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FLt20, July 21: As it happened

Keep tabs on the latest Friends Life t20 action with ecb.co.uk's live blog:

6pm - Here is a summary of today's results, with all seven reports set to appear on ecb.co.uk very soon:

North Group

Notts Outlaws beat Yorkshire Vikings by 25 runs at Headingley.

Durham Dynamos defeated Derbyshire Falcons by four wickets at Chesterfield.

Midlands/Wales/West Group

Somerset thrashed Warwickshire Bears by 10 wickets at Taunton.

Gloucestershire Gladiators also won comfortably, hammering Glamorgan by 10 wickets at Cheltenham.

Northants Steelbacks edged to a five-run win over Worcestershire Royals at New Road.

South Group

Kent Spitfires defeated Hampshire Royals by eight runs at the Ageas Bowl.

Essex Eagles beat Sussex Sharks by seven wickets at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

5:31pm - RESULT! Kent Spitfires (143/8) beat Hampshire Royals (135/8) by eight runs at the Ageas Bowl: Having seemingly seized control through McKenzie and Ervine, Hampshire fall apart in the closing overs and suffer a first defeat of the campaign. McKenzie was out for 47 to the game's penultimate ball. That also marks Kent's first t20 win in 2013!

5:29pm - It's not looking good for Hampshire, who need 10 off two following Sohail Tanvir's departure to a run-out.

5:25pm - RESULT! Northants Steelbacks (137/6) beat Worcestershire Royals (132/6) by five runs at New Road: Some late hitting from Joe Leach gets Worcestershire close, but not close enough.

5:24pm - RESULT! Essex Eagles (147/3) beat Sussex Sharks (146/8) by seven wickets at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground: The Hamish Rutherford Show ensures Essex triumph with a degree of comfort.

5:18pm - RESULT! Notts Outlaws (155/8) beat Yorkshire Vikings (130/6) by 25 runs at Headingley: It's a comfortable win in the end for Notts, who get back on track after their defeat to Durham.

Hampshire have lost Ervine and need 16 from 10 balls, while Worcestershire, now six down, require an unlikely 21 from six.

5:11pm - The experienced pairing of Neil McKenzie and Sean Ervine have put on 60 and reduced Hampshire's target to 20 in three overs.

Russell and Gareth Andrew have fallen to David Willey, who has 3-13, at New Road and Worcestershire now require 31 from 16 balls.

5:07pm - RESULT! Durham Dynamos (137/6) beat Derbyshire Falcons (136/7) by four wickets at Chesterfield: Stokes' fine knock ultimately proves pivotal as Durham make it home with eight balls to spare.

Will Beer and Callum Jackson combine for a second stumping to end a stunning display from Rutherford. The Kiwi hammered 84 from 43 deliveries.

5:03pm - Yorkshire are in big bother now after losing Andrew Hodd and Gary Ballance to successive balls.

Essex have lost Smith, but it should not matter.

4:59pm - Here's a quick summary of how things stand in the five games still in progress:

Yorkshire need 54 from 27 balls, while Durham's target is 12 off 20.

Worcestershire require 41 from 31 and Hampshire 60 off 36.

An Essex win is almost certain. They are 115 without loss after 11 overs in pursuit of 147.

4:54pm - Gordon Muchall falls to Wes Durston two balls after Stokes' departure. Durham need 18 from 26 deliveries but are now six down.

4:50pm - Dan Hodgson is stumped off Graeme White, leaving Yorkshire three down with 60 needed from 39 balls.

Essex remain in total control at 98 without loss after nine overs.

We could have tight finishes at the Ageas Bowl and New Road, while the departure of Stokes, for a 24-ball 46, may have provided belated hope for Derbyshire.

4:46pm - RESULT! Gloucestershire Gladiators (99/0) beat Glamorgan (98/9) by 10 wickets at Cheltenham: Gloucestershire end the Cheltenham Festival in style, Dent and Klinger contributing 63 and 35 as victory arrives with more than seven overs unused.

Stokes now has four maximums and has turned things around for Durham once again.

4:40pm - A trio of sixes from Stokes, who delivered a match-winning innings against Notts on Friday, boost Durham's cause.

Sayers falls to Samit Patel, but Northants are being held up in their search for another wicket, Daryl Mitchell and Andre Russell giving Worcestershire the upper hand.

At the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire's progress is dented by Michael Carberry's exit at the hands of Adam Riley.

4:36pm - Kent strike again as James Tredwell accounts for Jimmy Adams.

New Zealand international Rutherford reaches 50 from 21 balls! He already has five fours and four sixes to his name.

Gloucestershire are almost home and hosed, with openers Chris Dent and Michael Klinger still unbeaten.

4:30pm - Chasing 147, Essex reach 50 after four overs! Rutherford and Smith are going ballistic!

Joe Sayers and Dan Hodgson have shared a fifty stand for Yorkshire, who are 63 for one in the eighth chasing 156.

4:25pm - RESULT! Somerset (78/0) beat Warwickshire Bears (73 all out) by 10 wickets at Taunton: Somerset wrap up the most convincing of victories, completing their chase in 8.3 overs. The last delivery pretty much summed things up for Warwickshire as a Steffan Piolet no-ball went for four.

