Royal London Cup

Derbyshire set up East Midlands derby

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 21, 2014

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Billy Godleman drives through the off side, Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Royal London Cup, Grace Road, July 27, 2014
Billy Godleman's 96 helped Derbyshire sneak through © Getty Images

Derbyshire set up an East Midland's derby in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup.

Their victory over Gloucestershire saw them sneak into the top four of Group A and they will now face their nearest rivals at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

Derbyshire faced a must-win final group match and comfortably saw off Gloucestershire to qualify for the knockout stages and bring some much-needed goodwill to an otherwise difficult season.

Gloucestershire's defeat saw them sacrifice the chance of a home tie but they had already qualified for the quarter-finals and will now play Kent at Canterbury.

Yorkshire were also easy winners on the final night of qualifying. Their comfortable victory over Hampshire saw them top Group A and earned them a home quarter-final against Durham on Thursday.

The final tie sees Essex play Warwickshire at Chelsmford in a repeat of the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, where Essex will be out for revenge.

Royal London Cup Quarter-finals
Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire, Tuesday August 26, 14.00
Yorkshire v Durham, Thursday August 28 10.30
Essex v Warwickshire, Thursday August 28, 14.00
Kent v Gloucestershire, Friday August 29, 14.00

*All quarter-finals have a reserve day

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