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Summary

  1. Moeen Ali hits 65 off 28 balls as Worcs win
  2. Somerset beat Glos in West Country derby
  3. Yorkshire overcome Notts by 40 runs
  4. Wins for Bears & Northants in North Group
  5. Essex, Sussex & Kent win in South Group

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By Gary Smee, Amy Lofthouse, Jay Freeman and Chris Ellis

All times stated are UK

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Glenn Maxwell
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So, we're just about done for another night of exhilarating T20 Blast cricket.

I'm sure the Headingley faithful will remember that Glenn Maxwell innings for some time. When he fires there's no better sight in Twenty20 cricket.

Don't forget, we'll be back next Friday with some more T20 Blast action - and before that you can follow live text and radio coverage of tomorrow's final ODI between England and New Zealand from 10:00 BST.

Thanks for joining us, it's been good fun!

How things stand: South Group

Kent are the new leaders in the South Group following their sixth win in nine games.

Hampshire sit second and Essex are third, but the Eagles have played 10 games - three more than some of their rivals.

Surrey and Middlesex prop up the table with just four points each.

See the full table

here.

How things stand: North Group

It's an unlikely pairing at the top of the North Group as Worcestershire lead the way after their fifth victory in seven games, while Leicestershire are a point behind in second.

Reigning T20 Blast champions Birmingham Bears slip to fourth following defeat and Lancashire and Nottinghamshire need to start picking up wins as they sit in seventh and eighth respectively.

Derbyshire are struggling at the bottom with just two wins from eight games.

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YORKSHIRE BEAT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BY 40 RUNS

Maxwell & Hodd blitz leads Vikings victory

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Glenn Maxwell and Andy Hodd both smashed magnificent half-centuries as Yorkshire piled up 209-4 before defending it easily to beat Nottinghamshire.

Wicketkeeper Hodd, who came to the crease after Aaron Finch was out for just six, blasted five maximums in his 70 off 39 balls.

Maxwell then powered the end of the innings with an unbeaten 92 off just 48 balls, including eight fours and five sixes.

Samit Patel's highest T20 score, 90 not out, led a Notts recovery after they slumped to 10-3, but it was not enough as they could only reach 169-6.

ESSEX BEAT GLAMORGAN BY 16 RUNS

Napier & Bopara star with bat & ball

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A big-hitting Graham Napier over proved to be the difference as Essex overcame Glamorgan in a closely-fought contest at Chelmsford.

Napier's 27 from just seven balls, which came almost entirely from one Graham Wagg over, propelled Essex to 187-7.

Wagg also shone with the bat, striking 41 from 19 balls, before Ravi Bopara's three wickets tied Glamorgan down.

Despite a battling 46-ball 70 from South Africa's Colin Ingram, some fine death bowling ensured victory for Essex.

SUSSEX BEAT HAMPSHIRE BY SEVEN WICKETS

Cachopa & Machan combine to aid Sussex win

Craig Cachopa
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Craig Cachopa and Matt Machan's huge fourth-wicket 144-run partnership helped Sussex on their way to victory over Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl.

James Vince hit five fours and two sixes to give the home side a solid start, while Owais Shah (36) and Adam Wheater (26) also combined to help them to 157-6.

After losing three wickets for single figures early on, including Mahela Jayawardene, Cachopa and Machan formed a formidable unbeaten partnership.

Cachopa struck seven fours and four sixes in his score of 89, and Machan added 52 runs, including three fours and one six as Hampshire won by seven wickets.

KENT BEAT SURREY BY 54 RUNS

Stevens display guides Kent to huge victory

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Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens enjoyed a superb display with bat and ball to help his side record a huge victory against Surrey at The Oval.

Stevens hit 90 runs from 45 balls, including 10 fours and five sixes, before he was bowled by Tim Linley (4-45) to help steer Kent to 231-7, their highest T20 total.

Despite the huge target, Surrey opener Tom Curran (41) hit three fours and three sixes to keep them in sight of the required run-rate.

Gary Wilson (55) gave them further hope of an unlikely chase, but Mitchell Claydon (3-16) took three wickets in the final over to dampen their spirits as they finished on 177 all out.

LEICESTERSHIRE BEAT BIRMINGHAM BY SEVEN WICKETS

Akmal shines in Foxes victory

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A fine all-round performance saw Leicestershire overcome champions Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.

