Trescothick sinks Lancashire
May 15 2011 - 21:00:04
Somerset maintained their 100% record in the Clydesdale Bank 40 League with a convincing defeat of Lancashire at Taunton.
Stand-in skipper Steven Croft led by example with 107 from 109 balls to record his first limited-overs century for the visitors as they amassed 248 for six from their 40 overs after being put into bat.
However, Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick was not to be outdone, weighing in with a 69-ball century and going on to hit an unbeaten 111 as the hosts won by seven wickets with eight overs to spare - Jos Buttler hitting the winning boundary to complete a 46-ball half-century.
Dean Cosker took four for 30 runs as Glamorgan restricted Gloucestershire to 154 for eight - and Gareth Rees (54) led the way as Glamorgan paced their reply well, winning by four wickets.
Adam Voges hit an unbeaten 60 as Nottinghamshire kick-started their campaign with a seven-wicket victory over Unicorns and an opening stand of 161 between Chris Nash (78) and Ed Joyce (90) eased Sussex to an eight-wicket win over Derbyshire.
Martin van Jaarsveld (74) and Matt Coles (47) led Kent to a narrow two-wicket win over Yorkshire with just two balls to spare and Matthew Spriegel (82) and Jason Roy (52) ensured Surrey saw off Scotland by 48 runs.
An unbroken 125-run stand between Gordon Muchall and Dale Benkenstein enabled Durham to see off Hampshire by seven wickets at Chester-le-Street.
Darren Maddy returned to hurt former county Leicestershire, taking four for 29 and helping Warwickshire to an eight-wicket success over the strugglers at Grace Road.
Kadeer Ali (60) and James Cobb (50) led the Leicestershire effort with the bat but their total of 205 for nine was never going to be enough once Will Porterfield (95) and Varun Chopra (86) had put on 189 for the first wicket.
The evergreen Claude Henderson ended the century bids of both - but Warwickshire still completed victory with 21 balls to spare.