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Brent Pilnick and Adam Williams

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  1. Thank you and good night

    Paul Stirling

    So, two nights down in this year's T20 Blast and two pretty eventful sets of games.

    As mentioned, the action continues tomorrow night with seven more matches and then again on Sunday afternoon with another seven.

    Keep your eyes peeled across BBC Sport for those plus look out later this evening for our round-up of tonight's action.

    You'll be able to find that and all the other latest cricket news right here.

    Until then, thanks for being with us.

  2. Worcestershire batsmen send Rapids home

    Worcestershire end with 190-5 off 19.5 overs as they beat Lancashire in a thriller in the North Group.

    Skipper Brett D'Oliveira guided the Rapids home hitting 37 not out from 23 balls while Joe Clarke (42) and and Callum Ferguson (35) put on 53 runs for the second wicket in four-and-a-half overs earlier in the innings.

    Ross Whiteley's 28 from 22 balls, including two sixes, was also key as he and D'Oliveira put on 67 for the fifth wicket.

  3. Friday night Blast

    More action on the way tomorrow in the T20 Blast.

    Here's the full fixture list:

    New Road: Worcestershire Rapids v Birmingham Bears (17:30 BST)

    Grace Road: Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Jets (18:30 BST)

    Northampton: Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Notts Outlaws (18:30 BST)

    Derby: Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning (19:00 BST)

    Taunton: Somerset v Gloucestershire (17:30 BST)

    The Oval: Surrey v Kent Spitfires (18:30 BST)

    Chelmsford: Essex Eagles v Middlesex (19:00 BST)

    Ageas Bowl: Hampshire v Glamorgan (19:00 BST)

  4. WATCH: Middlesex survive scare to beat Surrey

    Middlesex 161-7 v Surrey 158-6

    In case you missed it earlier, here's how Middlesex held their nerve in the London derby at Lord's to edge out Surrey by three wickets with six balls to spare.

    James Fuller hit the winning boundary to get the 2008 T20 champions off to a winning start....

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    Clarke bowls a leg bye to D'Oliveira with the fourth ball to move on to 185-4, then Ed Barnard hits four to take Worcestershire over their target and beat Lancashire by five wickets with a ball to spare.

    That's what T20 is all about!

  6. Some finish at Old Trafford

    Worcs hit three off the first two balls but Jordan Clark then takes the wicket of Ross Whiteley with the third ball of the over as he is caught by Lilley for 28 off 22 balls.

    Ed Barnard is next up - three balls to get four runs as they chase 189....

  7. Worcestershire set to win?

    They need just six off the final over after a big 19th over - 13 runs off the penultimate set of six including a six Ross Whiteley.

    Can Lancashire bowler Jordan Clark keep his nerve or will Worcestershire take this home?


    Having made 200-3 in their innings, Yorkshire restrict Durham to 156-4 in reply.

    Ben Stokes carried his bat through the innings scoring 90 on his return from six weeks out injured.

    But, only one other Jets batsman made more than 20 as Yorkshire cruised to victory.

  9. Can Stokes make 100?

    He's moved on to 85 with an over to go thanks to two fours and a six off Tim Bresnan in the 19th over.

    Durham are on 148-4 needing 201, so the game is over, but a century for the returning England star would be nice.

  10. Big over for Worcestershire

    A big 18th over for Worcestershire - they hit Matt Parkinson for 15 including a six from Ross Whiteley and a wide that went for four.

    They are 169-4 needing 189, so 20 from the final 12 balls.

  11. Middlesex beat Surrey by three wickets

    Middlesex 161-7 v Surrey 158-6

    So Middlesex off and running with a win in their first game and they also take bragging rights in London the time being.

    An under-strength Surrey lose their first game.

    Both sides go again tomorrow night as Middlesex travel to Essex and Surrey host Kent.

  12. Can Stokes keep going?

    Barring a miracle all hope of a win for Durham is gone.

    But Ben Stokes could carry his bat through the entire innings at this rate.

    With two overs left he's on 70 not out from 61 balls on his return after six weeks out injured.

    Needing 201 Durham are 131-4, so need more than 37 an over to win this - good luck with that...


    Middlesex 161-7 v Surrey 158-6

    And that is that. Middlesex get over the line with six balls to spare.

    They had a bit of a wobble in the middle of that run chase but a sensible partnership between Hilton Cartwright and James Fuller (18 not out) saw them home.

    Surrey fell well short of the sort of score they looked set for early on and despite their best efforts with the ball, it was too few to defend.

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  14. Down to the wire in Manchester

    It's so tight at Old Trafford, you couldn't fit a playing card between Lancashire and Worcestershire.

    You feel the hosts need a wicket with Worcs on 146-4 with four overs to go chasing 189.

    Brett D'Oliveira has got 26 off 13 balls now - they're still slightly behind the run rate, but a big blast would easily put them ahead again.

  15. WICKET

    Cartwright c Pope b S Curran 38 (Middlesex 157-7 v Surrey 158-6)

    Hilton Cartwright almost finishes off the job with an over to spare for Middlesex.

    But, as he tries to finish it in style with a six, Ollie Pope takes the catch on the deep mid-wicket boundary off Sam Curran with Middlesex still a run shy.

  16. Middlesex 147-6 (need 12 more runs off 12 balls)

    Cartwright 33, Fuller 9

    Jade Dernbach with his third over for Surrey. James Fuller continues to play some smart shots as he finds a couple of gaps and keeps the board ticking.

    Middlesex need 12 off the last 12 balls.

    More than 27,000 inside Lord's tonight apparently have been enjoying this one.

  17. Tight finish on cards at Old Trafford

    Lancashire are starting to reel Worcestershire in at Old Trafford.

    The Rapids cashing 189 to win, are 139-4 with five overs to go.

    Lancashire have done well to haul Worcestershire back in, having seen them take control earlier in the innings - Brett D'Oliveira has made 20 off just eight balls including three successive fours.

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  18. Middlesex 139-6 (need 20 more runs off 18 balls)

    Cartwright 32, Fuller 3

    Sam Curran back on to bowl for Surrey from the Nursery End.

    Big appeal for leg before to James Fuller but swinging in too much from the left-armer to the right-hander. Not out.

    Fuller and Cartwright rotate the strike sensibly with easy singles. Cartwright then gets a welcome four off the last ball as he nudges it into the legside past Scott Borthwick's despairing dive.

  19. Half century for Stokes

    Ben Stokes

    It might not end in a win - hey if it does then Durham have got to go some in these final six overs - but at least Ben Stokes has had a good session in the middle.

    After six weeks out the England star, who opened the batting for Durham, has brought up his 50 with a big six.

    He's 58 not out as Durham are 110-4 off 15 overs chasing 201.

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  20. Middlesex 131-6 (need 31 more runs off 24 balls)

    Cartwright 26, Fuller 2

    Hilton Cartwright smashes Rikki Clarke for four through extra cover after John Simpson goes.

    Pressure eased a touch and Clarke sends down a wide next ball.

    James Fuller gets off the mark with a tidy couple down to deep mid-wicket.