Vitality Blast
Fri 2 June, 19:00

The Incora County Ground, Derby

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Derbyshire Falcons

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Report: Falcons v Bears, Vitality Blast

Bears’ winning streak in the North Group came to an end at Derby as the Falcons’ Wayne Madsen continued his remarkable run of form in the Vitality Blast to set up a 17-run victory.

Madsen came into the game on the back of three fifties and a hundred and delivered another white ball masterclass with an unbeaten 71 off 52 balls out of 174 for 5.

Tom Woods hammered 39 from 19 as he and Madsen plundered 79 off 41 balls with Glenn Maxwell taking 2 for 19 in four overs.

The Bears hopes of equalling their best ever start in the T20 with a fifth victory quickly faded as they slipped to 45 for 4 in the powerplay with England’s Moeen Ali falling for 16.

Maxwell briefly threatened with 29 off 22 balls before Dan Mousley and Ed Barnard added 49 off 30 but the Bears came up short on 157 for 9 with Zak Chappell taking 3 for 32 and Zaman Khan 3 for 34.

Ali, playing his first game for his home county for 17 years, had elected to bowl first on a sunny evening at the Incora County Ground.

Luis Reece swung Maxwell for six before pulling Henry Brookes into the hands of deep square which brought in the prolific Madsen who cut his first ball for four.

He drilled Craig Miles past mid on for another four as the Falcons ended the powerplay on 43 for 1 and Haider Ali greeted Jake Lintott by launching him over the ropes at wide long on.

His attempts to do the same to Maxwell was pouched by Mousley at deep midwicket but Madsen was the wicket the Bears most wanted.

Maxwell beat Leus Du Plooy’s charge to end his impressive spell but Madsen was finding the gaps and after surviving a hard caught and bowled chance to Mousley on 47, pulled the spinner for his ninth four to reach yet another 50 off 40 balls.

It was an impressive display of timing and placement on a slow pitch and when Tom Wood opened his shoulders to club Brookes for two fours and a six in a penultimate over which cost 27, the momentum had swung to the Falcons.

Wood pulled Miles to deep midwicket to end a stand of 79 off 41 balls but he had helped take the Falcons to a competitive score.

Ali launched the chase by lofting Chappell over long on which resulted in the ball being changed but when Alex Davies tried to emulate his skipper he skied a catch to mid off.

It is difficult to keep Madsen out of the game at the moment and the 39-year-old plunged forward at cover in the fourth over to hold a fine catch when Ali checked a drive at Khan although he appeared to hurt his right knee in the process.

Maxwell dispatched George Scrimshaw’s first two balls to the ropes but the fast bowler responded by bowling Sam Hain when he backed away to drive.

Bears were in deep trouble when Chris Benjamin gloved a pull at Chappell through to the wicketkeeper with everything now resting for the visitors on Maxwell.

But he drilled Mattie McKiernan to long off in the 10th over and despite Mousley and Barnard’s rally, the Falcons kept their discipline to record back-to-back wins.

First Team Coach Mark Robinson said: “It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on, it was probably a 150 wicket, anything in that region would take some chasing so they were 25 runs over par. and when you are four down in the powerplay, you don’t win many games. 

“We knew what to do, we just didn’t execute but we’ve had four great games and as you say you’re going to lose one on the way. We didn’t get it right today but you move on.

“We’ve got outplayed today and that’s going to happen every now and again and the outstanding innings of the game was from Madsen who played the spin in particular really, really well  and got his team a score that makes it really difficult in the chase.

“We had those bad three overs where it really got away from us and as I say we lost wickets and couldn’t really get that partnership but we’ve been brilliant for four games and today we’ve been outplayed and that can happen.”

£15 tickets for home quarter-final

Bears have secured a home Vitality Blast quarter-final which will be on Thursday 6 July, with adult tickets only £15.

Tickets ware available online at or on the day via the Ticket Office. Members and Season Pass holders can attend for free by scanning their card at the gate.

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Preview: Falcons v Bears, Vitality Blast

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is back in Birmingham – and he’s set to make his eagerly anticipated Bears’ debut in the Vitality Blast at Derby (2 June).

Ali is fresh from a stunning win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday when he helped guide the Chennai Super Kings to their second title in three years with a thrilling win over Gujarat Titans.

Bears First Team Coach Mark Robinson was happy to grant the 35-year-old a few days to savour the win and settle back into Birmingham.

But Ali – who returns to his hometown club after 16 years with Worcestershire – didn’t want to waste any time before joining up with his new teammates.

And he’s expected to make his home debut at Edgbaston on Saturday (3 June) when the Bears take on Notts Outlaws (6.30pm) in a double-header following Central Sparks clash against Southern Vipers. Tickets are available from only £21 and includes both games, while 5-15 year-olds are £5 and under 5s go free.

“It says everything about the man, his passion for cricket and his commitment to the Bears,” said Robinson.

“He said he feels fresh and can’t wait to get going for the Bears. He’s been in regular contact with Davo (Vice Captain Alex Davies) whilst in India, following the team’s progress and talking tactics.

“It’ll be a proud moment for him tomorrow night and of course his experience and quality will only benefit the side and help us build on our great start to the Blast.”

A 21-run win at Northants Steelbacks on Wednesday night was the Bears’ fourth win from four as they cemented their position at the top of the North Group.

Another win at Derbyshire Falcons tomorrow evening will equal the Bears’ best ever start to a T20 campaign. That came back in 2007 when they won their first five games.

Robinson described the Bears’ start to the T20 campaign as “outstanding” but warned there was no time to revel in his side’s 100 per cent start to this year’s Blast as they prepare for two games in two days.

“Our start sets us up nicely,” he said, “but you have to move on quickly. We can relish what we’ve done so far in the competition but every team has its danger players and if you take any team lightly it will come back to bite you.

“There’s always things we can work on but what’s pleasing is that different people are chipping in at vital times. Yates (71) and Milo (4/29) stood up at Northants but there were also cameos from Benji and Barney that gave us an over-par score.

“It was pleasing to top 200 again at Northants. It was a lightning outfield, not easy conditions to field in, but we saved some twos – and pinched some twos when batting – and took some sharp catches.”

Ali’s addition means Robinson names a 14-man squad to face the Falcons.

Chris Woakes remains with England while the games tomorrow and Saturday still come too soon for Hassan Ali and Liam Norwell who continue their recoveries from ankle and back injuries respectively.


Moeen Ali
Ed Barnard
Chris Benjamin
Jacob Bethell
Danny Briggs
Henry Brookes
Alex Davies
Sam Hain
Olly Hannon-Dalby
Jake Lintott
Glenn Maxwell
Craig Miles
Dan Mousley
Rob Yates

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£15 tickets for home quarter-final

Bears have secured a home Vitality Blast quarter-final which will be on Thursday 6 July, with adult tickets only £15.

Tickets ware available online at or on the day via the Ticket Office. Members and Season Pass holders can attend for free by scanning their card at the gate.

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