorecard
Leics vs Durham
August 31, 2020, 1:00pm
Ben Foakes could not drive Surrey past Essex despite striking 44 from 37 balls, as a close encounter ended in a tie at The Oval.
Ryan ten Doeschate notched 35 from 32 balls in Essex’s 143-6, leaving the door open for Surrey to sweep to victory.
But the hosts could not oblige, limping to 143-8 from their full allocation, leaving the match in a tie.
Jamie Smith mustered 30 from 28 balls, but Cameron Delport’s 2-22 and Matthew Quinn’s 2-26 helped Essex stymie the hosts. Surrey vs Essex scorecard
Sam Hain’s unbeaten 35 steered Birmingham Bears to a six-wicket win over Glamorgan, with Adam Hose top-scoring with 38.
Chris Cook’s 72 from 56 balls proved the biggest knock on show, but Glamorgan were unable to back up their skipper, with only Dan Douthwaite also reaching double figures with 15.
Tim Bresnan’s 3-33 and Olly Stone’s 2-26 heavily restricted the home side, as the Bears sealed their first win in this year’s tournament. Glamorgan vs Birmingham scorecard
Adam Rossington shook off a hand injury to score a vital 51 from 31 balls as Northamptonshire sealed a nine-run win over Somerset at Wantage Road.
Wicketkeeper Rossington was grimacing frequently after suffering a blow to the right hand and receiving treatment on the field, but he dug in as Northants notched 171-6.
Craig Overton took 2-49 and Oliver Sale 2-28, while skipper Josh Cobb plundered 42 for Northants.
Roelof van der Merwe blasted an unbeaten 41 from 25 balls late in Somerset’s reply, but only James Hildreth with 34 and George Bartlett with 24 could offer anything close by comparison.
Ben Sanderson’s 3-36 and Graeme White’s 2-24 did the trick for the victors in the field. Northants vs Somerset scorecard
Derbys vs Lancashire
August 31, 2020, 6:30pm
Captain Luke Wright’s 82 from 55 balls drove Sussex to a tense six-wicket win over Hampshire.
Wright and Phil Salt looked to have set Sussex en route to victory with an 89-run opening stand, chasing Hampshire’s 176-5.
David Wiese’s unbeaten 43 from 31 balls guided Sussex home after a wobble however, with Salt having earlier mustered 27 himself.
Tom Alsop had set Hampshire off to a strong start with 51 from 44 balls, but no one else in the top order could fire.
James Fuller’s unbeaten 53, and 36 not out from Ian Holland glossed Hampshire’s figures, but still to no avail.
Danny Briggs’ 3-17 proved the highlight in the field for Sussex. Sussex vs Hampshire scorecard
Watch a Blast double header on Sky Sports Cricket on Monday. Leicestershire vs Durham is live from 1pm, with Derbyshire vs Lancashire then live from 6.30pm.