Match Highlights for all Middlesex Panthers' Yorkshire Bank 40 matches throughout the season...
Middlesex Panthers won the toss and put the Leicestershire Foxes into bat first. The opening pair put on 30 in the first 6 overs before Cobb was out. Smith and Eckersley, both reaching their 50s in the game, took the score onto 91-2 in the 20th over before Smith was out for 56. Eckersley was joined by Boyce, and they added 95 runs for the 3rd wicket - 186-3 in the 32nd over as Eckersley was out, top scoring with 73. Wilkin took two wickets in the 37th over on his List A debut (2-44 off 8 overs), but a flurry of wickets towards the end of the innings didn't stop Wells from smashing the ball in the last over after the Foxes had been given 6 penalty runs for the Panthers' slow over-rate. The finished on 274-8.
Needing 275 to win, the Panthers lost both openers early, Malan out for a golden duck in the 2nd over and Stirling in the 5th, leaving the home side on 22-2. Denly & Morgan then added 72 in 11 overs for the 3rd wicket before Denly was out for 36, leaving the Panthers 94-3 after 15 overs. Morgan however remained, reaching his 50 and adding 81 in 10.3 overs with Voges before he was out for 90 (off 63 balls). Voges was then out for 37 in the 30th over, leaving the Panthers needing 77 to win off 10 overs. Simpson then took the reins and dominated a 6th wicket partnership with Wilkin, as they added 60 in 7 overs. Wilkin was then out in the 37th over for a run-a-ball 20, but Simpson (58*) saw the Panthers home to a 4 wicket victory with 10 balls remaining.
Middlesex won the toss at Lord's and chose to bat first. We lost Stirling early in the 2nd over, and after two short rain delays the match was reduced to 38 overs per side. Malan and Denly took the score to 52-1 after 10 overs before Denly was out in the 11th. Malan bought up his 50 off 66 balls, but playing shots wasn't easy, and Morgan made 22 off 48 balls before he was out with 11 overs to go, with the score on 117-3. Malan then added 58 with Dexter in 8 overs for the 4th wicket and with 21 balls to go Middlesex were 175-4. Malan reached a well-deserved century in the penultimate over after dominating the scoring throughout, and at the end of their 38 overs Middlesex had reached 206-5 with Malan 113*.
Gloucestershire's target was adjusted to 206 to win with Duckworth/Lewis, and in reply, Marshall was out 1st ball to Finn, Dent then followed in the 2nd over, which left Gloucestershire 3-2. It was a tough start for the visitors, but Klinger (46) and Cockbain (30) steadied the boat and added 81 runs for the 3rd wicket, this coming off 20.2 overs. They were then both out in quick succession. Gidman then came to the crease and started to increase the run rate, but the wickets kept falling at regular intervals, and despite Howell making a cameo 39 off 28 balls, Gloucestershire finished their innings on 186-9 (Harris 3-30). Middlesex Panthers won by 19 runs (D/L method).
Middlesex won the toss down at the SWALEC Stadium and put Glamorgan into bat first in a match that was reduced to 25 overs per side due to the rain. Rees & Wallace made a steady start for Glamorgan, reaching 25 without loss in the first 5 overs. The next 5 overs belonged to the Panthers as 3 wickets fell & Glamorgan were reduced to 39-3. With 5 overs to go they were 100-6, but then Wright and Wagg started to hit out, and despite losing a further 3 wickets, Glamorgan finished on a competitive 153-9. Roland-Jones was the pick of the bowlers with 3-13 off his 5 overs.
In reply, the Panthers didn't get off to a great start as Malan was out in the first over. Wickets then continued to fall at regular intervals, and then when Jones had 2 wickets in two balls in the 8th over, Middlesex were reduced to 32-5. Dexter and Simpson settled proceedings and added 59 for the 6th wicket. Simpson was then out for 32 in the 17th over, and despite Dexter reaching his half century (54), Middlesex reached 142-9 off their 25 overs, which meant that Glamorgan won by 11 runs.
