Maddy takes command

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Darren Maddy's 53 from 32 balls inspired Leicestershire to a one-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. The tailender Jamie Grove scrambled the winning single to mid-on off the last ball from Stuart MacGill in front of 7,500 enthralled spectators.

Maddy's half-century included four fours and two sixes and meant the feats of Kevin Pietersen and Richard Logan ­ who both took two wickets in an over ­ were not enough.

Derbyshire, who bowled out Nottinghamshire for 94 on Thursday, ripped through Lancashire for only 91 in 17.4 overs to set up a seven-wicket victory at Old Trafford.

The hosts made a promising start, despite the loss of Stuart Law for a duck in the first over, with Mal Loye and Chris Schofield taking them to 40 for 1 after six overs. But the medium-pacer Dominic Hewson then came into the attack and took 4 for 18 runs, and Nathan Dumelow claimed the last three wickets for eight in only 10 balls.

Robin Martin-Jenkins hit a bold unbeaten 56 off 36 balls to keep alive Sussex's hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals. The all-rounder helped his side to post a testing 180 for 6 at Hove, and they got home by seven runs to end Essex's interest in the competition.