Hales powers Notts to victory

  • Last Updated: July 27 2014, 21:38 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the Royal London One-Day Cup, including wins for Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.

Alex Hales of Nottinghamshire celebrates his century
Alex Hales of Nottinghamshire celebrates his century

Nottinghamshire got their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign off to a winning start on Sunday as a century from Alex Hales helped them secure a 29-run Group B triumph against Sussex at Horsham.

After being inserted by their opponents, the visitors - the 2013 one-day champions - made 312 for eight, with Hales doing his England 50-over prospects no harm by posting 116 and Michael Lumb contributing an unbeaten 77.

Ed Joyce (59) and Steffan Piolet (63 not out) hit half-centuries in the home side's reply but, hampered by the bowling of Steven Mullaney (four for 33) in particular, Sussex's chase came up short as they finished on 283 for eight.

Elsewhere in the pool, Middlesex were beaten for the second time in two days in the competition, just missing out in their pursuit of a 241-run victory target against Warwickshire at Lord's.

After winning the toss, the away side were steered to 240 for seven by a 78 from Jonathan Trott, and although Chris Rogers hit 96 in the response, Middlesex could not get over the line, finishing their 50 overs on 236 for eight for a four-run defeat.

They had lost their tournament opener on Saturday against Glamorgan, who made it two wins out of two with a three-wicket triumph over Surrey at Guildford.

Will Bragg (88) and Murray Goodwin (74) were the star men in the middle for the Welsh outfit as part of their 308 for seven, achieved with nine balls to spare, in reply to 307 for eight, which Rory Burns had contributed 87 to.

Elsewhere in Group B, James Hildreth fired an unbeaten 146 and Lewis Gregory 105 not out as Somerset staged a superb recover to beat Durham by five wickets at Taunton.

After Paul Collingwood's 113 had helped Durham to 311 for seven, Somerset looked in big trouble as they slumped to 106 for five but Hildreth and Gregory staged an exhilarating unbroken stand of 209 - a sixth-wicket record for the county in List A cricket - to lead the hosts home with 20 balls to spare.

In Group A, Derbyshire also have two wins out of two after they claimed a seven-wicket victory at Leicestershire.

Mark Footitt (five for 59) was the key bowler as Leicestershire were restricted to 248 for eight before Wayne Madsen and Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 105 not out and an unbeaten 52 respectively to guide their side home in the 46th over.

Essex made a strong start to their campaign, cruising to an eight-wicket away win over Worcestershire that saw Mark Pettini hit 102 not out.

Graham Napier started dismantling Worcestershire from the off, dismissing Richard Oliver and then Tom Fell with the first two balls of the match, and he finished with figures of four for 59, the home side having been restricted to 238 for seven.

In response, Essex got to 242 for two with 46 balls remaining, Pettini's knock being added to by an unbeaten 68 from Jesse Ryder and 59 from Ravi Bopara.

Northamptonshire's David Willey enjoyed a productive day all-round as his side secured a four-wicket win over Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

Michael Klinger put on 98 as the hosts made 240 for nine, Willey taking four for 33.

And Willey (26 not out) then wrapped up Northants' victory, hitting the winning runs - a four - in the 43rd over after Adam Rossington had posted 82.

Glenn Maxwell scored a limited overs career-best 146, his first Hampshire century, to carry the county to a resounding win over Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford.

The Australian limited overs international, 25, hammered 22 fours and two sixes in a brutal 96-ball assault, which carried his side to a mammoth 360 for nine, a target Lancashire never looked like hunting down.

Their captain, Paul Horton, top-scored with 57 off 50 balls in 212 all out inside 38 overs, signalling a 148-run win for the visitors. Each member of Hampshire's five-man bowling attack struck twice.