Ben Raine shone with the ball to restrict Bthe hosts to 160-5, despite a counter-attacking 66 from Tim Ambrose.

Mark Cosgrove (44) hit a flurry of boundaries to get Leicestershire's reply off to an aggressive start.

And calm play from Umar Akmal (52 not out) and Niall O'Brien (40) led the Foxes to victory with nine balls remaining.

NORTHANTS BEAT LANCASHIRE BY FOUR RUNS

Faulkner heroics not enough for Lancs

James Faulkner's 73 off 45 balls was not quite enough to see Lancashire home as they lost a final-ball thriller at Northants.

After the hosts made 169-5 on the back of Josh Cobb's 47, Lancashire looked out of the game as they slumped to 55-4 off nine overs.

Faulkner and Alex Davies (34) made sure the game was still alive in the final over with 14 runs needed.

But, with four required off the final delivery, Azharullah (3-28) caught Faulkner off his own bowling to seal victory.

WORCESTERSHIRE BEAT DERBYSHIRE BY EIGHT WICKETS

Moeen stars with bat and ball

Moeen Ali
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Moeen Ali's three wickets and 28-ball 65 helped Worcestershire to an emphatic victory over Derbyshire.

Despite opting to bat first, Derbyshire lost wickets consistently, and only Wes Durston (29) made any real impact as the visitors posted 136-7.

Worcestershire attacked from the off, with Moeen striking eight boundaries and four sixes to guide them to victory with 43 balls to spare.

SOMERSET BEAT GLOUCESTERSHIRE BY FIVE WICKETS

Myburgh fifty sees Somerset home in derby game

Johann Myburgh's composed half-century helped Somerset to a last-over victory against West Country rivals Gloucestershire in Bristol.

A number of batsmen got starts in Gloucestershire's 165-8, including in-form captain Michael Klinger (44) and Ian Cockbain (34), but nobody could go on.

Myburgh and Jim Alllenby put on a breezy opening stand of 44 to set the visitors on their way.

Wickets fell at regular intervals, including Myburgh for 63 in the 18th over, but James Hildreth's unbeaten 25 saw Somerset over the line with two balls to spare.

Will tomorrow be England's day?

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You lot certainly seem to think so!

The results from our vote are in and 69.6% of you think that England will beat New Zealand in the final ODI at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

I'm sure captain Eoin Morgan will be delighted with that response - but will he be smiling come this time tomorrow?

Sussex 160-3 (18.5 overs) v Hampshire 157-6 (20 overs)

BBC Sport's Adam Williams at The Ageas Bowl: "It was a quite fantastic innings from Craig Cachopa to steer Sussex to an impressive victory against Hampshire.

"It was measured, composed and controlled hitting all around the ground.

"There was fantastic support from Matt Machan too, who showed a great combination of invention and quick running for his equally as impressive half-century.

"Hampshire will wonder how that one got away after having the visitors 14-3 early on."

Yorkshire 209-4 (20 overs) v Nottinghamshire 169-6 (20 overs)

Notts director of cricket Mick Newell told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We did not start very well and never really had any period of control as we did not take enough wickets.

"We never really looked like winning the game. I think it was a good pitch but chasing a score like that you have to start well.

"We've got seven games to go and I think we have to win five to qualify. We are getting towards a must-win stage now. We need to play a lot better."

BreakingESSEX BEAT GLAMORGAN BY 17 RUNS

Essex 187-7 (20 overs) v Glamorgan 171 all out (19.4 overs)

Despite David Lloyd's best effort, he can only find the boundary once in the final over.

The second ball flies into the air and Tom Westley takes a fine, high catch to dismiss him, before Dean Cosker runs himself out to give Essex victory.

Graham Napier starred for Essex with the bat, while Ravi Bopara's bowling was vital in slowing Glamorgan down.

Glamorgan 165-8 v Essex (19 overs, target 188)

Glamorgan need 23 from the final over - it's down to Reece Topley to bowl it. The Essex crowd are right behind him...

WICKET Ingram (c Pettini b Napier 70)

Glamorgan 158-8 v Essex (18.2 overs, target 188)

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Colin Ingram has decided to, essentially, chuck the bat at everything, smashing Graham Napier over his head for six.

But that's the end of that, as he's smartly caught right on the boundary rope by Mark Pettini.

