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NatWest T20 Blast - May 30

Coverage of the start of Game Week 3, focusing on Surrey v Middlesex

  • Good cameo from Roland-Jones, who finishes on 30. Smart catch puts an end to his spell:

  • Lancashire 126 all out
    A decent bowling effort from the Birmingham Bears at Old Trafford. Patel (3), Barker (2) and Rankin (2) all in the wickets in the north west. Over to the batsmen...
    5/30/2014 6:50:17 PM
  • Over 20 - Middlesex 117-7 (Malan 48, Harris 0)
    Malan finishes on 48 not out after a boundary off the final ball. Dernbach is seething as it was the seventh ball following what he deemed a harsh wide. He had a point. Either way, Surrey will be happy at halfway, they need 118 to win
    5/30/2014 6:52:11 PM
  • Surrey will be very happy with that. Middlesex finish on 117-7 after 20 overs in the @NatWestT20Blast . Sky Sports 2 for the run chase.
  • Worcestershire win by 5 wickets!
    Two wins in a row for the Rapids, who overcome defending champions Northamptonshire at New Road. Richard Oliver was the star of the show, his 77 setting up the win
    5/30/2014 6:57:13 PM
  • Paul says Surrey have the edge - but Middlesex's seamers won't make the chase easy.

    5/30/2014 6:58:47 PM
  • Sussex score 178-7 batting first
    A testing run-chase coming up for Glamorgan, for whom Darren Sammy is making his debut. Matt Prior and Ed Joyce both made 39 for the Sharks
    5/30/2014 6:59:07 PM
  • ALL OVER! A rapid win for @WorcsCCC . They triumph by 5 wkts. That thumping 77 off 43 from Richard Oliver was something special. #BruteForce
  • Surrey are out to bat. Hashim Amla will kick things off as Surrey chase 118 to win:

  • HALF TIME: Team effort from the Sharks. @SussexCCC set @GlamCricket 179 to win. Joyce and the Comeback Kid Matt Prior top score with 39 each
  • Over 1 - Surrey 1-0 (Amla 1, Roy 0)
    It's a really good start from Finn, who concedes just a single from the opening over of the run-chase. It's a risky single, too. Amla would have been sent packing had Dexter's shy been on target, it wasn't.
    5/30/2014 7:06:53 PM
  • IMPRISONED! @DurhamCricket have got the Outlaws behind bars at Notts. Home side limping on 49-3 (10). Jets showing #Bouncebackability there.
  • Samit Patel 18 c Wood b Breese, Notts Outlaws 51-4 #crickethaslanded
  • Over 2 - Surrey 9-0 (Amla 3, Roy 6)
    Roy is another player who will be relishing the chance to impress in front of the cameras. He pounces on a hint of width from Roland-Jones to cut through point and find the rope. Eight off the second over and Surrey are looking to attack wherever possible
    5/30/2014 7:11:02 PM
  • [twitter] DRAGONS TO ROAR?

    5/30/2014 7:14:08 PM
  • Here's how things look so far. Surrey ticking along nicely....

  • Good bunch in at the Oval tonight.

    5/30/2014 7:15:33 PM
  • Over 3 - Surrey 16-0 (Amla 4, Roy 12)
    Roy certainly isn't dying wondering here. He powers Finn away for another boundary, driven uppishly over point. Seven off the third over. Surrey in a hurry...
    5/30/2014 7:15:38 PM
  • Here is Andrew Flintoff getting some bowling practice in earlier today. He's back for the @NatWestT20Blast !

  • Hampshire require 146 to beat Essex
    Hants favourites down at the Ageas Bowl? A disciplined bowling effort from them has seen Essex restricted to 145-5
    5/30/2014 7:18:09 PM
  • Over 4 - Surrey 29-0 (Amla 4, Roy 21)
    More majestic batting from Roy here as the ball disappears to the boundary on three occasions, twice off his bat, once off thigh pad. He looks strong through backward point and finds the rope through that region, as well as midwicket. 12 runs off Roland-Jones, who could be set for a rest...
    5/30/2014 7:20:03 PM
  • Narine to stay on for the IPL final. Communicates decision to WICB. Will not be considered for three-Test series against NZ. Report soon.
  • Over 5 - Surrey 33-0 (Amla 5, Roy 24)
    Finn is bowling tidily here but the target his batsmen have set is against him. His run-up looks smooth and he is operating at around 85/86mph. Just four runs off his third over but Surrey are cruising
    5/30/2014 7:23:42 PM
  • HALF TIME: @Gloscricket will chase 137 to win at Canterbury. Some late hitting by Alex Blake boosted @kentcricket . Benny Howell took 3-31.
  • Over 6 - Surrey 39-0 (Amla 10, Roy 25)
    The powerplay comes to an end and Surrey have struck five boundaries without losing a wicket. Amla finds the rope for the first time with a glorious drive inside-out over extra cover off new bowler Patel in an over costing six
    5/30/2014 7:26:29 PM
  • The pyro is out as Amla hits a four. Surrey on 46-0 and looking comfortable:

