One-day specialist Ian Harvey smashed two sixes and 13 fours in a 32-ball 74 as Yorkshire Phoenix beat Nottinghamshire Outlaws by two wickets.
One-day specialist Ian Harvey smashed two sixes and 13 fours in a 32-ball 74 as Yorkshire Phoenix beat Nottinghamshire Outlaws by two wickets in the Twenty20 North Division.
The Australian was instrumental in the victory, sharing a 60-run opening stand with Michael Lumb (21 off 13) which put the visitors well on their way to victory.
However, the visitors got themselves into difficulty later on after Andy Harris and Samit Patel both claimed two wickets but they eventually squeezed home off the penultimate ball.
England wicketkeeper Chris Read led the Notts batting with 43 off 35 balls with Gareth Clough making 23 and Paul Franks 20.
Durham Dynamos fell four runs short of victory against Leicestershire, the defending champions, as the Foxes bounced back from Friday’s defeat in the North Division.
Hylton Ackerman led the way for the home side with nine fours in a 40-ball 56 and with John Sadler making 23 and Ottis Gibson 18 Leicestershire posted 150 for nine.
New Zealander Nathan Astle gave Durham a good start with 37 off 33 balls and that was continued by Gordon Muchall, who made 38 not out off 38 balls with only one six and one four.
However, the desperate scramble at the end saw the Dynamoes come up short even with Gareth Breese’s two sixes in an eight-ball 16no.
In the Midlands/West/Wales Division Gloucestershire Gladiators’ opener Phil Weston cracked an unbeaten 73 off 55 balls – not the highest score of the match but the most significant – as his side beat Worcestershire by five wickets with two balls to spare.
Chasing 162 for six the former Worcestershire batsman hit a six and eight fours in a 55-ball innings, with Craig Spearman (20), Mark Hardinges (19) and Mark Alleyne (17no) also contributing to victory.
South African Zander de Bruyn had earlier hammered 76 off 59 balls with three sixes and eight fours with Ben Smith making 36.
Essex coasted to a 43-run win over Sussex at Chelmsford in the South Division after the visitors were bowled out for 108 chasing their hosts’ 151 for five.
Former Zimbabwe international Grant Flower claimed three for 20 as only Chris Adams, with 44 off 41 deliveries, and Mark Davis (20) made any impression for the Sharks.
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