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Nathan Ellis could be set to become the IPL’s most sought after ‘death’ bowler

On the back of a remarkable T20 Vitality Blast campaign with Hampshire, Nathan Ellis has arguably established himself as the world’s finest exponent of at-the-death bowling. Ellis’ breath-taking last over of the final – against Lancashire at Edgbaston last week – was a perfect example of his immense skill and composure in a high pressured situation.

T20 Vitality Blast – Tonight’s fixtures and Sunday recap

Tonight’s fixtures include an intriguing contest between the two form teams in the North Group. Derbyshire Falcons entertain Northamptonshire Steelbacks at the Incora Ground, Derby with both teams well in the hunt for a place in the quarter finals.

Hampshire blow a good start with the ball as Middlesex rally to win Vitality Blast opener

Despite a great start with the ball, Hampshire Hawks were unable to capitalise, eventually going down in this white ball season opener by 10 runs. Despite losing three early wickets, Middlesex opener Max Holden and middle order batsman Jack Davies were able to steady the ship. Subsequently, 41 runs off just 27 balls from wicketkeeper-batsman John Simpson eased the visitors to what would prove to be an unassailable 163/6.

Hampshire close in on an unwanted half-century

Currently second in the LV= Insurance County Championship Division One, Hampshire have started the season very well, particularly with the ball. They have not won the county championship since 1973; forty-nine years ago. With twenty wickets already to his name, Keith Barker has certainly caught the eye. After taking 5-67 in the first innings against title rivals, Lancashire, the joint… Read More »Hampshire close in on an unwanted half-century