Hot Coles scalds Yorkshire
Kent seamer Matt Coles took senior-best figures of 6-32 to set up Kent’s four-wicket defeat of Yorkshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C clash.
The first half of the 21-year-old’s haul came as the White Rose slipped to 22 for four at Headingley Carnegie.
Andrew Gale and Joe Root responded with 44 and 49 respectively but, once they had gone, Coles struck thrice more as the hosts could only manage 175 for nine.
Rob Key’s steady 40 and Darren Stevens’ sprightly 59 from 51 balls aided victory with five deliveries to spare.
Martin Guptill and Wes Durston’s rapid centuries underpinned Derbyshire’s 129-run demolition of the Unicorns at Wormsley.
After the early loss of Chesney Hughes, the second-wicket pair added 216 in 33 overs to boost a commanding 281 for three.
Guptill fell for a 99-ball 122, but Durston posted 119 not out from 114 deliveries versus his former side.
Left-arm spinner Hughes then returned career-best figures of 5-29 as the Unicorns closed nine down.
Ian Bell’s unbeaten 82 eased Warwickshire to a six-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Edgbaston.
Bell and Riki Clarke, who hit 54 not out from 44 balls, shared an unbroken alliance worth 103 to complete the pursuit of 210 with 15 deliveries to spare.
Skipper Andrew Hall earlier carried his side to 209 for seven, leading the way with 52 not out to counter Keith Barker's 3-41.
In Group A, Josh Cobb’s List A-best 137 proved in vain as Lancashire saw off Leicestershire by five runs at Old Trafford.
Replying to the hosts’ daunting 296 for three, the opening batsman struck eight fours and six sixes in a mere 99 deliveries. He added 110 with Matthew Boyce, who contributed 64 at better than a run a ball. Simon Kerrigan picked up 3-44.
Lancashire’s top order had dominated. Openers Stephen Moore and Ashwell Prince smashed 135 inside 17 overs before the former was run out for 74 from 53 balls.
Prince went for a 73-delivery 79 and Steven Croft needed two fewer to race to 81. Karl Brown was unbeaten on 44.
The Netherlands prevailed by one run in a thrilling finish with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Chasing 240, the hosts were well-placed at 220 for five with 13 balls to go. But three wickets in four deliveries, including two for Pieter Seelaar - who claimed 4-42, left 13 required from the final over.
Benny Howell was well set, but Mudassar Bukhari did what he needed as Howell took just a leg-bye from the last ball to end on 72 not out.
The visitors had posted a handy 239 for six thanks principally to 77 off 72 deliveries from opening batsman Stephan Myburgh.
In the only Group B contest today Surrey made it two wins from two with an 18-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over Scotland at the Grange.
The hosts did well to limit the defending champions, who beat Somerset in Friday’s curtain-raiser, to 187 for seven, of which Jacques Rudolph top-scored with 69.
Richie Berrington led a recovery from 66 for five with 43 not out, but Scotland were short of the required rate at 118 for six from 29 overs when rain ended proceedings.