  • Roy ct Patel bld Harris 26 [wicket]

    Harris bangs it in and Roy can only top-edge his pull down to long-leg, where Patel clings on
    5/30/2014 7:30:02 PM
  • Is there such a thing as a twitter curse? Harris gets Roy who is well caught in the outfield:

  • Over 7 - Surrey 47-1 (Amla 15, Davies 0)
    That breakthrough for Middlesex from new bowler Harris brings Steven Davies to the crease. That was clever bowling from Harris, who just took some pace off that bouncer to outfox Roy
    5/30/2014 7:31:24 PM
  • RUN CHASE! @LancsCCC have specialised in unlikely wins this year and they might be at it again. They've reduced @CricketingBears to 34-4 (7)
  • WICKET. Stokes strikes! He clatters a delivery into the stumps and Wessels goes for 26. 107-6 now! 26 to win from 15
  • Over 8 - Surrey 52-1 (Amla 17, Davies 3)
    These two batsmen, both with international experience, are happy to milk the singles off Patel's left-arm spin. No risks necessary with the victory target just 118
    5/30/2014 7:34:06 PM
  • Some 100 or so supporters, employees and in-patients from Evelina London Children's Hospital out in force at the Oval. Great cause and you can show your support at

    5/30/2014 7:35:30 PM
  • Carberry's gone in the first over, caught in the deep. Hampshire are 0-1 after 1 over. #BlastAtTheBowl
  • Over 9 - Surrey 60-1 (Amla 18, Davies 10)
    Harris beats Amla with a nip-backer and so nearly clips the top of leg-stump. More luck for Surrey at the end of the over when Davies is drawn into a genuine edge, but the ball is wide of first slip and races to the boundary. 58 more required off 66 balls
    5/30/2014 7:38:06 PM
    Notts require nine runs off the last over to beat Durham...
    5/30/2014 7:39:02 PM
  • Davies bld Stirling 10 [wicket]
    A quicker ball from off-spinner Stirling crashes into Davies' middle stump and gives Middlesex a glimmer...
    5/30/2014 7:40:14 PM
  • Another wicket falls! Surrey now 61-2 needing 57 to win:

  • Over 10 - Surrey 61-2 (Amla 19, Wilson 0)
    Brilliant start from Stirling, who concedes only a single to go with the wicket of Davies. Wilson is the new batsman for Surrey
    5/30/2014 7:41:31 PM
  • GAME CHANGER! Huge maximum from Sam Wood has put the Outlaws back in it @TrentBridge . They need nine from the last. #SqueakyBumTime
    A brilliant final over from Chris Rushworth hands the Jets a narrow victory over Notts at Trent Bridge
    5/30/2014 7:43:13 PM
  • [mikeatherton] That’s a beautiful start for Stirling. This was a lovely beautiful delivery that really pushed off the forefinger. You don’t really see that now because so many off-spinners have got doosras – this was just an old-fashioned arm ball, pushed from the index finger a la John Emburey and Fred Titmus.

    5/30/2014 7:43:35 PM
  • LAST BALL DRAMA! Gutsy, gutsy win for @DurhamCricket . Ben Stokes in the thick of it. Takes a catch to see off Wood. Durham win by 3 runs.
  • Over 11 - Surrey 64-2 (Amla 22, Wilson 0)
    Just three more Amla runs to report from Harris' latest over. The Panthers will be thinking 'if only we'd got a few more...'
    5/30/2014 7:45:44 PM
  • Over 12 - Surrey 74-2 (Amla 28, Wilson 4)
    A more confident over from Surrey against the spin of Stirling there. His Irish compatriot Wilson reverse-sweeps for three and Amla then goes one better with an imperious drive over extra cover. 44 required from 48 balls
    5/30/2014 7:48:50 PM
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