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Michael Carberry continued his prolific form in the Clydesdale Bank 40 with an 83-ball 103 not out as unbeaten Hampshire moved to the top of Group B by inflicting a third straight defeat on last year’s runners-up Somerset at Taunton.

Nick Compton and Jos Buttler struck 81 and 71 after the hosts had won the toss, but Somerset’s total of 212 for nine proved woefully insufficient and Hampshire cruised home by nine wickets with more than 11 overs unused.

England Lions batsman Carberry, who had registered scores of 60 and 76 in his previous two CB40 outings this summer, shared 103 in 14.1 overs with opening partner Jimmy Adams before the latter was dismissed for 56.

James Vince then contributed an unbeaten 44 to another century stand before Carberry wrapped up a comprehensive win - and brought up his century - in fine style by launching Gemaal Hussain for six.

Runs flowed freely at the Emirates Durham ICG, where Jean Symes’ first century for Scotland proved in vain as Mark Stoneman replied with 136 not out from 117 deliveries in an eight-wicket win for Durham.

Michael Carberry

The in-form Michael Carberry eases Hampshire to a target of 213 at Taunton. He finished unbeaten on 103, with the aid of 14 fours and a six

Symes’ 110, made off just 94 balls, helped Scotland to a seemingly formidable total of 258 for four after they had been invited to bat first.

However, Stoneman shared 207 with Phil Mustard, who thumped 91 off 68 balls, and recorded his maiden List A century to help the Dynamos ease home in the 34th over.

LV= County Championship leaders Warwickshire maintained their unbeaten record in all competitions with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Group C rivals Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

Jeetan Patel and Keith Barker claimed four and three wickets respectively, each at a cost of 27 runs, as the hosts were restricted to a modest 148 all out after winning the toss. Only Alex Wakely, with 62, made any impression with the bat.

Varun Chopra then underpinned a successful Warwickshire pursuit, completed inside 33 overs, with 87 not out.

Elsewhere in Group C, Gary Ballance played another match-winning innings for Yorkshire, who defeated the Unicorns by eight wickets at Scarborough.

Ballance, fresh from striking 77 not out in last weekend’s victory over Derbyshire, cracked an unbeaten 103 as the White Rose reached a target of 185 with 46 balls remaining.

Adam Lyth contributed 60 to an unbroken stand of 160 with Ballance, which overshadowed Tom New’s 83 not out in the Unicorns’ total of 184 all out. Yorkshire left-arm seamers Mitchell Starc and Ryan Sidebottom claimed three wickets apiece, having suffered badly in Thursday night’s loss to Sussex.

At New Road, Phil Hughes marked his Worcestershire debut by striking a century in a 56-run win over his former club Middlesex.

Hughes’ 111 propelled Worcestershire to 235 for five before Jack Shantry and Moeen Ali, with respective figures of 4-32 and 3-34, combined to limit the visitors to 179 all out.

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