Hildreth Ton Spurs Somerset
James Hildreth struck a brilliant century to earn unbeaten Somerset their third Friends Life t20 victory of the season in an exciting high-scoring clash with Glamorgan at Taunton.
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Glamorgan looked set to take the spoils after making 178 for five on the back of Shaun Marsh's 52-ball 85 and then reducing their under-strength hosts to 24 for three in reply.
However, Somerset, who were without the numerous players for various reasons, snatched a four-wicket win off the penultimate ball of the match thanks to a superb effort from Hildreth.
The England Lions batsman scored an unbeaten 107 off 60 balls, striking 15 fours and one six, as last season's beaten finalists made 182 for six to stay top the Midlands/Wales/West Group.
Second-placed Warwickshire were celebrating an altogether more comfortable triumph after beating third-placed Worcestershire by eight wickets at New Road.
Hosts Worcestershire were limited to 120 for seven batting first and Warwickshire knocked those runs off with over three overs remaining, opener Varun Chopra making an unbeaten 49.
In the group's other game, Gloucestershire won the battle of the only two winless teams as they beat Northamptonshire by eight runs at Bristol.
Ian Saxelby took four for 16 off his four overs as Northamptonshire were bowled out for 131 in pursuit of Gloucestershire's 139 for nine.
In the North Group, the match between leaders Nottinghamshire and Lancashire at Old Trafford was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
In the South Group, Surrey suffered a three-wicket defeat against Essex in their first match since the tragic death of Tom Maynard.
Batting first at Chelmsford, Surrey made 144 for nine in the clash between the top two with Jason Roy striking a rapid 36 at the top of the order.
However, that total proved not to be enough as Essex opener James Franklin helped guide his side to victory off the final ball of the innings.
Franklin made an unbeaten 63, although it was Tim Phillips who fired Essex across the finishing line as, with his side needing 15 off the final over from Dirk Nannes, he contributed 13 runs including a six and four.
Luke Wright's 91 helped Sussex beat Middlesex by 21 runs at Hove.
The hosts made 161 for four, Wright hitting seven fours and two sixes in his 61-ball innings, and Middlesex were then restricted to 140 for six in reply.
In the other South Group match, Kent just managed to defend a total of 151 for five as they claimed a three-run triumph over winless Hampshire, who were limited to 148 for six.
In the other North Group matches, defending champions Leicestershire finally recorded their first win of the campaign after beating Derbyshire by eight runs in a contest reduced to eight overs per side at Grace Road.
Leicestershire, who had lost each of their opening four matches, made 80 for three and Derbyshire could only make 72 for six in reply with Abdul Razzaq taking three for 20 off his two overs.
Yorkshire made it three wins out of four with a 12-run win over Durham as David Miller won the battle of the South Africans against Herschelle Gibbs.
Miller thrashed six sixes in an unbeaten 74 off 35 balls against his former county to help Yorkshire make 171 for six at Chester-le-Street.
Miller's compatriot Gibbs then put Durham in a good position to hunt that target down with a quickfire 76, but his loss proved costly as the hosts slumped from 118 for three to 159 all out with Ryan Sidebottom (four for 25) doing much of the damage.