Round-Up: Ton for Steven Davies helps Surrey canter home
Stephen Brown is the UK Country Director at the Global Poverty Project and head of the national fundraising challenge Live Below the Line. Stephen has won a series of awards and nominations for his work, including an International Emmy nomination for his work on Channel 4’s Battlefront TV show. Previous to the Global Poverty Project, Stephen was Campaign Director for Diane Abbott during the Labour Leadership battle of 2010 and is the former National Secretary of the National Union of Students. Stephen is a contributor to The Huffington Post and more recently, The Big Issue and is about to start as a guest panellist on London Live’s Not the One Show.
Monday 06 May 2013
Steven Davies hit 127 off just 104 balls to give Surrey a nine-wicket win over Hampshire in the Yorkshire Bank Pro 40 yesterday.
Set 229 to win at The Oval in Group B, Davies helped his side reach the target with 52 balls remaining, hitting 14 fours and three sixes in the process, with Graeme Smith's 74 from just 55 balls also aiding the reply.
Durham raced to an impressive win over last season's semi-finalists Lancashire at Old Trafford thanks to Phil Mustard's 91.
In pursuit of 217 to win the Group B match, Mustard and his opening partner Mark Stoneman scored at 10 runs per over in the first eight powerplay overs – including a run of 26 runs off seven balls.
After the departures of Stoneman for 32 and Ryan Pringle in the space of eight balls to leave the score at 81 for 2 in the ninth, Mustard built upon the early assault to secure a first win at the second attempt for his side.
Elsewhere, South African David Miller hit 101 off just 38 balls, the third-fastest century in Indian Premier League history, to give Punjab a six-wicket win over Bangalore.
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