218 Runs for Zak

It’s now 218 runs for Zak Crawley in the 2021 Vitality Blast. While Derbyshire Falcons gained a welcomed win in Matt Critchley’s first match as captain.

25 June

Essex Eagles vs. Kent Spitfires

Zak Crawley has now hit 218 runs from 5 Vitality Blast innings in 2021. Against the Eagles, Zak hit 43 as the Spitfires set their opponents 168 for victory.

When rain intervened the Eagles had struggled to 31-4 off 5 overs. With no further play, the Duckworth-Lewis Method gave the Spitfires a 28 win run.

Derbyshire Falcons vs. Nottinghamshire Outlaws

There was a nail-biting finish in this tied match.

After the Outlaws set the Falcons 138 for victory (Joe Clarke 36), the result came down to the last ball with the Falcons needing 5 for victory.

Falcons captain Matt Critchley (27no) lofted the final delivery to long-on. The fielder failed to hold on to the catch, only to see the ball cross the boundary for 4.

With the Falcons one run short of victory both teams ended on 137.

Durham vs. Worcestershire Rapids

Worcestershire recorded an 8 wicket win over Durham.

Durham hit 178-8 (Ben Stokes 20), before Worcestershire claimed victory with three balls remaining.

Leicestershire Foxes vs. York Vikings

The Foxes broke covert to score 207-3 (Joe Root 1-33). The Vikings were all out for 173 (Joe Root 15, George Hill 5) giving the Foxes a 34 run victory.

Somerset vs. Hampshire Hawks

Somerset took a 7 run win over the Hawks

Somerset made 172-9 (Tom Lammonby 0) with Mason Crane taking 2-32.

Chasing 173, the Hawks fell short, finishing on 165-8 (James Vince 5).

24 June

Birmingham Bears vs. Derbyshire Falcons

The Falcons claimed a much needed 5 wicket win under newly appointed captain Matt Critchley.

Ed Pollock (46) led the way for the Bears who set the Falcons 168 for the win. The Falcons, made it home, hitting 170-5 with five balls to spare.