Surrey booked their spot at Finals Day after beating Lancashire Lightning by 13 runs of their Vitality Blast quarter-final at Emirates Previous Trafford.
Surrey will likely be joined by three-time winners – and defending champions – Hampshire Hawks and Somerset after their received their respective quarter-final ties towards Worcestershire Rapids and Notts Outlaws on Friday evening.
Essex beat Birmingham Bears on Thursday to additionally progress to Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday, July 15. They’re going to face Hampshire of their semi-final, whereas Surrey will play Somerset.
Roy and Evans hearth Surrey previous Lancashire
Surrey inflicted a primary dwelling T20 defeat upon the Lightning in 22 video games, courting again to late 2020, with the hosts – in pursuit of Surrey’s 187-5 – slipping from 124-2 within the 14th over to complete on 174-6.
Surrey’s whole, having elected to bat first after profitable the toss, was underpinned by 70 off 41 balls for opener Laurie Evans and 50 off 34 for Jason Roy.
England white-ball captain Jos Buttler appeared to place the sport in Lancashire’s favour with a gap 42 off 32 balls. Veteran Steven Croft additionally made 55 off 41 deliveries, but it surely proved to not be sufficient.
Surrey captain and seamer Chris Jordan excelled, taking 2-28 from his 4 overs, as his facet finally restricted Lightning.
Gregory fires Somerset into Finals Day after batting scare
Lewis Gregory and Ben Inexperienced fired the in-from Somerset to a five-wicket victory over Notts Outlaws at Taunton after an earlier batting collapse threatened their Finals Day desires.
The Outlaws posted what seemed a below-par whole of 157-6 after profitable the toss, Matthew Montgomery top-scoring with 51 off 38 balls, Imad Wasim cracking 31 not out off 15 deliveries and Samit Patel contributing 30 off 26.
Craig Overton claimed 2-23 for Somerset, whereas New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi conceded solely 22 from his 4 overs.
However Somerset misplaced 5 wickets by the halfway level of their reply, leaving them reeling at 62-5, earlier than all-rounders Gregory (57no) and Inexperienced (35no) put collectively an unbroken partnership of 96 to see their facet to Edgbaston with three balls to spare.
Defending champs Hampshire hammer Worcestershire
Defending champions Hampshire Hawks hammered Worcestershire Rapids by 5 wickets of their quarter-final, with Nathan Ellis claiming career-best figures to bowl out the guests for 100 on the Ageas Bowl.
Ellis claimed 4-6, with Chris Wooden and John Turner additionally selecting up two scalps every in a supreme bowling efficiency.
The Rapids had an enterprising 70-run stand between Usama Mir and Ed Pollock – but it surely was bookended by slumping to 29-6 after which shedding their final 4 wickets for one run.
In reply, the Hawks sputtered considerably to their goal to win by simply 5 wickets however with 27 balls to spare.