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Summary

  1. Lancashire beat Yorkshire off last ball in Roses match
  2. Chris Gayle smashes unbeaten 85 in Somerset win
  3. Moeen Ali hits 90 off 50 balls in Worcestershire victory
  4. Wins for Gloucs, Essex, Leics, Glamorgan and Durham

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By Phil Harlow, Amy Lofthouse, Jay Freeman and Kalika Mehta

All times stated are UK

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I hope you've enjoyed another action-packed night of T20 Blast cricket. We certainly have.

And I'm sure the Lancashire fans heading back over the Pennines will have a good night too!

But that's all we've got time for I'm afraid.

We'll be back next week with another T20 Blast live text and commentaries from all the games.

Thank you for joining us.

LANCASHIRE BEAT YORKSHIRE BY FOUR WICKETS

Buttler leads Red Rose to victory

Jos Buttler
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Jos Buttler's unbeaten 71 from just 35 balls helped Lancashire to a final ball victory in the Roses clash at Headingley.

Yorkshire, asked to bat by Lancashire, began strongly, with Glenn Maxwell taking 18 runs from the first over of the game.

Joe Root (55) and Gary Ballance (31) also helped Yorkshire to an above-par score 185-8.

After Lancashire lost a cluster of wickets they looked to have too much to do but Buttler's aggressive hitting, with five boundaries and five sixes, guided Lancashire to 186-6 and a nail-biting win.

DURHAM BEAT DERBYSHIRE BY FIVE RUNS

Late fightback stuns Derbyshire after low-scoring thriller

Having restricted Durham to 147-7 - with Paul Collingwood top-scoring with 41 - Derbyshire must have been confident of victory

But a stunning late collapse in the face of some disciplined and probing Durham bowling gave the win to the visitors, with John Hastings' 3-29 proving crucial, including the removal of opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Usman Arshad bowling not far off the perfect final over to keep Derbyshire to 142-9.

GLAMORGAN BEAT MIDDLESEX BY FOUR RUNS

Glamorgan survive Middlesex comeback

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Glamorgan earned a tense victory against Middlesex thanks to captain Jacques Rudolph's innings of 60.

The South African hit nine fours on his way to a half-century, with fellow opener Craig Meschede adding 33.

Chris Cooke starred late on with 39, as Glamorgan made 169-5

Dawid Malan's 70 gave Middlesex a fine start but Glamorgan sealed victory from the final ball.

WORCESTERSHIRE BEAT NORTHANTS BY 14 RUNS

Moeen Ali sets up Worcestershire victory

Moeen Ali smashed 90 off just 50 balls, in an innings that included 11 fours and five sixes, to help Worcestershire set up their second consecutive victory in the T20 Blast.

The England all-rounder and captain Daryl Mitchell (47) shared a 131-run first-wicket partnership as the Rapids hit their fifth highest score in this format.

Northants chase relied heavily on Josh Cobb's contribution of 80 from just 44 balls but the experience of Saeed Ajmal, who was brought on in the 18th over and got rid of Shahid Afridi and Cobb, ensured it was Worcestershire who were victorious.

ESSEX BEAT SURREY BY SIX WICKETS

Westley and Bopara stand aids Essex victory

Essex sealed a hard-fought victory over Surrey thanks to Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara's 115-run third-wicket stand at The Oval.

Kumar Sangakkara showed all his class at the crease as he hit 58 to help Surrey set Essex a target of 170.

The Eagles seized the initiative on a balmy night in south London despite losing England captain Alastair Cook for eight early on.

Westley hit 55 from 62 balls before he was bowled by fast bowler Matt Dunn (3-34) while Bopara hit 57 as Essex powered their way to victory.

LEICESTERSHIRE BEAT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BY SIX WICKETS

Akmal stars on debut for Foxes

Umar Akmal hit an unbeaten 76 off 49 balls on debut for Leicestershire to hand the Foxes victory in a low-scoring affair against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Clint McKay's brilliant 4-24 from his four overs restricted Notts to 148-7 from their innings, with Alex Hales' half-century and 47 from wicket keeper Brendan Taylor the main contributors.

After Leicestershire struggled to 54-4, with the expensive Jake Ball picking up 3-42, Akmal smashed four fours and five sixes to guide his side to victory.

