Twin tons earn Essex seaside win
A review of Monday's action in the Royal London One-Day Cup where Essex beat Yorkshire in a high-scoring game.
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Jack Leaning's maiden century could not prevent Yorkshire crashing to defeat against Essex in a high-scoring Royal London One-Day Cup Group A match at Scarborough.
The 20-year-old struck an unbeaten 111 in his side's 290 for six, but Essex opener Tom Westley and Ryan ten Doeschate both racked up tons of their own to earn a five-wicket success for the visitors.
Westley and his captain shared a fifth-wicket stand of 209 in 31 overs, the former also making 111 for his first List A hundred and the latter scoring 119 from 101 balls with nine fours and six sixes.
David Masters earlier took four wickets for 34 with the ball for Essex.
Essex's victory, with 25 balls to spare, moved them joint top of the table with Yorkshire.
A century from Wes Durston spurred visitors Derbyshire to victory over Northamptonshire at the County Ground and elevation into the top four in Group A.
Derbyshire prevailed by six runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method, and have three games remaining in the group stage as they pursue a quarter-final place.
Durston's 108 inspired Derbyshire to reach an imposing 211 for six from their 32 overs, and the visitors then bowled with skill and patience to keep Northamptonshire shy of their revised target of 227, with James Middlebrook bowled off the final delivery of the game.
Only 25 balls were possible at the Ageas Bowl where Hampshire quickly rattled up 42 without loss against Worcetsrshire in a match eventually abandoned due to heavy showers.
Spectators huddled under cover for much of the afternoon as groundsman Nigel Gray and his assistants attempted to mop up the pools of water which formed around the wicket and in the outfield after a succession of morning downpours.
Eventually, after five and a quarter hours of waiting, umpires Mark Benson and Nick Cook decided play was possible, beginning at 7.15pm in gathering gloom and with more showers threatening.
Worcestershire won the toss and their captain Daryl Mitchell decided to field first despite the damp conditions, mindful of his side's fantastic run-chase against Lancashire last week when they hunted down a target of more than 300.
Hampshire openers Michael Carberry and Sean Terry were in mood to play themselves in and Carberry smashed Jack Shantry's fourth ball of the innings over the midwicket boundary for six and followed it with a one-bounce four. Shantry conceded eleven from his solitary over.
New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan also conceded eleven and in the third over from Charles Morris, Carberry plundered another six into the stands over midwicket.
Morris conceded 14 from his over and it was only when spinner Shaaiq Choudhry came on that the run-rate temporarily slowed, only five coming off it.
But menacing clouds circled the arena and after Joe Leach had bowled a single delivery, the players were obliged to race for the sanctuary of the pavilion at the end of 15 minutes play. At that stage the big-hitting Carberry was 30 not out and Terry was unbeaten with ten.
Benson and Cook looked again when the shower abated 20 minutes later but quickly ruled that there was no chance of resuming.