Matt Critchley and Ed Pollock were amongst the runs in the most recent Vitality Blast matches. Matt’s 45 ball 80no and Ed’s 62 off 34 balls helped Derbyshire Falcons and Birmingham Bears respectively to winning positions.
Friday 11 June
Leicestershire Foxes vs. Derbyshire Falcons
Matt Critchley led the way for the Falcons. His 80no (4 sixes, 6 fours) was crucial for the visitors who posted 209-6.
The Foxes were hunted by the Falcons bowlers who dispatched Leicestershire for 186 (Matt Critchley 2-31). This was the Falcons first win in the 2021 Vitality Blast.
Nottinghamshire Outlaws vs. Birmingham Bears
A 32 ball 62 (3 sixes, 6 fours) from Ed Pollock gave the Bears the advantage over the Outlaws.
Chasing 230 for the win, the Outlaws fell 18 runs short of victory (Joe Clarke 8).
Essex Eagles vs. Hampshire Hawks
The Hawks preyed on the Eagles after recording 155-6 (James Vince 23).
The Eagles wings were clipped by the Hawks bowlers who limited Essex to 142 all out (Mason Crane 2-42).
Thursday 10 June
Lancashire Lightening vs. Leicestershire Foxes
Liam Livingstone (25) and Jos Buttler (22) assisted the Lightening to post 172-8.
The Lightening then claimed their second consecutive win after restricting the Foxes to 156-6 (Liam Livingstone 1-29).