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YB40, May 19: As it happened

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7:55pm - An exciting day of Yorkshire Bank 40 action concludes. Defending champions Hampshire have gone clear at the top of Group B and Somerset have replaced Glamorgan at the summit of Group C. Here are the scores:

Group B
Hampshire Royals (242/5) beat Durham Dynamos (241/8) by five wickets at the Ageas Bowl.
Lancashire Lightning (176/9) beat Surrey (169ao) by seven runs at Emirates Old Trafford.

Group C
Somerset (257/4) beat Middlesex Panthers by six wickets at (252/9) Taunton.
Gloucestershire Gladiators (288/5) beat Glamorgan (281/6) by seven runs at the SWALEC Stadium.
Yorkshire Vikings (191/5) beat the Unicorns by five wickets (189/9) at Chesterfield.

Michael Carberry

7:47pm - RESULT! Gloucestershire Gladiators (288/5) beat Glamorgan (281/6) by seven runs at the SWALEC Stadium: Wallace’s brilliant 118 not out cannot quite complete what would have been a thrilling run-chase. Gloucestershire move above their hosts into second in Group C, which Somerset sit atop of.

7:42pm - Wagg falls to Fuller for a heroic 54 from 31 balls. Glamorgan need 19 from seven deliveries, which becomes 18 from the last over that Wallace will start on strike

7:38pm - RESULT! Lancashire Lightning (176/9) beat Surrey (169ao) by seven runs at Emirates Old Trafford: The hosts have edged a match dominated by spin, thanks largely to left-armer Parry’s stunning 5-17 from eight overs. It’s Lancashire’s first YB40 win at their third attempt, completed as White snared seamer Jade Dernbach for figures of 4-35.

7:35pm - Wagg has a fifty from 26 balls. Glamorgan are right in this!

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Lancs have been penalised 6 runs for slow over rate, so 13 needed off 7 balls

7:30pm - RESULT! Hampshire Royals (242/5) beat Durham Dynamos (241/8) by five wickets at the Ageas Bowl: The hosts go clear of Essex Eagles at the top of Group B. Michael Carberry missed out on a ton as he was caught behind off Mark Wood for 96. Liam Dawson, who ended on 37, won the 36-over game with five balls outstanding.

7:25pm - Wallace has a hundred for Glamorgan, who require 45 from 25 deliveries with five wickets remaining. Graham Wagg is flying at the other end on a 20-ball 38.

7:20pm - White has three wickets in two overs to put Lancashire on course to defeat Surrey. He crucially ousts de Bruyn for 37 and then Jon Lewis for 10 in an over. Parry all but completes the job by trapping Chris Tremlett in front for nought. Surrey need 30 from 23 balls with one wicket left.

7:15pm - RESULT! Somerset (257/4) beat Middlesex Panthers by six wickets at (252/9) Taunton: Jos Buttler wins the game with a six off Harris to finish on 23 from 12 balls alongside James Hildreth on 37. Somerset therefore go top of Group C and will stay there tonight unless Glamorgan are victorious.

7:10pm - Wayne White breaks through for Lancashire, removing Gareth Batty for 11. Surrey, for whom Zander de Bruyn has 35, require 42 from 36 balls with four wickets left.

7:03pm - RESULT! Yorkshire Vikings (191/5) beat the Unicorns by five wickets (189/9) at Chesterfield: The hosts take the Group C game to the penultimate over but the Vikings, for whom Lyth reached a fifty with a six off Vishal Tripathi, won with seven balls to spare. Lyth was unbeaten on 58 and Andrew Hodd 11. The Unicorns replace Yorkshire at the foot of the table.

Tim Murtagh gets rid of Alviro Petersen for 17, but Somerset will have to make a mess not to beat Middlesex.

6:56pm - Liam Norwell snares Murray Goodwin for 36, ending an alliance of 67 with Wallace who is approaching three figures. Glamorgan need 100 runs from 59 balls with five wickets left.

@hantscricket on Twitter: WICKET: Bailey (13) is caught at slip to hand Borthwick his second wicket. 161-3. 81 runs required at a run-rate of 7.1. Carberry (71*)

6:43pm - Adam Lyth and Adil Rashid were taking Yorkshire towards victory over the Unicorns, but Beaven has ousted the latter for 32 thus ending a partnership worth 53. The Vikings need 47 from 38 balls with five wickets left.

6:30pm - Middlesex have pegged Somerset back to 173 for three in the 25th over with James Harris having Suppiah caught behind for 60. He and Trego, who fell to Tom Smith for 81, added 110.

