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  1. Post update

    Glenn Maxwell

    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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    See the full table here.


    Maxwell & Hodd blitz leads Vikings victory

    Glenn Maxwell

    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.


    Napier & Bopara star with bat & ball

    Graham Napier

    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.


    Cachopa & Machan combine to aid Sussex win

    Craig Cachopa

    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.


    Stevens display guides Kent to huge victory

    Darren Stevens

    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.


    Akmal shines in Foxes victory

    Mark Cosgrove

    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.


    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.


    Moeen stars with bat and ball

    Moeen Ali

    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.


    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.

  12. Will tomorrow be England's day?

    Eoin Morgan

    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?

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    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."

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    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."


    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.

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    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...

  17. WICKET Ingram (c Pettini b Napier 70)

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

    Colin Ingram

    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?

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    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."

  19. 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.


    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.


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

    Craig Cachopa

    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.

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    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."

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    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.

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

    Shaun Tait

    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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    Jon Christos-Brooks: #bbccricket Stevens, Northeast and Faulkner in my fantasy Team Daggers! Loving the Kent Performances in this t20 Blast!

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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."


    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.

  28. 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.


    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...


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

    Umar Akmal

    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.

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    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.


    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.

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    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."


    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?

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    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.

  36. KEY WICKET J Taylor (c Maxwell b Middlebrook 32)

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

    James Taylor

    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.

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    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."

  38. 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.

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    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.

  40. Post update

    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.

  41. WILSON MAKES 50 (30 balls, 6 fours, 1 six)

    Surrey 145-4 v Kent (14 overs, target 232)

    It's unlikely Surrey will reach their target of 232 runs, but they're playing some wonderful cricket and Gary Wilson is testament to the attitude they have shown since coming out for their innings.

    He has led the chase superbly and kept the hosts within touching distance of the required run-rate. Ultimately his efforts might not be good enough, but it's a fine display.

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    Glamorgan 31-2 v Essex (5.2 overs, target 188)

    Colin Ingram is getting his own back on Graham Napier as he hits three consecutive boundaries off the all-rounder.

    Glamorgan's chase got off to a dreadful start when Craig Meschede fell to the third ball of the innings, and Reece Topley has bowled with some decent pace.

    Captain Jacques Rudolph has fallen but it's Ingram who is key now for Glamorgan - he's on 25 from 19 balls.

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    Sussex 35-3 v Hampshire (6 overs, 157-6)

    BBC Radio Solent commentators Kevan James and Raj Maru

    BBC Sport's Adam Williams at The Ageas Bowl: "BBC Radio Solent commentators Kevan James and Raj Maru have some of the best seats in the house at The Ageas Bowl."

    And now also seems a good time to remind you that you can listen to live BBC radio commentary on each of tonight's T20 Blast fixtures by using the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of the page.

  44. FAULKNER MAKES 50 (27 balls, 2 fours, 4 sixes)

    Lancashire 123-4 v Northants (16 overs, target 170)

    James Faulkner is giving Lancashire a chance here as he brings up his fifty in style.

    The Australian smashes Steven Crook for two big maximums and then a boundary before raising his bat.

    Lancashire Lightning need 47 off 24 balls.

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    Nottinghamshire 42-3 v Yorkshire (5.2 overs, target 210)

    BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Blakey: "Notts are in some serious, serious strife here.

    "They've still got to try to win the game and the only way they can do that is play some aggressive shots. Chances are they will fall well short."

    James Taylor has moved onto 23 from 12 balls as the visitors look to rebuild their innings in Leeds.


    Joe Root and Ben Stokes

    A quick reminder that you've got just 10 more minutes to let us know who you think will win tomorrow's final ODI between England and New Zealand.

    You can have your say over on the right-hand side of the page (desktop) or by using the tab at the top (mobile and tablet), and you can click here to read our terms and conditions too. The vote closes at 21:00 BST.

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    Surrey 101-3 v Kent (10 overs, target 232)

    Gary Wilson

    Despite the scoreline and the task ahead of them, Surrey are doing rather well in the London sunshine.

    Gary Wilson, partnered by Zafar Ansari, who also did well with the ball, are leading the fightback at an Oval which is in fine voice as Tom Jones' Delilah rings out among the sell-out crowd.

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    Leicestershire 98-3 v Birmingham (10 overs, 161 runs)

    Umar Akmal slaps Boyd Rankin for three successive boundaries to keep Leicestershire's chase ticking over.

    The Foxes were in danger of stalling after the loss of Mark Cosgrove but Akmal has just started to find his rhythm.

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    Lancashire 95-4 v Northants (13.3 overs, target 170)

    Northants' David Murphy told BBC Radio Northampton: "Hopefully we're in a good position to win the game but James Faulkner is the big wicket.

    "If we can get him out I am pretty hopeful, but Faulkner can win the game from any position."

    Faulkner is 33 not out from 21 balls.

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    Sussex 13-2 v Hampshire (2.1 overs, target 158)

    BBC Sport's Adam Williams at The Ageas Bowl: "What a start for Hampshire and Chris Wood - the left-armer has dismissed arguably two of the visitors most dangerous players.

    "First it was Luke Wright and, four balls later, he picks up the scalp of Mahela Jayawardene.

    "Top-of-the-group Hampshire look like their winning run might continue."


    Nottinghamshire 5-2 v Yorkshire (2 overs, target 210)

    I think it's fair to say that's a disastrous start for Notts.

    Glenn Maxwell opens the bowling after his batting heroics and removes the returning Michael Lumb with the final ball of his first over.

