Royal London One-Day Cup 2022: Group B Round-Up, August 7

The 50-overs action in Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 season continued as a total of eight teams from Group B locked horns with each other on Sunday, August 7. Here is a look at how each of the four fixtures panned out.

image-l6k83v5vSaif Zaib smacking bowlers in his 136

Worcestershire vs Yorkshire

George Hill's maiden List A century helped Yorkshire earn a hard-fought four wickets victory over Worcestershire.

Put into bat first, Worcestershire cruised to 246 for the loss of eight wickets off 50 overs. Ben Cox and skipper Jake Libb were the top run-scorer for the team with 70 and 58 runs respectively. For the White Rose Club, Matthew Waite and Dom Bess shared five wickets among each other.

In reply, Yorkshire's top order was flopped before George Hill rolled up his sleeves and thwacked 130 runs to guide his side to four-wickets victory. The 21-year old George was ably aided by skipper Jonathan Tattersall (55-ball 45) from the other hand. For Worcestershire, Dillon Pennington was the star performer with the ball, having grabbed two wickets in his spell of 10 overs.

Brief Score:

Worcestershire: 246/8 (50 Overs)
Ben Cox 70 (46), Jake Libby 58 (92);
Matthew Waite 3-21 (8)

Yorkshire: 247/6 (47.2 Overs)
George Hill 130 (131), Jonathan Tattersall 45 (55);
Dillon Pennington 2-43 (10)

Yorkshire won by 4 wickets

Essex vs Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire pulled off their highest ever run chase in one-day cricket to outfox Essex by three wickets in a nail-biter 50-over encounter.

Saif Zaib was the wrecker-in-chief with the bat as the left-hander held his nerves and smashed 136 runs, which also marked his maiden List A century, to help Northamptonshire hunt down the mammoth target of 344 runs.

Skipper Will Young (76-ball 81) played the second fiddle to Zaib's brutal onslaught with the blade. For Essex, Aaron Beard scalped three wickets while Jamal Richards got two in his spell of five overs.

Earlier, Essex posted 343 on board, courtesy Feroze Khushi's 118 run knock. Skipper Tom Westley (67) and Robin Das (47) were other major contributors with the bat. For Northamptonshire, Natham Buck plucked a five-wicket haul.

Brief Score:

Essex: 343/9 (50 Overs)
Feroze Khushi 118 (93), Robin Das 47 (25);
Nathan Buck 5-59 (10), Alex Russell 2-69 (10)

Northamptonshire: 344/7 (49.4 Overs)

Saif Zaib 136 (101), Will Young 81 (76);
Aaron Beard 3-65 (9.4), Jamal Richards 3-37 (5)

Northamptonshire won by 3 wickets

Lancashire vs Derbyshire

In a rather one-sided affair, the Red Rose Club swatted aside Derbyshire to register a thumping 39-runs triumph.

Derbyshire, in the pursuit of a 222 run target, could never get the momentum needed to win the match as they eventually bundled out for 182 in 46.2 overs. Shan Masood's 82 run knock was the only silver lining in the darkest clouds of Derbyshire's chase.

Will Williams shone with the ball for Lancashire as the right-arm quick grabbed four-wicket haul to wreck the batting line up of Falcons.

Earlier with the bat, Lancashire got 211 on board in 50 overs, thanks to Steven Croft and Rob Jones' unbeaten knocks of 87 and 70 runs respectively. For Derbyshire, Alex Thomson was the pick of the bowlers, returning with figures of 3/25 in his five over spell.

Brief Score:

Lancashire: 221/4 (50 Overs)
Steven Croft 87 (106)*, Rob Jones 70 (87)*;
Alex Thomson 3-25 (5)

Derbyshire: 182/10 (46.2 Overs)
Shan Masood 82 (117), Mattie McKiernan 27 (35);
Will Williams 4-20 (8.2), Liam Hurt 2-33 (9)

Lancashire won by 39 runs

Hampshire vs Kent

Hampshire, on the back of Tom Prest's masterclass, steamrolled Kent Spitfires by a huge margin of 163 runs.

After being asked to bat first, Hampshire went on to post 396 on board, which is also the club's record List A total. Tom Prest and Nick Gubbins were the chief architects with the bat with the former cruising to 181 off 138 balls.

Skipper Gubbins, too, sliced up a century knock with 117 runs from 107 deliveries as Hampshire asked Spitfires to climb up a mountain in the latter half of the clash.

Kent, in reply, got off to a steady start but as the inning progressed and the asking rate touched the sky, their batters succumbed to scoreboard pressure and eventually skittled out for 233 runs. Captain Alex Blake was the top run-scorer for his side with 62 runs from 43 balls.

Jack Campbell and Felix Organ were the major wreckers with the balls for Hampshire, having bagged four and three wickets respectively.

Brief Score:

Hampshire: 396/5 (50 Overs)
Tom Prest 181 (138), Nick Gubbins 117 (107);
Nathan Gilchrist 2-65 (8), Hamidullah Qadri 2-72 (10)

Kent: 233/10 (39.2 Overs)
Alex Blake 62 (43), Tawanda Muyeye 40 (50);
Jack Campbell 4-44 (7.2), Felix Organ 3-39 (10)

Hampshire won by 163 runs