Phil Mustard & Jimmy Adams

Adams is out at the Ageas Bowl, caught at midwicket off Scott Borthwick for 67 to make Hampshire 133 for two in the 19th over as they chase 242.

@hantscricket on Twitter: Carberry pulls a huge six to bring up his fifty. Royals now 118-1. Carberry 52*, Adams 64*.

6:19pm - Steven Croft bowls Rory Burns for four to leave Surrey needing 91 for five. It’s evenly poised at Emirates Old Trafford.

6:09pm - Arul Suppiah joins Trego in reaching a swift half-century, his off 39 deliveries. A hundred stand soon follows with Somerset on course for victory.

Hampshire skipper Jimmy Adams reaches a fifty as Hampshire reaches 89 for one in the 15th over.

Mark Wallace, who has a half-century, and Jim Allenby were going well for Glamorgan until the latter fell to Benny Howell for 39, ending a 95-run alliance and making Glamorgan 122 for four in the 20th over.

@GlamCricket on Twitter: Allenby brings up the ton for Glamorgan with a big 6 to deep mid wicket Glam 103/3 needing 186 more in just over 22 overs

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Double wicket maiden so Parry's figures 5-2-6-4 are outstanding. DeBruyn is 3* Burns 0* and Surrey need 100 off 23overs

6pm - Lancashire left-arm spinner Parry strikes twice in an over for his third and fourth wickets. Vikram Solanki is caught and bowled for eight and Gary Wilson is lbw for nought to leave Surrey 77 for four.

Yorkshire’s chase suffers another blow as Gary Ballance is bowled by Luke Beaven for 44. The White Rose are 88 for four.

5:50pm - Somerset are into three figures in the 14th over and shortly after Peter Trego brings up a 46-ball fifty as the hosts pursue 253 to beat Middlesex.

@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Jaques (25) brilliantly caught one-handed by Parsons at mid-wicket off Norman to end stand of 56. 80-3 in the 20th.

5:38pm - Surrey, who are scoring smoothly in pursuit of 177 versus Lancashire, have lost their other opening batsman as Steven Davies is bowled by Parry for 36 from 32 balls. The visitors are 65 for two in the 11th over.

5:28pm - Glamorgan are in further strife as Marcus North is run out for five, leaving them 27 for three chasing 289 to be Gloucestershire.

Somerset and Surrey have lost their first wickets. Marcus Trescothick is caught behind off Gareth Berg for 28 at Taunton and Jason Roy is bowled by Stephen Parry for 18 at Emirates Old Trafford.

Yorkshire have passed 50 without further loss.

5:16pm - Gloucestershire and the Unicorns have second wickets. Fuller bowls Chris Cooke for 15 and Warren Lee traps Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale in front for eight.

Half-centurion Will Smith strikes from the second ball of Hampshire’s rely, having James Vince stumped for nought, while Surrey and Somerset have passed 50 without loss.

5:05pm - The second innings in the four games aside from the one at the Ageas Bowl have started. Gloucestershire’s James Fuller has had Glamorgan’s Will Bragg lbw for nought and the Unicorns’ Glen Querl has forced Yorkshire’s Richard Pyrah to play on for six.

Adam Wheater & Will Smith

5pm - Smith hits Griffiths for six in the final over to reach 50, but the right-arm quick responds by bowling Smith the next ball. Pringle is then caught by Royals skipper Jimmy Adams as Durham finish on 241 for eight.

Here’s a round-up of all the half-time scores:

Group B
Lancashire Lightning made 176 for nine against Surrey at Emirates Old Trafford.
Durham Dynamos made 241 for eight against Hampshire Royals at the Ageas Bowl in a game reduced to 36 overs.

Group C
Gloucestershire Gladiators finished on 288 for five against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.
The Unicorns made 189 for nine against Yorkshire Vikings at Chesterfield.
Middlesex Panthers reached 252 for nine against Somerset at Taunton.

4:50pm - Dent carries his bat to the end of the Gloucestershire innings, ending a superb knock unbeaten on 151. Ian Cockbain hit two fours in the final over to offer some added thrust as the Gladiators ended on 288 for five. Ailing Glamorgan will have to fly out of the traps to give themselves a chance of attaining a daunting victory target.

We’ve two overs left at the Ageas Bowl where Dynamos duo Will Smith and Ryan Pringle have shaken hands on a quick-fire fifty partnership for the seventh wicket.

