Essex go top as rain hits one-day and T20 programme
Essex beat Kent by five wickets to move to the top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group table while rain caused two matches in the North Group and the day's only scheduled NatWest T20 fixture to be abandoned. Meanwhile there was a massive win for Yorkshire in the Roses clash and also wins for Durham and Hampshire.
Royal London One-Day Cup: North Group
Durham 253-8 beat Nottinghamshire 274-5 by two wickets (D/L)
Durham produced a late surge to beat Nottinghamshire by two wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Nottinghamshire built upon a century from Michael Lumb and then kept things tight with the ball only to be denied in the final over, from which Durham needed 12 to win.
Nottinghamshire posted 274 for five, with Michael Lumb making 105 in a game that was reduced to 43 overs per side due to the rain.
Daniel Christian made 57 and Samit Patel blasted 40 in just 25 balls.
Durham were in trouble early on at 54 for three but 69 from Paul Collingwood and 64 from Michael Richardson got them back into the game.
More wickets from Nottinghamshire, for whom Gurney took five for 51 despite failing to defend the final over, meant it would go down to the wire and Keaton Jennings, with 13 not out in five balls, did the job for the home side, who had been set a revised target of 252 in 37 overs.
Yorkshire 325-7 beat Lancashire 84ao by 242 runs (D/L)
Yorkshire handed Roses rivals Lancashire a massive 242-run thrashing on the Duckworth-Lewis method at Old Trafford.
Adam Lyth (136) scored his second century - and second career best effort - in as many days as Yorkshire made 325 for seven in 47 overs after rain interrupted their innings.
He received support from Kane Williamson (40) and Gary Ballance (34) as he eventually posted more runs himself than Lancashire managed as a team.
Martin Guptill made 45 at the top of the order for Lancashire but no other player could reach double figures as Karl Carver (3-5), David Willey (3-44), Adil Rashid (2-10) and Tim Bresnan (2-22) tore through the Lancashire batting.
They collapsed from 64 for two to be 84 all out in 17.3 overs, losing their last eight wickets for 20 runs in 8.1 overs. They had been set 327 to win in 47 overs.
Warwickshire v Derbyshire - match abandoned
Worcestershire v Leicestershire - match abandoned
Rain sweeping across the West Midlands put paid to the matches scheduled to be played at Edgbaston and New Road without a ball being bowled at either venue.
Warwickshire were denied the chance to extend an outstanding run of 13 wins in 14 matches against Derbyshire while Leicestershire doubled their points tally due to the no result.
Royal London One-Day Cup: South Group
Essex 289-5 beat Kent 285-8 by five wickets
Essex and Kent had not met in a competitive one-day match since 2008 (2015's planned meeting was a washout) and it was Essex who were celebrating this reunion of sorts with a five-wicket win.
That Kent took the game to the penultimate over was an achievement in itself as three wickets apiece from Matthew Quinn and Ashar Zaidi reduced them to 135 for seven only for Matt Coles and James Tredwell to put on 140 for the eighth wicket and help them close on 285 for eight.
Coles made 91 in 52 balls, with 10 fours and five sixes while Tredwell made 47 not out in 42 deliveries to give the visitors a chance.
Essex lost Tom Westley early for nine before Nick Browne (49) and Jesse Ryder (50) added 82 for the second wicket. Ravi Bopara then took over and his experience helped guide his team home with five balls to spare, the England all-rounder making 74 not out in 79 balls.
With support from Daniel Lawrence (35) and Ryan ten Doeschate (45), Essex moved to the top of the table with this win.
Hampshire 289-8 beat Surrey 283-9 by six runs
Tom Alsop's maiden Hampshire century helped the hosts post a score of 289 for eight on their way to a six-run win at the Ageas Bowl.
Alsop struck 116 in 121 balls and with Sean Ervine (50) and James Vince (41) also making useful contributions, Hampshire had a decent score to defend despite the best efforts of Gareth Batty, who took three for 56.
Surrey's top order then failed to lay much of a platform but they stayed in the game thanks to Zafar Ansari (62), Ben Foakes (72) and Sam Curran (42). However, whereas their lower order helped them win their last game, this time they couldn't quite repeat the trick.
Gareth Berg took four for 64, including the final over as he prevented Surrey from getting the 11 they needed and for the first time in five in this fixture, the side chasing was defeated.
NatWest T20 Blast South Group
Somerset v Glamorgan - match abandoned
Following inspections at 5pm and 6pm local time, the ground at Taunton was deemed unfit for play and there was no action between Somerset and Glamorgan.
With the points shared, Glamorgan go one point clear at the top of the table with Somerset in fourth place.
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