National League Division Two

Northamptonshire 206 for 6 beat Somerset 202 for 9 by four wickets

Phil Jaques and Mike Hussey, Northants's Australian pair, continued their sparkling form as they led the charge to a four-wicket win against Somerset at Wantage Road. Jaques and Hussey have been at the fore of Northants's impressive season in the National League, and they put on 104 for the second wicket to set them on their way to a ninth win. Chasing Somerset's 202, in which Carl Gazzard top-scored with 42 and Jason Brown took 3 for 28, Jaques hit 73 from 95 balls while Hussey scored a more sedate 53 from 79. Gazzard, the Somerset wicketkeeper, took five catches in all, including Hussey off Steffan Jones, but neither he or the bowlers could prevent Jeffrey Cook smashing a cameo 29 from 20, including five fours, as Northants got home with nine balls to spare.