James Vince clubbed an astonishing 190 to break his own record for the highest 50-over score by a Hampshire batsman as the Royal London One-Day Cup champions made it four wins in a row.
Vince defied a Gloucestershire attack, that had reduced the hosts to 65 for four, with an array of strokeplay that has marked him as one of the most eye-catching batsmen in the country.
The 28-year-old crashed 15 fours and five sixes as he bettered his previous Hampshire record of 178, scored against Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl two seasons ago.
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After the top-order faltered Vince got able support from Liam Dawson (73) in a 186-run stand for the fifth wicket that did the heavy lifting in a total of 331 for eight.
Leg-spinner Mason Crane then claimed three wickets as Gloucestershire were bowled out for 246 to ensure Hampshire moved top of the South Group at the halfway stage.
Nottinghamshire Outlaws sit top of the North Group after they passed 400 at Trent Bridge for the second successive home game in an 87-run rain-affected win over Leicestershire.
Remarkably all of the Outlaws’ top-six batsmen registered half-centuries as they piled up 433 for seven – the county’s second highest 50-over score and eclipsing the 417 for seven they managed against Lancashire less than a week ago.
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Leicestershire managed 259 in reply and Nottinghamshire will now aim to maintain their status as the competition’s entertainers when they host Yorkshire in front of a sell-out crowd on Sunday.
The Vikings will arrive at Trent Bridge having played out a second tie in three games after Billy Godleman’s third century of the tournament earned Derbyshire a share of the points.
Yorkshire had looked on course to pass 400 themselves – their top four also all raised their bats for fifty – before rain delayed the game for three and a half hours with the score 308 for two after 40 overs.
When play resumed Godleman then frustrated the hosts further as he reached 107 from 62 balls before Derbyshire scrambled a bye from the final delivery to tie the revised total.
Worcestershire opener Hamish Rutherford’s second century of the competition helped the Rapids to a 20-run win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
The New Zealander struck 126 from 134 balls in a total of 254 for nine that the home side had looked capable of chasing down until they came unstuck in the middle overs as Brett D’Oliveira and Daryl Mitchell put on the clamps with pace off the ball.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes hit a half-century as he stepped up his return from a knee injury, but Warwickshire’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages were almost certainly ended as they lost to Durham by seven wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.
Alex Lees’ unbeaten 78 guided Durham to their third win in four games and their first on the road.
Azhar Ali and Peter Trego both hit centuries as Somerset defeated Essex by 36 runs on the DLS method at the County Ground in Taunton.
Azhar (110) and Trego (141) combined in a stand of 217, a Somerset record for the second wicket, in the hosts’ score of 353 for five to pave the way for a fourth successive win. Essex scored 154 for six from 17 overs in reply.