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    Royal London One-Day Cup Bites - 20 May

    All the main talking points and videos from a super Sunday of One-Day Cup action

    Gloucestershire 289/6 beat Essex 287/7 by 4 wickets
    Lancashire 313/7 beat Durham 122 by 192 runs
    Middlesex 313/9 beat Kent 241 by 70 runs

    Somerset 371/7 beat Glamorgan 288 by 83 runs
    Nottinghamshire 290 lost to Northamptonshire 339/9 by 49 runs
    Yorkshire 247/9 lost to Warwickshire 244/5 by 5 wickets

    JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH OF START TO THE SEASON
    James Hildreth has been doing James Hildreth things again. You know what we mean, he does it every season: where he goes and hits loads and loads of runs. We're only two thirds of the way through May and already the Somerset man has 578 runs to his name across all formats. Following his spellbinding 158-run smash-a-thon against Glamorgan, in which they won by 83 runs, Hildreth finished the day with a 2018 average of 96.33. He's such a decent bloke, he even threw the ball back to the bowler after being dismissed. What a guy!

    NO HAIN, NO GAIN
    Sam Hain has always had it. That special little something that makes people sit up and take notice. It's hard not to in his case after he kept breaking Warwickshire batting records for the youngest player to achieve certain feats. Now an elder statesmen in a relatively youthful setup, he's gone up a gear since the start of the One-Day Cup, stroking his way to back-to-back centuries, both times providing the backbone to successful chases, an unbeaten 102 on this occasion securing victory over Yorkshire.

    WAKE ME UP!
    Northants and Nottinghamshire - these two know how to have a right tear up when they come together. Both heavyweights when it comes to white-ball cricket, this pair set a new record for most runs in a List A match back in 2016. And it looked like we were in for another run-filled encounter when Northants captain Alex Wakely and his clan miffed an imposing total of 339/9, courtesy of half-centuries from Wakely, Josh Cobb and Adam Rossington. But One-Day Cup holders Notts had little in reply, as some fine bowling restricted them to 290, and gave Northants their first win of the season.


    THE GREEN GIANT
    After a difficult beginning to the season, Alex Davies appears to be heading back towards his best. He crunched a rapid-fire 146 runs against Durham, combing fierce strokes with clever game-play to work the gaps. His quick start allowed fellow opener, and in-form bat, Keaton Jennings to take a more measured approach as they put on 175 for the first wicket. There was only ever going to be one winner from there, and Lancashire were just as disciplined with their bowling, to secure victory by 192 runs.

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