Middlesex vs Kent, South Group
Middlesex batsman Brendon McCullum did what he does the best by taking the Kent bowlers out on a leather hunt on Thursday (July 20) in their South Group clash. His breathtaking 88 that came off just 51 balls ensured that Middlesex put up a daunting 179 on the board and eventually secure a 16-run win.
Brief Scores: Middlesex 179/8 in 20 overs (Brendon McCullum 88; Matt Coles 4-32) beat Kent 163/8 in 20 overs (Sam Northeast 59, James Neesham 52; Ryan Higgins 2-22, Steven Finn 2-26) by 16 runs.
Hampshire vs Sussex, South Group
Hampshire were 30 for 4 in no time and it took the solitary efforts of Alsop, where he scored a 50-ball 64 to ensure his side reached 126. Jofra Archer was the wrecker-in-chief as he bagged four wickets to never allow Hampshire from getting up from the mat.
Brief Scores: Hampshire 126/9 in 20 overs (Tom Alsop 64; Jofra Archer 4-18) lost to Sussex 127/4 in 17.2 overs (Ben Brown 42, Chris Nash 32; Mason Crane 1-19) by six wickets.
Durham vs Leicestershire, North Group
Durham slipped further to be reeling at 69 for 6 in the 15th over. Despite Paul Coughlin’s fighting 42, Durham could only muster 117 in their 20 overs, falling well short of their target. Clint McKay and Colin Ackermann bagged two wickets apiece while Callum Parkinson led the show with three wickets to his name. Leicestershire’s 27-run win helped them stay atop the points table with four wins in as many games and are closely followed by Derbyshire who have two points lesser.
Brief Scores: Leicestershire 144/8 in 20 overs (Mark Cosgrove 33, Luke Ronchi 32; Paul Collingwood 4-24, Ryan Pringle 2-22) beat Durham 117/8 in 20 overs (Paul Coughlin 42*; Callum Parkinson 3-20, Colin Ackermann 2-22) by 27 runs.