Stokes ton takes Durham home
A review of Tuesday's Royal London One-Day Cup action as Ben Stokes' century took Durham to victory over Notts.
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Ben Stokes sent a timely reminder to England ahead of the fifth Test against India with a sublime century to lift Durham to a six-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Stokes has been surplus to requirements for the last two Tests after poor performances in the opening two Investec matches, but an innings of 103 at Chester-le-Street in front of England selector Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's coach, gives him a strong case for reclaiming his spot for this week's finale at the Kia Oval.
A partnership of 150 with opener Mark Stoneman (86) underpinned Durham's pursuit of 223, which was reached with 4.3 overs to spare as captain Paul Collingwood thumped the winning runs with a crunching six to hand Notts their first defeat of the competition.
Stokes had earlier taken two wickets to restrict Notts to 222 for nine. Michael Lumb and Sam Kelsall put on 51 for the opening partnership but the visitors' hopes of setting a challenging total were undone by the fall of regular wickets, with John Hastings and Scott Borthwick also claiming two scalps apiece.
Jacques Rudolph's hundred, plus half-centuries from Murray Goodwin and Chris Cooke helped Glamorgan ease to a 95-run victory over Somerset under the Duckworth-Lewis method at Taunton.
In an encounter that was reduced to 47 overs per side, Rudolph's 111, plus 62 and 60 from Goodwin and Cooke respectively helped Glamorgan to 289 for six, with Lewis Gregory the pick of the bowlers with four for 48.
Set a revised target of 303, Somerset got nowhere near and were all out for 207 after 40 overs, with Michael Hogan taking three wickets, and Graham Wagg, James Harris and Dean Cosker two apiece.
At Edgbaston, an unbeaten 92 by Varun Chopra and a whirlwind 43 not out from 15 balls by Laurie Evans helped Warwickshire thump Surrey by 111 runs in a rain-adjusted match.
After a long delay in mid-innings, Warwickshire thrashed 84 in six overs to reach a challenging 218 for two and Surrey folded for 153 when set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 265 from 33 overs, Jeetan Patel taking four for 30.
Finally, the clash between Gloucestershire and Lancashire was abandoned without a ball bowled due to persistent showers in Bristol.