A brilliant 54 from Usman Afzaal, which included 32 from one over off Andy Caddick, led Northamptonshire to a 24-run win over Somerset at Taunton, abetted by Duckworth Lewis. Somerset had raced to 200 from their 20 overs courtesy of Marcus Trescothick's brutal 76 from 35 balls (with five fours and seven sixes). James Hildreth (22 from 17) and Peter Trego (20 from 12) further bolstered a competitive total. But Afzaal, weary of the looming clouds, blasted the attack - Caddick in particular, who was cracked for four sixes and two fours off a single over. Northants sped to 92 for 1 off seven overs before the rain fell, awarding the game to the visitors who were well ahead on run-rate.
A fine spell of 3 for 18 from Heath Streak prevented Glamorgan chasing down 173 to beat Warwickshire as the home side pulled off a three-run win at Edgbaston. Streak removed three of Glamorgan's top six, reducing them to 117 for 5, but Mark Wallace gave the visitors some hope with a blistering 35 from 19 balls. However, when he fell to Streak, Glamorgan's lower-order were left with too much to do. Warwickshire's 173 was guided by another fine knock from Jonathan Trott, whose prolific form continued with a top score of 44 from 40 balls.
Surrey continued their promising start to the Twenty20 season with a thumping six-wicket win over Hampshire at The Oval. In a reduced game of 10 overs each, Hampshire were restricted to a disappointing 72 for 8, with Nayan Doshi ending with the superb figures of 3 for 6. Only Michael Carberry (20 from 17) and Michael Lumb (19 from 9) at the top of the order troubled Surrey, as Hampshire collapsed to the spin of Doshi and Chris Schofield (2 for 16). Alistair Brown cracked 31 from 20 balls to guide Surrey home.
Sussex's match against Middlesex at Hove was called off due to rain.
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