Middlesex's skipper Neil Dexter won the toss and chose to field first at Lord's in this YB40 Group C clash with the Unicorns. Harris and Roland-Jones were making a welcome return to the side after both recovering from injury.
Harris took Middlesex first wicket, and Roland-Jones the 2nd & 3rd, to leave the Unicorns 59-3 in the 15th over. Unicorns captain and former Somerset all rounder Parsons and former Derbyshire man Park came together after the loss of the 4th wicket (Hill caught Berg off the bowling of Stirling) and put on a 77 partnership in 13 overs, Parsons bringing up his 50 from just 54 balls. Roland-Jones dismissed Park, Finn quickly removed Norman and Harris picked up the wicket of Beaven to leave the visitors 185-7 in the 38th over. Reed joined his captain for the final few balls and hit 8 from 10, Parsons finished the innings unbeaten on 65 to leave Middlesex chasing the target of 209 to win.
Malan & Stirling opened the innings and Malan was dismieed in the 3rd over. Denly joined Stirling and the pair added 65 runs in 11 overs before Stirling was stumped for 42 off the bowling pf Poysden. The younh leg spinner from Hampshire then picke dup the wickets of Morgan and Berg to leave Middlesex on 118-4 in the 21st over. Denly bought up his 50 from 63 balls before Dexter was caught on the boundary with 82 still needed from 16 overs. Denly was then bowled for 57 and Rayner joined Simpson. The pair put on 23 before Rayner was caught behind, Roland-Jones went for 0 after just 3 balls, to leave Middlesex requiring 41 runs from 8 overs with Harris and Simpson at the crease. Harris was caught superbly by Hill for 2 and Middlesex's last man Finn joined Simpson with 22 runs needed.
Simpson batted sensibly although there were a few tense moments with a couple of run out chances, before Simpson hit the winning runs which also bought up his 50 from 66 balls, with 5 balls to spare. Finn was 3 not out from 12 balls.
The win sees Middlesex go 2nd in the group with 3 games to go.
Middlesex skipper Neil Dexter won the toss at Garon Park and inserted the Unicorns. They got off to a good start and reached 35-0 inside the first 6 overs, Linekat reached his 50 from 52 balls and then was out the next over. Unicorns had reached 112 when Tom Helm took his maiden wicket for Middlesex and his 2nd and 3rd came in quick succession as he finihsed with bolwing figures of 8-27-3. The Unicorns collapsed from 121-6 to 170 all out, with Murtagh the next best Middlesex bowler taking 3-35.
Stilring and Malan opened up for Middlesex and in the 3rd ball of the innings Stirling was out caught for 4. Joe Denly joined Malan and the pair saw Middlesex home inside 28 overs - with Denly reaching 99* off just 90 bals and Malan 58* from 91 balls.
Middlesex Panthers lie 3rd in Group C 2 points behind the leaders.
Middlesex made two changes from the regular YB40 line-up with Sam Robson coming in for Chris Rogers and giving a List A debut to young seam bowler, Tom Helm.
Middlesex openers, Paul Stirling and Dawid Malan got the Panthers away to a flying start with Middlesex reaching 42-0 in the fifth over of the innings before Paul Stirling was yorked by Wardlaw, having made 32 off just twenty balls.
Joe Denly was bowled for seven and Robson managed only a single before he was bowled off an inside-edge by Gibson. Adam Rossington joined Malan and Middlesex reached 63-3 after the eight compulsory power-play overs. However, the Panthers then lost Dawid Malan who was caught at the wicket off Wardlaw's bowling for 14 to reduce Middlesex to 65-4.
Neil Dexter joined Rossington and the pair set about repairing the damage, adding forty runs for the fifth wicket in 8.2 overs before Dexter got a leading edge and he was caught for 22. Gareth Berg joined Rossington and the pair took Middlesex to 166-5 in the 29th over before Adam Rossington gave a return catch to Adam Lyth to be dismissed for 42 (off 49 balls).
Ollie Rayner joined Berg and they took the Panthers to 178-6 before Berg was bowled for 43 (off 52 balls). Toby Roland-Jones joined Rayner with 8.3 overs remaining of the innings and the pair took Middlesex to 194-7 after 36 overs at which point the batting power-play was taken. Rayner and Roland-Jones took the total to 214-7 before Roland-Jones was yorked by Pyrah for thirteen.
