Durham on brink after victory

  • Last Updated: July 28 2013, 18:31 BST

A review of Sunday's Friends Life t20 action with Durham facing an anxious wait to see if they are in the last eight.

Graeme White: Took five for 22 for Notts
Graeme White: Took five for 22 for Notts

Durham beat Derbyshire by 37 runs and must wait for the coming week's results to see if their 0.25-point deduction costs them a place in the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals.

Gordon Muchall battered 66 not out from 36 balls to lead the north-east side to 187 for three, opener Mark Stoneman having made 47, and they bowled their visitors out for 150.

England cast-off Graham Onions, Chris Rushworth and Scott Borthwick took two wickets apiece as Dan Redfern top-scored for Derbyshire with 43.

Durham were penalised a quarter of a point for a salary-cap breach last season, leaving them third in the division on 11.75 points. They now need either defeat for Glamorgan or a no-result between Warwickshire and Somerset in the Midlands, West and Wales Group, or both Essex and Middlesex to lose in the South Group, to see them through as one of the two best third-placed teams.

Nottinghamshire won the group after beating Lancashire by 60 runs in the battle of two already-qualified teams.

Top spot was the prize at stake at Trent Bridge and Alex Hales powered his side towards it with an innings of 82 from 52 balls before being run out. Opening partner Michael Lumb made 30 from 15 in a six-over stand of 59 and Riki Wessels added 22 to help lift Notts to 194 for six.

Graeme White then returned superb figures of five for 22 and Samit Patel three for 34 as Lancashire were bowled out for 134. White's bowling average of 9.35 is the best in the competition this season.

Josh Cobb led Leicestershire to a crushing 10-wicket win over woeful Yorkshire at Grace Road.

Opening both the bowling, with his bit-part off-spin, and the batting, captain Cobb took three for nine from his four overs and then hit 52 not out from 44 balls to steer his side past the Vikings' total of 105, winning the match with a six.

Greg Smith added 39 not out from 30 balls but the Foxes could only finish fourth in the division with nine points, with Yorkshire rock-bottom on five.


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