SOMERSET BEAT HAMPSHIRE BY EIGHT WICKETS

Unstoppable Gayle blasts Somerset to win

Chris Gayle shakes hands at the end of yet another superb innings
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When you employ the World Boss for a few weeks' work you expect results, and it's fair to say that Chris Gayle is delivering in a big way for Somerset.

The West Indies star made 85 not out as Somerset cruised to a comfortable win over Hampshire at Taunton, with strong support from Peter Trego and James Hildreth.

Hampshire's total of 167-3, largely built on James Vince's 64, always looked a bit short and - despite the best efforts of the outstanding Fidel Edwards - it was never really a close contest at the County Ground as Somerset raced to 173-2.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE BEAT KENT BY NINE WICKETS

Klinger half-century leads Gloucestershire to easy win

Michael Klinger shared an unbeaten century stand with Iain Cockbain (54 not out) to give Gloucestershire their third victory in this season's T20 Blast.

It was the Australian's second unbeaten score, having finished 126 not out in the only other T20 match against Essex last month.

Kent had fought their way to 156-6 from their 20 overs, with opener Daniel Bell-Drummond top-scoring with 31 off 24 balls, as Benny Howell finished with fine figures of 3-18.

And, despite Gloucestershire's Hamish Marshall falling lbw to Mitchell Claydon for 19, Klinger and Cockbain took their side to victory with 16 balls spare.

Post-match verdict

Derbyshire captain Wes Durston on his side's batting collapse

"The first half was really good but somehow we've managed to completely throw that game away.

"Pretty much the game was won and there was no complacency but they've literally pulled the rabbit out of the hat."

Post-match verdict

Durham bowler John Hastings hails his side's work ethic after pulling of a dramatic victory over Derbyshire

"That's the thing I love about this team, no matter what the position we always give it our all and if you do that it can sometimes turn your way and full credit to the boys for sticking at it."

Post-match verdict

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari on their failure to capitalise against Essex

"I would say we were just below par but we were definitely in the game with a total of 170. They batted well and I thought we fielded well on the whole but in the crucial moments, they won and that's the difference.

"We lost wickets at difficult times so rather than 190 to 200 we had to settle for 170 which is a good total but the pressure was on them and they performed well.

"We didn't bowl badly today but it's not easy to beat a team of that quality and we had to be at our best but we weren't."

Post-match verdict

Essex batsman Tom Westley on their vital win against Surrey

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"That was a massive win for us. It's a massive boost for us beating Surrey, who are a top team, and hopefully it can be a springboard for the rest of the campaign because if you get a few back-to-back wins then you're back in it.

"Coming to the Oval with 20,000 people, everyone was up for it so I think we would have been gutted if we lost that and then it would have been a real uphill struggle to qualify for the later stages of the campaign.

"The way Ravi Bopara batted took a lot of pressure off myself and it's good that the boys are starting to score runs so hopefully we are just starting to hit our straps."

Post-match verdict

Northamptonshire's Josh Cobb reacts to the lack of a wicketkeeper

"I saw Daryl Mitchell tell Ben Cox to go back and I thought he was going to keep from the edge of the ring.

"Then I turned around and saw him without pads or gloves on. It's in the laws and they've obviously looked into it and there's no law against it.

"You've just got to question whether it's in the spirit of the game. But that's probably because it's never been done before. When they first come out, these things usually get questioned and left alone.

"Our plans may not have been the best as well as our execution and we thought 180 would have been around par. Nobody means to drop catches but the way we reacted to those dropped catches didn't help us either."

Post-match verdict

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes on his side's removal of their wicketkeeper

"In a game when you're trying to stop the opposition scoring, it's a legitimate tactic.

"One of the things I challenged the coaches in the winter to do, was to try and come up with some ideas that might just knock the opposition off their guard a little bit.

"It came about when I watched MS Dhoni stand back to the spinners for India and I thought that was a great idea.

"Afterwards, he said he wanted another catcher around the corner and he felt he could do that himself, standing back. That started us thinking about it.

"Let's not take anything from the game of cricket, though. There's been two sides go toe to toe here and it's been a magnificent spectacle for those who turned up."

Post-match verdict

Middlesex head coach Richard Scott still took positives from the loss

"It is small margins," he said. "Five runs in a Twenty20 match, you could try to find that anywhere - in the field, with the bat - but unfortunately we just came up short again.

