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Review: Royal London One-Day Cup, July 29

Recap an enthralling day in the Royal London One-Day Cup when Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Kent secured victories while Notts Outlaws and Somerset played out a thrilling tie. 

By Rob Barnett, James O'Brien & Callum Dent

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9.31pm - As promised, the results from today's Royal London One-Day Cup action. 

Group A

Will Gidman struck an unbeaten 71 to guide Gloucestershire to a three-wicket victory over Yorkshire Vikings, who were dismissed for just 192, at Headingley.

Skipper Daryl Mitchell took 4-19 as Worcestershire claimed their first win of the campaign, beating Northants Steelbacks by 88 runs at Milton Keynes.

Group B

Notts Outlaws and Somerset, who both posted 261 for eight, had to settle for a tie in a dramatic match at Trent Bridge.

James Tredwell’s unbeaten 38 led Kent Spitfires to a narrow two-wicket victory over Durham at the Spitfire Ground.

Varun Chopra hit 111 and Jeetan Patel took 4-24 off eight overs as Warwickshire hammered Sussex Sharks by 118 runs at Edgbaston. 

9.17pm - RESULT! Kent Spitfires (274/8) beat Durham (271/7) by two wickets at the Spitfire Ground. The hosts require just two deliveries from the final set of six to claim a fantastic victory. 

We will round up the results from the five matches shortly. 

9.15pm - Kent require just three from the final over. England limited-overs international James Tredwell has played superbly for an unbeaten 34.  

9.07pm - Kent are edging closer. They need 16 from 17. Thrilling stuff!

8.56pm - Calum Haggett's 36 off 25 balls brings Kent back into the contest. He falls to John Hastings but the hosts now require 28 off 27 deliveries with two wickets remaining at the Spitfire Ground. Game on!

8.42pm - Billings does not last much longer as he becomes Rushworth's third victim for 64. Is that the end of Kent's chase?

8.30pm - RESULT! Warwickshire (273/5) beat Sussex Sharks (155) by 118 runs at Edgbaston. Hannon-Dalby pins former Warwickshire all-rounder Steffan Piolet lbw to secure victory for the hosts. 

8.23pm - Sussex are on the brink now after losing two wickets for five runs. Patel strikes again, having Yasir Arafat stumped, and Oliver Hannon-Dalby has Will Beer caught behind. 

Rushworth ends a stand of 46 between Sam Billings and Fabian Cowdrey by dismissing the latter for 28. Kent are 154 for six, needing 272 to win.

7.57pm - Sussex are folding fast at Edgbaston, losing a seventh wicket for just 45 runs. Patel snares a third scalp by ousting Ben Brown for 12. 

7.33pm - The introduction of the slow bowlers has Sussex in a spin. Jeetan Patel takes wickets in consecutive overs to reduce the visitors to Edgbaston on 89 for five. Matt Machan is stumped and Chris Nash is trapped lbw. 

Collingwood's second scalp, that of dangerman Darren Stevens, sees Kent in trouble at 95 for four. 

7.23pm - Sussex lose a third, spinner Josh Poysden accounting for Craig Cachopa. 

Stokes bowls Rob Key for 47 to leave Durham in control at the Spitfire Ground. 

7.08pm - Boyd Rankin halts Sussex's charge by taking two quick wickets. The paceman bowls Luke Wells before having Ed Joyce caught for 47, reducing the Sharks to 78 for two.

6.56pm - The Spitfires are stuttering, slipping to 49 for two when Paul Collingwood has Brendan Nash caught by Ben Stokes. 

6.31pm - Maybe I spoke too soon! Chris Rushworth bowls Sam Northeast to leave Kent 28 for one in the eighth over. 

6.28pm - Sussex Sharks, chasing 274, and Kent Spitfires, in pursuit of 272, both make steady starts.

6.12pm - RESULT! Notts Outlaws (261/8) tie with Somerset (261/8) at Trent Bridge What an end to the match! Groenewald needed two off the final ball but could only manage one and the sides share the spoils. 

6.03pm - A six from Tim Groenewald leaves Somerset needing seven from the final over.

5.58pm - ...those chances look very slim now as Gregory falls to Gurney off the first ball of the 49th over.

5.57pm - Notts have the momentum heading into the final two overs but with Gregory at the crease, Somerset will feel they have a chance of getting the 18 runs they need.

