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James Vince hits century while Somerset progress

Friday's Vitality Blast round-up

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James Vince hits century while Somerset progress

James Vince scores his second century of the week

North Group
Lancashire Lighting 199/5 beat Durham 193/5 by 6 runs
Leicestershire Foxes 177/8 beat Notts Outlaws 173 by 2 wickets
Birmingham Bears 169/4 beat Worcestershire Rapids 152/6 by 17 runs

South Group
Hampshire Hawks 171/8 beat Essex Eagles 153 by 18 runs
Gloucestershire 177/9 lost to Surrey 178/3 by 7 wickets
Middlesex 80 lost to Kent Spitfires 157/8
Glamorgan 107 lost to Somerset 181/5 by 74 runs
Hampshire Hawks 184/4 beat Sussex Sharks183/6 by 6 wickets


It's been a fantastic few days for James Vince, who followed up his brilliant England hundred on Tuesday with a two match-winning contributions on Friday. Essex Eagles bore the brunt of his decisive half-century in the afternoon, before cruising past Sussex Sharks with a beautifully-paced ton, to keep Hampshire Hawks' dreams of reaching the knockout stage alive.


With so many players missing, Kent Spitfires had to get wheeling and dealing to pull together a team for their trip to face Middlesex at Lord's. And boy did they perform. Elliot Hooper, one of seven players debuting for Kent, shone with the ball, taking three wickets as Middlesex succumbed to their lowest T20 score ever. The comprehensive win means Kent secure a home quarter-final tie.


Somerset booked their place in the final eight thanks to a magnificent performance in Wales. They crushed Glamorgan by 77 runs, Roelof van der Merwe's all-round star performance leading the way. You can tell how much the wun and a spot in the knoclouts meant to van der Merwe below.


Lancashire took one step closer to progressing out of the North Group with a nail-biting voctory over Glamorgan. Setting a challenging 200 to win, thanks to the efforts of Finn Allen (66), Alex Davies (56) and Keaton Jennings (43), Durham got off to a rapid start, however a crucial over from Tom Hartley changed the flowm dismmising David Bedingham and Cameron Bancroft inside five balls.


Few players continually step up in the club's time of need quite like Sam Hain. This time he dug them out of a peerillous position at 57/3 in the eighth over, to take them to a respectable total of 169/4, hitting 83 not out from 53 deliveries. Rivals Worcestershire Rapids struggled to keep pace in the chase, boosting Birmingham's chances of finishing in the top four.

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