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Yorkshire Bank 40, August 15: As it happened

Hampshire and Somerset remained top of their respective Yorkshire Bank 40 groups with victory, but Notts missed the chance to progress.

10:37pm - RESULT! Hampshire Royals (220/7) beat Surrey (219/9) by three wicketsOne of Hampshire's master finishers, Ervine, ends on 65 not out to ensure his side remain in the driving seat in Group B.

10:25pm - RESULT! Sussex Sharks (293/6) beat Notts Outlaws (290/5) by four wickets - What a performance from Joyce, who ends unbeaten on 123. Will Beer helped him along with a cameo of 20, finishing things off with a six. The result leaves the Outlaws needing victory against Kent in their final outing.

10:15pm - Mascarenhas has fallen but Hampshire now appear favourites at the Ageas Bowl with Ervine anchoring the chase, while Sussex are also on course for victory.

10:05pm - Chris Jordan is bowled by Steven Mullaney, meaning Sussex require 32 from 42 with four wickets to spare. Hampshire face a much tougher proposition.

9:54pm - Shahzad breaks through again with the wicket of Rory Hamilton-Brown. Sussex need 38 from 50 deliveries with five wickets left.

Ervine is still going for Hampshire alongside seventh-wicket partner Dimitri Mascarenhas.

9:43pm - Hampshire lose two wickets in two balls, Zander de Bruyn bowling Dawson for 40 and Adam Wheater being run out. The Royals, needing 220 to win, are 128 for six in the 28th over.

Shahzad has Michael Yardy caught behind, but Sussex are still on course for an epic chase.

9:32pm - Joyce goes to three figures from 78 balls with the help of 15 fours in between Machan falling to David Hussey for 51 and Chris Nash departing to Harry Gurney, the latter wicket leaving Sussex 233 for three in the 27th over.

Liam Dawson and Sean Ervine share a half-century stand for Hampshire’s fifth wicket in a tight contest with Surrey.

9:28pm - RESULT! Middlesex Panthers (206/5 38/38ov) defeat Gloucestershire Gladiators (186/9 38/38ov, target: 206) by 19 runs at Lord’s. Middlesex move level on points with their opponents, meaning the top four teams in Group C are tied on 13. However, the Panthers have played a game more than Gloucestershire.

9:23pm - RESULT! Warwickshire Bears (213/7 40/40ov) beat Kent Spitfires (113/4 24.3/24.3ov, target: 121) by seven runs at Canterbury. The failed floodlight has cost Kent, who now cannot qualify from Group A.

9:16pm - RESULT! Derbyshire Falcons (217/8) defeat Durham Dynamos (110ao) by 107 runs with 11.2 overs unused at Derby. Durham have lost two in two this week to slip off top spot in Group B and will now struggle to reach the last four. Wainwright ends proceedings two wickets in as many balls for figures of 4-11.

Gloucestershire lose Ed Young and need 31 from the last two overs with two wickets in hand.

9:12pm - Matt Machan flies to a 25-ball half-century with Sussex 193 for one in the 22nd over.

Harris strikes for a third time, ending Benny Howell’s resistance on 39, to make Gloucestershire 159 for seven in the 34th.

9:07pm - Eighteen-year-old Curran strikes for a second time in two overs, bowling Neil McKenzie for 22.

Durham slide to 101 for eight with Will Smith caught and bowled by Knight and Gareth Breese going to David Wainwright.

8:56pm - Kent versus Warwickshire at Canterbury is delayed by floodlight failure, with the Spitfires 113 for four in the 25th over while chasing 214.

It looks to be a lost cause for Durham as David Wainwright bowls Gordon Muchall.

Hampshire are 59 for three in the 16th over when Thomas Curran has Jimmy Adams caught behind.

8:50pm - RESULT! Northants Steelbacks (178/6) beat the Netherlands (176/8) by four wickets with 3.1 overs to spare at Wantage Road. Northants move a point behind Group A leaders Notts Outlaws, albeit from a game more. The Steelbacks will need to win their last group match, at Warwickshire Bears, to have a chance of progressing.

Sussex’s Joyce goes to a half-century from 45 deliveries but Fabien Cowdrey is caught behind off Rikki Clarke as Kent lose a fourth.

8:43pm - Gloucestershire and Durham are five down, Patel having Alex Gidman lbw and Knight bowling Ben Stokes. James Harris then gets a second wicket, leaving the Gladiators 123 for six.

8:34pm - Wright and White post fifties, from 33 and 66 balls respectively, but the former goes to Ajmal Shahzad for 62 with Sussex just into three figures.

