Bassano beats pain to inspire Derbyshire

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Derbyshire romped into the quarter-finals of the C&G Trophy, securing a home tie against Surrey with a seven-wicket victory over Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens. Chris Bassano made 121 with 10 fours and four sixes in the searing heat - his second successive century in the competition. He was clutching his stomach, suffering from dehydration, just three days after being in hospital needing a drip.

Bassano and Andrew Gait put on 191 for the third wicket, a record stand by the county in one-day trophy competitions, to inflict a first one-day defeat of the season on Glamorgan.

Although all the home side's top order made bright starts, none of them went on to chalk up big totals with Jonathan Hughes' 51 the highest score in their 248 for 9 from their allotted 50 overs.

Gloucestershire secured their place in the quarter-finals with a five-wicket win over Kent at Canterbury. They travel to Edgbaston where Warwickshire beat Essex by three wickets yesterday. Gloucestershire achieved their target of 195 with 4.2 overs to spare which included a superb innings of 71 from Craig Spearman and an unbeaten 45 from Jonty Rhodes.

Rhodes, who needed a runner in the latter part of innings because of a hamstring injury, batted steadily for two hours. He added 57 for the fifth wicket with Jack Russell, whose 30 from 27 balls was a result of quick singles and twos.

Kent, who had their captain David Fulton for the first time this season after an eye injury, had been dismissed for 194 in the 48th over with the left-arm paceman Mike Smith claiming 4 for 35.