The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 1 September 2020 *** 9 How he has upped the pace since 2019 Leicestershire off mark after Delany and Lilley set tempo Morgan's strike-rate in T20Is 103.6 2015-2018 Since 2019 0-10 Balls 151.6 94 73 150 11-20 Balls 173.3 By Pippa Field Vitality Blast 126.3 21-30 Balls Leicestershire chalked up their first win in this year’s Vitality Blast as half-centuries from Gareth Delany and Arron Lilley helped them to a 30-run victory over Durham. Batting first after winning the toss, Leicestershire quickly lost Harry Dearden, caught at cover skying an attempted drive off Paul Coughlin. Ireland international Delany was fortunate not to be stumped when he advanced down the wicket to left-arm spinner Liam Trevaskis, with wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter failing to gather the ball cleanly, but he gave no other chances in making 68 from 46 balls. Lilley had a moment of fortune on 17, when Nathan Rimmington was unable to hold a hard-hit drive off the bowling off Brydon Carse, and he went on to make a careerbest 69 as Leicestershire finished on 177 for six. Needing almost nine runs an over, Durham struggled from the start and slumped to 147 for eight as Callum Parkinson finished with three for 21 from his four overs. Chris Dent justified his Vitality Blast recall with a match-winning knock and two crucial interventions in the field during 22-run victory his first T20 appearance for four years against Glamorgan at Bristol on Saturday but he proved key to victory as they posted 197 for three. His 60 off 33 balls laid the foundations for Gloucestershire’s first win of the campaign and he also played a big role in the dismissals of Hamish Rutherford and Riki Wessels as the Rapids finished on 175 for eight. In contrast Worcestershire, winners of the competition in 2018 and runners-up last summer, have only one point from a washout at 195.7 209.1 31-40 Balls 300 Balls per six hit in T20Is 2015-2018 Since 2019 13.7 8.4 May 2019 – now In his current Indian summer, he is delivering big runs on a regular basis (his average, strike-rate and six-hitting are all at their peak). 11 465 58.1 185 5 2.9 Games: Runs: Average: Strike-rate: 50s: Sixes per game: Glamorgan to show from their opening three matches. Alex Davies’s 56-ball 82 helped set on the way to a second win. The wicketkeeper-opener scored almost half of his team’s runs as they posted 178 for five. nearly reeled in the total in the last over, needing seven off three balls, but Matthew Critchley’s run out ended any hopes as the visitors won by four runs. Lancashire Jan 2013 – May 2019 In the middle period, he scored quickly but less regularly (his average drops significantly and there are fewer 50s per game) Derbyshire Gloucestershire’s over Worcestershire. 48 941 23 128 5 1.06 Games: Runs: Average: Strike-rate: 50s: Sixes per game: Gloucestershire’s red-ball captain had registered a golden duck in Scoreboards: Page 10 Sciver hits first trophy century to keep Lightning charge at bay By Pippa Field Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 6pm, Emirates Old Trafford, Sky England Pakistan Umpires
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