    Tim Bresnan then dismisses Riki Wessels and what was a difficult task for the visitors has now become a near on impossible one.

    But this is T20 cricket and we all know anything can happen.

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    Leicestershire 79-3 v Birmingham (7.4 overs, target 161)

    Mark Cosgrove

    BBC Radio Leicester's Jason Bourne on Twitter: "Mark Cosgrove has been a pleasure to watch over the last couple of nights."

    Cosgrove made 44 from 23 deliveries before being trapped in front by Jeetan Patel.

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    Yorkshire 209-4 v Nottinghamshire (20 overs)

    Former Nottinghamshire coach Paul Johnson told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Glenn Maxwell stepped it up and played some ridiculously hard-hitting shots. They did not just go over the boundary but over the boundary and 20 seats back.

    "This guy has immense talent and is one of the top-six guys in the world you would not want to bowl against.

    "Notts were not bowling badly but he just took them apart."


    Hampshire 157-6 v Sussex (20 overs)

    It's the halfway point in El Clasicoast and it's difficult to pick out who is on top at The Ageas Bowl. Owais Shah and Adam Wheater rescued what could have been a collapse for Hampshire, but Sussex will look upon their target of 158 with confidence.


    Yorkshire 209-4 v Nottinghamshire (20 overs)

    I said earlier that Glenn Maxwell would probably be eyeing up a hundred.

    Well he hasn't quite managed it, but the all-rounder finishes on 92 not out off just 48 balls as Yorkshire smash 51 off the final four overs.

    Andy Hodd set them on their way with 70 off 39 balls, but Maxwell sent Harry Gurney's final two balls for four and six to take the Vikings past 200.

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    Leicestershire 65-2 v Birmingham (6 overs, target 161)

    Mark Cosgrove has got Leicestershire's chase off to a flying start at Edgbaston.

    He's struck six boundaries and one six from 17 balls as the Foxes look to recover from losing Ned Eckersley and Andrea Agathangelou in quick succession.

    Birmingham's Recordo Gordon has been targeted by the batsmen, with his two overs flying for 23 runs.

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    Surrey 53-2 v Kent (5 overs, target 232)

    Kent are making easy work of Surrey at a packed Oval. In the balmy summer weather, the Brown Caps have lost two early wickets and they look like they are lacking confidence at the crease.

    But Tom Curran is taking it upon himself to lead the chase as he hits two sixes and a four in the fifth over to give them a fighting chance.

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    Gloucestershire 165-8 (20 overs) v Somerset 166-5 (19.4 overs)

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt: "It was closer than we thought but when we look back, Somerset were always in control.

    "The batsmen let Gloucestershire down, no-one really got going. I know it is an easy thing to say, but the batsmen just did not get enough runs."


    Essex 187-7 v Glamorgan (20 overs)

    Graham Napier

    Some slightly over-ambitious running between the wickets saw Graham Napier fall in the final over - but not before he'd thrashed 27 from just seven balls.

    Graham Wagg's final over, sent to all parts by Napier, was the game-changer for Essex. Before that the innings had been going nowhere.

    Glamorgan will have to come out all guns blazing to chase this total down.


    Gloucestershire 165-8 (20 overs) v Somerset 166-5 (19.4 overs)

    When you are trying to defend five off the final over, you can't afford to give away any extras, but that's just what James Fuller has done.

    The paceman sends down two wides in his first three balls, meaning James Hildreth and Lewis Gregory have the simple task of knocking a couple of singles to win it for Somerset.

    That's five wins in a row now for the visitors over their West Country rivals.

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    Lancashire 31-2 v Northants (5 overs, target 170)

    A bit of a wobbly start for Lancashire as they chase 170, losing Ashwell Prince and Karl Brown early on and are subsequently far below the required run-rate.

    Can Liam Livingstone turn it around, though? The Lancashire opener might need to up the ante but there are signs he can power them to victory as he hits a four and six in successive balls.


    Essex 175-6 v Glamorgan (19 overs)

    Graham Napier can club a ball a really, really long way - and Graham Wagg has just found this out as he watches the ball sail into the estate that overlooks the ground.

    Napier smashes three consecutive sixes to make that 27 runs from the over. Essex really needed that. Now it's over to James Foster.

  63. KEY WICKET Cooper (c Miles b Payne 14)

    Somerset 161-5 v Gloucestershire (19 overs, target 166)

    Tom Cooper puts Somerset on the brink of victory as he smashes David Payne for a couple of maximums but is then out as he slices him to Craig Miles at deep backward point.

    Somerset need five off the final over.

  64. FIFTY AND OUT FOR BOPARA (39 balls, 1 four, 2 sixes)

    Essex 148-6 v Glamorgan (18 overs)

    Ravi Bopara

    As is so often the case, it's down to Ravi Bopara to boost Essex to a competitive total.

    Bopara has played the anchor role so far, hitting one boundary and two sixes, but he kept Essex from collapsing after Jesse Ryder and Tom Westley fell in quick succession.

    He reaches his half-century from 39 balls with a six, before falling the very next ball as he slaps Michael Hogan to long-off.

  65. KEY WICKET Myburgh (c Handscomb b Smith 63)

    Somerset 143-4 v Gloucestershire (17.3 overs, target 166)

    Johann Myburgh gets out just at the wrong time for Somerset.

    The opener picks out Peter Handscomb on the boundary from the bowling of Tom Smith and has to go.

    23 still needed from 15 balls.

