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  1. North: Lancs, Yorks, Derbys & Notts win
  2. South: Surrey, Glam, M'sex & Kent win
  3. Notts, Northants, M'sex & Glam into QFs
  4. Group stage concludes on Friday, 29 July

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By Gary Smee, Adam Williams and Matt Halfpenny

All times stated are UK

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I'm afraid that's all we have time for this evening.

The identity of five of the eight quarter-finalists is now known - Northants, Nottinghamshire, Middlesex and Glamorgan and Gloucestershire are in the last eight.

The remaining three will have to be sorted out next week.

We'll be back next Friday to bring you the final round of matches.

Until then, goodbye.

RECAP: Critchley boosts Derbyshire hopes

Derbyshire 192-5 beat Worcestershire 163 by 29 runs

Teenage leg-spinner Matt Critchley claimed a T20 career-best 3-36 as Derbyshire kept alive their last eight hopes at Worcestershire's expense.

The hosts posted 192-5 batting first, thanks in the main to Hamish Rutherford's 64 and Wayne Madsen's 50 not out.

The Rapids never looked like overhauling that total after slumping to 32-3, and their demise was hastened by Critchley's wickets in consecutive balls of Ben Cox and top scorer Brett D'Oliveira (44).

Worcestershire are now out, but Derbyshire can qualify if they win their last group game and other results go their way.

RECAP: Glamorgan thump Somerset for last-eight place

Glamorgan 156-3 beat Somerset 152 by seven wickets

Glamorgan sealed a place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over the South Group's bottom side Somerset.

Colin Ingram took 3-20 as Somerset stuttered to 152 all out, with only James Hildreth (39) making a substantial contribution.

Ingram then starred with the bat, hitting 54, as Glamorgan got home with two overs to spare.

RECAP: Essex bounce back with impressive away win

Essex 190-2 beat Kent 157 by 33 runs

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Essex's hopes of a quarter-final place remain alive after they ended a run of back-to-back defeats with victory against Kent at Canterbury.

Tom Westley (74 not out) and Ravi Bopara (51 not out) shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 119 in an impressive total of 190-2.

Kent's run-chase got off to a stuttering start and their big hitters fell at regular intervals to leave them behind the asking rate at 88-6.

Darren Stevens (33) launched some late blows, but it was always out of the Spitfires' reach before they were bowled out for 157. 

The same could now be said for their chances of reaching the last eight.

RECAP: Smith knock seals Notts home tie

Nottinghamshire 173-4 beat Birmingham Bears 172-2 by six wickets

Nottinghamshire equalled a club record seven consecutive wins from completed T20 matches as Greg Smith swept them to victory against Birmingham Bears.

The number three's well-paced 52 not out from 31 balls took the Outlaws back to the top of the North Group table as they chased down the hosts' 172-2 with five balls to spare.

Former England man Ian Bell's 80 was the cornerstone of the Birmingham innings, and William Porterfield also hit 61 from 44 balls.

But after openers Michael Lumb (34) and Riki Wessels (37) laid the platform, Smith teamed up with Dan Christian (37) to seal a victory that guarantees Notts a home quarter-final in the knock-out stages. 

Mick Newell's side have now won seven and had four matches called off for bad weather since losing their opening two fixtures.

RECAP: Yorkshire still in with chance of last-eight place

Yorkshire 215-6 beat Northants 140 by 75 runs

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Yorkshire kept their hopes of a T20 quarter-final place alive as they thumped Northants.

David Willey's superb 74 off 46 balls, including six maximums, helped Yorkshire to an imposing 215-6.

Northants, already in the last eight, were never in the chase, despite Ben Duckett's 23-ball 51 and were all out for 140 with 28 balls to spare.

RECAP: Middlesex into quarter-finals with third win in three

Middlesex 181-6 beat Hampshire 138 by 43 runs

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Middlesex will take their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a second victory in two days.

George Bailey (76) helped his side recover from an early wobble at 40-3 to share a fourth-wicket partnership of 114 with John Simpson (54) as the visitors rallied to 181-6.

Hampshire showed few signs of getting close in the reply and off-spinner Ryan Higgins grabbed the headlines with 5-13 in his 3.1 overs.

There were also two wickets for England seamer Steven Finn as he joined up with his county team-mates.

Hampshire captain Sean Ervine (36) was the only man to offer any resistance as his side slumped to 138 all out.

RECAP: Surrey keep hopes alive with Sussex win

Surrey 154-4 beat Sussex 153-6 by six wickets

Surrey kept their chances of making the quarter-finals in tact as they strolled to victory over Sussex.

