Rain the winner as Manchester Originals suffer second home washout


Colin Munro made 41 from 28 before rain finally brought an end to proceedings

Manchester Originals 98 for 3 (Munro 41*) vs Southern Brave – Match abandoned

The men’s Hundred clash between Manchester Originals and Southern Brave ended in a no result as rain limited play to only 71 balls at Emirates Old Trafford.

The inclement weather arrived towards the end of the women’s game earlier in the evening and delayed a scheduled 7pm start by 45 minutes. Play was reduced to 90 balls per side, with Brave winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Originals reached 36 for 2 before a 10-minute delay from 8pm reduced the game further to 85 balls per side. They later reached 98 for 3 from 71. Unfortunately, there was no play beyond 8.50pm.

This was Originals second no result, and they have moved into a three-way tie on six points at the top of the table alongside Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets, with Rockets having only played four. For Brave, they have moved to five points courtesy of their first no result added to two wins and two defeats.

New Zealand batsman Colin Munro pulled Chris Jordan for six over midwicket in an unbeaten 41 off 28 balls, while there were wickets for Tymal Mills, Jordan and the left-arm wristspin of Jake Lintott.

Jordan’s first three balls had all gone for four from the blade of Sussex team-mate Phil Salt, but he had him caught behind next ball to leave the score at 36 for 2 after 24.

Earlier, Mills had bowled Joe Clarke with his first ball and Liam Dawson suffered a suspected dislocated finger on his right hand having been struck in his follow through by a fierce Salt drive. Lintott’s wicket was that of Colin Ackermann caught at long-on.

Munro was moving the Originals towards a competitive total before rain ruled.