5.50pm - Harry Gurney has two in an over as he bowls Craig Overton. It's been a great fightback by Notts after Somerset put on 125 for the first wicket. Eighteen balls remaining, 25 runs needed.

5.42pm - A brilliant set of six by Fletcher limits the visitors to just three. The target is now 34 from 24 deliveries. 

5.38pm - A good over for Somerset produces 12 runs. They must be favourites now.

5.33pm - Notts have turned the screw to ensure Somerset need 49 from the final six overs. Who's your money on?

5.23pm - RESULT! Worcestershire (274/9) beat Northants Steelbacks (186) by 88 runs at Milton KeynesMitchell takes the final wicket of Olly Stone to finish with 4-19 as his side bounce back from defeat on the opening weekend.

We are in for a tense finish at Trent Bridge, where Somerset require 59 off 48 balls with seven wickets in hand.

5.19pm - Durham set Kent 272 to win thanks in the main to MacLeod's 94, while Warwickshire finish on 273 for five after losing Rikki Clarke in the final over.

5.08pm -  RESULT! Gloucestershire (193/6) beat Yorkshire Vikings (192) by three wickets at Headingley. Gidman does win it for the visitors, his unbeaten 71 taking them home with 28 balls to spare.

5pm - Heartbreak for MacLeod as he falls six runs short of his maiden ton, but he has batted Durham into a strong position against Kent. They are 249 for seven with three overs remaining.

4.54pm - Could this be a match-winning innings? Will Gidman brings up his half-century and takes Gloucestershire to within 18 runs of victory.

4.43pm -  Jake Ball has given the Outlaws more than a fighting chance with two wickets in as many balls. He has Michael Lumb to thank for taking a flying catch to remove Peter Trego before trapping Compton in front. Somerset need 124 to win from 20 overs.

Rashid picks up his third wicket with the final delivery of his allocation to give Yorkshire the scent of victory once more. Gloucestershire require 40 runs with three wickets remaining.

Northants are on the brink after losing Duckett and Graeme White, while Durham are five down for 197 as Doug Bollinger removes Gordon Muchall.

Varun Chopra raises his century off 127 balls but loses partner Laurie Evans in the next over with Warwickshire 221 for three in the 44th.

4.23pm -  Notts make the breakthrough they desperately need as Steven Mullaney has Trescothick caught by Luke Fletcher at short fine-leg. Somerset are 126 for one in the 27th over chasing 262.

Jonathan Trott can only make 15 before edging Lewis Hatchett behind, leaving Warwickshire 190 for two with just over 11 overs remaining.

4.11pm - Gloucestershire are taking the fight back to Yorkshire through Jack Taylor and Will Gidman, who have scored at more than a run a ball in a 41-run partnership.

Northants were making a recovery of their own with David Willey and Ben Duckett at the crease but the former falls to Daryl Mitchell's first ball to leave the Steelbacks on 120 for six and some way off Worcestershire's 274.

4.02pm -  Marcus Trescothick and Nick Compton celebrate half-centuries within three balls of one another as Somerset continue their serene progress at Trent Bridge.

Ben Stokes reaches the milestone himself on his return to the county circuit before falling to Calum Haggett's next delivery.

3.52pm - Pyrah and Rashid have turned the match at Headingley on its head, the former reducing Gloucestershire to 83 for six by having Adam Rouse caught behind.

Calum MacLeod passes 50 as Durham reach the 30-over mark on 151 for two.

Porterfield has fallen for 83, leaving Warwickshire 160 for one in the 32nd.

3.42pm - The Yorkshire fightback is well and truly on as Rashid, whose runs earlier in the day gave his side a competitive total, removes Benny Howell to pick up his second wicket.

3.34pm -  Somerset have made a good start to their run chase against Notts. They are 64 for no wicket after 13 overs and will feel confident of reaching the victory target of 262 with the likes of weekend heroes James Hildreth and Lewis Gregory still to come.

3.27pm - Is this the beginning of a collapse at Headingley? Adil Rashid bowls Ian Cockbain and hearts may be beating a little faster in the Gloucestershire dressing room.

3.22pm - Richard   Pyrah gives Yorkshire hope by having Michael Klinger caught in the deep by Bresnan to leave Gloucestershire 69 for three chasing 193.