Sussex could only muster 153-6 at The Oval with Craig Cachopa hitting 45 and Chris Morris and Jade Dernbach picking up two wickets each.

Jason Roy's quick-fire 36 got Surrey off to a fast start, Dominic Sibley bludgeoned 40 and the hosts eased home with 10 balls left.

RECAP: Durham fall short against champions

Lancashire 176-3 beat Durham 172-6 by four runs

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Durham's hopes of a quarter-final place were dented as they fell four agonising runs short of beating Lancashire at Chester-le-Street.

Lancashire successfully defended 18 to win off the final over as Paul Coughlin and Keaton Jennings failed to clear the ropes.

Earlier, Alviro Petersen (42), Karl Brown (41) and Liam Livingstone (43 not out) had given Lancashire a promising total of 176-3.

Calum MacLeod (45) had looked well set in Durham's run-chase but the hosts lost wickets frequently as victory eluded them finishing on 172-6.


Essex 190-2 (20 overs) v Kent 157 (19.2 overs)

Essex win "The Battle of the Bridge" at Canterbury after racking up an impressive total and then taking wickets at regular intervals.

Only Darren Stevens (33) looked a threat for the hosts as 191 was always beyond them.

Graham Napier finishes with 3-29 as Essex have every chance of a quarter-final berth with two games left to play.


Birmingham Bears 172-2 v Nottinghamshire 173-4 (19.1 overs)

It went down to the first ball of the last over, but the Outlaws have got the win they need to seal a home tie in the quarter-final.

Sure, it was Brendan Taylor who scored the match-winning single, but it was his partner Greg Smith (52 not out), who oversaw the run-chase superbly.

He didn't panic when Michael Lumb and Riki Wessels fell in quick succession, nor when Samit Patel went early. Instead, his well-paced 31-ball innings was just what the doctor ordered.

As for Birmingham Bears, they will have to regroup quickly as their place in the last eight is now far from certain.  


Middlesex 181-6 (20 overs) v Hampshire 138 (19.1 overs)

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Middlesex register a third successive victory in the South Group to strengthen their grip on third place.

Spinner Ryan Higgins finishes with the rather impressive figures of 5-13.

A couple of wickets also for England seamer Steven Finn on his return to county action. 

Hampshire have little to take back from this game and will be desperate for the end of the group stage this time next week.


Derbyshire 192-5 v Worcestershire 163 all out (17.5 overs)

It's all over at the County Ground.

A brilliant throw from Wayne Madsen allows Shiv Thakor to run out Charlie Morris and complete a convincing win for the hosts.

The bottom line for Worcestershire was that they lost wickets too frequently to threaten the Falcons.

That will help Derbyshire in their bid to reach the quarter-finals, but Worcestershire's hopes are over.

Last pair standing for Kent

Essex 190-2 v Kent 145-9 (18 overs, target 191)

Darren Stevens was Kent's last hope and Graham Napier dispatched him for 33 to pretty much end chances of a home win.

Essex now looking to close out an impressive away win.

Critchley strikes twice in successive balls

Derbyshire 192-5 v Worcestershire 146-7 (16 overs, target 193)

Is this the end for the visitors?

Matt Critchley takes his wicket count to three with two victims in as many balls.

First he snares Ben Cox (17) and then the key wicket of Brett D'Oliveira (44).

A fine effort from the young man.


Somerset 152 v Glamorgan 156-3 (18 overs)

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Glamorgan are through to the quarter-finals! And how fitting that it's the captain Jacques Rudolph who puts them there with a sweep shot to the boundary.

So there we have it, Gloucestershire and Glamorgan are definitely through from the South Group - can Middlesex join them this evening?

WICKET McManus (c Simpson b Finn) 1

Middlesex 181-6 v Hampshire 115-8 (16.2 overs)

Another wicket for Steven Finn at Ageas Bowl as Middlesex edge closer to victory against Hampshire.

A tidy spell of 4-0-24-2 from the England quick.

Two in two for Higgins

Middlesex 181-6 v Hampshire 112-7 (15.4 overs, target 182)

Middlesex almost home for a third successive South Group win courtesy of two wickets in as many balls from spinner Ryan Higgins.

Joe Weatherley and Ryan McLaren on their way as Hampshire's chase of 182 looks like being a limp one.

WICKET Christian (lbw b Javid) 37

Birmingham Bears 172-2 v Nottinghamshire 140-3 (16 overs)

A great comeback from Ateeq Javid!

