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All the action from Friday night at the Blast as Bears break another record

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All the action from Friday night at the Blast as Bears break another record

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NORTH GROUP

Notts Outlaws 98/9 beat Durham Cricket 95/6 by 2 runs
Northamptonshire Steelbacks 128 all out lost to Yorkshire Vikings 190/7 by 62 runs
Derbyshire Falcons 188/8 beat Lancashire Lightning 183/5 by 5 runs
Birmingham Bears 228/8 beat Worcestershire Rapids 84 all out by 144 runs

SOUTH GROUP

Gloucestershire 169/7 lost to Hampshire Hawks 178/7 by nine runs
Glamorgan 59/5 lost to Somerset 75/6 by 16 runs
Kent Spitfires 159/4 beat Sussex Sharks by 6 wickets
Essex Eagles 198/7 beat Surrey 155/9 by 43 runs

BEARS STUN PEARS THANKS TO HOSE CENTURY
It was the perfect start for the Rapids, as Mitchell Stanley took two wickets with the match's first two deliveries to reduce the Bears early. The response from the Bears was emphatic however, as Dan Mousley and Adam Hose put on a brutal partnership. Mousley departed for 53, but Hose went on to make his second career T20 century as the Bears posted a colossal 228/8. The Rapids never got going, and fell to 84 all out courtesy of a brilliant four wicket haul by Danny Briggs to give the Bears the largest win by runs in Blast history.



HAMPSHIRE GO TWO FROM TWO
There was to be no repeat of James Vince's heroics from the previous night, as the Hawks skipper fell early for 15. It was his opening partner Ben McDermott who picked up the mantle however, powering his way to a half-century as the visitors posted a strong total of 178/7. Powerful lower order batting from Gloucestershire's Benny Howell's nearly saw them over the line, but fell just short for the Hawks to secure successive wins in successive nights for the Hawks.

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BRUTAL BROOK STRIKES AGAIN
There are few batters in the English game playing with the confidence of Harry Brook, and the explosive youngster carried his form into a difficult situation at Wantage Road with Yorkshire 11/3. Out he strode, and along with David Willey set about blasting his side towards recovery. His 67, and Willey's 31, took the Vikings to a respectable score of 190/7. The hosts never got a grip of the chase in the face of brilliant bowling from the Viking pace attack, and were bowled out for 128.



DENLY SEES SPITFIRES OVER THE LINE AGAINST THE SHARKS
The Sharks' 158/8 came courtesy of runs spread across the team as Ali Orr, Harrison Ward, Delray Rawlins and George Garton all got over 28. Kent's reply started poorly when Tawanda Muyeye was LBW to Rawlins for a duck, but Joe Denly motored to a brilliant half-century to propel the chase on. He was accompanied by Sam Billings who saw Kent through to the win on 43 not out, as the reigning champions secure only their third win of the season.Β 

FALCONS MANAGE TO HOLD OFF LANCASHIREΒ 

Victory would see Derbyshire pull level with North Group leaders Lancashire, and scores of 70+ from the brilliant Shan Masood and Wayne Madsen ensured the hosts had a sizeable score of 188/8 to defend against the table topping opponents. In a thrilling final over, where Lancashire needed 11 from 6 balls, George Scrimshaw held his nerve as Derbyshire won by 5 wickets.Β 

EAGLES END SURREY UNBEATEN RUN

Essex Eagles propelled themselves into the top four of the South Group with a convincing win over Surrey, who see their unbeaten run come to a conclusion. Essex set Surrey a target or 199, thanks to destructive batting from Michael-Kyle Pepper and Paul Walter and with Aaron Beard taking four wickets, Surrey never got themselves into the run chase.Β 

SOMERSET WIN A 7 OVER GAME OVER GLAMORGAN

In a rain affected match reduced to just seven overs, Glamorgan reduced Somerset to 15-4 after 3 overs, however Tom Abell and Tom Lammonby, the ever-resilient pair for Somerset ensured they had a strong total, giving Glamorgan 76 to chase. Despite Colin Ingram scoring 37, no other batter got into double figures as Glamorgan could only reach 59/5.Β 

OUTLAWS VICTORIOUS OVER DURHAM IN CLOSE GAME

In another rain affected match, Durham and Notts outlaws competed in a 11-over match which saw Notts Outlaws win by 2 runs in a close encounter. Tom Moores and Steven Mullaney were the engine room for Notts, scoring 25 and 34 while others struggled as the Outlaws posted 98. Durham however lost wickets at regular intervals and despite a late surge from Jones and Eckersley, couldn't quite get over the line.Β 

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