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James Vince century helps Hants beat Somerset

Elsewhere Sussex Sharks ended Surrey's unbeaten run while Notts Outlaws make record-breaking total

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James Vince century helps Hants beat Somerset

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NORTH GROUP
Worcestershire Rapids 150/5 lost to Yorkshire Vikings 151/5 by 5 wickets
Lancashire Lightning 133/6 v Durham (abandoned)
Notts Outlaws 247/6 beat Derbyshire Falcons 153/9 by 94 runs

SOUTH GROUP
Middlesex 140/8 lost to Essex Eagles 161/6 by 21 runs
Sussex Sharks 172/5 beat Surrey 155 by 17 runs
Somerset 194/9 lost to Hampshire Hawks 208/5 by 14 runs

VINCE CHARMING
Even the most loyal of Somerset fan sat in attendance at the County Ground would find it hard not to stand up and applaud James Vince's magnificent century on Thursday night. His 129*, the highest by a Hampshire player in the Blast, was off the highest quality and order imaginable to propel the visitors on to 208/5. Somerset battled in response, with powerful half-centuries from Tom Banton and Rilee Rossouw, but regular wickets broke their momentum as they fell just short.

BELIEVE IT OR NOTTS
Trent Bridge is known for its high run-scoring encounters when it comes to T20 cricket. Bit even this innings saw a jaw or two drop to the floor as Notts Outlaws struck 247/6, a record home total for them. Alex Hales whacked a rapid half-century, before Ben Duckett took over and top-scored with 63.

COOKING UP A STORM
W0W00W. Wow indeed. Sam Cook bowled an astonishing first over, taking a triple-wicket maiden at Lord's to dismantle Middlesex's top order. Despite their best endeavours, the hosts were never able to truly get back into the contest, as sharp fielding from Essex Eagles ensured wickets fell regularly.

SURREY BITTEN BY THE SHARKS
Sussex Sharks produced the fightback of the season to deliver Surrey's first loss of the Vitality Blast 2022 summer. The visitors looked to be cruising to victory before they got into choppy waters when Laurie Evans was dismissed with the score at 111/3, needing 62 runs with 9 overs to go. But the hosts keep nibbling away at the batting line-up, captain Ravi Bopara securing victory for the hosts with a pinpoint through to run out Daniel Moriarty.

WHITE ROSE FLOURISHES
It's all about hitting form at the right time in T20 domestic cricket and Yorkshire are showing signs that things are going their way witht he white ball. Dom Bess picked up 3/15 before Tom Kohler-Cadmore cut loose smashing 46 from 30 deliveries to see his side home and close in on a North Group qualifying spot.

Dom Bess spun his way to brilliant match figures of 3/15

Dom Bess spun his way to brilliant match figures of 3/15

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