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.
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