Bravo half-century not enough to save Notts

LONDON, England, CMC – Rookie West Indies stroke-maker Darren Bravo hit a run-a-ball 62 for Nottinghamshire but failed to prevent them from a two-run loss to Lancashire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 on Monday.

Chasing 249 for victory at Trent Bridge for a place in the semi-finals, Notts just came up short after needing four off the last ball.

Darren Bravo

The left-handed Bravo hit five fours and a six and shared a 71-run, fourth wicket partnership with Scott Elstone (26).

He brought up his half-century with a leg-side six off seamer Kyle Hogg (3-63) but was the first of left-arm spinner Stephen Parry’s two wickets, lbw as the visitors made inroads.

Former England wicketkeeper Chris Read hit a breezy 64 from 50 balls but could not get Notts over the line.

Earlier, Tom Smith lashed 117 off 104 balls to propel Lancashire after they won the toss and batted.

At the Oval, former Jamaica and West Indies off-spinner Gareth Breese had little input as Durham defeated Surrey by 36 runs to claim a spot in the final four.

He managed just four as Durham tallied 325 for nine, with Barbadian seamer Chris Jordan claiming one for 39 from four overs.

Breese then went for 33 runs from his three overs but Surrey could only muster 289 all out.

At Canterbury, Leewards Islands left-hander Chesney Hughes scored just one but Derbyshire still managed to beat Kent by three wickets with three balls remaining.

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