Essex have got off to a flier at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground through Hamish Rutherford and Greg Smith.

Northants are threatening to seize control against Worcestershire, who have lost Alexei Kervezee.

4:23pm - Durham slip to 36 for four as spinners Tom Knight and Dan Redfern strike with consecutive balls.

4:18pm - Like Somerset, Gloucestershire are having few problems in overhauling a modest score.

Durham are being kept in check by Derbyshire, who gave up just 29 in the first six overs to aid their defence of 136.

Vernon Philander picks up Kent's first wicket when removing James Vince.

4:11pm - Harry Gurney has ousted Yorkshire's Adam Lyth, while Durham's opening pair - Mark Stoneman and Phil Mustard - have fallen in quick succession to Peter Burgoyne and Albie Morkel respectively.

Moeen subsequently falls to Muhammad Azhar Ullah, leaving Worcestershire 18 for two.

4:07pm - The other Worcestershire opener, Thilan Samaraweera is trapped in front by David Willey.

Somerset have knocked off more than half of their target inside four overs!

4:01pm - After that quiet start, Craig Kieswetter and Chris Jones have stepped up the pace and Somerset look set to make light work of their modest chase.

A trio of wickets come Reece Topley's way in the final over of Sussex's innings, which closes on 146 for eight.

Moeen Ali has started like a train for Worcestershire against Northants.

3:55pm - David Hussey takes 13 from the final over at Headingley to finish unbeaten on 52 in a Notts total of 155 for eight. Ian Butler added a handy nine-ball 18 for the Outlaws.

Sussex are 132 for five with two overs to come.

3:44pm - Derbyshire close on 136 for seven, Kent reach 143 for eight and Glamorgan manage a mere 98 for nine.

Northants have produced the best effort thus far, of 137 for six.

3:40pm - What a miserable performance from Warwickshire, who are dismissed for just 73 against Somerset.  

3:36pm - Warwickshire, Northants, Notts, Derbyshire and Kent have all lost a cluster of wickets with no side set to post a commanding total.

Sussex, meanwhile, are three down following Rory Hamilton-Brown's departure.

3:23pm - The ecb.co.uk jinx strikes again as Levi falls, while Kent have slipped into further trouble with the departure of Geraint Jones.

3:16pm - Alex Blake is the latest Kent batsman to fall and Sussex have lost Dwayne Smith.

Levi continues to motor on and is eyeing a second century in four innings.

3:08pm - Chesney Hughes' rebuilding effort ends on 32 as Chris Rushworth grabs a breakthrough for Durham.

Kent have lost Darren Stevens and Nottinghamshire James Taylor.

3:04pm - A half-century comes up in just 27 balls for Levi, who is powering Northants into a strong position.

3pm - Glamorgan, who enjoyed such a good start in this competition, see a fifth batsman fall when Nathan McCullum is sent packing by Payne.

Notts' Alex Hales has been bowled by Liam Plunkett, with Bell-Drummond accounted for by Danny Briggs.

2:54pm - Murray Goodwin departs as Glamorgan's struggle goes on, Sussex lose a first wicket when Matt Machan departs and Cowdrey's fun ends at the Ageas Bowl.

2:51pm - Warwickshire's dreadful start continues as they slip to 13 for five, Chris Woakes and Ateeq Javid the latest to fall as Alfonso Thomas claims a double-wicket maiden.

Elsewhere, Levi has lost opening partner Kyle Coetzer.

2:48pm - Wickets continue to tumble early on; Glamorgan and Warwickshire are three down, while Derbyshire have lost a second.

Kent are enduring no such problems as a youthful opening pair of Daniel Bell-Drummond and Fabian Cowdrey - the grandson of Colin and son of Chris - prosper.

Meanwhile, Richard Levi is opening his shoulders for Northants with three successive sixes off Jack Leach.

2:41pm - Yasir Arafat breaks through for Somerset, ousting Varun Chopra.

Glamorgan slip further when David Payne removes Mark Wallace while Nottinghamshire's Michael Lumb has gone cheaply.

2:35pm - Much like Derbyshire, Glamorgan suffer an early blow when Tom Smith gets rid of in-form Jim Allenby.

2:33pm - Derbyshire make the worst possible start when losing Wes Durston to a run-out.

2:15pm - Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's Friends Life t20 action. Five of the seven games begin in 15 minutes with the other two starting at 2:40pm. Here is the news from the tosses:

North Group

Yorkshire Vikings have chosen to field against Notts Outlaws at Headingley.

Durham Dynamos have chosen to field against Derbyshire Falcons at Chesterfield.

Midlands/Wales/West Group

Warwickshire Bears have chosen to bat against Somerset at Taunton.

Glamorgan have chosen to bat against Gloucestershire Gladiators at Cheltenham.

Northants Steelbacks have chosen to bat against Worcestershire Royals at New Road.

South Group

Kent Spitfires have chosen to bat against Hampshire Royals at the Ageas Bowl.

Sussex Sharks have elected to bat against Essex Eagles at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

 

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