AAP & Cricket Network
AAP & Cricket Network
Australian leftie's county knock not enough while Ellyse Perry's English T20 side also suffers defeat
A quick-fire half-century from Shaun Marsh wasn’t quite enough as Yorkshire were defeated by four wickets in their domestic men’s T20 clash against Leicestershire overnight.
Marsh smashed 60 runs from 44 balls, including eight boundaries, while Tom Kohler-Cadmore belted 75 off 40 balls to guide Yorkshire to an imposing 5-182 from their 20 overs.
But a spectacular half-century from former Australia and New Zealand represenative Luke Ronchi, hit off just 19 balls and including seven fours and three sixes, helped Leicestershire to victory with two balls to spare.
The highlight of Ronchi's clean hitting was an upper-cut six high over third man off David Willey before he was out for 57 off 27 deliveries.
SIX | Here was that brilliant maximum from Luke Ronchi earlier this afternoon pic.twitter.com/EtNHLuKSia— Leicestershire CCC🏏 (@leicsccc) August 12, 2017
It was Leicestershire's second win in two days and it puts them firmly back in the hunt for quarter-final qualification.
At Taunton, Adam Milne claimed 5-11 as Kent Spitfires beat Somerset by six wickets to also keep alive their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Quick Single: Pandya belts record-breaking maiden ton
One of Milne's wickets included a brilliant airborne catch by fellow countryman Jimmy Neesham.
It was the 25-year-old's best figures for Kent as they dismissed Somerset for 149.
Kent reached 4-151 with 10 balls to spare.
In the women’s T20 Super League, Western Storm proved too strong for Loughborough Lightning in Taunton.
Australia’s Ellyse Perry opened the batting for the Lightning and scored 25 off 28 balls before being run out by West Indies allrounder Stafanie Taylor.
Chasing 109 for victory, the Storm were in early trouble when Australia leggie Kristen Beams bowled New Zealand’s Rachel Priest with the fourth ball of the innings.
Georgia Hennessy (23 off 29), Heather Knight (24 off 27) and Taylor (34 off 32) steadied the innings, before Sophie Luff’s unbeaten 18 off 14 balls sealed a five-wicket victory with five balls remaining.