"But we are playing a good brand of cricket. We are not getting pummelled by anyone.

"They are all close-fought contests. At the back of quite a tiring away trip in terms of travel, we have just come up short again, which is disappointing."

Post-match verdict

Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph praises his bowlers' efforts in win over Middlesex

"I thought our bowlers really stood up tonight and showed a lot of character.

"It is just really nice to get another win under our belts. This campaign is all about trying to get some sort of momentum and hopefully we will turn the ship around."

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Umar and Kamran Akmal
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Pakistan wicketkeeper and brother of Umar Akmal -

Kamran Akmal: congrats @Leicestershire for winning match vs Nottinghamshire. Well done @Umar96Akmal for amazing 76*. Keep it up & good luck for upcoming matches.

Post-match verdict

Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball thought his side needed more runs against Leicestershire

"I think we were about 20 runs short, there was quite a short boundary, with the wind and Akmal really targeted that and he executed his plans really well, so fair play - a good innings and well done to him.

"We've got to bounce back now, it's a long tournament, there's still plenty of games to go. We go to Worcester on Sunday and have to get back to winning ways there."

Post-match verdict

Leicestershire head coach Andrew McDonald on the win against Notts

"At one stage it looked as if Notts' score might have got a bit out of hand and they might have got up to 160 or 170.

"That would have been a difficult chase but we were able to keep them below 150, which was our plan.

"We read the wicket quite well and we didn't panic in the run chase. It could have easy to sit down and say we're four down early but we had some specific plans for the middle there and Boycey (Matthew Boyce) played a pivotal role in that.

"Umar was sensational, some of those sixes were so cleanly hit, we know he can do that because he's an international player but Boycey's role was equally important."

Post-match verdict

Hampshire coach Giles White speaks to BBC Radio Solent following their loss to Somerset

"It was an outstanding performance by Chris Gayle. The crowd turned up to watch him and they got royally entertained by him. It was a fantastic innings.

"We were probably a bit short. They bowled well but we were probably 15 short and we didn't take our chances when the game was in the balance. Gayle's a high-quality player in great form and you cannot give chances to guys like that.

"We had to get wickets early on - we knew that but we couldn't do it and the game got away from us."

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Chris Gayle‏: I think I deserve a night out for the 1st time in Taunton! #Ciders

Post-match verdict

Chris Gayle prepares to celebrate after Somerset's win over Hampshire

Chris Gayle
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"I'll be having a few ciders with the lads to celebrate. It was an important win for the team in the group because now we have two victories from four games and I'm delighted to scored some more runs.

"The crowd pumped me up at the end and I was able to finish the game with the six they were calling for. I love the atmosphere at Taunton and I'm looking forward to another home match against Surrey before I leave.

"I'm sorry my time here is so short because things could hardly have gone better. It was good team performance today. We bowled and fielded well."

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The Lancashire players are in celebratory mode following their side's four wicket win over Yorkshire...

Arron Lilley: WOW get in! What a win!!! Proper hitting from @josbuttler that's right! Boulder rolling!

Liam Livingstone: YOUUUU BEAUTYYYY!!!! What a night @LancsCCC just ridiculous from @josbuttler

Nathan Buck: That's why the App Store made a red rose not a white one. Well played that man @josbuttler

DURHAM BEAT DERBYSHIRE BY FIVE RUNS

Derbyshire 142-9 (20 overs) v Durham (147-7)

Nathan Rimmington can only hit a single off the final ball of the match and Durham take a well-deserved win after a superb late fightback from am almost hopeless position.

WICKET White (c Stokes b Arshard 1)

Derbyshire 141-9 v Durham (19.5 overs, target 148)

Another wicket falls as Usman Arshad bowls a superb final over. Six required off the last ball to tie! Durham look like they've snatched this one out of the fire but Derbyshire's collapse has been painful viewing for the home fans.

WICKET Thakor (c Collingwood b Arshad 16)

Derbyshire 137-8 v Durham (19.1 overs, target 148)

Shiv Thakor skies the first ball of the over and the ever-reliable Paul Collingwood makes no mistake. What a finish to the match from Durham.

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Jos Buttler and David Lloyd
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Lancashire CCC: Here is our main man @josbuttler looking very pleased after that win! @MichaelVaughan trying to photobomb!

