As the final round of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 kicked-off on Friday, the eight teams for the quarter-finals of this edition has been finalised with Leicestershire and Somerset just managing to make it to the top eight.
Calvin Dickson and James Vince scored blistering fifties as Hampshire chased down 168 runs against Kent in the 18th over with six wickets in hand in Canterbury to reach the top of the table in South Group of Natwest T20 Blast.
Kyle Abbott claimed a three wicket haul to restrict Middlesex to 136 runs following which Rilee Rossouw led the chase with a 60-run knock as Hampshire completed a six wicket win in the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter at Lord's.
Hampshire failed to make their start count as the stumbled in the end overs in the chase of 160 runs as Kent registered a five run victory in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter in Southmapton.
Michael Klinger's unbeaten century for Gloucestershire went in vain as Hampshire responded back with a score of 121 for three in 11.4 overs to complete a 24 run win by D/L method in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter in Bristol.
After blistering knocks from Lewis Gregory and Steven Davies set the tone for Somerset's 204 run total, their bowlers managed to held their nerve in restricting Hampshire to 190 runs as they completed a 14 run victory in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast in Taunton.
After a four-wicket haul from Ravi Bopara restricted Hampshire to 124 for nine in their innings, Essex followed it up with a dominating batting performance, chasing down the target in 14 overs with seven wickets in hand in the South Group clash of the Natwest T20 Blast in Chelmsford.
After a clinical bowling performance led by Jofra Archer restricted Hampshire to 126 for nine, Sussex chased down the target comfortably in 17.2 overs with six wickets in hand in the South Group encounter of Natwest T20 Blast in Southampton.
James Vince scored a blistering 81 while Kyle Abbott claimed a three-wicket haul as Hampshire registered a 19 run win over Sussex in the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter in Hove to go top of the table.
After a blistering half century from Lewis McManus helped Hampshire post 167 for five in the 20 overs, Shahid Afridi led the bowling with a four-wicket haul to reduce Glamorgan to 145 for nine in the chase during the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter in Cardiff.
Rory Burns remained unbeaten on 174 as Surrey managed to post 410 for seven at stumps on day three in response to Hampshire's first innings total of 648 for seven in their County Championship Division One clash at The Oval.
George Bailey crossed the 150-run mark while Sean Ervine and Ian Holland scored fifties on day two as Hampshire went on to amass 648 for seven in their first innings before the declaration came during the County Championship Division One clash against Surrey at The Oval.
Jimmy Adams and James Vince made most of the batting day at The Oval scoring their respective centuries as Hampshire went on to amass 361 for four at stumps in the County Championship Division One face-off against Surrey at The Oval.
George Bailey scored a fine century while Kyle Abbott remained unbeaten on 76 as Hampshire made recovery from 125 for five to end day one with a score of 351 for eight in the County Championship Division One clash in Manchester.