Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Choose from BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Solent commentary

Live Reporting

By Felix Keith and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good night

Well, what a night of T20 cricket, which refused to be ruined by dodgy English weather.

Tim Bresnan provided a dramatic ending to a brilliant Roses game, which also saw Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Matt Parkinson impress.

We hope you've enjoyed following it and we hope you will join us again soon. Good night.

Watch: Bresnan celebrate with a knee slide

Barring Jack Leaning's stunning catch, this was probably the moment of the night. Having dismissed Dane Vilas and Jordan Clark in consecutive balls in the final over of the night, Tim Bresnan did this.

It doesn't count as a personal hat-trick, but I'm sure a team hat-trick and four wickets in the closing over to finish with 6-19 suited him fine.

Coming up

We have more T20 Blast action over the weekend and as always we will have ball-by-ball BBC local radio commentary for you.

Tomorrow, it's Leicestershire Foxes at home to Yorkshire Vikings (14:30 BST), while Kent Spitfires travel to Somerset (16:00 BST) in South group.

On Sunday there are five games:

Durham Jets v Birmingham Bears

Worcesteshire Rapids v Notts Outlaws

Gloucestershire v Essex Eagles

Somerset v Glamorgan

Surrey v Sussex Sharks

Hampshire top the table

Hampshire have hit form at the perfect time, beating Glamorgan and Kent Spitfires in two days to move top of the South Group. Captain James Vince has starred in both wins - seeing them home with 16 balls to spare this evening.

Sussex Sharks are another side in form, with their win over Gloucestershire moving them into third place, while Essex Eagles move off the bottom by beating Middlesex, who are stuck in sixth place.

South Group table

Yorkshire move up to third

That was a huge win for Yorkshire Vikings. Having lost their last three games to drop down the table, they secured their 10th win out of their last 11 T20 home games to move up to third in the North Group.

Meanwhile, Lancashire are sixth and are left needing to win both of their final games to stand a chance of progression to the quarter-finals.

A win for Notts Outlaws over Birmingham Bears sees them in control at the top, but second-placed Northants Steelbacks suffered defeat to Leicestershire Foxes.

North Group table


Essex 172-9 v Middlesex 163-7

Essex Eagles moved off the bottom of South Group after defending a total of 172-9 for their fourth T20 victory of the season. Nathan Sowter picked up 4-23 for Middlesex, but the loss of three wickets for 12 runs in the latter stages of their chase saw them fall short of their target. Eoin Morgan made 37 off 26 balls beore giving a return catch to Ravi Bopara and Ryan Higgins' 23 not out off 10 came to late.

'We've got to win both games now'

Yorkshire beat Lancashire by 19 runs

Lancashire skipper Steven Croft made 62 off 46 balls, but his wicket and the dismissal of Jos Buttler turned the game in Yorkshire's favour.

"I think if I'd taken it a little bit deeper we'd have got closer," he told Sky Sports.

"We lost wickets at regular intervals and Yorkshire bowled well at the end.

"We wanted to keep it in our hands. We've got two games left and we've got to win both and hope it goes our way."

'Why am I knee-sliding?'

Yorkshire beat Lancashire by 19 runs

Tim Bresnan is pumped up, but after taking 6-19 he's questioning his celebration style.

He told Sky Sports: "The crowd got behind us. I'm knee-sliding. Why am I knee-sliding?!

"That's why you want to play in big games like this - to see if you've got the minerals. I absolutely love it.

"Sometimes the weather does hold you back, but I think the umpires did well to keep us out there."


Lancashire 163

What a way to finish it. Tim Bresnan fires in another yorker off the final ball to the game to clean up Junaid Khan.

The Yorkshire Vikings skipper finishes the game with remarkable figures of 6-19 and a run-out. Well played Tim.

Yorkshire end a run of three straight defeats with a derby win over their rivals.

South group update

Middlesex are trying to chase down a target of 173 to beat Essex Eagles in the one remaining South group game. It's not going to happen - they are 139-7 in the 19th over.

WICKET Parry (run out Bresnan) 0

Lancashire 162-9

Absolute scenes at Headingley. Tim Bresnan spears in a wonderful yorker. It's dug out by Stephen Parry, but he's still walking back to the pavilion. Bresnan gathers it, turns and throws down the stumps at the non-strikers' end.

A team hat-trick will do nicely!


Gloucestershire 138 v Sussex 139-5

Sussex Sharks climbed two places to third in South group with an ultimately comfortable victory over Gloucestershire. Chris Jordan and George Garton took three wickets each as Glos were bowled out in the 19th over, and although the Sharks wee reduced to 83-5 in reply, Laurie Evans (45*) and David Wiese (20*) put on 56 to see them home with 14 balls remaining.

