Scotland claim Notts scalp
Scotland stunned Nottinghamshire with a 18-run Duckworth/Lewis win at the Grange in Clydesdale Bank 40 Group B.
An outstanding partnership from opening batsmen Josh Davey and Calum MacLeod had the hosts well placed, at 108 without loss from 23 overs, to chase 219 when rain ended proceedings.
MacLeod was the aggressor with 58 from 64 deliveries while Davey, who earlier took two wickets, played a patient hand with 44.
Majid Haq also struck twice in the visitors’ 219 for seven, during which captain Chris Read top-scored with a 50-ball 59.
Michael Carberry and James Vince put on 142 for Hampshire’s first wicket in a 48-run D/L defeat of the Welsh Dragons at the Ageas Bowl.
Opener Stewart Walters’ 68 aided the Welsh county’s 173 for seven from the maximum of 34 overs. Walters was bowled by Kabir Ali, who returned 3-44.
Carberry hit a 65-ball 60 and Vince 83 from 78 deliveries, the latter falling shortly before rain intervened with the score 151 for two from 23.5 overs.
In Group A the Netherlands followed up yesterday’s defeat of Gloucestershire, with a nine-wicket D/L demolition of Worcestershire at Kidderminster.
Mudassar Bukhari responded to Vikram Solanki’s 63 with 3-29 in the hosts’ 172 for four from 27 overs. Further rain left the Netherlands chasing 139 from 19 overs, which they reached with 13 balls to spare.
Having struck 77 yesterday at Bristol, opener Stephan Myburgh raced to a 50-ball 74 not out. He added an unbroken 132 in 14 overs with Cameron Borgas who contributed 55 from 43 deliveries.
Three wickets apiece for Gloucestershire youngsters Graeme McCarter and Ed Young set up a five-wicket win over Middlesex at Lord’s.
McCarter, a 19-year-old seamer on debut, and left-arm spinner Young, 22, claimed 3-41 and 3-26 respectively to help limit the hosts to 157 for eight from 26 overs.
Benny Howell, who was unbeaten on 72 yesterday, ushered in victory with 3.4 overs to spare thanks to his 45 not out from 48 balls at number three.
Leicestershire versus Essex at Grace Road was abandoned without a ball bowled.
The only Group C game today, between Northamptonshire and the Unicorns at Wantage Road, yielded no result despite more than half of a 10-over-a-side match taking place.
After Con de Lange struck twice, Luis Reece and Keith Parsons shared an unbroken 52 in 5.3 overs to carry the visitors to 79 for three.
Only 10 balls, from which Northants reached 16 for one, of the reply were possible.