Trescothick effort in vain
A review of Wednesday's action in the Royal London One-Day Cup, including wins for Surrey and Nottinghamshire.
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Marcus Trescothick's 80 from 54 balls was ultimately in vain as Somerset were bowled out for 267 to lose to Surrey by seven runs on Duckworth-Lewis calculations following an unfortunate floodlight failure at the Kia Oval.
Chasing Surrey's 50-over total of 284 for nine, Somerset set out believing they needed to overhaul that score in no more than 42.1 overs in order to win themselves a quarter-final place by lifting their net run rate above Durham, who began the final round of Group B matches in third place but having already completed their qualifying programme.
Trescothick's assault, which included four sixes and nine fours, left them on 146 for four after 24.1 overs, and very much on course to get to their target within a target, when a power surge in south London blew out the Oval floodlights.
That meant their chase was adjusted to 275 in 46, but they missed out by a narrow margin.
Alex Hales celebrated his call-up to England's one-day squad with a century as Nottinghamshire chased 303 to beat Warwickshire with the last ball.
Hales clubbed 104 off 90 balls after fellow England cap Jonathan Trott had posted 108 as part of a Warwickshire total of 302 for seven.
Notts went all the way to the death, Luke Fletcher winning it with a four off the very last ball, as both sides progressed to the quarter-finals.
Jacques Rudolph eclipsed a superb hundred by Sussex's Luke Wright with an even better one of his own to ease Glamorgan to victory in their final Royal London Cup game at Hove.
The 33-year-old South African opener made a career best 169 to guide his side to a seven-wicket win as they chased down a Duckworth-Lewis adjusted target of 329 with eight balls to spare.
Rudolph's innings was also the highest score in List A matches by a Glamorgan batsman, beating Sir Viv Richards' 162 against Oxfordshire in 1992.
Wright had earlier taken full toll of some wayward Welsh bowling to score 127 from 115 balls - his second century in four days - before Rudolph shredded the Sharks' attack to score his third century in this season's competition.
Quarter-finalists Kent lost their unbeaten tag after crashing to a seven-wicket win to Group B rivals Middlesex in Canterbury.
Although nothing rested on the outcome, Middlesex coped best with a dry, spin-friendly St Lawrence pitch to outperform the Spitfires in all facets and canter to only their third win in the new format against the previously unbeaten hosts.
Having skittled Kent for a paltry 191, Middlesex coasted to victory with 37 balls to spare courtesy of an unbeaten 76 from Dawid Malan, who shared an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 59 with Panthers' captain Eoin Morgan to seal the victory.