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Review: Royal London One-Day Cup: August 7

All the action from Thursday's three matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup as Somerset, Yorkshire Vikings and Lancashire Lightning recorded impressive wins

By Will Jackson and Dominic Farrell

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9.15pm - There’s been some thrilling close finishes in the Royal London One-Day Cup this season but dominant performances were the order of the day, with Yorkshire, Somerset and the previously winless Lancashire the teams to fill their boots. 

Yorkshire and Somerset are now top of their respective groups on net run-rate. Here’s a summary of the day’s results: 

Group A

Tim Bresnan tore through Worcestershire (141) with 4-28 at Headingley before Yorkshire Vikings (144/4) secured a six-wicket win with almost 20 overs to spare.

Group B

Somerset (258/4) all-rounder Peter Trego was the star of the show at Lord’s as his second century in as many matches condemned Middlesex (255/7)to a six-wicket loss

Lancashire Lightning (300/8) put three consecutive defeats behind them as four batsmen passed 50 and seamers Tom Bailey and Wayne White shared seven wickets between them in the 101-run defeat of Derbyshire Falcons (199) at the 3aaa County Ground. 

9.01pm - RESULT! Lancashire Lightning (300/8) beat Derbyshire Falcons (199) by 101 runs at the 3aaa County Ground. White cleans up Mark Footitt to end with 4-33 against his former county and, in the absence of the injured Tom Taylor, that’s all she wrote. Lancashire off the mark in emphatic fashion.

8.54pm - Another one gone as David Wainwright is strangled down the leg side by White to leave Derbyshire 186 for eight.

8.41pm - Lancashire are closing in on the first victory of their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as Bailey returns to the attack to have Hughes caught by Ashwell Prince at mid-off for 47.

8.20pm - Alex Hughes and Cross have added 54 and bring up Derbyshire’s 150. The latter has 37 but Lancashire’s bowlers have not let either player fully break the shackles as the required rate edges above eight-per-over.

7.43pm - That’s a real body blow for Derbyshire as captain Wayne Madsen falls for 49, with another pull at White going awry. Former Lancashire wicketkeeper Gareth Cross is the next man in.

7.33pm - Marcus North had struggled to get going against his old county and, aiming a pull at Wayne White to break the shackles, he top-edges to Steven Croft running around from point. At 95 for four, Derbyshire need 206 more from 31 overs.

6.54pm - Derbyshire are 45 for two after 10 overs as Bailey comes out of the attack with 2-20 to his name from five.

6.40pm - Bailey and Lancashire have a second as Scott Elstone edges behind on the drive. Derbyshire in a spot of bother on 29 for two.

6.20pm - It’s an early breakthrough for Lancashire as rookie seamer Bailey pins Wes Durston lbw for two. Derbyshire six for one.

6.15pm - Derbyshire’s run chase is under way, with Tom Bailey’s first over costing a single.

5.51pm - RESULT! Somerset (258/4) beat Middlesex Panthers (255/7) by six wickets at Lord’s. Barrow’s sprightly cameo of 26 from 19 balls sees Somerset home but Trego was undoubtedly the hero of the hour. Middlesex will rue not making the most of a fine start handed to them by openers Malan and Chris Rogers.

5.44pm - Alex Barrow and James Hildreth have made sure the departures of the set batsmen did not derail Somerset and they need a seemingly straightforward 14 from the last three overs.

5.35pm - Trego goes for another big hit but falls at long-on to Tim Murtagh for a magnificent 120. The requirement for Somerset is 32 from 34.

5.25pm - Kyle Hogg, making his first limited-overs appearance of the season, is run out for one off the last ball of the innings. It means Lancashire post 300 for eight from their allocation at the 3aaa County Ground.

Trego is through to three figures for the second match in succession. He celebrates by clouting Dawid Malan for six. Somerset need 47 from the last seven overs with seven wickets in hand.

5.17pm - Eoin Morgan’s safe hands allow Harry Podmore to remove Ingram for 68 but Trego is on the verge of a century.

5.15pm - Tony Palladino got rid of Croft and Davies with consecutive balls to check Lancashire’s dash towards the finish line. The Red Rose are 294 for six heading into the last with Jordan Clark and Wayne White at the crease.

4.51pm - With 15 overs to go at Lord's, Somerset are 161 for two, well placed to chase down the 256 set by the home team.

Lancashire meanwhile, have seven overs left to improve on the 240 they have reached at this point, with six wickets still in the shed.

4.28pm - Peter Trego and Colin Ingram have stabilised things for Somerset and taken them halfway to their target. Trego has passed his half-century in the meantime.

Back-to-back sixes for the South African Ingram signals their intent to push the rate along.

4.12pm - Lancashire's progress has been checked with the loss of Brown and now Paul Horton, who has been caught behind for 19. 170 for four as they approach the batting powerplay.

4.09pm - RESULT! Yorkshire Vikings (144/4) beat Worcestershire (141) by six wickets at HeadingleyTim Bresnan took four wickets to dismiss the visitors cheaply before Adil Rashid added 27 not out to three wickets of his own to take the Vikings home.

3.55pm - Lancashire are well placed with 20 overs to go. They are 152 for two, with Karl Brown honing in on another 50.

3.36pm - Prince tries to be a little too clever and is bowled attempting to reverse sweep David Wainwright for 57.

