Liam Trevaskis explodes 16 runs from seven-ball to lead Durham to a final victory against previously unbeaten Lancashire; wins for Gloucestershire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Derbyshire, Kent and Essex
Last update: 06/10/22 11:31 p.m.
Liam Trevaskis produced late exploits to guide Durham to a final victory against previously unbeaten Lancashire in their Vitality Blast clash.
The home side looked set to suffer their fourth straight loss in their 131 chase amid exceptional bowling from Richard Gleeson, but Trevaskis managed 16 runs from seven ball to lead his team down the line with three bullets to spare.
Lancashire had produced an under-par effort with the bat, mustering just 130 from their 20 overs.
Highlights of the T20 Vitality Blast game between Sussex and Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire the bowlers produced a remarkable fightback in Hove to beat Sussex by four runs in a final thriller.
The visitors took eight wickets for 23 runs in six overs to move into third in the South Group.
It was a spectacular slump for Sussex, who appeared on course for a routine win when they went 118 for three in the 14th and headed towards their target of 146.
yorkshire opened the North Group table with a 10-wicket win over Birmingham at Edgbaston.
The Bears elected to strike but were knocked out for 101 with 19 unused balls. Yorkshire then moved to 106 unbeaten from 12.5 overs as Adam Lyth hit 58 from 45 and Dawid Malan 38 from 33.
Nottinghamshire kept his campaign alive with a convincing five-wicket win at Leicestershire.
After knocking out the home side for a dismal 123 from 19 overs, the Outlaws headed home with 6.4 overs to spare after flyhalf Alex Hales kicked off their reply by smashing 44 from 16 balls.
Ben Duckett’s undefeated 44 completed the win and handed the Foxes a third straight loss.
Hampshire made it four out of four wins with a nine-point victory over Glamorgan in Cardiff.
After being batted, the visitors made it 134-4 to a solid display of bowling from Glamorgan.
But, on a tricky surface, the hosts never really got the better of the chase. A few big shots from Dan Douthwaite at the back gave them hope, but he became the fourth victim of Brad Wheal’s career best five for 38 in the final.
derbyshire secured back-to-back wins in the space of 24 hours to bolster their qualifying hopes with a 39-point success over struggling Worcestershire.
Shan Masood continued his excellent form in all competitions with a healthy 65 of 168 for seven after the Falcons faceoff.
The Rapids looked in control as they reached 92 for three in the 12th to collapse, losing six wickets for 27 runs and falling well short.
Jordan Cox broke a career-best 94 to lead the South Group wrestlers Kent to a surprise 32-point win over Somerset at Taunton.
The visitors went 202-5 after losing the draw and Somerset could only manage 170-9 in response.
Feroze Khushi brought his second form XI to Essex as he unleashed a first-half Vitality Blast to help his side claim a 61-point win over Middlesex.
Paul Walter also racked up 58 as the Eagles made it 186 before Matt Critchley took his Blast tally to 12 wickets with three for 22 and Sam Cook returned a magnificent three for 18 as the visitors were knocked out for 125 to extend their losing streak to five matches. .