On 25 Mark Stoneman is a third victim for Madsen, who then catches Paul Collingwood off Tom Knight for 24 as Durham slip to 62 for four.

8:24pm - Michael Swart cheaply bowls Matthew Spriegel to leave Northants in a spot of bother at 139 for six.

Klinger is stumped off Ravi Patel for 46 as Middlesex take control at Lord’s where Gloucestershire are 87 for four.

Boyd Rankin has Brendan Nash caught behind for 24, making Kent 71 for three as they chase 214.

8:15pm - Fifteen-year-old left-arm spinner Daniel Doram bowls Middlebrook for 37, ending a stand of 86 with White, but Northants need just 47 from 14 overs with five wickets in hand.

Cockbain falls to Gareth Berg for 30, leaving Gloucestershire 84 for three in the 23rd of 38 overs. They require a further 122 runs.

Luke Wright and Ed Joyce have given Sussex a flying start to their pursuit of 291, reaching 71 for no loss from eight overs.

7:53pm - The same teams ship second wickets, Scott Borthwick, Sam Northeast and James Vince departing. Northeast at least made 22 at a run a ball.

Ian Cockbain and Michael Klinger are giving Gloucestershire hope with a half-century alliance for the third wicket.

7:46pm - Durham, Kent and Hampshire each lose an early wicket in their replies. A trio of former internationals - Phil Mustard, Rob Key and Michael Carberry - are the men to go.

Cameron White and James Middlebrook have put Northants back on course to beat the Netherlands with a fifty partnership for the fifth wicket.

7:40pm - A blow for England and Yorkshire fans as Tim Bresnan is ruled out for the remainder of the international season with a stress fracture in his lower back.

7:27pm - Group A leaders Notts close on an intimidating 290 for five with Hussey 82 not out from 64 balls.

7:22pm - RESULT! Somerset (262/7) defeat Yorkshire Vikings (261/8) by three wickets with five balls to spare at Taunton. The imperious Trego is unbeaten on 140 from 103 deliveries as Somerset go clear at the top of Group C. Victory at Gloucestershire Gladiators on Bank Holiday Monday should seal a semi-final spot for Marcus Trescothick’s team.

Surrey register a below-par 219 for nine at the Ageas Bowl.

7:14pm - Northants slip to 44 for four in pursuit of 177 to see off the Netherlands.

7:09pm - RESULT! Lancashire Lightning (125/3 23.2/28ov, target 125) beat Scottish Saltires (145 35.4/36ov) by seven wickets on Duckworth/Lewis at Glasgow. The Red Rose stay in contention for the semi-finals as opener Tom Smith ends on 42 not out.

Derbyshire post 217 for eight versus Durham thanks in part to Tony Palladino’s late 22 from 15 balls.

7:06pm - Zafar Ansari raises a fifty to keep Surrey competitive only soon to fall for 62. Gloucestershire are three for two, chasing 206 in 38 overs to beat Middlesex.

David Hussey has a half-century for Notts, who are on course for a big score against Sussex.

6:50pm - Is there to be a twist in the tale at Taunton? Richard Pyrah has ousted Peterson and Jos Buttler with successive deliveries! Notts have just lost Hales after he reached an excellent century, while Warwickshire's Rikki Clarke and Ateeq Javid have fallen.

Simon Katich has departed but Lancashire should still win, Hamish Marshall has fallen to the first ball of Gloucestershire's reply and Derbyshire are now seven down. In a rare piece of good news for batsmen, Trego has reached three figures.

6:46pm - Derbyshire slip further into trouble as Tom Poynton falls amid Northants losing Alex Wakely early in their reply. Alviro Petersen beats Trego in their chase of individual landmarks, bringing up a fluent half-century.

6:39pm - Peter Trego is approaching a century with Somerset appearing set for victory against Yorkshire.

6:35pm - Surrey slip into further trouble against Hampshire as Rory Burns falls to Danny Briggs for 49. Lancashire have lost Ashwell Prince for 36, but remain on course for a comfortable victory.

6:29pm - Colly's done it again! Johnson's the man to go this time and Durham are fighting back.

6:24pm - Suddenly, Derbyshire's efforts are undermined somewhat as Paul Collingwood strikes. Elsewhere, Malan has reached a fine century to keep Middlesex in the hunt for a big total.

6:14pm - Richard Johnson reaches a half-century as Derbyshire continue to pile on the runs against Durham, while the Netherlands eventually manage just 176 for eight versus Northants. Will Porterfield has fallen at Canterbury and James Fuller has just castled Gareth Berg at Lord's.

