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Alex Hales reached his half-century off 46 balls

Nottinghamshire v Durham, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Patel takes four to oust holders Durham

Samit Patel picked up four wickets to help Nottinghamshire into the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup after defeating Durham by 49 runs on DLS

Samit Patel picked up 3 for 30

Notts v Warwickshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Patel continues Notts advance

Nottinghamshire's resurgence continued as a fourth win in five lifted them to third in the Division One table, climbing above Durham and Warwickshire and with ambitions still fixed on overtaking Middlesex to finish the season as runners-up

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Jake Ball finished with a career-best 6 for 49

Notts v Warwickshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

New-ball wickets leave Warwickshire floundering

Nottinghamshire pressed home their advantage on the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire at Trent Bridge

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The rain arrived to ruin the evening at Hove

Royal London Cup, Group B

Rain helps Kent secure quarter-final

Essex, Kent and Hampshire secured progression from Group B into the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup after a damp evening which led for four no results.

Sam Billings played a brutal innings that defied conditions

Nottinghamshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Group A, Trent Bridge

Brilliant Billings keeps Kent season aflame

Sam Billings has played eye-catching innings in a season that has won him England one-day honours, but the brilliant unbeaten century at Trent Bridge that pronounced Kent's season was not yet dead must surely rank as his best

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Former England coach Peter Moores poses at Trent Bridge on the first day of his new role as Nottinghamshire's Coaching Consultant

Worcestershire v Notts, LV= County Championship Div 1, New Rd, 4th day

Moores still the talisman for in-form Notts

Nottinghamshire can do no wrong since Peter Moores joined the coaching staff: their defeat of Worcestershire made it 10 wins in all competitions in a seasaon that has fired up too late

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Ross Whiteley made New Zealand's bowlers work hard

Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, LV= County Championship Div 1, New Rd, 3rd day

Wessels settles Notts run-chase nerves

Riki Wessel;s and James Taylor settled Notts' nerves as they finished the third day 70 short of Worcestershire's target with seven wickets intact

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Chris Read held up Yorkshire with an unbeaten 81

Worcestershire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 2nd day

Read produces latest Notts rescue act

Trouble-shooter Chris Read guided Nottinghamshire into a strong position at New Road, helping eke out a total of 330 by making 90