Curtains for Glamorgan?

Yorkshire 209-4 (20 overs) v Nottinghamshire 169-6 (20 overs)

Former Nottinghamshire coach Paul Johnson told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Notts were probably beaten in every department. They were out-hit and out-thought, but did not bowl too badly.

"The innings for Notts couldn't have started any worse at 11-3 and there is no real comeback from that. It was a valiant effort from Samit Patel but it was in a losing cause and I'm sure he would rather have scored 60 and won.

"In terms of technical and powerful dominance cricket, Yorkshire were by far the better team."

OH, RAVI BOPARA...

Glamorgan 142-7 v Essex (17 overs, target 188)

Ravi Bopara claims two wickets in an over as Mark Wallace and Wayne Parnell both fall to the skiddy bowler.

However, Colin Ingram is still at the crease, having made his 11th T20 half-century, and he's not going down without a fight.

He launches Reece Topley, fresh from his call-up to England's Twenty20 squad, for two huge sixes to make it 15 from the over and give Glamorgan a glimmer of hope.

BreakingYORKSHIRE BEAT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BY 40 RUNS

Yorkshire 209-4 (20 overs) v Nottinghamshire 169-6 (20 overs)

Chasing 210 was always going to be a difficult task, especially when you slump to 10-3 as Notts did, but they gave it a good go in the end.

That was largely down to Samit Patel's unbeaten 90 off 59 balls - a career-best.

Earlier Glenn Maxwell treated the crowd with a magnificent 92 not out, while Andy Hodd matched him blow for blow with a quickfire 70.

Aaron Finch failed to deliver as he made just six, but the Headingley crowd certainly got their money's worth with Maxwell.

BreakingSUSSEX BEAT HAMPSHIRE BY SEVEN WICKETS

Sussex 160-3 (18.5 overs) v Hampshire 157-6 (20 overs)

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It's all over in El Clasicoast and Sussex have edged it in the penultimate over thanks to Craig Cachopa's inspired performance with the bat. Matt Machan also hit a fine score of 56 as he formed a huge partnership with Cachopa of 148 runs.

Cristiano Cachopa struck seven fours and four fours in his 54-ball 89 to register his highest career T20 score as he powered Real Sussex to an easy victory.

In what was a rather open match after Hampshire recorded a score of 157-6, Sussex's fourth-wicket stand seized the initiative on the south coast.

Northants 169-5 (20 overs) v Lancashire 165-7 (20 overs)

Injured Northants' player Stephen Peters told BBC Radio Northampton: "Our one-day and T20 pitches have been so good this year. It was a good contest between bat and ball.

"There was some good fielding, good striking with the bat and some very good bowling.

"The crowd have got full value with it going down to the last ball. It was a solid group effort tonight."

Nottinghamshire 158-6 v Yorkshire (18 overs, target 210)

Samit Patel has blasted his way to 82 not out, but Notts still require 53 off the final two overs.

You have to say they need a miracle to pull this one out of the bag.

Glamorgan 109-5 v Essex (13.2 overs, target 188)

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Two wickets in one over for Shaun Tait has put Essex right back into the game.

A wonderful diving catch from James Foster saw the end of Chris Cooke, while Ben Wright could only pick out Jesse Ryder at point.

Glamorgan are now dependant on Colin Ingram, who is on 44 from 35 balls.

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Birmingham 160-5 (20 overs) v Leicestershire 164-3 (18.3 overs)

Birmingham Bears wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose told BBC WM 95.6: "They beat us in the first six. We were playing catch-up from then on.

"We just didn't get it right and they played so well up front, we were always chasing then."

BreakingKENT BEAT SURREY BY 54 RUNS

Surrey 177 (20 overs) v Kent 231 (20 overs)

A fantastic performance from Darren Stevens steered Kent to a comfortable victory over Surrey who played admirably despite the score.

Despite Stevens' heroics with bat and ball, Surrey approached their innings with a steely determination which was summed up by Gary Wilson's knock of 55.

Mitchell Claydon bowled a superb final over, narrowly missing out on his hat-trick but still took three wickets from the final six balls as he capped off a dominant display for Kent.

PATEL MAKES 50 (37 balls, 5 fours, 3 sixes)

Notts 129-5 v Yorkshire (15 overs, target 210)

This game is pretty much over, but Samit Patel is enjoying himself.

