Northamptonshire thrash reigning champs, Albert & Middleton ensure two more points Hampshire
The Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 season continued on August 12 with two Group B fixtures. Here is a look at the highlights from both of those matches.
Ricardo Vasconcelos in action during his 104-run knock
Derbyshire vs Hampshire
Toby Albert’s unbeaten 84 and Fletcha Middleton’s handy 64 ensured two crucial Group B points for Hampshire with a thrilling victory at Derby.
The visitors, set to chase 247 for a win, overhauled the target in the penultimate over of the match.
Derbyshire’s Ben Aitchison dismissed the top four Hampshire batters in the run-chase before the visitors staged recovery efforts with crucial middle-order partnerships.
Derbyshire: 246-9 (50)
Brooke Guest 82 (101), Anuj Dal 42 (55);
Keith Barker 2-34, John Turner 2-40
Hampshire: 247-8 (48.1)
Toby Albert 84* (96), Fletcha Middleton 64 (82);
Ben Aitchison 4-39, Anuj Dal 1-37
Hampshire won by two wickets
Northamptonshire vs Glamorgan
Hosts Northamptonshire trashed defending champions Glamorgan with utmost disdain at Northampton’s County Ground. The Northants openers, Ricardo Vasconcelos and Emilio Gay, shared a 188-run first-wicket alliance to overhaul much of the Glamorgan’s 221-run total.
Vasconcelos charted a run-a-ball ton while his partner clubbed a 76-ball 81 before Rob Keogh and Lewis McManus guided their side through the run-chase. Glamorgan spinner Kiran Carlson picked all four of the wickets that fell in the Northants response, but it did not prevent his side from escaping a six-wicket defeat.
Glamorgan: 221 (47.3)
David Lloyd 65 (72), Joe Cooke 39 (54);
Saif Zaib 4-23, Ben Sanderson 3-17
Northamptonshire: 225-4 (35.5)
Ricardo Vasconcelos 104 (105), Emilio Gay 81 (76);
Kiran Carlson 4-41
Northamptonshire won by six wickets