Nottinghamshire v/s Leicestershire
Result: Leicestershire won by 47 runs
A stellar bowling display from Leicestershire Foxes allowed them to crush Nottinghamshire Outlaws by 47 runs at Trent Bridge.
Afghanistan's Naveen ul Haq brushed off the tail to claim a four-wicket haul and bundle out the Outlaws on 123. The top and the middle order had already been rattled by the trio of Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson, and Rehan Ahmed, who claimed two wickets apiece. Alex Hales' 55 off 43 balls was the only bright spot in the Outlaws' chasing endeavour.
Earlier, Leicestershire scored 170 in their quota of 20 overs, getting bowled out on the last ball of their innings. However, a complete team effort propelled them to a challenging total, with Lewis Hill top-scoring with a 26-ball 39.
Ben Mike's late surge in the death overs gave the Foxes' innings a much-needed boost. He blasted 29 off 12 balls, with one four and three sixes.
With this win, Leicestershire moved up to the fifth position on the points table while Nottinghamshire continue to languish at the seventh spot.
Leicestershire 170/10 in 20 overs
(Lewis Hill 39, Samit Patel 29/2)
Nottinghamshire 123/10 in 19.4 overs
(Alex Hales 55, Naveen ul Haq 24/4)
Derbyshire v/s Northamptonshire
Result: Derbyshire won by six wickets
Riding on Wayne Madsen and skipper Shan Masood's brilliant 95-run partnership off just 50 balls, Derbyshire Falcons notched up their fifth straight victory.
The Falcons not only chased down an imposing target set by the Northamptonshire Steelbacks but also displaced them off the second spot on the points table.
The Steelbacks, after being asked to bat, scored 186/7 in 20 overs. They recovered well from 34/3 after losing the likes of Chris Lynn and Joshua Cobb.
Saif Zaib scored a career-best 92 off just 58 deliveries. Before missing out on his century due to an unfortunate run-out, Zaib peppered the boundary with eight fours to go along with his four sixes.
However, Zaib's efforts went in vain as the Falcons had other ideas. Masood stood tall for Derbyshire with a 43-ball 57, with seven fours to his name.
He played the perfect second fiddle to Madsen, who brought the home crowd to their feet with his stunning strokeplay. Madsen's 73 came off just 37 balls and included ten fours and two sixes.
The Falcons chased the target after losing only four wickets with an over to spare.
Derbyshire 192/4 in 19 overs
(Wayne Madsen 73, Shan Masood 57)
Northamptonshire 186/7 in 20 overs
(Saif Zaib 92, George Scrimshaw 34/2)