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Friends Life t20, July 12: As it happened

RESULT! Hampshire Royals (122/6) beat Sussex Sharks (118/7) by four wickets at the Ageas BowlThe typically ice-cool Neil McKenzie strikes Scott Styris to the boundary to complete a tense victory for Hampshire, who rise a place to third in the South Group.

9:57pm - One needed off the last ball...

9:52pm - And now Yardy has Adam Wheater caught and bowled! Six needed from the last over.

9:46pm - Suddenly Hampshire require seven off eight balls after Liam Dawson goes hit wicket to Michael Yardy...

9:34pm - Chris Liddle bowls Sean Ervine; Hampshire require 17 from 19 balls with six wickets in hand.

RESULT! Lancashire Lightning (165/9) beat Derbyshire Falcons (153/6) by 12 runs at Emirates Old TraffordThe Red Rose hold their nerve as Mitchell McClenaghan finishes with figures of 2-26 as Lancashire move above Derbyshire to go second in the North Group.

9:24pm - Lancashire have ousted Wayne Madsen and Dan Redfern in quick succession and are closing on victory at Emirates Old Trafford. Hampshire have lost Carberry, yet remain in control.

9:12pm - Hampshire have lost James Vince and Jimmy Adams, but Michael Carberry remains on 39.

RESULT! Middlesex Panthers (77/2) beat Essex Eagles (74) by eight wickets at ChelmsfordJoe Denly ends on 34 and Adam Voges 22 as the Panthers ease home with 10.1 overs left to go top of the South Group on net run-rate from Surrey.

9:04pm - Lancashire claim a crucial wicket as Arron Lilley gets rid of Albie Morkel cheaply.

RESULT! Glamorgan (126/1) beat Somerset (125/6) by nine wickets at the SWALEC StadiumChris Cooke and Jim Allenby show great cool, hitting 42 and 47 not out respectively to see their side to a fourth win from four games.

9:02pm - Durston, Chanderpaul's runner, does not make his ground as the West Indies star is run out for 39. Fifty-nine now needed from 35 balls.

8:47pm - Derbyshire's clash with Lancashire is in the balance with Chanderpaul now utilising a runner, while Hampshire, Glamorgan and Middlesex are cruising to victories.

8:38pm - Simon Kerrigan grabs a key wicket when trapping Durston lbw for 48, while Middlesex lose a second as Tait bowls Dawid Malan.

8:27pm - Yasir Arafat has castled Mark Wallace, but Glamorgan remain well in command.

8:23pm - Tom Smith has bowled Chesney Hughes for a duck; Shivnarine Chanderpaul joins Wes Durston, who is off to a flier, in the middle. Glamorgan are 41 without loss chasing a small total, while Middlesex have lost Paul Stirling cheaply to Shaun Tait.

RESULT! Warwickshire Bears (189/3) beat Worcestershire Royals (188/5) by seven wickets at New RoadChris Woakes' nine-ball unbeaten 28 and Maddy's 84 not out take the Bears to an outstanding victory, their first in this year's competition.

RESULT! Durham Dynamos (215/6) beat Yorkshire Vikings (139/8) by 76 runs at the Emirates Durham ICGA huge total, built around Phil Mustard's 91, proves too much for the White Rose but both sides remain in the North Group's bottom two.

8:16pm - Derbyshire and Glamorgan are off to good starts in their respective chases, while Sussex have managed only 118 for seven versus Hampshire.

RESULT! Leicestershire Foxes (161/3) beat Notts Outlaws (158/6) by seven wickets at Grace RoadCobb finishes unbeaten on 67 and Shakib Al Hasan strikes a quick 43 not out to see Leicestershire home and ends Notts' 100% competition record.

8:11pm - Warwickshire lose Chopra for 65 yet Maddy remains having struck a brilliant 83 not out thus far.

8:08pm - Essex's miserable innings comes to an end as they are dismissed for 74, Mills ending with figures of 3-1-4-3.

8:06pm - An exciting finish is in the offing at New Road with Warwickshire, still just two down, requiring 46 in four overs. Leicestershire, meanwhile, are cruising to victory.

8:01pm - Essex are now 65 for nine, with Sussex - at 96 for six - also struggling to post a big total.

7:55pm - Darren Maddy has joined Chopra on a half-century; this would be quite a performance from Warwickshire. Owais Shah has gone for 39 and Essex are seven down.

7:53pm - Varun Chopra, who struck an LV= County Championship double-century this week, has moved beyond 50 and Warwickshire look in good shape to chase 189. 

Lancashire, meanwhile, have managed 165 for nine against Derbyshire and Somerset just 125 for six versus Glamorgan. In the north-east, Breese has got rid of Ballance for 68 to all but end Yorkshire's hopes.

7:46pm - Leicestershire, for whom Josh Cobb is 45 not out, remain on course to chase 159 despite losing Niall O'Brien, while Rory Hamilton-Brown has departed for Sussex.

Gary Ballance is doing his best to keep the White Rose alive, reaching a half-century from 30 balls.

