Friends Provident Trophy - North Division
Derbyshire 236-6 (C J L Rogers 72, S D Stubbings 52) v Durham 235 (G G Wagg 4-35)
Derbyshire beat Durham by 1 run
Graham Wagg took one-day best figures of 4-35 as Derbyshire beat Friends Provident holders Durham by one run in an enthralling encounter at the County Ground.
A last wicket stand of 39 between Ben Harmison on Neil Killeen brought Durham agonisingly close to the Phantoms' total, however an accurate throw from captain Rikki Clarke handed the hosts a dramatic win.
Derbyshire posted a competitive 236-6 after Clarke had won the toss and elected to bat. It proved the right decision as left-handed openers Steve Stubbings (52) and Chris Rodgers (72) shared an opening stand of 132.
Rogers made 72, with eight fours, from 89 balls and Stubbings hit three fours in his 52 which came off 81 balls, but both fell in consecutive overs which forced Derbyshire to rebuild.
Clarke and John Sadler were starting to accelerate when Clarke chipped Paul Collingwood's slower ball to deep midwicket and Sadler was bowled by Gareth Breese soon after.
Derbyshire's hopes of a late flourish were dashed by a superb over from Killeen, who bowled Wagg and Jon Clare with consecutive balls to finish with the impressive figures of 2-21 from his nine overs.
Steve Harmison failed to take a wicket for the visitors, however tight bowling at the latter part of the Derbyshire innings reduced the Phantoms to just 55 runs from the last 10 overs.
The Dynamos' chase started menacingly as England international Phil Mustard and Australian Michael Di Venuto accelerated at the top of the order.
Mustard made the most of an escape on five when he was dropped by wicketkeeper Jamie Pipe off Tom Lungley and Derbyshire feared the worse when he lifted Langeveldt over the long-off boundary.
Mustard had scored 45, with a six and six fours, from 46 balls before he chipped Wagg to mid-on and Kyle Coetzer contined his poor start to the season when he edged behind for a duck.
The setting sun delayed play and as the players returned it was not only the sun which was causing problems. Wagg dismissed Di Venuto and South African Neil McKenzie in successive balls as the fiery left arm paceman turned the game on its head.
When sun stopped play for a second time, Durham were 119-4 but Collingwood and Dale Benkenstein were just starting to turn the game in their favour before Charl Langeveldt ripped out the middle order.
Collingwood top-edged a pull and was caught by Pipe running back for 25 and, two balls later, Benkenstein was pinned lbw for 21 by a full length ball.
The second delivery of the former South African Test bowler's next over had Breese caught low down at slip for a duck to reduce Durham to 147-7, but the tail refused to give up.
The visitors needed 11 from the last over but Clarke held his nerve when it mattered to give Derbyshire their first win in the competition.