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    Hampshire 123-4 v Sussex (16 overs)

    Adam Wheater looks set on bolstering Barcelona - sorry, Hampshire - in El Clasicoast as he hits three fours to improve what is essentially a rather poor run-rate from the hosts. As we enter the final stages of Hampshire's innings, it will be Real Sussex who are the happier. Four overs to go at the Ageas Bowl.

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    Somerset 140-3 v Gloucestershire (17 overs, target 166)

    Johann Myburgh has just turned this game for Somerset. The opener hits David Payne for consecutive fours at the end of the 17th over.

    The visitors now need 26 off 18 balls.

  68. MAXWELL SMASHES 50 (33 balls, 3 fours, 3 sixes)

    Yorkshire 168-3 v Nottinghamshire (16.2 overs)

    Glenn Maxwell

    This is what Glenn Maxwell does! The Australian hits Dan Christian for four to move to 49 and then launches him over mid-off for a huge maximum to bring up his half-century.

    Mind you, he's not done yet, there are still more than 3 overs to go.

    Knowing 'The Big Show' he'll have a hundred in mind!

  69. KEY WICKET Hodd (c J Taylor b Patel 70)

    Yorkshire 150-3 v Nottinghamshire (15.1 overs)

    Andy Hodd's brutal innings comes to an end as he smashes Samit Patel straight to James Taylor at cover, who holds onto a sharp catch.

    Hodd blasted six fours and five sixes in his 39-ball innings, which delighted a raucous home crowd.

    Glenn Maxwell is poised on 43 not out at the other end. Is it time for some Maxwell magic?

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    Kent 231-7 v Surrey (20 overs)

    Director of Surrey academy Gareth Townsend told BBC Surrey: "That is going to be a tough ask, even with the surface as it is. The big size of the boundaries - have we got a batting line-up to clear the ropes? They're going to have to try.

    "A lot will depend on the quality of Kent's bowling, the experience of James Tredwell, Mitch Claydon and Matt Coles."

  71. MYBURGH MAKES 50 (42 balls, 7 fours)

    Somerset 118-3 v Gloucestershire (15 overs, target 166)

    Things are getting quite tense in the West Country derby but Johann Myburgh is remaining calm as he reaches his half-century.

    Somerset need 47 from 30 balls.

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "Myburgh remains the danger man here in Bristol, he's just moved onto 50 from 42 balls. If Gloucestershire can get him out they might just have a chance, but it's very much Somerset's to lose at this stage."


    Kent 231-7 v Surrey (20 overs)

    What an innings from Kent, thanks in no small part to Darren Stevens, who's proving yet again that age means nothing as he is unlucky not to reach what would have been a deserved century.

    Even in spite of the early loss of Sam Northeast, Kent never looked phased and demolished Surrey's fielders with some fine hitting. Surrey have a job on their hands here.

  73. Post update

    Essex 122-4 v Glamorgan (14.3 overs)

    Craig Meschede has ended Nick Browne's counter-punch at Chelmsford, as he has him caught for 38.

    Both Browne and Ravi Bopara had been dismissive of spin, dispatching Meschede and Jacques Rudolph for sixes, but Meschede has had the last laugh.

    The wickets have been shared around for the Glamorgan bowlers but Graham Wagg has been impressive, conceding 13 runs from his two overs.

  74. Post update

    Yorkshire 145-2 v Nottinghamshire (14.4 overs)

    Former Nottinghamshire coach Paul Johnson told BBC Radio Nottingham: "That is one of the best fifties I have seen this season. Coming in at number three, Andy Hodd has done a great job.

    "He has played some stunning shots, certainly square of the wicket. He has played excellently, really well."


    Yorkshire 139-2 v Nottinghamshire (14 overs)

    Andy Hodd

    Yorkshire's Andy Hodd is going absolutely bonkers!

    The wicketkeeper has smashed five sixes and raced to 65 not out off 35 balls.

    The Vikings are set for a huge total here.


    Birmingham 160-5 (20 overs) v Leicestershire

    There's a standing ovation at Edgbaston for Tim Ambrose, who finishes unbeaten on 66 as Warwickshire post 160-5 against Leicestershire.

    Clint McKay's figures have taken a bit of a battering - 2-41 from his four overs - but it's been a controlled bowling performance from Leicestershire.

    They may be left to rue not dismissing Ambrose however, who was well supported by William Porterfield and Laurie Evans at the end of the innings.

  77. KEY WICKET Stevens (c Foakes b Linley 90)

    Kent 220-4 v Surrey

    Ten runs short of his century, Darren Stevens is out as Ben Foakes catches the high ball with relative ease. But it won't matter, because Kent look set to reach an absolutely huge total at The Oval.


    Northants 169-5 v Lancashire (20 overs)

    After a patchy spell following the loss of captain Josh Cobb, Northants have cobbled together a decent score of 169-5 thanks to Alex Wakely, who hit 36 not out. But there will be a sense of what could have been for the hosts as they enjoyed a storming start at Wantage Road.

  79. Post update

    Hampshire 84-3 v Sussex (11 overs)

    BBC Sport's Adam Williams at The Ageas Bowl: "It's been a curious innings from the hosts so far.

    "After Michael Carberry and James Vince set Hampshire off to a familiar blistering start, Sussex's slower bowlers have clawed it back. Both Michael Yardy and Matt Machan have picked up timely wickets to leave Hampshire on 84-3 after 11 overs.

    "It could've been even better had Harry Finch held on to difficult chance at deep square leg, presented to him by Owais Shah."


    Yorkshire 118-2 v Nottinghamshire (12 overs)

    Poor Luke Fletcher is getting some treatment here.