6pm - Play resumes at Glasgow where Lancashire lose Stephen Moore for 18 as they chase a revised 125 from 28 overs.

Hales has a half-century for Notts, who lose Patel for 43 having added 102 with the England opener.

Warwickshire and Surrey falter, losing a third and fifth wicket respectively.

Kieswetter departs for 40, making Somerset 113 for two.

5:38pm - Peter Trego races to a 33-ball fifty for Somerset, who reach three figures in the 14th over as they pursue 262 to beat Yorkshire.

Warwickshire’s decent start is undermined by Kent captain James Tredwell removing Varun Chopra for 27 and Jim Troughton for one. The Bears are 62 for two.

Samit Patel and Alex Hales are leading a strong Notts riposte after the Outlaws lost two early wickets.

Chris Dent ousts Eoin Morgan for 32, leaving Middlesex 117 for three.

5:24pm - Dawid Malan has a fifty for Middlesex, who soon pass 100 in the 24th over of 38.

Dimitri Mascarenhas cheaply has Vikram Solanki caught behind, making Surrey 39 for four. The Dutch are 120 for six as Peter Borren departs.

5:15pm - Derbyshire and Surrey lose third wickets, Mark Wood striking a second time to snare Paul Borrington and Zander de Bruyn run out.

The Netherlands slip to 113 for five with Tim Gruijters becoming Cameron White’s second victim.

5:08pm - Surrey have lost a second wicket at the Ageas Bowl, with Jason Roy caught at backward point off Dimitri Mascarenhas.

Durham also take their second wicket with Chris Rushworth getting rid of Chesney Hughes.

5:04pm - Cameron White strikes for Northants, removing Ben Cooper for 29, to leave the Netherlands four down in the 22nd over.

At Lord's, the game has been reduced to 38 overs per side due to the earlier rain delays.

5pm - Somerset's chase gets off to a bad start as Marcus Trescothick falls to Iain Wardlaw, the delivery after he had pulled the bowler for six. 

4:50pm - Scottish Saltires post 145 all out. Calvin Burnett's exciting late cameo ends with the third ball of the final over. The number 11 hit his side's only six in the penultimate over, then scored three successive fours before being dismissed by Kabir Ali.

Notts are two down, with James Taylor out for nine, while Group B top two Durham and Hampshire both make early breakthroughs, Ben Slater and Steven Davies are the men to fall.

Northants have removed Wesley Barresi, leaving the Netherlands 86 for three.

4:40pm - Gloucestershire have a second breakthrough at Lord's. Soon after Denly and Malan take their partnership past 50, the former is caught at cover off Benny Howell. 

Group A leaders Notts Outlaws lose a wicket to the second ball of the contest as Lewis Hatchett traps Michael Lumb lbw.

4:32pm - Gordon Goudie fails to add to the Scottish Saltires' score, as Kabir Ali takes his second wicket. Saltires are 110 for nine.

4:27pm - Yorkshire have posted 261 for eight. Three batsmen passed 50 for the Vikings, while Dibble and Thomas shared seven wickets for the home side.

Preston Mommsen ends Scottish Saltires' long wait for a boundary, but in the next over he sees partner Michael Leask caught behind.

4:20pm -  Leaning hits Dibble for successive fours, but the bowler has the last laugh as he ousts the 19-year-old next ball.

4:15pm - Notts win the toss and will bat at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, while Durham choose to field against Derbyshire.

Hampshire elect to bowl against Surrey and Kent ask Warwickshire to bat .

Scottish Saltires suffer their second run-out of the innings, thanks to more good fielding by Croft. And in the next over Majid Haq is bowled by Chapple, leaving the home side 100 for seven.

4:12pm - Jack Leaning becomes the third Yorkshire batsman to reach a half-century in the match. The Vikings are 234 for seven with three overs left.

4:06pm -  Still no boundary for the Saltires and another wicket has fallen. Moneeb Iqbal is run out by Steven Croft for four.

4pm -  Yorkshire's attempt to up the run-rate is halted as Ryan Gibson is dismissed by Adam Dibble. They are 214 for six in the 35th over. Make that 216 for six as Rich Pyrah departs for one four balls later.

Scottish Saltires are struggling to score runs. They have not troubled the boundary since the seventh over and, now in the 24th, have just lost their fourth wicket.

3:54pm - Just like in Glasgow, the rain does not hang around for long in the capital. Joe Denly and Dawid Malan are back in the middle for the home side at Lord's.  

But hang on... after another run is added to the total the umpires are taking the players off once again. Frustration all round at the home of cricket.

