Brendon McCullum led from the front with an exhilarating 63 off 28 balls as Middlesex, who totalled 203 for 6, then dismissed Essex Eagles for 131 to win by 72 runs in front of a 27,000 sell-out crowd at a floodlit Lord’s tonight.
Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed his billing as the top batsman in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, as he masterminded Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s four-wicket win at Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.
Ravi Bopara took four for 19 in a parsimonious four-over spell, which coupled with Dan Lawrence’s NatWest T20 Blast best of 47 helped Essex thrash top-of-the-table Hampshire to climb off the bottom with 36 balls to spare.
Michael Griggs starred with the bat, and Dan Carter with the ball, as Frinton cruised to an impressive victory over Cambridge Granta by 94 runs in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.
With three defeats from their opening four matches in this season’s NatWest T20 Blast competition, Essex Eagles will be looking for a positive result when making the short trip to The Kia Oval tomorrow night to face Surrey.
Bury St Edmunds captain, Sean Park, still believes that his side can engineer an escape from the clutches of relegation, despite failing to win for the 12th time from 13 starts in the East Anglian Premier League , at home to Horsford on Saturday.
Suffolk sides Copdock & Old Ipswichian, and Mildenhall, both had to settle for draws in their respective East Anglian Premier League matches at home to Great Witchingham and Norwich respectively on Saturday.
Teenager Alex Oxley recorded his first Minor Counties half century before Suffolk saw three late wickets fall in a rain-affected day one of their Unicorns Championship Eastern Division match at Norfolk today.
A unbeaten last wicket stand of 78, between Dustin Melton and Jonathan Gallagher, secured a remarkable victory for leaders Sudbury, in their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League clash at Burwell on Saturday.