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Washouts send Notts into last eight

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Nottinghamshire qualified for the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals when their North Group game at Derbyshire and Durham’s at Leicestershire were washed out well before the scheduled starts.

Second-placed Notts moved to 12 points, three ahead of third-placed Durham who cannot now catch the Outlaws and must rely on being one of the best third-placed teams in order to progress.

Derbyshire’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages were over before today’s scheduled game.

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Derbyshire are offering ticket-holders for today’s match entry for two people at any home game during the remainder of the season

ECB umpire David Millns carried out an inspection this morning and judged that the outfield had taken too much water for any realistic prospect of play this evening.

Derbyshire have bettered their raincheck policy by offering each ticket-holder for today’s match entry for two people at any home fixture during the remainder of the season.

Chief executive Simon Storey said: "Everybody connected with the club is bitterly disappointed that we aren't able to host one of our showpiece matches of the campaign.

"This game was an opportunity to provide an excellent atmosphere and match-day experience to our members and supporters. It would have been great to see the kind of big crowd at the County Ground that has become traditional for this fixture.

"We're rewarding all those who have purchased a ticket for the game in advance by allowing them entry for two people to any of our forthcoming home matches during the second half of the season.

"These options include a two-day match versus South Africa, the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket and two floodlit Clydesdale Bank 40 matches."

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