Essex and Middlesex fought out a tie at Colchester. Replying to 236 for 6, Essex reached the final two overs needing 10 with five wickets in hand. But they collapsed, losing four wickets, then David Boden was run out from the last ball attempting a third run.
Robin Smith, with 129, and Paul Terry, 124 not out, led Hampshire to an eight-wicket victory against Sussex at Portsmouth. Hampshire, set 312 in 50 overs, won with a ball to spare.Reuse content