The all-rounder brings up his half-century with a big six off Tim Bresnan and then smashes him for another boundary to move to 60 not out.

Notts still need an unlikely 81 off 30 balls.

FINAL OVER

Surrey 175-4 v Kent (19 overs, target 232)

It has petered out towards the end but Surrey stopped themselves coming undone with the bat, which is more than I can say for their performance with the ball!

Going into the final set of six, the home side need 57 runs to win and something tells me they won't reach that...

BreakingLEICESTERSHIRE BEAT BIRMINGHAM BEARS BY SEVEN WICKETS

Birmingham 160-5 (20 overs) v Leicestershire 164-3 (18.3 overs)

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Umar Akmal brings up his half-century and a seven-wicket victory for Leicestershire is completed as he smears Oliver Hannon-Dalby for a boundary.

A clinical performance from Leicestershire, who looked in control of the chase from the beginning.

Tim Ambrose's fine innings gave Birmingham some hope but he needed more help from his fellow batsmen to set a more competitive total.

Glamorgan 91-3 v Essex (10.3 overs, target 188)

Fresh from his double century in the County Championship this week, Graham Wagg has taken the attack to Shaun Tait.

The first ball of the paceman's second over is thumped for six and the next finds the boundary in a similar fashion.

Despite Wagg smashing 21 from Tait's over, Ravi Bopara dismisses him in the very next over for a fine 41 from 19 balls.

BreakingNORTHANTS BEAT LANCASHIRE BY FOUR RUNS

Northants 169-5 (20 overs) v Lancashire 165-7 (20 overs)

A dramatic conclusion to the game as James Faulkner smashes a four and then a couple of twos at the start of Azharullah's final over to leave six needed off the final couple of balls.

Arron Lilley is then run out coming back for another two, but it means Faulkner is on strike for the final delivery with four needed.

However, there are to be no heroics as he hits it straight back to the bowler and is out caught and bowled.

Faulkner is out for 73, his best T20 score, but is understandably devastated.

Lancashire 156-6 v Northants (19 overs, target 170)

BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read: "What a terrific game we've had and once again we are going to the last over.

"And with Faulkner getting on strike, anything is possible in the last six balls. We've been treated to a great game here."

FINAL OVER

Lancashire 156-6 v Northants (19 overs, target 170)

We're all set for a final-over thriller as Lancashire need 14 runs.

And key man James Faulkner will be on strik - he's 63 not out. Can the young Australian seal a remarkable win?

Leicestershire 148-3 v Birmingham (17 overs, target 161)

Leicestershire are on their way to victory at Edgbaston, and they've done it in relatively simple fashion.

Niall O'Brien and Umar Akmal's 77-run partnership has guided the Foxes through the run chase.

They've pounced on the bad balls, played carefully and aggressively when they've needed to, and they've put Birmingham on the back foot.

KEY WICKET J Taylor (c Maxwell b Middlebrook 32)

Nottinghamshire 68-4 v Yorkshire (9.5 overs, target 210)

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Just as Notts were giving themselves a tiny bit of hope, captain James Taylor has slapped James Middlebrook straight to Glenn Maxwell on the boundary.

It brings debutant Dan Christian to the crease and we all know he likes to hit a long ball, but surely more than 140 needed off the final 10 overs is even too much for him.

Nottinghamshire 65-3 v Yorkshire (9 overs, target 210)

Former Nottinghamshire coach Paul Johnson told BBC Radio Nottingham: "One really good over and Notts are back into it. They don't need a bad over though.

"It is just one good over and Notts still have a chance."

KEY WICKET Wilson (c Claydon b Stevens 55)

Surrey 155-4 v Kent (15.2 overs, target 232)

Gary Wilson is out and any chance of an extremely unlikely comeback from Surrey is gone but not with a whimper. Wilson is caught by Mitchell Claydon and Darren Stevens gets his third wicket of the night followed quickly by his fourth as James Burke is caught by Ryan Davies.

Lancashire 144-4 v Northants (17.3 overs, target 170)

BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter: "It has been a great effort by James Faulkner. He is a dangerous, dangerous player."

Faulkner, who has just been caught off a no-ball, has moved onto 57 not out.

Our vote has now closed! Thanks to all of you who got stuck in - we'll let you know the outcome once we're done with tonight's six-fest.