Andrew Gale is in a rush at Headingley, but he has been bowled with 42 still needed, six wickets in hand.

3.24pm - Unfortunately for Somerset, that six for Trescothick was not a sign of things to come. He's been caught behind for 19, and Somerset are 33 for two with one ball of the powerplay to go.

There's a bit of a wobble for Yorkshire, too. Williamson has been pinned lbw for 43, but they only need 65 to win.

3.11pm - The second wicket partnership for Yorkshire gets to 50 but is cut short quickly after as Adam Lyth is caught behind.

Elsewhere, Tom Taylor, who has signed a new deal at Derbyshire today, has had to leave the field with an injury.

Ashwell Prince raises his bat towards the pavilion as Lancashire move past 100, still for the loss of a solitary wicket.

2.47pm - Somerset's reply is up and running, but gets off to a bad start as Nick Compton departs to Toby Roland-Jones.

2.32pm - Classic case of commentator's curse or whatever you call it, Khawaja walks after nicking behind. Sorry, Lightning fans.

2.31pm - Lancashire have made a good start, with Usman Khawaja continuing his recent good form. He has quickly moved into the 30s with his side 46 without loss after eight overs.

2.05pm - Yorkshire are 38 for one after the 10-over powerplay and the players will now go off for lunch. Kane Williamson has done the bulk of the scoring. He's 28 not out.

1.55pm - Middlesex close at 255 for seven against Somerset at Lord's - Ollie Rayner hit an unbeaten 37 from 32 balls at the end to boost the home total after they lost their way during the batting powerplay. They have a target that is at least defendable.

1.33pm - Yorkshire get their innings underway early, but lose Tuesday's centurion Alex Lees cheaply.

At Derby, Lancashire Lightning have won the toss and chosen to bat first.

1.19pm - The damaging Middlesex collapse continues as John Simpson goes. They've lost five wickets for 26 runs in just six overs.

1.12pm - Remember we have a third game start in little under an hour, which means the toss will take place shortly. Derbyshire, who have made a good start, take on a struggling Lancashire side at Derby.

There's a couple of quick wickets to tell you about, Neil Dexter becomes the second man to be run out, Ryan Higgins - I would advise you to stay at the crease and make a big score!

Bresnan gets his fourth of the innings to dismiss Worcestershire for just 141.

12.59pm - Things might be unravelling a bit for Middlesex in the batting powerplay. Morgan threatens but all too briefly, falling for eight as he is caught on the boundary, reducing his side to 172 for three.

12.45pm - Middlesex have taken the batting powerplay at 154 for one at the end of the 35th over at Lord's. How many will they think they can add? Would doubling the score be too unrealistic?

However Stirling has gone, bowled by Alfonso Thomas. How many times does the batting powerplay bring about a wicket?!

The ninth-wicket partnership frustrates Yorkshire for a while at Headingley, but Rashid gets his man, luring Jack Shantry down the pitch before Andrew Hodd whips off the bails.

12.29pm - Paul Stirling is the new man for Middlesex and he has already set about improving the scoring rate. He's gone past 20 at more than a run-a-ball, and the stage is set perfectly for a destructive finish from the Irishman.

12.14pm - The Middlesex pair of Chris Rogers and Dawid Malan both pass 50 but the Australian's innings is ended by Johann Myburgh on 52. The score is 108 for one.

Rashid has picked up his second wicket, that of the in-form Ross Whiteley. Yorkshire are all over their opponents here.

11.50am - It's been slow progress at Lord's, but the Middlsex openers are setting a good platform for Eoin Morgan and co. They are 64 without loss in the 20th over.

Spin has been introduced at Headingley and Adil Rashid continues his excellent form, bowling Oliver Cox in his first over.

11.32am - Exciting 16-year-old fast bowler Matt Fisher is in on the act now, and he's got the big wicket of Mitchell. He's been trapped in front for 33.

11.15am No hat-trick for the England man, but he gets another three balls later. In superb spell of bowling, he's reduced the visitors to 48 for four. Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell must be looking on in despair from the non-striker's end.

11.13am - Make that 42 for three! Bresnan strikes again the very next ball. He'll be on a hat-trick at the start of his next over! Superb start for the Vikings.

11.08am - It's been a quiet start at Lord's but that will suit Somerset down to the ground. The hosts are 24 without loss after the first powerplay.

Three balls after having a loud appeal turned down, Tim Bresnan finally gets his man, as Tom Fell is bowled. The visitors are 42 for two.

10.53am - There's an early breakthrough at Headingley, with Jack Brooks getting rid of the dangerous Richard Oliver for just five.

10.25am - Somerset have been flying of late, racking up some high scores and they're up against a Middlesex side struggling to really get going. Play will be underway very shortly.

10.07am - It may be raining in Manchester but we look all set for a swift start in Leeds, where Worcestershire have won the toss and chosen to bat. The Vikings have made a good start to the Cup and will be looking for some early inroads.

Elsewhere, Somerset have backed themselves to chase down whatever Middlesex can post, choosing to bowl first at Lord's.

10.00am - Good morning and welcome to our blog of today’s three Royal London One-Day Cup games, beginning at 10.30am. They are as follows:

Group A

Yorkshire Vikings v Worcestershire, Headingley Carnegie

Group B

Middlesex Panthers v Somerset, Lord's 

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning, Derby, 2pm

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