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Nottinghamshire and Somerset remain unbeaten in Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup after a tie at Trent Bridge.
Somerset enjoyed a winning start to their campaign in Group B of the Royal London Cup, while Glamorgan saw off Surrey.
Birmingham Bears reached the T20 Blast quarter-finals at Yorkshire Vikings' expense in the North Group.
Lancashire secured top spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Division with a 27-run win against Durham at Old Trafford.
The inaugural Royal London One-Day Cup, county cricket's new 50-over competition, gets under way on Saturday.
NatWest T20 Blast holders Northamptonshire are on the verge of elimination following defeat to Worcestershire.
Chris Read saw Division One leaders Notts to a one-wicket victory against Lancashire, while Somerset and Warks also won.
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