Dan Christian had launched him for two sixes and a four with a display of power hitting, only for the bowler to strike with the final ball of his over, trapping the Austrialian in front.

By his reaction, it looks as if Christian thinks he got a little inside edge on the delivery, but it matters not as he has to go.

That makes things interesting...


Yorkshire 215-6 v Northants 140 (15.2 overs)

Yorkshire keep their hopes of a place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals alive with a comfortable victory over Northamptonshire.

Graeme White is the last man to go, bowled by Azeem Rafiq - incredibly still with 28 balls to go!

Courtesy of Durham's defeat by Lancashire, 2013 champions Northants go through to the last eight despite the loss at Headingley.

WICKET Ingram (c Allenby b Trego) 54

Somerset 152 v Glamorgan 139-3 (16.3 overs, target 153)

It probably doesn't matter too much in the context of the game, but Colin Ingram looks distraught he hasn't seen Glamorgan home here and into the quarter-finals.

The South African chips Peter Trego into the hands of Jim Allenby with 14 needed off 22 balls.

It should still be a piece of cake, but you never know.

WICKET Tredwell (run out) 4

Essex 190-2 v Kent 118-7 (14.5 overs, target 191)

Kent looked to be hanging in there courtesy of Darren Stevens and James Tredwell.

But, a strong throw from the boundary from Ravi Bopara catches Tredwell out as he goes for a second run.

WICKET Direct throw by Ravi Bopara has Tredwell run out for 4. 118-7 in the 15th over. #KENvESS

Whiteley's woe

Derbyshire 192-5 v Worcestershire 120-5 (14 overs, target 193)

It's not getting any better if you're a Worcestershire fan.

Ross Whiteley, who can take attacks apart on his day, has fallen to teenager Matt Critchley, having scored 27 off just 15 balls.

Brett D'Oliveira (39 not out) stands the best chance of being the Rapids' hero now with six overs left.

50 for Colin Ingram

Somerset 152 v Glamorgan 130-2 (15 overs, target 153)

Colin Ingram's half-century for Glamorgan has pretty much put his side in the last eight.

Well batted sir.

FIFTY | ANOTHER T20 half-century for Colin Ingram, his fourth in this year's @NatWestT20Blast, brought up in style!

FIFTY | ANOTHER T20 half-century for Colin Ingram, his fourth in this year's @NatWestT20Blast, brought up in style!

A chilly chant in the Hollies Stand

Birmingham Bears 172-2 v Nottinghamshire 107-2 (13 overs, target 173)

The Outlaws might have steamed past the 100-mark, but there's plenty of Birmingham Bears supporters who don't seem too concerned.

That's because those in the Hollies Stand are busy re-enacting the Icelandic football chant from Euro 2016. You know the one.

After Riki Wessels departed in the same Keith Barker over as opening partner Michael Lumb, Greg Smith (23 not out) has taken up the mantle in tandem with Dan Christian (10 not out).


Sussex 153-6 v Surrey 154-4 (18.2 overs)

Surrey are still in with a good shout of qualifying for the quarter-finals as they beat Sussex easily by six wickets.

Chris Morris finishes the game with a six. Sussex are level with Surrey on 12 points but have an inferior run-rate to their fourth-placed opponents.

It's all going down to the final week for these two.

Finn in the wickets

Middlesex 181-6 v Hampshire 89-5 (13 overs, target 182)

Steven Finn is doing what Steven Finn does best after being left out of England's second Test side against Pakistan...

Finn bowling like a demon in Southampton. Fast, accurate, unplayable and great to see! #bbccricket

Finn's picked up Shahid Afridi's wicket and Hampshire looking well behind the asking rate so far.

WICKET Coles (c Quinn b Ten Doeschate) 7

Essex 190-2 v Kent 88-6 (11.4 overs, target 191)

Essex finding wickets at regular intervals at Canterbury as Kent's attempts to stay in the game keep faltering.

Matt Coles the latest to fall to a catch in the deep from Matthew Quinn.

Northants collapsing

Yorkshire 215-6 v Northants 110-6 (11.2 overs, target 216)

The scoreboard pressure is starting to tell at Headingley.

Seekkuge Prasanna is run out for Northants and then three balls later Rory Kleinveldt is caught by David Willey to give Adil Rashid his second wicket.

The required run rate is now above 12.


Lancashire 176-3 (20 overs) v Durham 172-5

Agonisingly close for Durham in their pursuit of 177.

