Glamorgan and Middlesex booked their places in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast while Notts Outlaws secured a home quarter-final in tonight's action which also saw wins for Derbyshire, Essex, Lancashire, Surrey, and Yorkshire.
In a clash that pitted two of the three most recent winners of county cricket's T20 competition against each other, Northants Steelbacks beat Birmingham Bears by 74 runs in tonight's NatWest T20 Blast North Group match at Northampton's Wantage Road.
As the ninth week in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast drew to a close, Notts Outlaws leapfrogged to claim the pole position in the North Group while Gloucestershire have managed to extend their stay at the top of the South Group. Here are a few key statistics for the upcoming 10th week of the tournament.
Australian Travis Head, who has joined up with Yorkshire's squad for their final four NatWest T20 Blsat North Group matches, says he is ready to contribute as they look to make it four wins in a row in the competition.
Sussex will be without Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman for their NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash with Hampshire tomorrow (Friday 15th July) due to a further delay to his arrival in England.
After week eight in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast, both Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Gloucestershire managed to consolidate their position as the leaders of the North and South Group respectively. The action-packed ninth week is ahead of us and here is a statistical preview.
Such is the nature of the NatWest T20 Blast that there are a few East Midlands derbies for fans to enjoy and the latest one to look forward to sees Leicestershire Foxes host Notts Outlaws at Grace Road tomorrow evening (Tuesday).
Glamorgan continued their impressive form in the NatWest T20 Blast with a big win over Middlesex while Jos Buttler continued his fine week with the bat to help Lancashire beat Worcestershire in the pick of the action this evening.
Sam Northeast cracked a quickfire half-century to help Kent beat Somerset before David Lloyd and Timm van der Gugten starred for Glamorgan in a big win over Sussex in tonight's NatWest T20 Blast action.