Sussex, Somerset, Surrey seal comfortable wins in South Group

Daniel Bell-Drummond scored his second consecutive century
Daniel Bell-Drummond scored his second consecutive century
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Jim Allenby scored a blistering 144-run knock as Somerset thrashed Glamorgan by 170 runs while riding on Laurie Evans' unbeaten 134 Sussex chased down 332 comfortably against Kent. Elsewhere a complete all-round performance from Surrey saw them register a seven-wicket win over Middlesex.

Somerset 338-3 (Allenby 144no) beat
Glamorgan 168 (Carlson 63) by 170 runs
Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff

Allenby (144 not out) counterattacked the Glamorgan bowlers despite losing Steven Davies (4) and Peter Trego (15) early. Dean Elgar (96) and James Hildreth (58 not out) further pressed on the acceleration as Somerset went on to post 338 for three in their 50 overs.

In response, Glamorgan struggled from the outset with only Kiran Carlson (63) scoring a half-century as they managed only 168 runs before they were bowled out in 36.4 overs.

This is Somerset's fourth win from as many games as they continue to top the South Group.

Sussex 332-4 (Evans 134no) beat
Kent 331-7 (Bell-Drummond 138) by six wickets
Royal London Cup, South Group, Canterbury

After Sussex decided to field first on winning the toss, Daniel Bell-Drummond (138) looked in brilliant touch and smashed his second century in consecutive matches. He also crossed 2,000 runs in List A in the process. Alex Blake (76) provided the late flourish with his 43-ball knock to take the total to 331 for seven in the 50 overs.

Laurie Evans (134 not out), Harry Finch (80) and Luke Wright (64) were all among the runs as Sussex completed the chase of 332 runs with six wickets in hand.

Surrey 244-3 (Burns 67no) beat
Middlesex 243-9 (Rampaul 4-40) by seven wickets
Royal London Cup, South Group, London

Ravi Rampaul (4-40) was among the wickets for Surrey as Nick Gubbins (65) and John Simpson (75) scored handy knocks but Middlesex managed only 243 for nine in their 50 overs which was chased down comfortably by Surrey riding on half centuries from Kumar Sangakkara (59), Rory Burns (67 not out) and Ben Foakes (55 not out).

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