Essex vs Hampshire, 1st Semi Final - Live Cricket Score

Vitality Blast, 2023 | 15 Jul 2023, Sat, 3:30 PM IST | Edgbaston, Birmingham

ResultEssex won by 5 wickets (DLS Method)


170/7 (20 ov)



115/5 (11.3 ov)

Ben McDermottBen McDermott(wk)c DR Sams b Samuel Cook291251241.67
James VinceJames Vincec SR Harmer b S Snater131130118.18
Tom PrestTom Prestlbw b MJJ Critchley10131076.92
Joe WeatherleyJoe WeatherleyNot out633942161.54
Liam DawsonLiam Dawsonc MJJ Critchley b SR Harmer131120118.18
James FullerJames Fullerc S Snater b MJJ Critchley15161093.75
Ross WhiteleyRoss Whiteleyc Samuel Cook b PI Walter270028.57
Benny HowellBenny Howellc S Snater b DR Sams221111200.00
Did Not Bat: John Turner, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood
Extra( b - 0, w - 3, no - 0, lb - 0, p - 0 )3
Total( 8.50 Runs per over )170 (7 Wkts, 20 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

39-1 (Ben McDermott, 2.6), 43-2 (James Vince, 3.5), 57-3 (Tom Prest, 6.3), 78-4 (Liam Dawson, 9.3), 110-5 (James Fuller, 14.2), 130-6 (Ross Whiteley, 16.5), 170-7 (Benny Howell, 19.6)

Aaron Beard101400114.00
Daniel Sams404910112.25
Samuel Cook303010010.00
Shane Snater30151005.00
Matt Critchley40222015.50
Simon Harmer40331008.25
Paul Walter1071007.00

Adam RossingtonAdam Rossington(wk)c JJ Weatherley b CP Wood120050.00
Dan LawrenceDan Lawrencec BR McDermott b JK Fuller211621131.25
Michael-Kyle PepperMichael-Kyle Pepper(wk)c John Turner b JK Fuller171720100.00
Paul WalterPaul Walterlbw b John Turner120050.00
Matt CritchleyMatt CritchleyNot out261402185.71
Daniel SamsDaniel Samsc RA Whiteley b Nathan Ellis291723170.59
Simon HarmerSimon HarmerNot out8301266.67
Did Not Bat: Robin Das, Aaron Beard, Samuel Cook, Shane Snater
Extra( b - 5, w - 2, no - 4, lb - 1, p - 0 )12
Total( 10.00 Runs per over )115 (5 Wkts, 11.3 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

2-1 (Adam Rossington, 0.3), 47-2 (Michael-Kyle Pepper, 5.3), 48-3 (Dan Lawrence, 5.5), 50-4 (Paul Walter, 6.2), 95-5 (Daniel Sams, 9.6)

Chris Wood20121006.00
John Turner30281219.30
Nathan Ellis2.302710010.80
Benny Howell101200012.00
James Fuller202320111.50
Liam Dawson1070007.00



Vitality Blast

Date & Time

15 Jul 2023, Sat, 3:30 PM IST


Essex elected to bowl


Edgbaston, Birmingham


Martin Saggers (England), Russell Warren (England), Nigel Llong (England, TV)

Match Referee

Dean Cosker (England)

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Clear Sky

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Essex will take on Hampshire in the 1st Semi-Final of the Vitality Blast 2023. This match will played at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Essex finished fourth in the points table with seven wins and seven losses in 14 matches. They have played an attack brand of cricket with the bat so far this season. They won the Quarter Final 1 against Warwickshire by 2 wickets. Essex opted to bowl first and restricted the opposition to 167. In reply, they got off to flier in the power play and later chased down the target in the final over. Dan Lawrence was the star with the bat scoring a half century. They will be looking to go all the way this season with the squad they have.

Hampshire were excellent in the group stages finishing second in the table. They beat Worcestershire by 5 wickets in Quarter Final 2. They bowled out Worcestershire for 100 and later chased it down with close to 5 overs to spare. Hampshire have a very strong batting lineup and they will be keen to put up another good performance. This promises to be a thriller between these two sides.

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