Durston top scores as Derbyshire beat Warwickshire

Friends Life t20, Edgbaston
Derbyshire 162-5 beat Warwickshire 129 by 33 runs
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Wes Durston kept alive Derbyshire's hopes of an FL t20 quarter-final place at Edgbaston as Warwickshire's chances were all but buried.

Durston top scored with 58, sharing an opening stand of 83 with Martin Guptil (38) as the visitors posted 162-5.

The Bears were then bowled out for 129 in 17.4 overs, Varun Chopra's exit after 40 from 17 balls proving crucial.

Derbyshire's fourth victory, by 33 runs, takes them to 12 points from 13 games, one behind third-placed Durham.

The match turned as soon as Chopra drove a catch to cover off the second delivery from Derbyshire's veteran seamer - and former Moseley winger - Steffan Jones.

With rain threatening, Warwickshire tried to keep up with the Duckworth-Lewis target rate but their challenge disintegrated altogether as Derbyshire's spin pair, Tom Knight and Greg Smith, shared four wickets in their eight overs.

Third spinner Durston then took two of the last three wickets to wrap up a fine all-round performance, having also held two

The Bears welcomed back England seamer Chris Woakes after his release from the one-day international squad, but he conceded 20 runs in two overs.

He did not fare any better with the bat, making just a single from three balls before Luke Sutton stumped him down the leg-side.

Woakes' inclusion meant the end of Neil Carter's record of having appeared in every one of Warwickshire's Twenty20 matches since the competition was launched in 2003.

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