In the latest round of National League matches, Surrey managed a close - and crucial - win against Kent by four wickets with Adam Hollioake guiding them to victory with an unbeaten 41. Elsewhere, Northants continued their good form with a convincing win over Hampshire at the Rose Bowl, and there was an easy win for Lancashire as well. They brushed aside Essex by seven wickets at Old Trafford, despite an unbeaten hundred from Ronnie Irani. In Division Two, Sussex beat Derbyshire in a low-scoring match thanks to Mark Davis taking 4 for 40, and Durham scraped home by one wicket against Middlesex with Gareth Breese scoring 52 not out.
National League Division One
Northamptonshire 157 for 5 (Sales 63*) beat Hampshire 153 by five wickets at the Rose Bowl
Match report: Sales drive overcomes pitch and Hawks - The Times Online
Lancashire 186 for 3 (Chilton 59*, Hooper 50*) beat Essex 185 for 7 (Irani 102*) by seven wickets at Old Trafford
Match report: Hooper leads from the front - The Telegraph
Surrey 193 for 6 (Ramprakash 66, Hollioake 41*) beat Kent 192 for 8 (Smith 61) by four wickets at Canterbury
Match report: Tudor caps return with grin and win - The Times Online
National League Division Two
Sussex 185 (Goodwin 38) beat Derbyshire 166 (Adnan 51, Davis 4-40) by 10 runs at Derby
Match report: Goodwin gives Sharks biteThe Times Online
Durham 193 for 9 (North 59, Breese 52*) beat Middlesex 191 (Joyce 70*, Dalrymple 58) by one wicket at the Riverside
Match report: Harmison does his bit in thriller - The Telegraph
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