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Category: Vitality Blast T20

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Simon Harmer guides Essex to last-ball T20 Blast title win over Worcestershire

• Worcestershire 145-9; Essex 148-6. Essex win by four wickets• Captain hits winning runs after taking seven wickets during dayWith two star names on show who on Friday had been adversely affected by England’s central contract announcement, there was a…

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T20 Blast Finals Day: Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire in first semi – live!

Updates from the first semi-final at EdgbastonEmail Graham, tweet or comment below the line 10.43am BST Nottinghamshire captain Dan Christian wins the toss and will bowl first.Worcestershire: Wessels, Rutherford, Moeen (c), Cox (wk), D’Oliveira, Whitel…

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T20 Blast talking points: Old heads set up fascinating Finals Day

Nottinghamshire play Worcestershire and Derbyshire face Essex in the T20 Blast semi-finals. It’s hard to call a winnerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogIn the 140 days between their first match of the season at Old Trafford and the Blast quarter…

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Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali hits century to sink Sussex in T20 Blast

• Sussex 184-6 lost to Worcestershire 187-2 by eight wickets• Rapids will defend Vitality Blast on finals day at EdgbastonMoeen Ali hit a superb undefeated century as Worcestershire defeated Sussex by eight wickets in their Vitality Blast quarter-final…

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T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws crush Middlesex to reach Finals Day

• Middlesex 160-8; Notts Outlaws 165-0 (Outlaws win by 10 wkts)• Alex Hales (83*) and Chris Nash (74*) show Middlesex no mercyThe openers Chris Nash and Alex Hales fired Notts Outlaws to Vitality Blast Finals Day with a 10-wicket win against Middlesex …

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Ravi Bopara smashes Essex Eagles into T20 Blast semi-finals

• Former England all-rounder hits quickfire 39 against Lancashire• Ryan ten Doeschate key to chasing target of 160Ravi Bopara struck a superb unbeaten 39 to take Essex into a fifth Vitality Blast finals day after a six-wicket win over Lancashire at Dur…

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County cricket talking points: it’s all to play for in the T20 Blast

Both groups of the T20 Blast are finely poised as teams turn their attention back to the County ChampionshipBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire continued their fine season with a crushing win over Northamptonshire to all but secure qual…

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County cricket talking points: Glenn Maxwell lights up the T20 Blast

The Australian was the star of the show for Lancashire as they beat Nottinghamshire and extended their unbeaten runBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogLancashire’s five wins have lifted them well clear of the pack in the North Group in a season br…

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County cricket talking points: T20 Blast lifts off in front of big crowds

Kent and Lancashire have made the early running in the T20 Blast, which has filled stadiums across the countryBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog“I don’t really follow cricket, but that was incredible!” That’s been said to me three or four times …

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Joe Root v Stuart Broad kicks off cricket bonanza in summer to savour | Vic Marks

England heavyweights face each other at start of unique season that includes the World Cup and Ashes on home soilSummer’s lease hath all too short a date. Who can argue with Warwickshire’s old stalwart in advance of the 2019 cricket season? This is a s…

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County cricket’s summer shake-up would push away young fans | Vic Marks

A 10-team First Division is a good idea but the shires will host the most low-key games during the school holidaysViewed in isolation, the proposals for English domestic cricket from 2020 onwards from the men’s domestic playing programme (MDPP) group, …

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Ben Cox wallops Worcestershire past Sussex to T20 Blast glory

• Rapids chase down Sharks’ 157 with nine balls to spare• Cox smashes winning runs and finishes 46 not outGiven the day out had begun almost eight hours previously, it was a show of restraint that we were a full 15 minutes into the final before we saw …

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Vitality Blast T20 Final: Worcestershire Rapids v Sussex Sharks – live!

Over-by-over updates from the final at EdgbastonCricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’Email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.46pm BST 16th Over: Sussex 133-4 (Evans 50, Burgess 1)The Somerset lads are in the crowd dressed …

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Somerset scent glory as Vitality Blast puts unsung counties in spotlight

Edgbaston will be full for a Finals Day that promises to show some of the game’s less heralded sides at their Twenty20 bestSurrey have already been crowned county champions, England have wrapped up a Test series victory over India and the football seas…