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Beaumont continues fine form for Kent

Tammy Beaumont struck an unbeaten 92 as Kent maintained their position at the top of the Royal London Women's One-Day Cup Division One table courtesy of a resounding nine-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at Tunbridge Wells.

The opening batter, who compiled a century in her last outing, recovered from the early loss of England team-mate Charlotte Edwards to hit 17 fours in her 97-ball innings, helping her side chase down 143 in 27.5 overs.

Charlotte Pape claimed 4-24 from 10 overs as Nottinghamshire were limited to 142 for nine despite 56 from Olivia Thornton.

Sarah Clarke starred with the ball as second-placed Surrey defeated Sussex by five wickets at Imber Court.

Clarke took 3-9 from seven overs to help dismiss Sussex for just 101, with only four players making double figures.

With wickets falling around her, Susie Rowe saw Surrey home with an unbeaten 27.

Kathryn Doherty’s unbeaten 55 guided Yorkshire to a dramatic one-wicket triumph over bottom-placed Essex at Garon Park.Danielle Hazell impressed with bat and ball during Yorkshire's dramatic one-wicket County Championship Division One victory over bottom-placed Essex

Doherty shared a third-wicket stand of 50 with Danielle Hazell, who contributed 23, and kept her cool amidst a collapse.

The White Rose slipped from 112 for two to 172 for eight, but Doherty and last-woman Beatrice Firth saw Yorkshire to victory.

Hazell earlier claimed stunning figures of 3-11 off 10 overs to limit Essex to 183 for eight from 50 overs.

Skipper Heather Knight’s unbeaten 66 led Berkshire to a five-wicket win over Middlesex at Wokingham Cricket Club.

Chasing 174 for victory, Berkshire were struggling on 36 for three until Amanda Potgieter joined Knight in the middle.

The pair shared a vital 84-run stand and, despite Potgieter departing for 38, Knight led by example and got her side over the line.

Opening batter Natasha Miles top-scored with 41 of Middlesex’s 173 all out.

Lancashire remain top of Division Two after Nalisha Patel took 4-25 in their convincing 63-run victory over Wales, while half-centuries from Devon duo Hazelle Garton and Alli Kelly condemned Cheshire to a four-wicket defeat.

Sophie Luff and Fran Wilson, with 69 and 71 not out respectively, inspired Somerset to an 81-run triumph against Staffordshire and Ireland were 105-run winners over Worcestershire courtesy of Cecelia Joyce’s 62.

Scotland remain top of Division Three after dismissing Oxfordshire for just 69, romping to a 10-wicket victory in 11.4 overs.

Charlotte Horton’s unbeaten 65 led Derbyshire to a nine-wicket triumph over bottom-placed Gloucestershire, while Sarah Bartlett’s 72 off 97 balls proved in vain as Hertfordshire lost to Leicestershire & Rutland by eight wickets.

Cambridgeshire’s Division Four North & East clash with Northumberland was abandoned due to wet weather with the latter all out for 168.

Judith Turner’s 71 not out was not enough for Buckinghamshire as they slipped to a 27-run loss to Cornwall.  

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