England duo star in Notts win
A review of Thursday's Royal London One-Day Cup action as Notts powered to victory over Middlesex at Lord's.
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Brilliant centuries from Alex Hales and James Taylor helped Nottinghamshire to a convincing 77-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis method in their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Middlesex at Lord's.
The two England Lions batsmen led the way for Nottinghamshire to reach a colossal 368 for two - a county record in one-day cricket - after the match had been reduced to 45 overs per side after an earlier stoppage.
Nottinghamshire's total is the highest ever posted at Lord's in List A cricket, beating the 353 for eight that Hampshire scored on the ground in 2005.
Middlesex's chase was temporarily halted due to more bad weather, before being reduced to a target of 158 from 16 overs.
Wickets fell steadily from the outset and the home side could only muster 80 before being dismissed in only 13.3 overs, with Harry Gurney taking four for 16.
The victory keeps Nottinghamshire in contention for a quarter-final berth, as they move on to nine points in Group B, with a home match against Warwickshire to follow.
A stand of 116 in 18 overs between Paul Collingwood and Keaton Jennings carried Durham to a five-wicket home win against Surrey in their final group game.
Rain cut short the visitors' innings on 189 for six after 44.5 overs and after a break of more than two hours Durham were required to score 198 in 37 overs.
The hosts had reached 11 for two after three overs when a short break saw the target revised to 190 in 33 and they surpassed the total with nine balls to spare.
Captain Varun Chopra guided Warwickshire to victory over Glamorgan at Swansea under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
After being put in to bat, Glamorgan had reached 225 for seven in 39 overs when heavy rain caused a near three-hour delay.
When play restarted after a major mopping-up session the Bears, who are still in the mix to reach the quarter-finals, were required to chase 90 to win from 10 overs.
The visitors managed that with nine balls to spare with Chopra (39 from 26 balls) winning the match with a straight six off Michael Hogan in the penultimate over.
In Group A, Leicestershire kept alive their hopes of a quarter-final place with a 16-run Duckworth-Lewis method victory over Worcestershire.
Put in to bat on a bowler-friendly pitch after rain delayed the start by two and a half hours, Worcestershire totalled 202 for nine off 34 overs.
That was down to a second-wicket stand of 104 between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Fell, who both hit half-centuries, while Leicestershire's young all-rounder Shiv Thakor took four wickets for 49 - his best figures in limited-overs cricket.
The Foxes made a steady start to the chase, reaching 45 in eight overs for the loss of Niall O'Brien (23) and Angus Robson (13). Greg Smith (34 not out) and Matt Boyce (nine not out) took the hosts to 93 for two off 15.4 overs before a torrential downpour brought an end to proceedings.
Maurice Chambers produced a career-best three-wicket haul as Northamptonshire kept alive their hopes of a place in the quarter-finals with a 19-run Duckworth-Lewis win over struggling Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
Chambers struck three times in the first six overs of the Lightning's pursuit of 201 in a 40-over game, leaving the score at 25 for three, after rain had delayed the start of this Group A clash by two hours.
The rain returned with Lancashire, who now cannot qualify for the last eight, at 47 for three after 10.1 overs and a long way off the pace in terms of DL. Play did not restart.