    Firstly Andy Hodd launches him for a big maximum and not wanting to be outdone, Glenn Maxwell gives the giant bowler the same treatment two balls later.

    Maxwell has raced to 39 from 24 balls.


    Derbyshire 136-7 (20 overs) v Worcestershire 139-2 (12.5 overs)

    Well, that was emphatic from the Rapids, as Colin Munro belts Alex Hughes for six to register an eight wicket victory.

    Worcestershire have won with 43 balls to spare - that's down to Moeen Ali's brilliantly aggressive innings of 65.

    Credit to Munro too, who made 22 from just 9 balls at guide Worcestershire to victory.

  82. STEVENS MAKES 50 (33 balls, 10 fours, 1 six)

    Kent 192-4 v Surrey (17.4 overs)

    A cracking knock from the veteran Darren Stevens and he's doing some real damage at the crease for Kent. He's hit some big boundaries for the visitors tonight as the Surrey bowlers don't know how to deal with him.

  83. Post update

    Somerset 87-2 v Gloucestershire (10.2 overs, target 166)

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "We've had a pitch invader here in Bristol, with not a steward in sight as he ran over the crease and made his way over to the other side of the ground. He managed to walk unchallenged round the ground afterwards also. Very poor."

    Somerset's Peter Trego has just fallen at the County Ground too, for an unspectacular eight.

  84. Post update

    Yorkshire 98-2 v Nottinghamshire (10 overs)

    Andy Hodd and Glenn Maxwell are in fifth gear for Yorkshire and smashing the Notts bowlers to all parts of the ground.

    Hodd is currently on 41 not out, his highest T20 score while Maxwell has made 28 from 17 balls.

    Anything less than 200 here will be disappointing for the hosts.

  85. KEY WICKET Vince (st Brown b Yardy 41)

    Hampshire 65-2 v Sussex (7 overs)

    Lionel Messi

    Just as it seemed Hampshire were on the charge in El Clasicoast, their very own Lionel Messi, James Vince, has been stumped by Ben Brown. Vince hit five fours and two sixes for his 41 runs and Hampshire will be hoping the Catalan magic hasn't run dry as Owais Shah comes to the crease.

  86. Post update

    Worcestershire 110-1 v Derbyshire (10.1 overs, target 137)

    We've reached the halfway stage at New Road and Worcestershire need just 29 runs to complete a Moeen Ali-inspired victory.

    Derbyshire's bowlers have tried their best but with so few runs on the board, defending them was always going to be difficult - and that's before Moeen's onslaught.


    Somerset 83-1 v Gloucestershire (9 overs, target 166)

    Johann Myburgh is enjoying himself at the moment as he moves to 41 off 26 balls.

    Somerset need just 83 off the final 11 overs.

    A piece of cake in T20 terms.

  88. AMBROSE MAKES 50! (45 balls, 5 fours, 1 six)

    Birmingham 134-3 v Leicestershire (17.3 overs)

    A very steady half-century for veteran Tim Ambrose at Edgbaston - he's been the anchor of Birmingham's innings.

    Leicestershire's bowlers have bowled well though, especially Ben Raine, who has conceded just 17 runs from his three overs.

  89. Post update

    Essex 65-3 v Glamorgan (8 overs)

    Big-hitting Jesse Ryder has fallen at Chelsmford as Essex struggle under the mid-evening skies.

    They have lost three wickets inside the first six overs, with Mark Pettini falling in the second over for just six.

    Nice cameos from Ryder and Tom Westley aside, Essex need someone to stay at the crease and stop the wickets from tumbling. Enter Ravi Bopara...

  90. Post update

    Northants 134-4 v Lancashire (17 overs)

    What a difference a few balls can make! Northants' run-rate was looking dangerously low and it became clear they were lacking confidence after the quick-fire loss of Richard Levi and Josh Cobb.

    But, with Steven Crook at the crease, he's laughed at the job ahead of him and hit successive sixes to try and guide Northants to a decent score.


    Yorkshire 64-2 v Nottinghamshire (7 overs)

    Glenn Maxwell

    Glenn Maxwell is at the crease and has just hit his first maximum.

    We could be in for a few more here!

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  93. Post update

    Worcestershire 83-1 v Derbyshire (7.1 overs, target 137)

    BBC Radio Derby's Iain O'Brien: "All, to a man, are standing up in the Graeme Hick Stand and applauding. A fabulous 65 from 28 balls for Moeen Ali, with eight fours and four sixes."

  94. KEY WICKET Moeen Ali (c Rutherford b C Hughes 65)

    Worcestershire 83-1 v Derbyshire (7.1 overs, target 137)

    Moeen Ali's fun is over at New Road - but he's put Worcestershire on course for victory as he departs for 65.

    The beard that's feared receives a standing ovation as Hamish Rutherford claims a good catch to dismiss him.

    It's been a huge innings from a player who needed some confidence - his 65 runs came from just 28 balls and included eight boundaries and four sixes. Remarkable.

  95. KEY WICKET Porterfield (c Wells b Sykes 40)

    Birmingham 102-3 v Leicestershire (13.1 overs)

    William Porterfield, who had just begun to clobber the Leicestershire bowlers around, has fallen at Edgbaston.

    The Irishman scored 40 from 27 balls, with five boundaries and one six, before he skied spinner James Sykes to Tom Wells.

    It's been a decent bowling performance from Leicestershire but, with Tim Ambrose at the crease, Birmingham Bears will be confident of a big score.

