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Group B: Outlaws all tied up

Nottinghamshire and Somerset still remain unbeaten in Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup after the two teams fought out a draw at Trent Bridge.

The Outlaws posted 261-8 after being put in and Somerset finished on exactly the same score after Tim Groenewald and Alfonso Thomas scrambled a single from the final ball of the match.

The visitors had looked to be well on course for the win after an opening stand of 125 in 25.2 overs between Marcus Trescothick (61) and Nick Compton (68), only to then lose three wickets for 11 runs.

Jake Ball claimed 3-57 as Nottinghamshire hit back and Harry Gurney finished with 3-62. With seven required from the last over, Luke Fletcher held his nerve to at least get the hosts a point for their efforts.

James Franklin had top-scored in their innings, the New Zealander making an unbeaten 59. Samit Patel (46) and Chris Read (42) also made contributions, with Lewis Gregory taking 3-54 for Somerset.

Warwickshire stand-in captain Varun Chopra continued his fine run of form in limited overs cricket with a century in his side's emphatic 118-run truimph over Sussex at Edgbaston.

Chopra made 111 from 139 balls helped the Bears make 273-5, while also taking his tally to 312 runs from his county's sequence of five successive victories in the shorter formats of the game.

William Porterfield made 83 as he shared in an opening stand of 160 and despite Yasir Arafat taking 3-36, Sussex always looked to face a tall order.

Ed Joyce (47) and Luke Wells (22) put on 71 at the top order but once the fit-again Boyd Rankin had removed both, the Sharks fell away quickly to be bowled out for 155 in 39.2 overs.

Jeetan Patel picked up 4-24, including taking two wickets in one over, as Warwickshire recorded their second win in the competition in the space of three days.

Kent edged out Durham in a dramatic finale at St Lawrence Ground to claim their first Royal London One-Day Cup win by four wickets, despite some welcome runs for Ben Stokes.

Durham, who were looking to avoid back-to-back defeats in the competition, finished on 271-7 as Calum Macleod fell just six runs short of a century. Stokes, left out of England's Test team to play India in the third Test at the Ageas Bowl, made an even 50 for the visitors that included a six and four fours.

But thanks largely to Rob Key (47) and Sam Billings (64) Kent moved to 255-8 with three overs left. James Tredwell (38 not out) then stepped up and made sure of the victory with four balls to spare.