RL Cup review: James Vince hundred for Hampshire in vain
Last Updated: 12/05/17 9:14pm
James Vince's stunning 178 for Hampshire proved in vain as they slipped to a three-wicket defeat to Glamorgan in a thrilling encounter in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Vince cracked an incredible 18 fours and five sixes in his 138-ball knock as Hampshire amassed 332-6 in 49 overs - one lost due to rain.
Colin Ingram (115 off 78 balls) then smashed a sensational century himself, but when he fell with 38 runs still required from 15 balls, the game looked beyond Glamorgan.
Not so, Chris Cooke (53no off 27) blasted the very next two deliveries for six, and secured a dramatic victory with a fourth four from his innings off the penultimate delivery.
Somerset stay top of the South Group after an 81-run win over Gloucestershire in Bristol, Adam Hose hitting a maiden List A century.
Hose cracked 101 not out off 93 balls - including six fours and three sixes - as Somerset posted 294-6 in 46 overs of the rain-reduced contest.
In reply, Gloucestershire never truly threatened their Duckworth-Lewis adjusted target of 297, slipping to 215 all out inside 41.5 overs.
Surrey inflicted another defeat on bottom-of-the-table Kent at The Oval, winning by 44-runs in another rain-affected contest.
Batting first, Ben Foakes top-scored for the home side with an unbeaten 82 off 80 balls, while Jason Roy hammered a run-a-ball 44 in his first game back following his IPL stint and England duty.
Set 249 to win in 41 overs, Sam Billings - also in his first game back for Kent - smashed 69 off 65 balls, but lacked support from the rest of the order as the visitors were bowled out for 204 in 35.4 overs.
Derbyshire were 132-2 after 21.3 overs of their innings - Ben Slater 60 not out - when rain took the players off.
Set a Duckworth-Lewis adjusted 161 off 18 overs, Lancashire just about got over the line by three wickets thanks Stephen Parry's 22 not out from nine balls, with the No 9 batsman hitting his fourth four off the penultimate ball to confirm the win.
Already knocked out, holders Warwickshire suffered another agonising defeat, losing by three wickets to midlands rivals Worcestershire at New Road, despite an Ian Bell century.
Bell struck 104 off 129 balls - while Rikki Clarke also impressed with an unbeaten 84 off just 52 deliveries - as the Bears posted 304-5 in 49 overs.
Following further rain, Worcestershire's target was adjusted to 241 in 34 overs and the visitors snuck home to victory with 13 balls to spare.
Jamie Porter (4-40) and Paul Walter (4-37) took four wickets each as Middlesex were skittled for a paltry 148 in 40.2 overs.
In reply, Alastair Cook followed his century in Wednesday's win over Sussex with an unbeaten 67 as Essex cruised to a seven-wicket win.
Sadly, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire's game at Grace Road ultimately succumbed to the elements, with the game abandoned after only 16.5 overs.
England hopeful Ben Duckett fell for a first-ball duck, but then Rob Newton (55no) and Richard Levi (59no) were leading the recovery when the rain returned.