  96. Post update

    Worcestershire 83-1 v Derbyshire (7.1 overs, target 137)

    BBC Radio Derby's Iain O'Brien: "Six more to Moeen Ali - and that's his 50! Some of the best batting you will see. Wow. This is some fantastic batting."

  97. KEY WICKET Allenby (c Payne b Miles 27)

    Somerset 44-1 v Gloucestershire (4.4 overs, target 166)

    Jim Allenby looks like he wants to launch Craig Miles into neighbouring Bath, but can only get a top edge and sky it straight into the hands of David Payne.

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground:

    "That wicket was just what Gloucestershire needed after Somerset's solid start in Bristol. That shot was erratic and Jim Allenby walks off to Madness. love it."

  98. MOEEN MAKES 50! (24 balls, 7 fours, 3 sixes)

    Worcestershire 73-0 v Derbyshire (5.5 overs, target 137)

    Moeen Ali

    That is some striking from Moeen Ali, who nonchalantly reaches his half-century by launching Shiv Thakor for six.

    He repeats the shot again a ball later, before hitting the last delivery for four. Just the 24 runs from that Thakor over...

    That's been a remarkable innings from Moeen though - he's now scored 64 of Worcestershire's 73 runs.

  99. Post update

    Worcestershire 57-0 v Derbyshire (5.3 overs, target 137)

    Moeen Ali has decided to win this game on his own - Worcestershire have reached 57 inside 5 overs and Moeen has scored 48 of the runs!

    Unlike Derbyshire, who struggled early on, Moeen has tucked into the Derbyshire fast bowlers, taking two boundaries and one six from Nathan Rimmington's first two overs.

  100. KEY WICKET Bell-Drummond (c Solanki b Burke 38)

    Kent 111-4 v Surrey (11.4 overs)

    Vikram Solanki with the catch to send Daniel Bell-Drummond to the stands and it's not a surprise as he's looked timid at the crease these last five overs or so. Still a way to go but Kent will want to stop the rot as they go into their final eight overs.

  101. Post update

    Hampshire 23-0 v Sussex (3 overs)

    BBC Sport's Adam Williams at the Ageas Bowl: "What do you not want to do when a batsman who scored an unbeaten 72 the night before gifts you an early chance? Not drop it.

    "But Tymal Mills is looking rather sheepish now after putting down a dolly presented by Hampshire's Michael Carberry to him at mid-on with the opener on just four.

    "James Vince rubs salt into Mills's wounds by pulling him in to the stands for six the following over. Early advantage Hampshire."

  102. Post update

    Somerset 22-0 v Gloucestershire (3 overs, target 166)

    Somerset are off to a solid if rather unspectacular start in their chase.

    Okay, no one can fill the shoes of Chris Gayle, but Jim Allenby and Johann Myburgh won't want to get behind the rate here.

  103. Post update

    Kent 97-3 v Surrey (10 overs)

    We have reached the 10-over mark in Kent's innings at The Oval and opener Daniel Bell-Drummond is still at the crease, guiding Kent after the big loss of Sam Northeast.

    Despite the visitors ticking over quite nicely, Bell-Drummond hasn't hit a boundary since his six in the sixth over.

  104. Post update

    Northants 86-2 v Lancashire (11 overs)

    Northants head coach David Ripley told BBC Radio Northampton: "It's disappointing to lose a couple of wickets back to back but it's a good start and a good run rate.

    "We still only lost two wickets and have plenty of wickets in hand, so a decent start all in all."


    Worcestershire 16-0 v Derbyshire (3 overs, target 137)

    Moeen Ali

    England and Worcestershire batsman Moeen Ali has decided a quick game is a good game as he launches Nathan Rimmington for a six over fine-leg.

    He then tucks into Wayne White, dispatching him for back-to-back boundaries and another six as Worcestershire race towards the target.

    That's taken Moeen to 29 from just 15 balls - good to see him backing up his good bowling performance with the bat.

  106. KEY WICKET Finch (b Ball 6)

    Yorkshire 11-1 v Nottinghamshire (1.4 overs)

    We gave the Aaron Finch all the build up and he's let us down at Headingley.

    The big Australian goes for a cut shot but chops Jake Ball onto his stumps.

    I suppose the Aussie glory is down to Glen Maxwell now but we'll have to wait a little while to see him in action. Andy Hodd comes in at number three.

  107. Post update

    Somerset 5-0 v Gloucestershire (1 over, target 166)

    The County Ground

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "A room with a view: These flats at Bristol's County Ground will cost you around £380,000, and for that you get free cricket and arguably the best seat in the stadium. They were quiet pre-match but are packed to the rafters with residents holding special T20 parties. A great way to spend a Friday evening at home."

    All the while, Somerset have scored five runs off the first over of their reply. Jim Allenby and Johann Myburgh are at the crease.

  108. Post update

    To keep you fully up to date, all eight of this evening's T20 Blast fixtures are now in motion. It's only going to get busier from here...

  109. KEY WICKET Cobb (lbw Parry 47)

    Northants 68-2 v Lancashire (8 overs)

    Northants' top order has been well and truly broken by Lancashire bowler Stephen Parry, who first takes Richard Levi and then nabs Josh Cobb lbw two balls later.

    Cobb had been just three runs off his half-century. So close, yet so far for the Northants captain.

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    Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (19:00 BST)

    Nottinghamshire on Twitter: One change from the given team - looks like Sam Wood is in the field in place of Will Gidman.

