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Matt Henry holds his nerve as Kent stun Hampshire in last over | Cricket News

Last Updated: 27/05/18 8:08pm

Matt Henry bowled the decisive final over as Kent beat Hampshire by one run

Matt Henry bowled the decisive final over as Kent beat Hampshire by one run

Matt Henry bowled the decisive final over as Kent beat Hampshire by one run

Hampshire remain top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group despite slipping up for the first time as they were edged out in a tense finish against Kent.

They needed just four runs from the last over at the Ageas Bowl to overhaul Kent’s total of 296-4, built around Daniel Bell-Drummond’s knock of 82.

But centurion Joe Weatherley (105*) was unable to score off Matt Henry’s first four deliveries and Hampshire could only scramble two singles as the visitors triumphed by one run.

Somerset leapfrogged Middlesex into second place after defeating them by 53 runs at Taunton, with Peter Trego, Lewis Gregory and Roelof van der Merwe all hitting half-centuries in the home side’s total of 283.

Middlesex, who had won their three previous games, lost early wickets and, despite John Simpson’s 77, they were bowled out for 230.

Surrey recorded their second victory in a row, comfortably overcoming Essex by six wickets at Chelmsford with five overs to spare.

Ravi Bopara top-scored with 74 as Essex posted 294-9, but Jason Roy (86) and Dean Elgar (87) laid the foundations for the visitors, with Ben Foakes (84*) seeing them home.

Gloucestershire and Sussex had to settle for a point apiece as their game at Bristol was called off without a ball being bowled.

In the North Group, Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten century guided Worcestershire back to top spot with a three-wicket win over Lancashire at New Road.

Lancashire totalled 254-9 from 48 overs and reduced the home side to 93-6 before Mitchell’s 102 not out rescued them as he shared an unbroken century stand with Joe Leach (42*).

Adam Lyth struck 132 not out as Yorkshire climbed to third place with a resounding nine-wicket victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

The home side closed on 293-9, but Yorkshire made short work of the target as Lyth, with support from Tom Kohler-Cadmore (74) and Cheteshwar Pujara (75*), steered them to 295-1.

Holders Nottinghamshire slumped to their second defeat of the tournament as they went down at home to Warwickshire by 108 runs.

Sam Hain hit 72 in Warwickshire’s innings of 295-9 and the home side never looked like getting near that, with Aaron Thomason taking 4-45 as they folded for 187.

Durham collected their second win in a row after holding off Northamptonshire to triumph by five runs at Wantage Road.

Visiting captain Tom Latham hit 86 as Durham posted 256-7 and, despite half-centuries from Alex Wakely and Adam Rossington, Northants fell just short.

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