One-Day Cup: Warwickshire seal semi-final
In spite of Hampshire defeating Kent on the Isle of Wight, Leicestershire made the last four despite not playing in the final round of group games.
Despite Daniel Bell-Drummond’s 150, Aneurin Donald’s 106 ended Kent’s hopes.
By seven wickets, Lancashire beat Notts thanks to Keaton Jennings’ unbeaten 103.
Warwickshire and Leicestershire receive byes to next Tuesday’s semi-finals, where they will face the winners of the two quarter-final matches.
Meanwhile, Andy Umeed continued his prolific form with a 172 not out as Somerset beat Derbyshire by 72 runs, and there were 11 centuries in total across the eight games.
Sam Northeast’s century off 105 balls led Glamorgan to a five-wicket win over Northants, whose Ricardo Vasconcelos and Rob Keogh reached three figures, and Ryan Patel made 117 as Surrey beat Essex to finish bottom of Group A.
While Gloucestershire – already assured of a quarter-final place – beat Durham in Bristol, Middlesex beat Yorkshire at Radlett with Ben Wells’ unbeaten 108.
Gloucestershire – who finished second in Group B – play Lancashire in the first quarterfinal on Friday for the right to face Warwickshire in the semifinals at Edgbaston.
A second quarter-final will take place at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday between Hampshire and Worcestershire, followed by a final round match at Leicestershire. In theory, Lancashire, Kent, Notts and Yorkshire could claim the last quarter-final spot, but the Red Rose county won with a dominant display at Welbeck CC before play began.
In the 41st over, Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 185 after slumping to 23-4 and 42-5. Will Williams took 3-32, and Jennings played an exceptional captain’s innings of 103 not out off 125 balls – with a six and 13 fours – to lead Lancashire to 187-3, and a seven-wicket win.
At Newclose, Kent totaled 325-8 as Bell-Drummond shared stands of 134 and 98 with Harry Finch (54) and Alex Blake (46) – and the right-hander struck five sixes and 10 fours in his 133-ball innings before being bowled by Ian Holland (3-45) at deep midwicket.
Hampshire, already assured of progression, were given a flying start to their chase by Tom Prest’s 78 off 75 balls before Donald and Ben Brown (73) shared 139 in 18 overs for the third wicket.
Hampshire won on 326-7 with nine balls remaining thanks to Felix Organ’s 31 not out off 22 balls. Parkinson claimed 4-69 and Hamidullah Qadri bowled Donald in the 43rd over.
With Joe Cracknell’s 87 off 65 balls, Middlesex defeated Yorkshire by five wickets to end their participation in the competition.
As the visitors were bowled out for 253 from the final ball of their innings, skipper Shan Masood scored 96 and Matthew Revis and Dom Bess both contributed 51. While Jack Shutt tallied 4-49 for Middlesex, Sam Robson (62) shared 119 with Cracknell as Middlesex reached 254-5 with 15.3 overs to spare.
As Essex made 259-9 at Chelmsford, Beau Webster (69) and Noah Thain (63) shared a 109-run stand; however, after Patel’s excellent 119-ball century, Luke Griffiths hit the final ball for four to seal Surrey’s thrilling two-wicket victory.