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    Hampshire v Sussex (19:00 BST)

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms: Last @SussexCCC T20 game for a cricket legend @MahelaJay full commentary @BBCSussexSport from 7 #bbccricket

  112. Post update

    Northants 61-0 (Cobb 43no) v Lancashire (7 overs)

    BBC Radio Northampton's Lee Daggett: "Josh Cobb is is great form and he's scored some important runs in recent weeks. It's a great start from Northants and the lads down in the dugout will have chilled out a bit.

    "Any guys coming in now can take up the momentum these lads have gained."

  113. Team news

    Hampshire v Sussex (19.00 BST)

    Sussex have won the toss and will field against Hampshire in what is being called 'El Clasicoast' by some. The visitors bring in Harry Finch to the top of the order, while Hampshire recall Yasir Arafat and Gareth Berg.

    Hampshire: Vince (capt), Carberry, Adams, Shah, Ervine, Smith, Wheater, Wood, Arafat, Briggs, Berg.

    Sussex: Finch, Wright (capt), Jayawardene, Cachopa, Machan, Brown, Beer, Yardy, Mills, Robinson, Liddle.

  114. KEY WICKET Northeast (c & b Ansari 32)

    Kent 64-2 v Surrey (6.1 overs)

    Zafar Ansari has made the difference and broken up the deadly 57-run partnership Sam Northeast shared with Daniel Bell-Drummond.

    Northeast, who has now hit 520 runs in the T20 Blast this season, is caught and bowled by Ansari and Kent will be hoping they haven't lost their early momentum.


    Gloucestershire 165-8 v Somerset (20 overs)

    I think Gloucestershire will be fairly pleased with the final three overs of the innings, which have gone for 42 runs.

    Jack Taylor played a gem of a knock at the end with 24 off 14 balls.

    Earlier, Michael Klinger (44) and Ian Cockbain (34) will have been annoyed at getting out after making good starts, but Gloucestershire have a decent total to try and defend here.

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "So Somerset need 166 for victory, a target their former West Indies star Chris Gayle would no doubt relish. A penny for the thoughts of #worldboss now."

  116. KEY WICKET Bell (c Wells b McKay 19)

    Warwickshire 31-2 v Leicestershire (5 overs)

    England batsman Ian Bell has departed at Edgbaston after flaying Australia's Clint McKay for back-to-back boundaries.

    The 33-year-old was just cutting loose when Tom Wells took a fine diving catch to send him back to the dug-out for 19.

    Captain Varun Chopra, meanwhile, fell in the second over as Birmingham Bears struggled to impose themselves on Leicestershire.

  117. Team news

    Essex v Glamorgan (19:00 BST)

    Glamorgan have won the toss down at Fortress Chelmsford and opted to bowl first.

    Jesse Ryder will be opening the batting for Essex, while all-rounder Craig Meschede will be looking to continue his fine form for Glamorgan.

    Glamorgan: Rudolph (capt), Meschede, Ingram, Cooke, Wright, Wagg, Wallace, Parnell, Cosker, Hogan, Lloyd.

    Essex: Pettini, Ryder, Westley, Bopara, ten Doeschate (capt), Browne, Foster, Napier, Masters, Tait, Topley.

  118. Post update

    Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (19:00 BST)

    Dan Christian

    Australia's Dan Christian, Nottinghamshire's new T20 overseas signing who will make his debut tonight, told BBC Radio Nottingham: "This is the first time I have played in the North Group, which is exciting. Conditions might be a little bit different, wickets a little different.

    "It's a baptism of fire coming up against Finchy (Aaron Finch) and Maxy (Glenn Maxwell), both team-mates of mine at home for Victoria. It should be good fun."


    Gloucestershire 149-7 v Somerset (19 overs)

    James Fuller smashes Sohail Tanvir for a four and six but then pulls him straight to Max Waller at mid-wicket.

    Can Gloucestershire get up to the magic 160 mark here?

  120. Post update

    Northants 33-0 v Lancashire (3 overs)

    Calm down, fellas! It's four after four at Wantage Road and Northants captain Josh Cobb is giving Lancashire bowler Tom Bailey a lot to think about as he hits his fourth boundary of the night with only three overs gone.

    Not to be outdone, Richard Levi hits two fours himself. Lancashire might be regretting their decision to bowl here...

  121. Team news

    Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (19:00 BST)

    Nottinghamshire have won the toss at Headingley and elected to bowl first.

    It means we get the chance to see Aaron Finch at the crease straight away for Yorkshire.

    The big team news for Nottinghamshire is that they welcome Australian all-rounder Dan Christian into the side. He replaces Darren Sammy.

    Yorkshire: Gale (capt), Finch, Maxwell, Ballance, Leaning, Hodd, Bresnan, Pyrah, Middlebrook, Patterson, Fisher.

    Nottinghamshire: Wessels, Lumb, Mullaney, B Taylor, Patel, J Taylor (capt), Gidman, Christian, Ball, Fletcher, Gurney.


    Derbyshire 136-7 v Worcestershire (20 overs)

    After losing four wickets in the first four overs, Derbyshire have done well to make treble figures.

    None of the batsman really reached the big-hitting heights that we've come to expect in T20, with Wes Durston top-scoring with 29.

    Moeen Ali picked up three wickets and Joe Leach was excellent at the death, but a six and a four in the final over from Tom Poynton will have given Derbyshire some hope.

  123. Post update

    Gloucestershire 141-6 v Somerset (18.3 overs)

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "Of all the places, I never expected the Yaya-Kolo Toure chant to be sung at the County Ground in Bristol. The atmosphere continues to grow as more cider is consumed here."

  124. International honours beckon for Topley

    Essex v Glamorgan (19:00 BST)

    Reece Topley

    For one member of Essex's bowling attack it has been something of a week to remember.