4:40pm - It’s a shame for the visitors, but Stokes has tried one big hit too many and is stumped by Adam Wheater off Wood for 87. The Dynamos were in trouble at one stage but his entertaining innings, which featured six fours and four sixes, has injected some much-needed impetus into the away side’s cause.

Another man who will be warmly received by his team-mates on his exit from the middle is Brown, who finished on 80 before lofting a catch to Rory Burns to give Batty his third wicket. A late flourish from Horton’s side, however, sees Stephen Parry and Simon Kerrigan add three fours from the final four balls!

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Brutal! Parry nearly cleans up Dernbach with a fierce straight drive! @LancsCCC 157-8 (38.4)

4:30pm - Simon Jones has his first wicket on his Glamorgan comeback, with James Fuller gifting Will Owen his third catch of the innings.

Stokes is certainly upping the tempo, striking three sixes in two overs. Pyrah takes Yorkshire’s ninth wicket in the final over of the Unicorns’ innings.

4:20pm - Harris and Denly have both succumbed to Steven Kirby as the veteran seamer returns to the Somerset attack with devastating effect. Murtagh is then bowled to become Kirby’s fourth victim. That’s his third wicket in four balls!

Dent hits Allenby for 20 runs in five balls as he moves beyond his previous career-best score towards 150.

Glenn Querl is bowled by Ryan Sidebottom after making a useful 23 as the Unicorns eke out a final few runs.

4:10pm - Dent continues to plunder the Glamorgan attack but has lost an ally in Benny Howell. Howell looked good on 26 until he edged Wagg through to Mark Wallace.

Dexter’s downfall has sparked a mini-collapse with Gareth Berg gone second ball. Thankfully, Denly, who has now made a fifty, is still there while fellow half-centurion Stokes is opening up at the Ageas Bowl.

4:05pm - Neil Dexter’s dismissal has stopped Middlesex in their tracks. Dexter made a run-a-ball 37 in a 83-run stand for the fifth wicket with Joe Denly, who remains unbeaten three runs short of a half-century, as the Panthers’ innings reaches its conclusion.

Ben Stokes is also nearing a fifty, but he will have to go on without Gordon Muchall who chips the ball back to Liam Dawson to end a 66-run partnership.

Adam Wheater & Ben Stokes

4pm - Dent has reached his third first-class century in style, heaving Allenby into the stands with eight overs to go. The 22-year-old struck 10 fours and a six in his 89-ball ton, a fantastic knock which has given the away side the perfect platform for a late onslaught.

Lancashire and Unicorns continue to struggle, with Oliver Newby and Keith Parsons departing for their respective sides.

3:50pm - If Yorkshire go on to finish on top in their encounter with the Unicorns, it may well be thanks to Adil Rashid, who has reduced the hosts to 113 for six. Two wickets in two balls brought to an end both Scott Elstone and Vishal Tripathi’s innings to leave the Vikings firmly in the ascendancy.

Brown is running out of partners at Emirates Old Trafford as Lewis returns to bowl Hogg for 12.

3:35pm - The Gladiators are in good shape at the SWALEC Stadium thanks to Dent but Glamorgan have received a boost following the dismissal of Alex Gidman for 23. With 15 overs to go, the away side are 146 for three.

Kyle Hogg plants Keedy into the pavilion in the former Lancashire man's final over as the hosts move past 100. Brown then reaches a half-century before sending Zander de Bruyn over the rope. The Lightning appear to be putting their foot on the gas.

3:20pm - Another bowler claims a wicket in his first over, this time it’s David Griffiths, who bowls Collingwood for six. That's four down now for the Dynamos after Stoneman went for 32.

Brown and Gareth Cross added 30 for the sixth wicket for Lancashire before Batty ousted the latter lbw. All five of Surrey’s bowlers have a wicket to their name this afternoon.

Waller has his third at Taunton. Adam Rossington trudges back to the changing rooms with the Panthers 139 for four.

@hantscricket on Twitter: In getting to 5, Paul Collingwood has his 10,000th run in all List A cricket. Quite an achievement. Durham: 41-2 (9th ov)

3:05pm - Wickets are certainly coming in pairs for Yorkshire with Pyrah claiming his second scalp in four deliveries. Michael O’Shea reached 26 before striking the ball aerially towards Gary Ballance, who takes an impressive diving catch.

Somerset are beginning to gain a foothold in their game after Middlesex’s confident start. Waller sees to Paul Stirling, caught and bowled, as Marcus Trescothick’s men mount a comeback.

