Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire
England opener Alex Hales hit an incredible 47-ball 101 to help Nottinghamshire pull off a stunning chase in their T20 Blast North Group clash against Yorkshire. It was Nottinghamshire’s highest run-chase as they scaled 224 with five balls to spare and five wickets in hand. Hales and Riki Wessels began the chase in blistering fashion by scoring 82 runs in the first five overs.
Scores: Yorkshire 223/5 in 20 overs (Adam Lyth 59, Shaun Marsh 47; Samit Patel 3-29) lost to Nottinghamshire 225/5 in 19.1 overs (Alex Hales 101, Brendan Taylor 41; David Willey 2-52) by 5 wickets.
Derbyshire vs Leicestershire
Chasing 105, the home side would have been fairly confident of winning the contest easily but Leicestershire were not willing to go down without a fight. Matt Critchley had to leave retired hurt in the very first over after getting hit on the helmet and then Dieter Klein struck twice to peg the hosts further back.
Scores: Leicestershire 104/9 in 20 overs (Colin Ackermann 24, Cameron Delport 21; Matt Henry 3-18, Imran Tahir 2-20) lost to Derbyshire 107/3 in 13.5
Warwickshire vs Lancashire
Warwickshire lost openers Ed Pollock and Ian Bell early in the chase, bringing in Hose inside the third over. What followed was a thrill-a-minute innings from Hose that included seven hits to the fence and five over it. By the time Matt Parkinson halted his charge, the equation had reduced to 37 off 28. Former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott summoned all his experience in an unbeaten 33-ball 45 to see his side home with two balls to spare.
Scores: Lancashire 174/8 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 80*; Colin de Grandhomme 2-29) lost to Warwickshire 176/5 in 19.4 overs (Adam Hose 76; Matt Parkinson 2-24) by five wickets.