    Reece Topley has been named in England's Twenty20 squad to face New Zealand.

    The 21-year-old, who has 54 wickets at an average of just over 20 in the format, believes he is ready to make the "jump" to international cricket.

  125. WICKET Denly (b Ansari 6)

    Kent 7-1 v Surrey (1 over)

    A superb start at The Oval and it's an absolute beauty from Zafar Ansari to send Joe Denly on his way with a fantastic bit of bowling after facing just five balls! That's a big wicket for Surrey as Sam Northeast comes to the crease.

  126. Post update

    Gloucestershire 127-5 v Somerset (17.3 overs)

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt: "Somerset have bowled really well in these last five or six overs, keeping the score down. At one time, when Michael Klinger was in, 200 did look on the cards. They will be well south of that now and pleased to get more than 150."


    Gloucestershire 123-5 v Somerset (17 overs)

    Gloucestershire's innings has hit a bit of a stumbling block.

    The last five overs have only seen 36 runs and three wickets have gone down.

    Can Benny Howell provide some much needed impetus in the final three overs? He's 26 not out.

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    Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (19:00 BST)

    Sachin Tendulkar & Richard Blakey

    BBC Radio Leeds' Richard Blakey on Twitter: Catching up with Sachin Tendulkar - one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

    It certainly looks like someone is keeping decent company tonight, Richard!

  129. GO, GO, GO!

    It looks like we're just about under way in each of our 18:30 BST starts now too - so let the mayhem commence!

  130. Team news

    Birmingham Bears v Leicestershire (18:30 BST)

    Birmingham Bears have won the toss and chosen to bat first. Leicestershire make three changes with Andrea Agathangelou, James Sykes and Ollie Freckingham coming in for Matthew Boyce, Robert Taylor and Atif Sheikh.

    Birmingham: Chopra (capt), Bell, Porterfield, Ambrose, Clarke, Evans, Javid, Patel, Gordon, Hannon-Dalby, Rankin.

    Leicestershire: Eckersley, Cosgrove (capt), Akmal, O'Brien, Agathangelou, Wells, Raine, McKay, Freckingham, Naik, Sykes.

  131. Post update

    Derbyshire 93-7 v Worcestershire (15 overs)

    Moeen Ali's spell comes to an end as he picks up three wickets, a nice little confidence boost in the same week he's been named in England's pre-Ashes training squad.

    Derbyshire, meanwhile, will consider anything over 100 a moral victory. Their batting hasn't fired at all, with a flurry of early wickets costing them dearly.

    Alex Hughes is the latest to go, caught on the boundary as he attempted to heave Moeen for another six. Just five overs left for Derbyshire to set a competitive score.

  132. Team news

    Surrey v Kent (18:30 BST)

    At The Oval, Kent have won the toss and will bat. Hosts Surrey are without Azher Mahmood, who is suffering from a back problem, while Kent are unchanged from last night's win against Essex.

    Surrey: Foakes, Kapil, Solanki, Wilson, Ansari, Burke, S. Curran, Batty (capt),T, Curran, Linley, Dunn.

    Kent: Bell-Drummond, Denly, Northeast (capt), Stevens, Blake, Coles, Cowdrey, Davies, Tredwell, Claydon, Thomas.

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    Hampshire v Sussex (19:00 BST)

    Hampshire on Twitter: Today's pitch at @TheAgeasBowl. Should we bat or bowl first? #elclasicoast

    Hampshire v Sussex
  134. Post update

    Gloucestershire 104-4 v Somerset (14.3 overs)

    BBC Somerset's Ed Hadwin: "I've just noticed one of the T20 attractions. We've got gymnasts with a little trampet and they've got bright red or bright purple body suits on. Every time something exciting happens, they do all sorts of spins and land on a huge mat."

    The latest trigger for the girls to get their groove on is the dismissal of Geraint Jones. He's just nicked Max Waller behind for one.

  135. Post update

    Derbyshire 86-6 v Worcestershire (13 overs)

    When discussing ridiculously fun cricket shots, the switch hit must surely be at the top of the list.

    Wes Durston has just attempted one against Moeen Ali, but he can only get it away for one run, before Alex Hughes plays a more orthodox heave-ho over the ropes for six.

    Moeen has the last laugh, however, as Durston charges down the pitch, misses, and is stumped by wicketkeeper Ben Cox. It's not going Derbyshire's way - time to start the rain dance?

  136. KEY WICKET Klinger (c Hildreth b Allenby 44)

    Gloucestershire 99-3 v Somerset (13 overs)

    That is a big, big blow for Gloucestershire.

    Michael Klinger launches Jim Allenby for a flat six straight down the ground - but five balls later he is out.

    The Australian swipes Allenby away to the deep square leg boundary where James Hildreth pulls off a fine catch above his head.

    Klinger's 2015 T20 Blast average is now down to a mere 228.5 after that dismissal.

  137. Team news

    Northants v Lancashire (18:30 BST)

    Shahid Afridi

    Lancashire, unchanged from last night's loss against Worcestershire, have won the toss and decided to bowl.

    Meanwhile, Northants make two changes, with Rob Newton and Shahid Afridi making way for Adam Rossington and Alex Wakely, who is captain.

    Northants: Levi, Cobb, Duckett, Wakely (capt), Crook, Rossington, Keogh, Kleinveldt, White, Stone, Azharullah.

    Lancashire: Prince, Livingstone, Brown, Croft (capt), Clark, Davies, Faulkner, Lilley, Bailey, Parry, Mahmood.

