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Wayne Parnell registered figures of 5 for 24.

Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire

An inspired bowling performance by Wayne Parnell helped Worcestershire register a convincing five-wicket against table-toppers Nottinghamshire in a North Group encounter on Wednesday.

Having elected to bat first at Worcester, Nottts got off to the worst possible start as they were reduced to 58/6 in the first 90 minutes of the match. Charlie Morris dismissed Joe Clarke and Jake Libby in his first spell and as a result of his brilliance Nottinghamshire were pushed on the back foot pretty early in the innings.

Chris Nash tried his best to hold the innings together with his determined knock but the opener was dismissed immediately on reaching his fifty and from there on it was a downward slide. South African pacer Wayne Parnell kept chipping at the wickets and completed his five-wicket haul in the process to bundle out the visitors for a paltry score of 121.

With no scoreboard pressure at all, Worcestershire openers came out all guns blazing with Riki Wessels taking the charge in the initial overs, and once he departed, Thomas Fell played an unbeaten knock of 48 to take his team over the line.

The hosts did lose few wickets in their pursuit of the run chase but with no scoreboard pressure it was always going to be a stroll in the park for the home team. They completed the run chase in the 26th over and handed Nottinghamshire their first loss of the tournament.

Brief scores: Worcestershire 124/5 in 25.1 overs (Thomas Charles Fell 48*; Luke Wood 2/36) beat Nottinghamshire 121 in 32 overs (Chris Nash 51; Parnell 5/24) by 5 wickets.

Middlesex vs Somerset

A century by Sam Robson and an entertaining knock of 90 by Nick Gubbins powered Middlesex to a mammoth score of 364 at the Radlett Cricket Club on Wednesday.

Having put in to bat first by Somerset, Robson and Holden added 138 runs for the opening wicket while Gubbins, who batted at No. 3, smacked 15 boundaries in his knock of 90(59). Somerset were knocked out in the first innings itself and as a result of the huge target their batsmen could hardly do anything in the run chase.

Pakistan's Azhar Ali scored 46 but due to lack of support from other batsmen, the chase never got an impetus. Middlesex bowlers kept the pressure on by taking regular wickets throughout the course of the chase and eventually Somerset fell short of the target by 118 runs.

Brief scores: Middlesex 364/6 in 50 overs (Robson 106, Gubbins 90; Gregory 2/71) beat Somerset 246 in 43.4 overs (Azhar Ali 46; Sowter 3/50) by 118 runs.

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