James Cameron and Phil Hughes extend Northants' poor run of form
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|Worcestershire 142-5 (20 overs) beat Northants 128-5 (20 overs)|
Half-centuries from James Cameron and Phil Hughes helped Worcestershire to a 14-run FL t20 win against Northants.
Cameron (57) and Hughes (52) held the Worcestershire innings together, while no other batsman scored more than 14 as the visitors made 142-5 off 20 overs.
Kyle Coetzer hit 33 in reply and Australian Cameron White blasted 62 off 42 balls as Northants ended on 128-5.
Northants remain without a victory in this year's T20 competition and their hopes of advancing already look bleak.
Worcestershire had started badly as openers Vikram Solanki (8) and Moeen Ali (14) were dismissed early on to leave their side on 33-2 after 7.1 overs.
However, Cameron and Hughes put on 101 for the third wicket with Cameron hitting two sixes in his 38-ball innings.
Chaminda Vaas (9), Alex Wakely (1), Rob White (4) and James Middlebrook (4) all struggled for Northants and Cameron White's entertaining innings, which included four sixes, proved to be too little, too late.
The victory keeps Worcestershire third in the Midlands/Wales/West Group but brings them to within three points of leaders Somerset.
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Northants batsman Kyle Coetzer tells BBC Northampton:
"Unfortunately we just can't get ourselves over the line.
"We're doing some things right but we keep ending up a few runs short.
"I do need to make my scores slightly bigger. I'm getting into reasonable positions but if I'm making 50 or 60, there's every chance we'll be getting closer (to a win).
"Winning is a habit and if we get ourselves into that habit then the tides could turn."