Reigning champions Northants Steelbacks ended Birmingham Bears’ 100 per cent begin within the NatWestT20Blast with a thrilling five-wicket win at Edgbaston off the last ball of the match.
Put in, the Bears totalled 156 for four, considerably fewer than seemed likely once they have been 103 for 1 after 12 overs. The fall of Ian Bell , who made 50 from 35 balls, despatched the innings into decline in opposition to an correct assault led by South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and seamer Richard Gleeson.
An additional blow befell the Bears when a Gleeson supply rapped Rikki Clarke on the right thumb, forcing him to retire damage and leaving him unable to open the bowling.
In Clarke’s absence, the Steelbacks charged to 40 from three overs as Adam Rossington’s ferocious 20-ball 34 set them on the way in which. Josh Cobb then took up the cudgels with a well-judged 48 and Rob Keogh noticed them over the road with a boundary off the final ball.
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Experienced Derbyshire duo of skipper Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen powered Derbyshire Falcons to a 3rd win in 4 Natwest T20 Blast matches to leave Worcestershire Rapids still looking for their first success of the campaign.
The Rapids had posted a challenging wanting target of 187 because of the efforts of Joe Clarke, Ross Whiteley and Ben Cox. However the Falcons made mild work of their job and achieved a seven wicket win with 10 balls to spare as soon as Godleman and Madsen joined forces and added 93 in 10 overs for the third wicket.
Godleman achieved his career finest rating in T20 cricket and his 70 came off simply 42 balls and contained two sixes and 7 fours. It was his first half century for Derbyshire within the brief format and he also surpassed his earlier better of 69 for Middlesex.