Since his return from injury Ben Stokes has chalked up four Vitality Blast matches in six days. In Durham’s match vs. Birmingham Bears, Ben’s 4-27 helped Durham to their fifth win in the 2021 competition.
Kent Spitfires vs. Somerset
Despite another solid knock of 39 from Zak Crawley, the Spitfires fell to a comprehensive 10 wicket defeat against Somerset.
The Spitfires set Somerset 169 for victory. Such was the dominance of the openers, Somerset took the win in the sixteenth over,
Birmingham Bears vs. Durham
Ben Stokes took 4-27 as Durham defeated the Bears by 34 runs.
Durham scored 164-8 (Ben Stokes 35), before the Bears were dismissed for 130 (Ed Pollock 10).
Nottinghamshire Outlaws vs. Lancashire Lightening
The Lightening fell 7 runs short when chasing the Outlaws 173-6 (Joe Clarke 6).