They needed 18 off the final over, bowled by Nathan Buck for Lancashire.

Paul Coughlin and Keaton Jennings couldn't find the boundary and even with a no ball towards the end, they needed a six off the last ball just to get a tie.

A big blow to Durham's quarter-final hopes, a consolation win for defending champions Lancashire.

RESULT: @LancsCCC (176-3) beat @DurhamCricket (172-5) by 4 runs. #bbccricket

RESULT: @LancsCCC (176-3) beat @DurhamCricket (172-5) by 4 runs. #bbccricket

WICKET Mitchell (c C Hughes b Durston) 19

Derbyshire 192-5 v Worcestershire 77-4 (9.4 overs, target 193)

That's a huge blow for Worcestershire as skipper Daryl Mitchell goes.

He had done a decent job of re-building the Rapids innings alongside Brett D'Oliveira (28 not out), but his exit leaves Worcestershire in serious peril.

The Derbyshire fielders look very pleased with themselves in their huddle as the halfway mark of the Rapids innings approaches, particularly with the run-rate climbing fast.

Glamorgan strolling home

Somerset 152 v Glamorgan 99-2 (12 overs, target 153)

This is easy as you like for Glamorgan who have one foot in the quarter finals.

Colin Ingram smashes Roelof van der Merwe over mid wicket for his second six to move to 37 and the equation is down to 54 off 48.

Should be simple. I say should be...this is cricket. Nothing is guaranteed in this great game!

Durham need 18 off last over

Lancashire 176-3 v Durham 159-5 (19 overs, target 177)

Set for a tense finish at Chester-le-Street as Paul Coughlin clubs a four and a six from Saqib Mahmood's last over to give Durham a sniff.

WICKET Duckett (st Hodd b Rashid) 51

Yorkshire 215-6 v Northants 91-4 (9.1 overs, target 216)

Ah, that may well be game over at Headingley now.

Ben Duckett is stumped by Andy Hodd off Adil Rashid and goes for 51.

Steven Crook now holds the key for the visitors.

WICKET Lumb (c Bell b Barker) 34

Birmingham Bears 172-2 v Nottinghamshire 74-1 (8.4 overs, target 173)

The openers had been doing the job for Nottinghamshire, with the halfway point of the innings not far away.

Both batsmen had been looking very comfortable and keeping pace with one another at a very decent strike rate.

But Michael Lumb, backing away to make room has found the fielder at cover, Ian Bell taking the catch, to give Keith Barker the breakthrough.

Is that the nudge the hosts need to bring them to life as Greg Smith joins Riki Wessels (37 not out)? 

Agonising scenes!

Lancashire 176-3 v Durham 143-5 (18 overs, target 177)

Spare a thought for this man in the crowd at Chester-le-Street as the game reaches its conclusion....

SIX! Unbelievable scenes as Jennings' six lands just shy of the hot tub and the lad almost wins a Dubai trip, but falls out of the tub!

Durham require 34 off the last 12 balls.

WICKET Northeast (b Lawrence) 22

Essex 190-2 v Kent 63-4 (8.2 overs, target 191)

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Essex looking well and truly on top now at Canterbury as Sam Northeast falls to Dan Lawrence's slow bowling as the ball just grazes his leg stump.

A win for the visitors will revive their quarter-final hopes.

Ebbing away from Durham

Lancashire 176-3 v Durham 128-5 (17 overs, target 177)

Durham lose yet another wicket in their run-chase against Lancashire with Gordon Muchall on his way for 22 to give Saqib Mahmood a third wicket.

Another 49 runs required off 18 balls.

50 for Duckett

Yorkshire 215-6 v Northants 87-3 (7.5 overs, target 216)

While Ben Duckett is still in, Northants still have a chance in this game.

The youngster moves to a fine half-century off just 21 balls, including nine fours and a six.

Really impressive hitting from the England Lions man.

Northants need another 129 off 73 balls.

Derbyshire turning the screw

Derbyshire 192-5 v Worcestershire 36-3 (5 overs, target 193)

Not a great start at all for Worcestershire as they attempt to chase down a big total.

Opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore (9) and Alexei Kervezee (2) were soon back in the hutch, with Ben Cotton and Shiv Thakor the respective wicket takers.

Joe Leach (17) looked to be going well, hitting four quick boundaries, but then offered Chesney Hughes a simple catch to give Jimmy Neesham his first breakthrough.

It's already looking a long way back for the Rapids. Someone is going to have to compile a big score for them to win it from here.