3.13pm -  Will Porterfield brings up his half-century as Warwickshire reach 94 for no wicket in the 21st over but it is more bad news for Steelbacks fans as Matt Spriegel becomes the fourth man to make his way back to the pavilion.

3.02pm - It goes from bad to worse for Northants,   Adam Rossington caught behind off Joe Leach and Kyle Coetzer bowled by Charles Morris in successive overs to leave them 18 for three.

2.49pm -  Somerset have begun their run chase against Notts, while Gloucestershire are back out at Headingley looking to seal victory against Yorkshire.

2.42pm -  Dream start for Worcestershire in their bid to defend 274 as the big-hitting Richard Levi is bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan in the first over. 

2.28pm -  Durham have recovered from the early loss of Stoneman to reach 30 for one in the ninth, while Warwickshire have made a circumspect start to their innings. They are 27 for no wicket after eight overs of their match against Sussex at Edgbaston.

2.07pm -  Notts end their innings on a competitive 261 for eight thanks to Franklin's unbeaten 59 off 66 balls and handy contributions from Patel, Wessels and Read.

Durham, beaten by Somerset at the weekend, get off to a poor start as Mark Stoneman is trapped in front by former team-mate Mitchell Claydon second ball.

Lunch has been taken at Headingley with Gloucestershire 34 for two after nine overs chasing 193.

2pm – Worcestershire post a healthy 274 for nine.

Franklin brings up a half-century but sees Lewis Gregory strike twice in the closing overs.

Tim Bresnan lands two blows early in Gloucestershire’s reply, getting rid of Hamish Marshall and Chris Dent.

1.40pm – Read goes for 42 to Groenewald but Franklin is still there as Notts aim for a defendable score.

On 246 with four overs left Worcestershire might already have a defendable score but they are nine down having lost three wickets in as many overs.

In the two games set to start at 2pm, Durham opt to bat first versus Kent Spitfires at the Spitfire Ground and Warwickshire do likewise against Sussex Sharks at Edgbaston.

1.18pm – As the first innings draw to a close in the three day games, there’s a flurry of activity.

Leaning raises a half-century but Rashid, Tim Bresnan and Richard Pyrah fall in consecutive overs, leaving Yorkshire 186 for eight in the 41 st . Rashid made 71.

Steven Crook strikes two important blows for Northants, removing Fell for 72 and Ross Whiteley for 52 to make Worcestershire 188 for six in the 41 st over.

Chris Read and James Franklin are going well for Notts, who are 201 for five with nine overs to go.

12.49pm – Rashid and Worcestershire’s Tom Fell raise fifties, the former sharing a restorative hundred partnership with Leaning.

12.16pm – In-form Wessels hits two sixes in a Tim Groenewald over but Craig Overton soon ousts Samit Patel for 46, ending a stand of 90 at 132 for four in the 27 th over.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore departs to James Middlebrook so Worcestershire are 84 for four from half their allocation.

Adil Rashid and Jack Leaning are starting to restore Yorkshire’s innings.

11.42am – Yorkshire are in trouble at 45 for five, having lost Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow, the latter for nought, in consecutive overs.

Samit Patel and Riki Wessels are rebuilding for Notts.

Muhammad Azhar Ullah snares Alexei Kervezee, leaving Worcestershire 61 for three in the 18 th over.

11.20am – Payne has Andrew Gale caught behind for 16, leaving Yorkshire 45 for three in the 11 th over.

Willey also bags a second scalp, removing Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell.

10.51am –  Notts' Alex Hales races to 23 from 15 balls but then edges Alfonso Thomas behind. Worcestershire likewise lose Richard Oliver to David Willey for 15.

Adam Lyth is lbw to David Payne, making Yorkshire 16 for two.  

10.20am – While waiting for the action to start, why not read our preview of today’s fixtures ? As well as Sussex’s injury problems that are mentioned, it has just been announced that England all-rounder Luke Wright is missing today’s game with a side strain.

10.15am – Somerset opt to bat first at Trent Bridge.

10am – Hello and welcome to our blog of today’s five Royal London One-Day Cup games. They are as follows:

Group A

Northants Steelbacks v Worcestershire, Milton Keynes, 10.30am start

Yorkshire Vikings v Gloucestershire, Headingley, 10.30am

Group B

Notts Outlaws v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 10.30am

Kent Spitfires v Durham, the Spitfire Ground, 2pm

Warwickshire v Sussex Sharks, Edgbaston, 2pm

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