Matthew Fisher was the hero as Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by two wickets with a ball to spare in a dramatic Royal London One-Day Cup clash at Derby.
Fisher blasted an unbeaten 24 from just eight balls to chase down a target of 190 in a game reduced by rain to 24 overs a side. SCORECARD
Ben Slater made an unbeaten 109 from 82 balls in Derbyshire’s 189-6, but Tom Kohler-Cadmore replied with 81 off 63 deliveries before Fisher won it with consecutive fours off Hardus Viljoen in the final over.
Slater lacked enough support to compile a winning total, with only three team-mates reaching double figures and the last four wickets falling for 33 runs. David Willey finished with 4-47.
Kohler-Cadmore got Yorkshire’s chase off to a flying start and Gary Ballance’s 27 from 29 balls helped set up a platform for Fisher’s heroics, which were achieved with a strike-rate of exactly 300.
Varun Chopra finished unbeaten on 98 as Essex claimed a crushing nine-wicket win over Glamorgan with 18.3 overs to spare. SCORECARD
Essex put Glamorgan in to bat at Chelmsford and a brilliant opening spell from Jamie Porter saw him bowl through, taking 4-29 in his 10 overs to leave the visitors 58-5.
A half-century from wicketkeeper Chris Cooke (59) and Andrew Salter’s 43 boosted Glamorgan’s total but Matt Coles eventually wrapped up the innings in the 49th over with 200 on the board.
Chopra and Adam Wheater made a blistering start to the chase and by the time Wheater was dismissed for 88, the pair had put on 189 for the first wicket and the game was all-but won.
Tom Westley (11no) came in to help finish the job as Chopra ended just shy of a 10th List A century.
Reece Topley took Hampshire to the brink of the knockout stages as they beat Middlesex by five wickets in Northwood. SCORECARD
After a delayed start which saw the contest reduced to 45 overs per side, Middlesex were made to rue their decision to bat first as they were restricted to 199-8.
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Topley dismissed both openers and ended with figures of four for 40, with Stevie Eskinazi top-scoring for Middlesex with 42 from 63 balls.
In reply, Hampshire suffered a mid-innings wobble after James Vince was run out for 56, with Joe Weatherley (38) falling five balls later and Brad Taylor making just 11.
However, Jimmy Adams and Lewis McManus put on a 60-run stand to ease home with 38 balls to spare.
The match between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire was washed out without a ball being bowled at Edgbaston.