ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP
Ingram hit 15 fours and three sixes in his 155. © Getty
Colin Ingram’s 155 (15 fours and three sixes) and his 186-run sixth-wicket stand with Tom Cullen (80*) helped Glamorgan pip Kent by three wickets in a high-scoring thriller at Cardiff. Ingram and Cullen got together in Glamorgan’s chase of 304 with the hosts tottering at 107/5. The pair then batted for 28 overs, slowly taking the game away from Kent and when Ingram eventually fell in the 47th over, Glamorgan needed only 11 runs to win. Ingram and Cullen’s efforts shaded an equally superb 101 from Joey Evison, who set up Kent’s competitive total. Oliver Robinson, who hit a double-ton in the last game, hit a 47-ball 50 while Alex Blake made a brisk 66. But from 228 for 2 in the 37th over, a flurry of wickets meant Kent finished with what eventually turned out to be an under-par total.
Luke Wells smashed a 67-ball 88 as Lancashire swept home to victory in the Roses derby with seven wickets and nine overs to spare. Chasing 224 for victory, Wells laid the groundwork for Lancashire’s victory on the road with a 102-run stand with Josh Bohannon (51 off 61). Matthew Revis dismissed Wells in the 21st over when the visitors needed less than 100 to win. Steven Croft (31*) and Washington Sundar (30*) ensured there were no hiccups in closing out the game. In the first innings, Yorkshire stumbled to a sub-par total after being put in to bat. Three batters passed 30 but Will Fraine’s 41 at the top of the order remained the highest score of the innings. Danny Lamb took three wickets while Luke Wells, Will Williams and Jack Blatherwick bagged a brace each in a complete bowling effort.
Nottinghamshire coasted to an easy 10-wicket win in Taunton, making it two out of two at the start of the season. Put in to bat, Somerset were reeling at 17/5 inside nine overs, with Zak Chappell picking three of those wickets. A 45-run partnership ensued between James Rew (48) and Ben Green (21) but Dane Paterson soon came to the party with his three-fer, bowling Somerset out for 119 in 35.2 overs. Nottinghamshire openers Ben Slater and Soloman Budinger then hit fifties, with the latter taking the lead with his shot-making as the visitors got home in only 11.5 overs.
Surrey came back from a defeat in style, winning by nine wickets to hoist their first points of the season. Durham were 88/6 after being sent in to bat and even Liam Trevaskis’s career best of 55 off 67 couldn’t help the side beyond 181. Matt Dunn, who did the early damage got two wickets, as did Conor McKerr, Yousef Majid and Nick Kimber. With the hosts bowled out with 9.4 overs left in the innings, they were always behind the eight-ball come the second innings. And so it proved as Ryan Patel (67*) and Cameron Steel (68*) hit half-centuries to take the side home in 29 overs.
In the most closely fought Group A fixture, Leicestershire came out on top by 15 runs to bring up their second win in two games. Wiaan Mulder was the star of the day, first scoring a 100-ball 116* before picking 4-47 in the successful defence of Leicestershire’s total of 359. Mulder hit 14 fours and 3 sixes, combining well with Nathan Bowley (54) in a 113-run stand for the eighth wicket and getting them to a total that proved winning in the end.. With the ball, Mulder broke through the 79-run opening stand with the wicket of Mark Stoneman and kept slicing through the partnerships that Middlesex came up with.