3:50pm - The rain has arrived at Lord's and the players are heading off with Middlesex three for one. 

Northants make an early breakthrough against the Netherlands. Stephan Myburgh hit the opening delivery of the contest for four and the first ball of the second over for a six, but Steven Crook got revenge straight away by bowling him for 11.

Yorkshire are five down as Thomas removes Azeem Rafiq for his third wicket.

3:38pm -  Scottish Saltires are 64 for three at the halfway stage. Yorkshire have nine overs left to score and are currently 182 for four.

3:32pm -  Two overs after Lees was ousted, Somerset have got rid of Lyth. Max Waller tempted the batsman into a shot that was taken at long-on by Thomas.

3:19pm - Somerset have finally ended Yorkshire's third-wicket partnership as Lees is bowled by Thomas for 62. The 20-year-old was just one run short of his highest List A knock, but his time at the crease opposite Lyth added 118 runs to the Vikings' total.

Scottish Saltires are also three wickets down. Kyle Hogg has Calum MacLeod caught behind for six.

3:16pm - Middlesex Panthers will bat after winning the toss at Lord's. The Netherlands have also chosen to post a total first in their clash with Northants Steelbacks.

3:09pm - Lyth follows his team-mate and completes a fifty, not long after the hundred partnership was reached. Excellent effort from the duo after Somerset struck twice early on. 

2:53pm -  And another wicket falls for Scottish Saltires. Glen Chapple has his first victim as he finds the edge of Hamish Gardiner's bat and Tom Smith takes the catch at slip. The hosts are now 29 for two.

Lees and Lyth are rattling along nicely at Taunton. The partnership is up to 80 and they are both rapidly closing in on half-centuries.

2:45pm -  Scottish Saltires lose a wicket three balls after the restart as Kabir Ali bowls Freddie Coleman. The match at Glasgow will now be 36 overs per side.

2:35pm - The umpires hope to get the game back on in 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire look to have settled after from the loss of their opening batsmen. Alex Lees and Adam Lyth have taken the score up to 74 for two in the 14th over.

2:15pm - They're off again in Glasgow.  Minutes after returning from a brief rain delay, the players are taken off for a second time.

Both Yorkshire's openers have now departed. Hodgson takes on Alfonso Thomas but can only find Overton at mid-off, who safely takes his second catch of the innings.

2:11pm -  Or perhaps not... 

2:08pm -  But following that positive start for Scottish Saltires, they have been forced off as the rain returns. The match had already been reduced to 39 overs a side; expect that to be lowered further.

2:05pm - Adam Dibble strikes early against Yorkshire. Gale had been on the attack, hitting four fours early on but is caught by Jamie Overton at mid-off and departs for 17 in the fifth over. 

Scottish Saltires are 20 without loss from four overs.

1:45pm -  Delayed start at Glasgow. There will be a 10-minute delay to the start of the game. Play is under way at Taunton, with Andrew Gale and Dan Hodgson in for Yorkshire.

1:35pm -  It has been an incredibly busy 24 hours off the field in the county game, with a number of new signings and new contracts announced.

Surrey have  signed the number - one-ranked batsman in ODI and Test cricket Hashim Amla, Yorkshire have added New Zealand international Kane Williamson to their title-chasing side while Essex have signed India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir .

Hampshire have  tied down Danny Briggs to an extended deal , while Jim Allenby has signed a new contract with Glamorgan. 

1:26pm -  In our early starts, Group C leaders Somerset have won the toss and chosen to field while in Group B, Lancashire will also have a bowl after calling correctly at the coin-flip.

It is raining lightly in Glasgow, but they hope to start on time in just under 20 minutes.

1:22pm - Today could be a hugely significant one for those teams who are wanting to ensure they are in the semi-finals of the competition. You can read our preview of today's games, which explains the permutations,  here .

1:15pm - Hello and welcome to live coverage of another round of Yorkshire Bank 40 matches. We have eight matches to look forward to today:

Group A

Northants Steelbacks  v  the Netherlands , Northampton. (3:40pm)

Sussex Sharks  v  Notts Outlaws , BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. (4:40pm)

Kent Spitfires  v  Warwickshire Bears , Canterbury. (4:40pm)

Group B

Scottish Saltires Lancashire Lightning , Glasgow. (1:45pm)

Derbyshire Falcons Durham Dynamos , Derby. (4:40pm)

Hampshire Royals Surrey , Ageas Bowl. (4:40pm)

Group C

Somerset v Yorkshire Vikings , Taunton. (1:45pm)

Middlesex Panthers v Gloucestershire Gladiators , Lord's. (3:40pm)

 

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