‘The Hundred’ Northern Supercharges v Trent Charges August 9th

Neil Whitaker reports from Headingley

THE Trent Rockets won their second match of this year’s  Hundred competition as they beat the Northern Supercgharges by seven wickets with eight balls to spare in another one sided affair at Headingley.

Opener Dawid Malan hit an unbeaten 83 and shared in a first wicket partnership of 86 in 53 balls with Alex Hales.  He said: “It’s always nice to get runs in a win.  It’s nice to  play at Headingley because it’s a small area.I definitely got some stick fielding for the Rockets when I when I play for Yorkshire.  I think that it was a complete performance by us.”

Malan had a life on nine when he drilled David  Wiese to cover who couldn’t hold on to the chance. He swept Rashid over the square leg boundary into the West stand.  He gently placed Ben  Raine to the cover boundary.  Malan reached his fifty from 36 balls but the ball after he reached his fifty he flat batted Dwayne Bravo for a four.  He clipped Adil Rashid over mid wicket for a six.  He rolled Matty  Potts off  his hips for another six and smashed him to the point boundary.  

Malan got too far under the next ball and found Wiese on the long of boundary who  spilled the chance off Potts.  He delicately cut  Bravo to the fine leg boundary and threw threw caution to the wind as he flung everything at edging  Bravo to the fine leg boundary.

Hales caressed Wiese into the Howard stand for a six, then in the next set he hit Roland Van Der Merwe for consecutive boundaries: the first one went  over long on and the second he drilled mid wicket.  On 28 he had a life when he cut Rashid to Adam Hose at point but he couldn’t take the catch.  He had another life  on 30 when he swept Rashid but this time it was   Van Der  Merwe who couldn’t take the catch.

He got under Wiese and thumped him to the mid wicket boundary.  But on 43 his luck ran out.  He tried to sweep Rashid but top edged him and stumper John  Simpson ran 10 yards square to take the catch.

Kohler-Cadmore sliced a drive off Raine and Rashid took the catch diving to his left. Munroe low edged Bravo to stumper Simpson and was given out after the visitors reviewed it and then after an age, who the other two Northern Supercharges Wickets to fall.

Put into bat the Northern Supercharges made 152 eight in their 100 balls which at one stage looked like they wouldn’t clear 100.  They got 152 thanks to a seventh wicket partnership of 83 by Wiese and Van Der Merwe.  Wiese top scored with 50 and Van Der Merwe was out to the last ball of their innings.  With nothing to lose Van Der Merwe went for another big hit off Dan Sams but was  caught on the long off boundary by skipper Lewis  Gregory on the boundary off Sams.

Wiese took a couple of paces down the pitch to  Tabriz Shamsi and gracefully launched him into the Howard stand for straight six. He used the long handle to Sams to drill him to the mid wicket boundary and he pummelled Sans for a six over mid wicket to bring up his fifty. 

Van Der Merwe smashed a full toss from Samit Patel just over Root’s head at long off. Van Der Merwe flat batted Sans for a straight six.  He got too far under a flat batted smash of Luke Wood and was lucky that Shamsi dropped him at cover

Wiese said: “If you lose early wickets in the powerplay you are always struggling and they kept taking wickets and you can’t build partnerships.

We wanted to get 150 to give our bowlers something to bowl at but at the end we were outplayed.  I grew up with Van Der Merwe and we played for South Africa so it’s always good to bat with a friend.”

The Northern Superchargers lost their first wicket to to the first ball of the match when Adam Lyth top edged a pull off Wood to Luke  Fletcher at short fine leg.  Sams bowling the second set off five as Wood went up for an edge behind by Fa  Du Plessis, which was turned down by umpire David Millns so the Trent Rockets decided to review it and the replay showed he had edged it to stumper Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Michael Pepper tried to turn Wood to leg but played over the ball and was bowled.

Bravo helped  Fletcher to Root at fine who had to dive forward to take the catch.

Simpson pulled a short ball from  Shamsi to the mid wicket boundary. He was the fifth man out when he guided Fletcher to short third man. 

Hose gently pulled Gregory to the mid wicket boundary. Patel got a wicket when smart work by Kohler-Cadmore  stumped Hose after a replay


August 11, 2022 9:38 am

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