Falcons secure knockout spot

Monday 26th August 2019
Written by Stephen Martin

Wayne Madsen and Billy Godleman struck half-centuries as Derbyshire booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast with a win over Lancashire Lightning. 

Madsen (69) and Godleman (57) put on a century stand as the Falcons posted a score of 162-3, before Ravi Rampaul’s 3-19 guided them to an 11-run win, only Lancashire’s second defeat in the competition, despite 58 from Liam Livingstone.

Having won the toss and electing to bat, Godleman and Matt Critchley made a steady start to the innings before the latter was caught by Livingstone off Croft for four.

Having guided the Falcons to back-to-back wins over Northants and Leicestershire, the combination of Godleman and Madsen put on more than 50 for the third game running, eventually putting on 112 for the second wicket.

Madsen powered his way to 50 off just 27 balls, including six fours and two sixes, while Godleman secured his second half-century in as many days with a huge six off Glenn Maxwell.

Both departed before the end of the innings, with Alex Hughes’ 22 helping the Falcons to a total of 162-3 from their 20 overs, setting the hosts 163 to win.

Logan van Beek make the best possible start with the ball, having Alex Davies caught by Anuj Dal with the second ball of the innings.

The hosts added 33 to their total before Rampaul struck to dismiss Steven Croft (16) and Josh Bohannon (0) with consecutive deliveries, the second being his 20th Vitality Blast wicket of the season.

Liam Livingstone remained at the crease and reached his half-century in 33 balls, including four fours and two sixes, before he was caught by Daryn Smit off Hughes for 58.

Still needing 12 to win the game, Rampaul claimed his third wicket of the game with the final ball, bowling Liam Hurt (0) to confirm a place in the last e

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