• Ingram helps rescue tie

    Colin Ingram‘s half-century helped Somerset secure a share of the points in their Royal London One-Day Cup fixture on Tuesday, reports Gareth Stevens.

    Nottinghamshire and Somerset played out the first tied match of the tournament at Trent Bridge. The hosts were sent in to bat and posted 261-8 in ther 50 overs. Alfonso Thomas and Tim Groenewald did a decent job with the ball, taking 1-60 and 2-57 respectively.

    In reply, Somerset seemed to be cruising home as their openers put on 125 for the first wicket. Three wickets then fell in quick succession before Ingram’s 50 off 51 deliveries appeared to get the innings back on track.

    Ingram’s departure caused a collapse, leaving Groenewald and Thomas needing seven off the final over to secure victory. The two knocked it around, reducing the equation to two runs off the final delivery. However, they only managed to scramble a single, ending their 50 overs on 261-8. The tie meant that both sides had to settle for a share of the points.

    Elsewhere, Kent sneaked home by two wickets against Durham in Canterbury. The visitors elected to bat first and helped by Keaton Jennings‘ unbeaten 26 off 19 balls at the death, finished on 271-7. In reply, all the batsmen chipped in to get the hosts over the line with four balls to spare.

    Over in Milton Keynes, Worcestershire earned a valuable away win over Northamptonshire. The hosts elected to field and were set a target of 274. The chase got off to a terrible start as Richard Levi was dismissed for a duck, which facilitated a top-order meltdown.

    The contest was over as early as the eighth over of the second innings, as Northants were reduced to 27-4. They were eventually bowled out for 186 in the 39th over, handing Worcestershire a commanding 88-run victory.

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