WICKET Clark (c Willey b Bresnan) 17

Lancashire 162-8

Five-fer for Tim Bresnan! Jordan Clark hits a low full toss into the legside, through the pouring rain, where David Willey takes a low catch.

He's injured himself and has to walk off, but he looks OK. Hat-trick ball to come...

WICKET Vilas (c Kohler-Cadmore b Bresnan) 5

Lancashire 162-7

Terrific catch from Tom Kohler-Cadmore, given the conditions. He steams in from long-off to hold on off a Bresnan slower ball.


Kent 167-7 v Hampshire 171-4

In-form James Vince hit another half-century as Hampshire chased down their target with 16 balls in hand to move above Glamorgan to the top of South group with victory over Kent Spitfires. Opening partner Calvin Dickinson set them on their way with 51 from only 24 balls and Vince weighed in with 57 before being bowled by Mitch Claydon, an innings including three sixes. Sam Northeast made 59 for the Spitfires, but the defeat was their sixth of the competition.

Lancashire 160-6

Lancashire need 23 to win from 6 balls

It's tipping it down at Headingley now, not that they're going off this late in the game.

Steven Patterson sees his last ball - another horrid full toss - vanish miles into the air off the last ball off the bat of Jordan Clark. That gives Lancashire a slim chance, with bowling conditions awful.

Lancashire need 40 from 12 balls

Lancashire 144-6

The penultimate over will be bowled by Steven Patterson.

Plenty of runs to defend.

WICKET McLaren (b Bresnan) 17

Lancashire 141-6

That's what you call death bowling. Tim Bresnan has been fantastic this evening and he cleans up Ryan McLaren with a gem of a yorker - a ball after missing by a narrow margin.

McLaren hit a six and a four before he went, but it's too little too late.

Lancashire need 53 from 18 balls

McLaren 7, Clark 2

Coming in and trying to whack Adil Rashid out of the ground isn't particularly easy. The England legspinner bowls another wonderful over, with no boundaries coming.

He finishes his four overs with 1-27. Lancashire need a miracle.


Leicestershire 193-5 v Northants 145-7

Mark Cosgrove
Getty Images

Mark Cosgrove hit 79 off 48 balls, with four sixes, as Leicestershire Foxes kept their hopes of progressing from North group alive with victory over T20 Blast trophy-holders Northants Steelbacks. Adam Rossington launched the Steelbacks' run-chase with 67 off 46 balls before falling to Cameron Delport, who claimed 3-19 as they suffered their fourth defeat of the competition - but remain second in the group..

WICKET Croft (st Sarfraz b Rashid) 62

Lancashire 125-5

Game over? Steven Croft comes down the wicket to Adil Rashid, swipes at a wide one, misses and turns round to see his stumps clattered by Yorkshire wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Jordan Clark is the new man.

Lancashire need 59 from 24 balls

Croft 62, McLaren 4

Steven Patterson starts the over with a filthy full toss, which gets exactly what it deserves: a huge six into the Western Terrace from Steven Croft.

Unfortunately for the Lightning, Ryan McLaren is still struggling to time the ball and has just four from seven balls so far after a few singles in this over.

Lancashire need 69 from 30 balls

Lancashire 114-4

Adil Rashid is back into the attack and does typically well, going for just five runs from his third over.

Steven Croft sweeps well, but can't find the fence, while Ryan McLaren plays the last two balls back to the bowler. Pressure on now.

'What a catch!'

A sensational catch from Jack Leaning sent Arron on his way for for 12. Well worth another look.

for Steven Croft

Lancashire 109-4

Good stuff from Lancashire skipper Steven Croft, who takes a single from the last ball of the over to reach 50 from 38 balls.

He's hit five fours and two sixes and has the game in his hands now. 74 needed from 36 balls.


Birmingham 180-7 v Nottinghamshire 183-5

Samit Patel
Rex Features

Samit Patel smashed an unbeaten 77 off 48 balls, with a six and 10 fours, as North group leaders Notts Outlaws moved a step closer to the quarter-finals with their seventh win. Sam Hain made 82 not out for Birmingham Bears, but their total was not enough as Notts reached their target comfortably with 11 balls to spare.

WICKET Buttler (c&b Patterson) 23

Lancashire 107-4

Big, big wicket for Yorkshire Vikings. Steven Patterson gets it his first over. Jos Buttler looks to turn a full ball into the legside, but gets a leading edge back to the seamer, who clings on.

Ryan McLaren is the new man.

