Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates have one of the five games everyone is looking forward to in the 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship.
The Roses derbies? The battle of the Overtons? Bears v Pears? Which match are you looking forward to in the 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship?
Kent v Sussex – Beckenham
It may not be the fiercest of local rivalries, but there will be a few scores to settle in this clash next summer.
Canterbury was not a happy hunting ground for Rawlins and his Sussex teammates in the Bob Willis Trophy, so the South Coast side may be rather pleased to see the 2021 fixture being played at Beckenham instead.
The 2020 clash started well, with Rawlins and his teammates scoring 332 in the first innings, with Rawlins scoring 20, but it went a bit downhill from there.
Jordan Cox and Daniel Bell-Drummond added 107 for the first Kent wicket, before Cox and Jack Leaning rewrote the record books with an unbeaten stand of 423, with both players recording double centuries.
Had they not been forced to declare after 120 overs, as per the Bob Willis Trophy rules, they could well have batted out the remaining three days of the match without losing their wickets.
Having declared at 530/1, Kent then bowled out the visitors for 173, with Rawlins scoring 19, as Kent would win by an innings and 25 runs – a result massaged slightly by a 60-run final-wicket partnership between Stuart Meaker and Mitch Clayden.
The reverse fixture starts on May 13th at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Hemp & Pakistan Fall Short Again Against South Africa
David Hemp and his Pakistan Women’s Cricket team have fallen in their second match of the One Day International (ODI) Series against South Africa by 13 runs.
Marizanne Kapp starred with the bat and ball to guide South Africa to a 2-0 ODI Series lead over Pakistan.
The world no.3 all-rounder’s unbeaten 68 and 3/44 set the standard for the home side whose 252/7 was just too much for a resolute Pakistan side.
Pakistan’s all-rounder Aliya Riaz posted the best score of her ODI career, the right-hander scored 81 off 95 balls with the help of seven fours and one six to revive the Pakistan innings. Aliya added 111 runs for the sixth-wicket with Nida Dar who scored 51 off 89 balls (two fours).
This was Nida’s second consecutive fifty; the two lifted Pakistan from 73 for five in the 18th over and gave them a real glimmer of hope in their alliance.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Online Cricket Analytics Course Announced
Former TT Cricket Board (TTCB) and West Indies (WI) Under-19 performance analyst Dinesh Mahabir will host an online interactive course entitled ‘An Introduction to Cricket Analytics’ on January 24th and 31st, for anyone interested.
The course will offer a deep dive into the Data and resources that drive the sport of Cricket behind the scenes, participants will learn the modern approach to Cricket from International Industry Experts.
Participants will explore the digital tools & resources with insight into Cricket Technology, as well as data collection & statistical reports, video & technique analysis & biomechanics.
With the focus on Cricket, this course is applicable to all sports. It provides a foundation of data in the sport and facilitates analysis and player development.
Suitable participants will qualify for an internship and mentorship program.
Contact via WhatsApp +18684724372 to sign up for the course that cost $150.00.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Hemp & Pakistan Fall Just Short Against South Africa
South Africa survived a late flourish from David Hemp’s Pakistan to cling on for the tightest of victories in the first of their three-match ODI series in Durban.
A record ninth-wicket partnership from Nida Dar and Diana Baig of 60 dragged Pakistan to within sight of an unlikely victory, but they fell agonizingly short of the 200 total set by Momentum South Africa, finishing their 50 overs at 197/8.
World no.4 bowler Shabnim Ismail took 3/42 and enjoyed a cameo with the bat to help record 200/9 for Pakistan to chase, with the visitors having elected to bowl first.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hemp & Pakistan Ready for South Africa
The Pakistan Women National Selection Committee announced a 17-player squad for ODI and T20I series against South Africa, which will be played in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
Javeria Khan will take the captaincy responsibilities in the absence of Bismah Maroo, with David Hemp making his debut as the teams coach.
Pakistan Women’s National Team: Javeria Khan (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Syeda Aroob Shah