The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-09-21

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17 The Daily Telegraph Monday 21 September 2020 ** Winged Foot England v West Indies 6pm, Derby, Sky Sports England (probable) D Wyatt, T Beaumont, N Sciver, H Knight, S Dunkley, A Jones, K Brunt, A Shrubsole, S Ecclestone, K George, S Glenn. Smith’s last-ball four secures Gloucester­shire win T20 Vitality Blast at Bristol By Scyld Berry Gloucs (163-8) bt Somerset (161-7) by two wickets Gloucester­shire produced a finalball finish to beat their West Country rivals and knock Somerset out of the Vitality Blast. This T20 fixture, which would have seen a capacity crowd of 15,000 in different times, was settled when Tom Smith hit his only four of the game to secure a home quarter-final. At least Somerset have the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy final to look forward to against Essex at Lord’s on Wednesday. Gloucester­shire won because they were as thrifty as ever in the field and because Ian Cockbain kept them alive in the run-chase, with 89 off 57 balls. At 33, with a baseball stance, he has matured into a top- rate T20 hitter: he has hit the most sixes in this season’s competitio­n, 22, adding three more here. Somerset lost because they gave their youngsters too much of a chance, as harsh an assessment as that may be. After Steve Davies and Babar Azam had begun excellentl­y – with 53 off 5.2 overs – 18-year-old Will Smeed was promoted to three, but he could not score off the last four balls of the powerplay. Azam was left to force the pace and, after some handsome shots, he was caught and bowled by Smith, who along with Benny Howell reined Somerset back. Lewis Gregory, Somerset T20 captain and England all-rounder, could have made more use of him- self. He hit 50 off 28 balls but did not appear until the 11th over when Somerset had lost momentum. He gave an over too many to Lewis Goldsworth­y, the 15th, which was dispatched for 19, bringing the target down to 54 off five overs. For the final over, the bowling choice lay between Gregory himself, a yorker expert, and 24-yearold Ollie Sale, to defend 13 runs, as a tie would not be enough for Somerset. Gregory chose Sale and Howell slammed two, four, dot and four before being caught, leaving three to win off the last – a length ball which Smith pulled through deep midwicket. US Open – Final scores -6 Evs +2 +3 +4 +5 285 D Johnson W Zalatoris 73 70 72 70; 70 74 70 71 +6 286 T Finau J Thomas W Simpson R McIlroy Z 69 73 73 71; 65 73 76 72; 71 71 71 (GB) 274 Bryson DeChambeau 69 68 70 67 67 76 68 75; 70 74 68 74; Johnson 73 V Hovland A Long L Westwood H Matsuyama J Kokrak +7 287 (Norway) 71 71 70 75; 71 74 69 73; 66 70 77 74; (GB) 67 76 72 72 (Japan) 71 69 70 78; 68 71 77 72; (Sweden) 72 74 67 75; 71 71 71 75; (GB) 76 70 69 73 (S Korea) 70 75 73 71 (Chile) 68 73 72 77; 68 72 75 75; (Spain) 69 72 76 (Canada) 71 74 75 70; (S Africa) 70 74 76 70; (Spain) 68 70 74 78; 66 74 73 77 280 Matthew Wolff 66 74 65 75 P Reed +8 288 A Noren 282 Louis Oosthuizen (S Africa) 67 74 68 73 L Glover P Casey +9 +10 289 290 S Im J Niemann 283 Harris English 68 70 72 73 B Todd T Pendrith Rooyen J Rahm E Van R CabreraBel­lo T Pieters 73; (Belgium) 284 Xander Schauffele 68 72 70 74 Scoreboard­s: Page 26

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