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Darren Maddy carried Warwickshire to a nine-wicket win over Worcestershire at Edgbaston as they strode home in 22.3 overs, with the weather closing in.

Worcestershire were bowled out for 217 in 48.3 overs after being put in with Ben Smith the mainstay of the innings with an undefeated 68.

In their reply Warwickshire got off to a blistering start as Neil Carter's first three scoring shots were sixes off Kabir Ali and Simon Jones as the total passed 40 in just the sixth over.

Kabir finally got his revenge, bowling Carter for an aggressive 47, as the Bears reached 65 for one after 10 overs.

The next 10 overs brought a haul of 122 without loss as Maddy raced to 93 and Ian Westwood 40 racing to a century partnership for the second wicket.

Maddy reached his century from just 72 balls with his seventh six off Kabir as the weather started to close in with a mixture of sleet and rain falling, and went on to wrap up victory with another six.

He finished unbeaten on 118 while Westwood was 44 not out.

Luke Sutton and Glen Chapple guided Lancashire to a five-wicket Duckworth/Lewis victory over Yorkshire at Old Trafford.

Yorkshire posted 201 for seven from their 50 overs after a delayed start with Gerard Brophy (49) and Tim Bresnan (47 not out) in the runs, but Sutton and Chapple guided the hosts to the reduced target of 190 in 42.1 overs, despite three wickets from Bresnan.

Chapple was undefeated on 51 and Sutton 32 while Steven Croft made 42.

Craig Kieswetter continued his strong run of form by helping Somerset to a six-wicket victory over rivals Gloucestershire in a rain-affected encounter at Bristol.

Gloucestershire made 252 for six in a curtailed innings, with Craig Spearman top-scoring with 78 and Alex Gidman contributing 51.

Somerset were set a target of 268 under the Duckworth/Lewis method, and Kieswetter and James Hildreth guided them home for the loss of just four wickets.

Hildreth finished unbeaten with 64 off 36 balls, well supported by 20-year-old Kieswetter, who made 55 off 39 balls.

The platform had earlier been laid by a second-wicket partnership of 112 between Neil Edwards (66) and John Francis (50).

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