7:40pm - Ashwell Prince has gone to leave Lancashire five down, while Yorkshire slip into further trouble as Gareth Breese bowls Andrew Hodd.

Essex's brief recovery ends when James Foster is bowled by Neil Dexter. The hosts are 39 for six.

7:30pm - Keith Barker has fallen to leave Warwickshire two down, while Somerset have lost James Hildreth and Jos Buttler in quick succession. 

Steven Mullaney has bowled Leicestershire's Joe Burns, Redfern has got rid of Steven Croft and Dimitri Mascarenhas has seen off Dwayne Smith and Michael Yardy.

7:20pm - Having crunched David Wainwright for 22 in an over, Moore departs to Dan Redfern's part-time tweak. Meanwhile, Middlesex's Gurjit Sandhu is in on the act with two wickets in an over; Essex, having won the toss, are 12 for five!

7:20pm - And now Mills picks up New Zealand team-mate Hamish Rutherford, too! Yorkshire are now three down and sinking without a trace.

7:15pm - Another side chasing a big score lose an early wicket, Warwickshire's Will Porterfield going for a duck. 

Yorkshire are two down, Ben Stokes bowling Joe Sayers, but their rivals Lancashire have recovered from losing early wickets on the back of Stephen Moore's half-century.

7:13pm - And now Essex are nought for two in their first over, Kyle Mills cleaning up Graham Napier. Elsewhere, Sohail Tanvir has quickly ousted Sussex's Luke Wright and Phil Jaques has fallen to leave the White Rose facing an even bigger task.

7:03pm - It's not been a good time for the two Greg Smiths. Essex's falls for a duck and Leicestershire's for one. I think they may have departed at exactly the same time!

6:54pm - Durham post a mammoth 215 for six, Worcestershire a commanding 188 for five and Notts a decent 158 for six.

Somerset are now three down cheaply on the back of Alviro Petersen's departure, while Lancashire have lost Karl Brown and Simon Katich.

6:45pm - Andre Russell is in the midst of a fine cameo that is taking Worcestershire to a strong total. Durham, for whom Ben Stokes hit a quick 23, are on course for a score beyond 200 with Notts hovering around 160.

Somerset have lost openers Marcus Trescothick and Craig Kieswetter cheaply to be 14 for two.

Here is the news from the final two tosses:

Sussex Sharks have chosen to bat against Hampshire Royals at the Ageas Bowl (South Group)

Essex Eagles have elected to bat against Middlesex Panthers at Chelmsford (South Group)

6:40pm - Tim Groenewald has grabbed an early wicket for Derbyshire, trapping Tom Smith lbw. 

6:32pm - Worcestershire, Notts and Durham lose a second wicket apiece in quick succession, Daryl Mitchell, David Hussey and Scott Borthwick departing respectively.

6:23pm - Almost immediately after moving to 50, Samit Patel is bowled by Shiv Thakor. Meanwhile, Mustard has fallen to Brooks, exacting some revenge for earlier, in the same manner for a brilliant 52-ball 91, while Moeen also departs just shy of a century, ousted by Ateeq Javid for 85.

6:16pm - Durham's score moves in to three figures, while Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire continue to go well.

Two other coin-flips have taken place in games beginning at half six:

Derbyshire Falcons have chosen to field against Lancashire Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford (North Group)

Somerset have elected to bat against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium (Midlands/Wales/West Group)

6:09pm - The Royals are not so "well set" now, Clarke grabbing a second wicket when castling Kervezee.

6:04pm - Mustard moves on to a 26-delivery half-century. Elsewhere, Worcestershire are now well set on 66 for one, with Moeen Ali and Alexei Kervezee prospering.

Shakib Al Hasan gets in on the act for Leicestershire when having Hales caught behind for 27.

5:55pm - Yorkshire have grabbed a breakthrough, although maybe not the one they wanted; Stoneman is the man to go, Richard Pyrah the bowler.

5:48pm - Leicestershire get their first breakthrough when Lumb departs to Rob Taylor, while Durham are now flying on 48 for none after Phil Mustard strikes a Jack Brooks over for 27.

5:40pm - Worcestershire, the only side choosing to bat first, lose an early wicket as Thilan Samaraweera edges Rikki Clarke behind.

5:35pm - Nottinghamshire's high-octane opening pair of Michael Lumb and Alex Hales are off to a flying start, the latter hitting four of his first seven balls to the boundary.

5:18pm - Here is the news from the coin-flips in those games beginning soon:

Yorkshire have chosen to field against Durham at the Emirates Durham ICG (North Group)

Leicestershire have opted to bowl against Notts at Grace Road (North Group)

Worcestershire have elected to bat against Warwickshire at New Road (Midlands/Wales/West Group)

5:07pm - Hello and welcome to's live coverage of tonight's Friends Life t20 action. Seven games, with staggered start times, will take place; Durham Dynamos versus Yorkshire Vikings, Leicestershire Foxes against Notts Outlaws and Worcestershire Royals' clash with Warwickshire Bears are set to get under way in 23 minutes.

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