The Panthers' innings closed on 217-8. Ollie Rayner was 22 not out.
In reply with rain threatening, the Yorkshire openers, Gale and Lyth were restricted to 21-0 in the first five overs of the innings before Gale hit two fours in Toby Roland-Jones' third over. Lyth hit Roland-Jones for a four in his following over and after a no-ball from Roland-Jones, Lyth hit the resulting free-hit for as six as Yorkshire reached 44-0 after the eight power-play overs.
Gareth Berg and Ollie Rayner then replaced Murtagh and Roland-Jones in the attack and they restricted Yorkshire to 54-0 after thirteen overs at which point, the umpires brought the players off the ground due to rain with Yorkshire three runs ahead of the Duckworth/Lewis par score.
Play resumed after a 32 minute delay which left Yorkshire chasing a revised D/L target of 197 in 35 overs. However, with rain not far away, Gale and Lyth took Yorkshire to 81-0 after 17.2 overs before the rain returned. The match was called-off at 7.00pm and Yorkshire won the match by 17 runs under Duckworth-Lewis regulations.
The Panthers won the toss at Lord's and put Somerset into bat first. After a slow first couple of overs, Trescothick and Trego found their feet and put on 73 in the opening 9 overs. Rayner was then bought in during the power play overs and bowled Trescothick for 41, Trego was then out for 35 to Harris, and Rayner then had Compton out too, the latter two out to fantastic catches from Rossington and Dexter. Rayner then had his third in the 23rd over and Somerset were 121-4. Scoring runs then became difficult, but Hildreth held Somerset together & after adding 26 runs in the last over, Somerset posted a competitive 247-7 (Hildreth 102*, Rayner 3-31).
In reply, Stirling and Malan got off to a good start and the Panthers were 55-0 after the first 8 overs of power play. Stirling was then out in the 11th with the score on 71. But Malan was joined by Denly & they put on 88 runs in 13 and a half overs, before Denly was out for 31, in the 24th. He was then followed back to the Pavilion by Rogers and Rossington, which saw the Panthers stutter on 170-4 in the 27th over. Malan was then out for 99 in the 31st over, which saw two relatively new batsman at the crease in Dexter and Berg, and the Panthers needed 30 off the last four overs. However, they scored the winning runs with 5 balls to spare, and won by 4 wickets (Malan 99, Dexter 39*, Meschede 3-53)
The Middlesex Panthers won the toss up at Grace Road and put the Foxes into bat first. Cobb and O'Brien started well putting on 55 runs in the first 7 overs, before Cobb was out for 25.Smith then came to the crease and he and O'Brien saw the 100 posted in the 16th over before Smith was out. The Foxes then lost their way, losing Smith, O'Brien and Burns in 8 balls, which saw them 103-4 in the 17th over. Wickets kept on coming and the Foxes were finally all out for 220 with one ball left of the innings. The wickets were shared around with Rayner, Berg, Harris, Murtagh and Roland-Jones each taking two. In reply, Stirling was dropped in the slips before he scored, which proved costly as both he and Malan carried their bats through the innings. The pair reached 146-0 after 20 overs before Stirling brought up his century (coming off 71 balls). He didn't take his foot off the gas through as they won the match by 10 wickets in the 31st over. It was Middlesex's record first wicket partnership in one-day cricket - Stirling 132* (96 balls including 19 fours) & Malan 80* (86 balls including 7 fours and 1 six).
Yorkshire won the toss at Radlett on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday and elected to bat first. Roland-Jones took two early wickets for the Panthers, which say the Vikings 18-2 in the 5th over. But Jaques and Ballance put together a good partnership, with Ballance hitting four maximums & at the half-way stage they were 97-2. Jaques picked up the the pace after Ballance was out for 40 after an 85 run partnership & with 12 overs to go the Vikings were 153-3. But then they lost both batsmen to Harris within four balls (Jaques 81). Rashid & Hodd then added 52 and brought up the 200 in the 35th over. A scramble for late runs then saw wickets fall & the Vikings ended their 40 overs on 236-8 (Roland-Jones 4-44, Harris 3-54).
