One-Day Cup: Keaton Jennings' century in vain as 2017 champions Nottinghamshire start with win
Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Essex and Sussex also begin with victories - watch Durham v Yorkshire on Sky Sports Cricket on Friday
Last Updated: 17/05/18 10:33pm
Keaton Jennings' second century against Nottinghamshire within a week came in a losing cause as the Outlaws began their defence of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a nine-run win at Lancashire.
Jennings scored 126 against Notts on Saturday to help Lancashire towards an innings victory at Trent Bridge in the Specsavers County Championship and followed that with 136 on Thursday as the 50-over competition began.
The opener, who has now completed hundreds in his last three innings having also hit 109 against Somerset in the Championship, reached his century from 98 balls on his List A debut for Lancashire as the hosts attempted to best Outlaws' 318 all out at Old Trafford.
However, Jennings' dismissal in the 47th over - the left-hander caught at midwicket off Harry Gurney (3-61) - came amid Lancashire losing 6-56 and they ended up mustering only 309-9.
Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson bagged career-best figures of 5-68 in Notts' knock, during which skipper Steven Mullaney (70), Ross Taylor (58) and Chris Nash (52) each passed fifty for a batting line-up shorn of Alex Hales - the match-winner in last year's final against Surrey - due to IPL duty.
Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman smashed a career-best 137 from 116 balls as the Falcons kicked off their campaign with a 57-run win over Midland rivals Warwickshire at Edgbaston. SCORECARD
Godleman struck 12 fours and three sixes as he posted a second List A century and Falcons racked up 357-8 - their highest score in 50-over cricket - despite Jonathan Trott bagging 4-65.
Sam Hain (108 from 101) top-scored for Warwickshire but the Bears tumbled from 173-3 to 228-8 and then 300 all out, with a late salvo from Keith Barker (48no off 34) coming in vain.
Godleman, eventually run out by Adam Hose in the 46th over, had earlier shared stands of 129 and 99 with Ben Slater (69) and Wayne Madsen (58) respectively before Trott scythed through the middle and lower order.
Paul Horton also scored a century at the top of the order for Leicestershire Foxes against Northamptonshire Steelbacks as the visitors triumphed by 72 runs at Wantage Road. SCORECARD
Horton (103 off 126) lifted Leicestershire to 265-7 from their 50 overs, before Northants were bowled out for 193 in reply, with Gavin Griffiths snaring four wickets, including Josh Cobb (56).
Cobb top-scored against his former club but Graeme White (38) and Ben Hutton (34no), who put on 64 for the ninth wicket, made the only other scores of note.
In the South Group, meanwhile, Sussex thrashed Kent by seven wickets at Hove - Luke Wells (62) and Ben Brown (73no) easing the hosts past their visitors' 188 all out with 10 overs and one ball remaining. SCORECARD
Kent opener Daniel Bell Drummond had earlier hit 90 from 115 balls but Alex Blake (29) was the only other player to reach double figures, with the extras column (25) the away side's third highest scorer.
Plus, Tom Westley (134) led the way as Essex chased down Middlesex's 250 all out with 44 balls remaining to win by six wickets, Westley sharing a stand of 153 with Varun Chopra (59) for the second wicket.
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan made 45 for Middlesex, while opener Nick Gubbins - heavily touted for a Test spot against Pakistan before Mark Stoneman retained his place - scored 50. SCORECARD
Watch live Royal London One-Day Cup action from 1.55pm on Sky Sports Cricket on Friday as Durham host Yorkshire at Emirates Riverside.