Nottinghamshire continued their fine form this season as they booked a place in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals after a tense one wicket victory over Warwickshire at Trent Bridge.
Nottinghamshire chased down Warwickshire's 302-7 to win on the last ball largely thanks to a fantastic innings of 104 from England new-boy Alex Hales. Their run chase was the highest ever one-day chase at Trent Bridge and was a great advert for the tournament.
Notts were not to be denied
Warwickshire must have felt they were in control after Jonathan Trott (108) and Tim Ambrose (98) helped the visitors post their huge total but Notts were not to be denied victory, and a home tie in the quarter-final, as they dramatically hit the winning runs to top Group B. They now face local rivals Derbyshire on Tuesday after they beat Gloucestershire to cement their first one-day quarter-final in 11 years.
Notts will hope to continue their impressive one-day form after winning the 40-over competition last season. This season they are also in the hunt for the County Championship Division One title as they chase current table-toppers Yorkshire.
Warwickshire also qualify
Warwickshire, despite defeat, also qualify for the quarter-finals but will face a difficult away tie against Essex, and an in-form Jesse Ryder, at Chelmsford.
Group A winners Yorkshire, with six victories from their eight games, will face a home tie against Group B's fourth placed side Durham at Headingley. Yorkshire are having a fantastic season but will be conscious that all their hard work will need to be rewarded with at least one trophy.
They are currently in pole position in the County Championship and have been in very good form in the 50-over format with the likes of Adil Rashid and Tim Bresnan leading the way for the bowlers and, with a batting side full of firepower, it will be difficult to see much further than the White Rose in this clash.
The final quarter-final tie will see Gloucestershire visit Kent.
Royal London quarter-final fixtures
Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire
Yorkshire v Durham
Essex v Warwickshire
Kent v Gloucestershire
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