Jesse Ryder's hundred ensured Essex built a huge lead

Essex v Middlesex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Scott bears the brunt of Chelmsford's scorn

George Scott had been part of Middlesex 2nd XI's cup-winning side 24 hours earlier. It was a different feeling when he started dropping catches in front of a boisterous Chelmsford crowd

Daniel Bell-Drummond was the only Kent top-order batsman to get going

Kent v Somerset, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Canterbury

Kent continue to soar as Somerset face exit

This season's NatWest T20 Blast has shown, quite clearly, that it is a myth that England's T20 tournament needs to be played in a block to attract high-quality overseas talent

Steven Finn celebrates the opening strike

NatWest T20 Blast

Leaders Birmingham face derby threat

ESPNcricinfo previews the latest round of matches in the T20 Blast as a bunched field heads towards the final straight

James Faulkner claimed two wickets in his first over

Durham v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Chester-le-Street

Lancashire attack excels to quell Durham

Lancashire moved above hosts Durham into fourth place in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group after sealing a six-wicket victory at Chester-le-Street

Craig Overton took three wickets to put Somerset well on top

Hampshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Berg flourish cannot disguise Hampshire's plight

Gareth Berg put up spirited resistance but it should not deflect from the relegation worries surrounding Hampshire after Craig Overton spearheaded a convincing Somerset victory

Alfonso Thomas gave a masterclass in swing bowling

Hampshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Hants bedevilled by Thomas, Overton

At tea Hampshire were 66 for 6, a sequence of numbers appropriate for a disastrous day that left their chances in this match in ruins

Tom Abell plays through the off side

Hampshire v Somerset, LV= County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Abell short of ton again but edges day for Somerset

Tom Abell played a serene innings of 88 that, alongside James Hildreth, who scored 76, led Somerset to 310 for 6 on a difficult pitch to leave the match well poised after an intriguing first day.