In reply, the Panthers got off to a bat start after they lost Stirling for a 2nd ball duck. Malan and Denly however, batted positively and added 65 runs in 10 overs for the 2nd wicket before Denly was out for 38. Morgan then followed, out lbw to his first delivery. The Panthers were 66-3 in the 12th over. This brought Rossington to join Malan at the crease and both batted superbly, adding 135 runs in 18 and a half overs, both bringing up their 50s (Rossington's maiden 1-day half century), before Malan was out for 96, with the score on 201-4. Rossington (79*) & Dexter (15*) saw the Panthers through to their first win in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition this season with 26 balls to spare. Middlesex Panthers won by 6 wickets.
Somerset won the toss and asked Middlesex to bat. Chris Rogers and Dawid Malan gave the Panthers a good start by putting on 73 runs for the first wicket and it took a good catch to dismiss Rogers for 29 (off 26 balls).
Paul Stirling joined Malan and the pair took Middlesex to 98-1 before Malan pulled a long-hop to Hildreth at mid-wicket for 49 and then Stirling followed for a run a ball. Rossington was brought up the order and hima nd Denly took the score to 139-3 in the 24th over before Rossington was caught by Gregory.
Neil Dexter joined Denly and the pair took Middlesex to 187-4 after 32 overs at which point, they took the batting power-play with the score on 222-4, Neil Dexter was LBW to Gregory for 37.
Denly reached a 55 ball fifty before he was caught down the leg-side by the 'keeper off Kirby's bowling for 60. James Harris was caught by substitute fielder Jamie Barrow for five and Kirby then took his third wicket in the over when he sent Tim Murtagh's middle stump cartwheeling to reduce the Panthers to 246-9 after 39 overs. Smith and Collymore scored six runs in the final over and Middlesex innings ended on 252-9. .
In reply, the Somerset openers, Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego got the hosts off to a flying start as Somerset reached 56-0 after only seven overs. Berg replaced Collymore and off his first ball, Trescothick played a loose shot and was well caught at the wicket by the diving Adam Rossington for 28.
Runs continued to flow with the hundred coming up in only the 14th over and Trego reached a 46 ball fifty in the 16th over. Suppiah reached a 39 ball fifty before Trego fell to a well-judged catch by Chris Rogers off Smith's bowling for 81 (off 67 balls).
Suppiah then attempted to upper-cut a James Harris delivery over the wicket-keeper but got a top-edge and Rossington took the catch to dismiss him for 60. In the 32nd over when Somerset were 223-3 they took their batting power-play. Tim Murtagh struck with the second ball as Petersen was caught by Smith for 17. Josh Buttler joined Hildreth at the wicket and he made 23 off just 12 balls as he finished the match off by pulling a James Harris delivery for a six over mid-wicket. James Hildreth was 37 not out as Somerset won the match by 6 wickets with 25 balls to spare.
At Lord's Cricket Ground on Bank Holiday Monday, the Panthers won the toss and put Glamorgan into bat first. Bragg & Wallace got off to a steady start for Glamorgan, but Wallace was out for 7, closely followed by Cooke for a duck, leaving them 38 for 2 in the 8th over. Once North came in he never looked back and he and Bragg added 86 runs before Bragg was out for 62 in the 24th over with the score 124-3. That was the last wicket for the Panthers as North (137*) and Allenby (69*) batted through the rest of their overs, with 60 coming off the last 5 overs, finishing on a challenging total of 280-3.
In reply, Rogers & Malan started off well for the Panthers making 43 in the first 7 overs before Rogers was out for 22. Malan (35) was then joined by Stirling (36) and they took the total to 79 in the 14th over. However, the Panthers started to lose wickets at regular intervals & at the half way stage were 110-4. Berg had more success with the bat, but continued to lose partners, and he was finally out in the 39th over for 75. Glamorgan won by 26 runs after the Panthers reached 254-9 off their 40 overs.
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