Rampant Royals cruise to victory over the Lions

Felix Austin | cricket20

The Hampshire Royals kept the pressure on the Sussex Sharks at the top of the Friends Life t20 Southern Group thanks to a comprehensive seven wicket victory over the Surrey Lions at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The Royals proved to strong for the Lions who were reduced to just 9-4 inside the opening three over after stand in skipper Gareth Batty won the toss and elected to bat first.

Having been restricted to just 94-6 the Lions were unable to keep the Royals at bay as the cruised to victory with for overs to spare to seal their fourth victory of the tournament.

In the nights other game, the Northants Steelbacks finally broke their six game losing streak thanks to a crushing nine wicket victor over the Welsh Dragons at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.

Having restricted the Dragons to a total of 110-9, the Steelbacks cruised to victory with 41 balls to spare thanks to a quick fire half century from Alex Wakely (54).

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