Last-ball win for Gloucester

  • Last Updated: June 27 2014, 22:59 BST

A review of Friday's action in the NatWest T20 Blast, including a final-ball win for Gloucestershire.

Jason Roy: Outshone Kevin Pietersen for Surrey
Jason Roy: Outshone Kevin Pietersen for Surrey

Gloucestershire trialist Adam Rouse hit the final ball for four to seal a dramatic three-wicket win over South Group rivals Kent in Friday's NatWest T20 Blast.

Rouse finished with 35 not out from 16 balls, including three boundaries off the last four, to take his side past Kent's mark of 150 for six at Bristol.

Sam Northeast had earlier carried his side to respectability with a 75 that included five fours and four sixes.

Leaders Essex eased to an eight-wicket Duckworth/Lewis win over Somerset at Taunton.

Somerset made a moderate 150 for seven in their 20 overs, Craig Kieswetter (40) and Peter Trego (34) leading the way, before Essex's target was revised to 125 in 17 overs.

They reached the target with six balls to go, Mark Pettini carrying his bat for an unbeaten 60.

Birthday boy Kevin Pietersen, 34, made his first double-figure score of the campaign for Surrey as they thrashed Hampshire by eight wickets at The Oval, but he was outdone by team-mate Jason Roy.

Chasing down the visitors paltry 131 for nine, the Brown Caps won at a canter in 14 overs as Roy made 63 in just 25 balls before Gary Wilson (31no) and Pietersen (24no) finished the job.

Hampshire had been 90 for seven at one stage, Azhar Mahmood with three wickets, before some late repair work by the tail.

Rock-bottom Middlesex lost again after being rolled over for 107 by Sussex.

Lewis Hatchett and Will Beer took three wickets each as they bowled the away side out with one ball to spare at Hove, Ryan Higgins' 31 the only real defiance.

Chris Nash then struck an unbeaten 74 as Sussex reeled in a six-wicket win with 23 balls spare.

Just one match was possible in the North Group, with the sold-out Roses clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Headingley and Nottinghamshire's visit to Worcestershire both rained off without a ball bowled.

Durham reached 69 for four in 10 overs against Northamptonshire before that fixture was also washed out.

But fans who made it to Derbyshire against Warwickshire saw a thriller as the visitors scored their first win of the season in unlikely fashion.

The Bears posted a formidable 189 for five batting first, William Porterfield top-scoring with 74 and Jonathon Webb adding 50, only for Derbyshire to chase them with an over and three wickets remaining.

Skipper Wes Durston showed the way with 53, with David Wainwright hitting the winning runs from number nine.