- CB40 round-up
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England discard Kevin Pietersen was out first ball playing for Surrey in their four-wicket CB40 defeat by his old club Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
Pietersen, left out of the side for the Third Test against South Africa, came in at 14 for 1 after Surrey had chosen to bat first. But he was at the crease for just a matter of seconds before pushing forward to a delivery from left arm spinner Liam Dawson and having his off stump knocked back.
Michael Carberry made 54 as Hampshire chased down a target of 176.
Ravi Bopara's return to action following a month's absence lasted just 11 balls from which he gathered only a single as Essex beat Netherlands by 117 runs in the clash at Colchester.
A loose stroke outside the off stump against Mudassar Bukhari ended with diving wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi taking a fine catch from the faintest of edges to send him back to the pavilion.
Bopara had missed England's second Test with South Africa at Headingley and also an England Lions fixture for personal reasons. In contrast, half-centuries at better than a run a ball from Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate and James Foster lifted Essex to a total of 314 for eight to which Holland could only respond with 197 all out.
Glen Chapple claimed five wickets and Oliver Newby made key contributions with bat and ball as Lancashire secured a place in the semi-finals with an 18-run win over Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Evergreen captain Chapple returned 5 for 26 as the home side were bowled out for 164, James Fuller making a valiant 43. But Newby was equally responsible for his side's success.
First the 27-year-old seamer top-scored with 36 not out, batting at No. 9, to boost Lancashire's total from a meagre 117 for 7 to 182 for 9 after winning the toss. Newby then claimed the important wicket of Alex Gidman just as the Gloucestershire captain was threatening to rescue his side from a poor start.
Somerset defeated Scotland by 53 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system after rain affected their fixture.
Scotland won the toss and decided to bat first but were bowled out for 163 and were indebted to Preston Mommsen's 67 to even take them that far. Rain ended the match after 22.4 overs of the Somerset reply, with their total of 133 for 3 - built around Arul Suppiah's half-century - far in excess of the revised target of 81.
It was Somerset's sixth CB40 victory in a row and maintains their hopes of a semi-final berth which seemed unlikely after they opened their campaign with four straight defeats followed by a no result.
Warwickshire produced an outstanding team performance to beat the Unicorns by 10 wickets at Wormsley. Chris Woakes, fresh from his his exertions with England Lions over the last couple of weeks, returned to the Warwickshire fold to take 4 for 24 from eight overs as the hosts were all out for 185.
Will Porterfield and Varun Chopra made light work of the target, with the former striking a magnificent 100 not out from 89 balls while his partner struck the winning runs with a boundary in the 30th over to take him to an unbeaten 73.
Ned Eckersley gave Leicestershire a good chance of dodging an unwanted double by smashing an unbeaten 72 from 44 balls to snatch an unlikely victory over Worcestershire at New Road.
With 92 wanted from the last 10 overs, the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman transformed the game by clubbing seven sixes and two fours to see his side home by two wickets with an over to spare.
The victory sees Foxes climb off the bottom of Group A, moving a point above Worcestershire with one game to play, and gives them hope of avoiding a last-placed finish in both the CB40 and County Championship Division Two, where they are currently 11 points adrift at the foot.
Nottinghamshire hit their highest-ever score in 40-over cricket to defeat Durham by 43 runs at Trent Bridge.
Led by a blistering 84 off 51 balls from opener Michael Lumb and an unbeaten 71 from skipper Chris Read, Nottinghamshire raced to 294 for eight after being put in to bat. Despite the in-form Mark Stoneman hitting his second successive centu ry in the competition, Durham were unable to keep up with the hefty run-rate required and were bowled out for 251.
A stunning half-century by Brandan Nash helped Kent to a thrilling five-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
The Steelbacks posted 232 for nine from their 40 overs as captain Alex Wakely made 74 from 76 balls and youngster Christian Davis blasted 54 off 50 with Matt Coles taking three for 45.
Despite Con de Lange's for for 35 the Spitfires reached their target with eight balls to spare as former West Indies international Nash hammered an unbeaten 70 off just 52 deliveries.
Yorkshire had victory snatched from their grasp by Sussex off the last ball in a thrilling finish to the contest at Headingley which the visitors won by three wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis system. Defeat for Yorkshire in the 28-over game ended their hopes of making it through to the semi-finals whereas Sussex remain top of the Group C table.