WICKET Knight (c Mustard b Hastings 0)

Derbyshire 137-7 v Durham (18.5 overs, target 148)

And even tastier now! Tom Knight goes, caught behind, first ball and John Hastings is on a hat-trick - what a turnaround!

WICKET Poynton (b Hastings 5)

Derbyshire 137-6 v Durham (18.4 overs, target 148)

John Hastings takes all the pace off the delivery and does Tom Poynton all ends up. It's getting tasty now...

Post-match verdict

Lancashire's Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports about his side's Roses win

"I was always backing myself, especially on grounds like this where if you get it it's going to clear the ropes. If he misses his yorker, he has to go out of the park.

"We need more of this sort of cricket and playing in front of big crowds.

"It's great for a 17-year-old lad to be trusted with the penultimate over in a huge game in front of a huge crowd.

"That will give him great confidence and that's what we need this competition to do."

Derbyshire 134-5 v Durham (18 overs, target 148)

14 runs from the remaining two overs required for Derbyshire.... Should be well within range but Durham are still running in hard and fielding for all they're worth.

Post-match verdict

Lancashire captain Steven Croft speaks to Sky Sports about their Roses victory

"We were disappointed with our bowling. I didn't change the bowling as much as I could.

"After the first ball of the game that Glenn Maxwell hit for six, I didn't know where to bowl.

"It was vital to get a win and there's no better place to do it than Headingley."

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Mike Crew: Once again the roses produces a great game of t20 #bbccricket #T20Blast #T20

Chris Jackson: Great to see @josbuttler tucking into the buffet laid out by Bresnan and @Yorkshireccc. Congrats @LancsCCC #waroftheroses #bbccricket

Rob Meech: The Buttler did it #YorksvLancs #TMSt20 #bbccricket

Michael Green: Top effort against a quality bowling side @LancsCCC @bbctms #bbccricket

It certainly lived up to the hype didn't it? An absolutely fantastic game at Headingley.

Post-match verdict

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale speaks to Sky Sports about the defeat to Lancashire

"We didn't get our skills right at the end. We have to go back to the drawing board and be better.

"Matthew Fisher is a young kid, only 17, but with Tim Bresnan and his experience, I thought we had enough bowling at the end to win that game.

"I felt bringing the lads back with the yorkers was the best bet. They should have been able to shut them out with the yorkers."

WICKET Dilshan 54 (c Muchall b Hastings)

Derbyshire 118-5 v Durham (16 overs, target 148)

Hello... Durham couldn't do it from here, could they? Danger man Tillakaratne Dilshan is well caught after top-edging a John Hastings delivery. Calm heads needed from the home side, who should still be able to knock off the runs needed.

WICKET Godleman (st Mustard b Pringle 1)

Derbyshire 110-4 v Durham (14.2 overs, target 148)

Derbyshire are making this rather harder than it needs to be as Billy Godleman charges down the wicket to hit out but gets it all wrong to give Phil Mustard a straightforward stumping. This shouldn't be close but you never know if Durham can get another couple of quick wickets....

ESSEX BEAT SURREY BY SIX WICKETS

Surrey 169-8 (20 overs) v Essex 170-4 (19.2 overs)

Fair play to Essex, who coast to victory at The Oval despite the best intentions of Surrey's bowlers and multiple squirrel pitch invasions. Azhar Mahmood strikes a four to seal it, meaning bottom-placed Essex win only their second match in the T20 Blast this summer.

LEICESTERSHIRE BEAT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BY SIX WICKETS

Nottinghamshire 148-7 (20 overs), Leicestershire 152-4 (18.5 overs)

A sensational end to the match at Trent Bridge as Umar Akmal uses all his international experience and sends three Luke Fletcher full tosses into the stands for sixes, the second of the three high and over the Fox Road Stand.

The match then ends with seven balls remaining as the Foxes are awarded six penalty runs after Notts would have started their final over past the cut-off time.

Stuart Broad finished with 1-20 from his four overs but Akmal's class shone through at the end.

WICKET Elstone (c Pringle b Borthwick 13)

Derbyshire 106-3 v Durham (13.3 overs, target 148)

Scott Borthwick takes his second wicket as Scott Elstone tries to get it over and done with quickly, but mistimes it and is caught by Ryan Pringle in the deep.