Lancashire 103-3

Lancashire need 80 from 42 balls

Liam Plunkett breaks the spell of spin bowling. He goes to the wide third man boundary from the first ball as Jos Buttler opens the face, but he limits the damage with a tight line and length.

The game is in the balance now, but a wicket would swing it in Yorkshire's favour, you feel.


Durham 165-5 v Worcestershire 152-5

Just a third win of the season for Durham Jets, and one which effectively ends Worcestershire's hopes of making the knockout stages of the T20 Blast. After failing with the bat, Keaton Jennings took 2-21 from his four overs of medium pace, with Ben Cox's 34 the highest score for the Rapids. Big-hitting Ross Whiteley fell to Barry McCarthy (2-32) for six.

View more on twitter

Lancashire 93-3

Croft 46, Buttler 13

The pressure was building for Lancashire, but their skipper released it in the perfect way, smashing a sweep into the stands.

Adil Rashid responds with a googly that beats him all ends up, but Steven Croft keeps it out. Lightning need to get a wriggle on now - 90 runs needed off 48 balls.

'Good spell by Rafiq'

Lancashire 86-3

Richard Blakey

Ex-Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper on BBC Radio Leeds

Good spell by Rafiq, just 26 conceded from his four overs. The downside is that a lot of seam will be bowled between now and the end of the innings and on the evidence of the first innings, it's easier to get away. I think these two will be fancying it.

Lancashire need 98 from 54 balls

Lancashire 85-3

Well bowled Azeem Rafiq. Steven Croft is trying to get a move on, but he can't get the off-spinner away, with a reverse sweep finding the fielder.

Rafiq finishes his spell with a dot ball to Jos Buttler. He returns figures of 0-26 from his four overs.

Watch: Lilley smashes away for six

Before he was out in the most spectacular fashion imaginable, Arron Lilley hit a remarkable six into the crowd. Take a look at the shot here.

Lancashire 81-3

Croft 37, Buttler 10

This is the key phase of the game. Adil Rashid, Yorkshire's most dangerous bowler, is into the attack to bowl at the Lightning captain and best player.

Steven Croft gets just enough to a slop-sweep to clear the legside boundary rope, but otherwise it's a good start from the leg-spinner.

Buttler doesn't waste any time

Lancashire 72-3

It only takes three balls for Jos Buttler to get his eye in. Azeem Rafiq tosses it up and watches it disappear over his head for a massive boundary.

Buttler is the danger man. His wicket could decide this game, which is why a mis-timed chip is met by a gasp from the crowd. Game on.

South group update

  • Some innings by opener Callum Dickinson for Hampshire. His 51 took just 24 balls but he's gone now with his side on 83-1 in the seventh over, chasing 168 to beat Kent Spitfires.
  • Gloucestershire's Chris Liddle has taken two wickets against former club Sussex Sharks, who are 52-3 in the seventh over after dismissing their opponents for 138.
  • Essex Eagles appear to have the upper hand against Middlesex, reducing them to 49-3 in the sixth over after making 172-9 from their 20. One wicket each for Paul Walter, Dan Lawrence and Mohammed Amir so far.

WICKET Lilley (c Leaning b Plunkett) 12

Lancashire 63-3

Wow. What a catch from Jack Leaning! I'm not over-stating this when I say that's one of the very best I've ever seen.

He's on the cover boundary, he runs in, realises he's gone too far, reverses and flings up a right hand, plucks it out of the air before celebrating in front of home fans.

In comes Jos Buttler. No pressure.

'Things can change quickly'

Lancashire 54-2

Richard Blakey

Ex-Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper on BBC Radio Leeds

Yorkshire will be the happier of the two sides at the moment but it can change very quickly.

Lancashire are managing to tick the scoreboard over at six or seven an over and one heroic over with a couple of boundaries can get them up and running.

Missed stumping from Sarfraz

Lancashire 53-2

Azeem Rafiq is back and is very unlucky not to take a wicket. He sees the struggling Arron Lilley coming down the wicket so fires a quicker one down the legside, only to see wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed fumble.

Steven Croft is going well, but is batting partner Lilley is not playing up to his pinch-hitting role.

North group update

  • Alex Hales went for a first-ball duck for Notts Outlaws but they are 113-3 in the 11th over, chasing 181 to beat Birmingham Bears. Samit Patel is going well with 35 not out from 26 balls at the moment.
  • Adam Rossington is one run short of a half-century for Northants Steelbacks, who are 76-2 in the ninth over, needing 194 against Leicestershire Foxes.
  • Keaton Jennings failed with the bat for Durham Jets but he has taken the wicket of Ben Cox for 34, with Worcestershire Rapids 99-3 in the 15th, needing another 67 to win.