3pm - Paul Collingwood is striding to the crease after the Dynamos lose their second wicket. Scott Borthwick attempts to up the ante against Chris Wood but is only able to offer Jimmy Adams a catch at mid-on.

Garry Park departs for three, bowled by Richard Pyrah’s second ball, as the Vikings' bowlers continue to hold the upper hand at Chesterfield.

One man who is breaking the shackles with the bat is Gloucestershire’s Chris Dent, who has taken just 39 balls to bring up a fifty.

2:50pm - A sweet moment for Gary Keedy on his return to Emirates Old Trafford sees the veteran spinner collect Surrey’s fifth wicket with his first delivery! Wayne White is Keedy’s victim, gone for five.

Malan has fallen a run short of a half-century at Taunton, with Middlesex now 98 for two.

2:45pm - Mascarenhas has made an immediate impact on his Hampshire return, trapping Mustard lbw in his first over.

Gloucestershire skipper Michael Klinger was compiling a useful innings at the top of the order but has now given his wicket to Dean Cosker having made 40. The Gladiators have reached 85 for two at better than a run-a-ball.

George Bailey, Dimitri Mascarenhas & Adam Wheater

2:35pm - Unfortunately for Lancashire supporters, there’s no sign of a Red Rose recovery. In fact, Tremlett has grabbed his second wicket by inducing an outside edge from Horton which Steven Davies pouches behind the stumps. The visitors are in total command at Emirates Old Trafford.

With his second delivery, Craig Meschede has made an important breakthrough for Somerset by dismissing Chris Rogers for 29. The Australian left-hander put on 73 for the first wicket with Dawid Malan.

Stand-in captain Mark Stoneman and Phil Mustard have got things started for Durham at the Ageas Bowl in a game which has been reduced to 36 overs.

2:20pm - Things go from bad to worse for Lancashire’s beleaguered top order as Steven Croft departs, caught by Gary Wilson in the slips off Chris Tremlett. None of the top three have made double figures to give Karl Brown and Paul Horton plenty to do.

One brings two at Chesterfield where Yorkshire have made early inroads. Steven Patterson is the man to do the damage, accounting for both Unicorns openers.

Middlesex are 50 without loss in the ninth over at Taunton.

2:10pm - Dernbach is taken out of the Surrey attack and Gareth Batty’s decision pays immediate dividends as Jon Lewis picks up the wicket of Ashwell Prince. Zander de Bruyn takes the catch at short midwicket to leave the hosts 25 for two.

News from the Ageas Bowls sees Dimitri Mascarenhas return to Hampshire’s side. It is expected to be a 2:30pm start there, with the Royals opting to field having won the toss.

2:05pm - So far, it has not been a good day for New Zealand cricketers. Like his compatriots at Lord’s, Gloucestershire opener Hamish Marshall isn’t having the best of things. He’s gone for 13 in the third over at the SWALEC Stadium.

At Emirates Old Trafford, Stephen Moore is also making his way back to the pavilion after flicking a Jade Dernbach delivery into the hands of Vikram Solanki at deep midwicket. Dernbach has been expensive early on, however, going for 20 from his opening two overs.

1:40pm - As well as this live blog, you can of course follow our coverage of England versus New Zealand at Lord’s where the hosts are closing on victory.

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Simon Katich misses todays game due to a back spasm

1:25pm - Here is what is happening at the five matches:

Group B
Surrey chose to bowl first versus Lancashire Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford.
Hampshire Royals against Durham Dynamos at the Ageas Bowl has been delayed by rain.

Group C
Glamorgan decided to field first facing Gloucestershire Gladiators at the SWALEC Stadium.
The Unicorns chose to bat first against Yorkshire Vikings at Chesterfield.
Somerset opted to field first versus Middlesex Panthers at Taunton.

1:15pm - While waiting for news of the tosses, why not read our team news preview?

@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Moin Ashraf misses today's match due to migraine.

1pm - Good afternoon and welcome to’s live blog coverage of today’s five Yorkshire Bank 40 games, which are due to start at 1:45pm.

Group C leaders Glamorgan play Gloucestershire Gladiators at the SWALEC Stadium, second-placed Somerset face Middlesex Panthers at Taunton and the Unicorns host Yorkshire Vikings at Chesterfield.

Group B front-runners Hampshire Royals, the defending champions, take on Durham Dynamos at the Ageas Bowl and Lancashire Lightning meet Surrey at Emirates Old Trafford.

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