  138. Post update

    Derbyshire 60-5 v Worcestershire (10 overs)

    Commentator's curse - just as Derbyshire looked to be staging a recovery, Scott Elstone has slapped Moeen Ali to Ross Whiteley in the deep.

    The visitors will struggle to reach a commanding total as they pass the halfway stage, with five wickets down and the clouds rolling in.

    Saeed Ajmal is getting into an ominous rhythm too, with just 10 runs coming from his two overs so far.

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    Northants v Lancashire (18:30 BST)

    BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read on Twitter: Lovely night in Northampton, I'll be on @BBCLancsCricket for commentary on @NothantsCCC v @LancsCCC #bbccricket

    Wantage Road
  140. Post update

    Gloucestershire 73-2 v Somerset (10 overs)

    Gloucestershire will be content with where they are at the halfway point, but will be disappointed with the loss of Ian Cockbain just as he looked to be getting into gear.

    Captain Michael Klinger is still there unbeaten on 30.

    When is he not at the crease this season?

  141. Post update

    Derbyshire 51-4 v Worcestershire (8.2 overs)

    Derbyshire are creeping, rather than racing, towards the halfway stage as they look to recover from the loss of early wickets.

    Saeed Ajmal has been introduced into the attack and bowls a tight first over to keep the pressure on the batsmen.

    He's bowling in tandem with Moeen Ali, who Scott Elstone has just launched into the crowd for a huge six.

  142. WICKET Cockbain (c Waller b Gregory 34)

    Gloucestershire 65-2 v Somerset (8.5 overs)

    Ian Cockbain is just getting going but gives his wicket away.

    He smashes Lewis Gregory for a straight six and then tries to hook him away but can only get a top edge straight into the hands of Max Waller in the deep.

    He looks livid with himself.

  143. Post update

    Gloucestershire 54-1 v Somerset (8 overs)

    It's not exactly the run-fest we thought we might get, but Gloucestershire are building themselves into a handy position here.

    Just three fours and a six in the opening eight overs, but there's always a chance of carnage in the final overs if you have wickets in hand.

    Plus Michael Klinger is still there on 21 not out.

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    Birmingham Bears v Leicestershire (18:30 BST)

    BBC Radio Leicester's Jason Bourne on Twitter: Welcome to the home of @CricketingBears as they face @leicsccc in the @NatWestT20Blast. Commentary from 6pm.

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    Gloucestershire 37-1 v Somerset (6 overs)

    BBC Somerset's Ed Hadwin: "If you were a neutral you would rather be in Somerset's shoes than Gloucestershire's. Gloucestershire do have wickets in hand - but only 37 runs from the powerplay overs."

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    Gloucestershire 37-1 v Somerset (6 overs)

    That's more like it, Gloucestershire!

    Ian Cockbain crashes Alfonso Thomas for a couple of fours as the veteran seamer goes for 15 off the over.

    The scorecard is looking a bit more respectable at the end of the powerplay.

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    Derbyshire 30-4 v Worcestershire (5.3 overs)

    BBC Radio Derby's Iain O'Brien: "Remember, Derbyshire won the toss and chose to bat on what looked like a dry wicket - but so far they are not playing anywhere near as good as they did last night."

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    Gloucestershire 22-1 v Somerset (5 overs)

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at the County Ground: "Somerset should be relatively pleased with their start - just the one six from Michael Klinger and he remains Gloucestershire's danger man - plus the wicket of Peter Handscomb.

    "Supporters here in Bristol are yet to see the fireworks they'd hoped for from the hosts as we reach five overs with just the one boundary."

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    Gloucestershire 22-1 v Somerset (5 overs)

    There's not a lot of boundary action so far in Bristol. In fact there's only been one six in five overs from the bat of Michael Klinger.

    Klinger is 12 not out and takes his T20 Blast average for this season up to 425.

    Yes... 425! It puts Chris Gayle's average of 328 to shame, really.


    Derbyshire 22-4 v Worcestershire (3.4 overs)

    Chesney Hughes

    Oh, Derbyshire. It's kamikaze cricket at New Road as the visitors lose three wickets in quick succession.

    Chesney Hughes lasted just two balls before he edged Joe Leach through to the wicket-keeper for a duck, while Shiv Thakor ran himself out for just five.

    Wayne Madsen is the next to go, caught at slip to give Leach his second wicket and leave Derbyshire in a real pickle...

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    Hampshire v Sussex (19:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Adam Williams at The Ageas Bowl:

    "The Ageas Bowl looks an absolute picture ahead of the meeting of south coast neighbours Hampshire and Sussex from 19:00 BST.

    "Hampshire sit top of the South Group alongside Kent and with a game in hand after an impressive 21-run win against Middlesex on Thursday, while Sussex find themselves further adrift in seventh.

    "Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene plays the final match of his Sussex stint before Australia batsman George Bailey arrives next week.

    "A big crowd is expected under the lights later and they've even shipped in the inflatable slide for punters young (and probably a few old too)."

  152. WICKET Handscomb (c Bates b Gregory 0)

    Gloucestershire 7-1 v Somerset (2.3 overs)

    Oh dear, Peter Handscomb's miserable run in this year's competition continues.

    The right-hander swipes wildly at a ball outside off-stump from Lewis Gergory and nicks it through to Michael Bates.

    That's Handscomb's sixth single-figure score in the T20 Blast in 2015.

  153. Gloucestershire 7-0 v Somerset (2 overs)

    BBC Somerset's Ed Hadwin: "There really is a lovely atmosphere around the ground. They were giving out the purple wigs, I can see a lot of people sporting those."