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Peter Trego and Lewis Gregory lead Somerset to Vitality Blast victory

The hosts won under the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Destructive half-centuries from Peter Trego and Lewis Gregory led Somerset to a total of 229 for six and a 38-run Vitality Blast win over Middlesex under the Duckworth-Lewis system at Taunton.

Trego smashed 60 off 31 balls, including 24 off an over from Ashton Agar, to relaunch his side’s innings after left-arm seamer Tom Barber had taken three wickets in an over to reduce them to 29 for three.

Skipper Gregory then took up the attack with an even more destructive 62 off 26 deliveries, receiving good support from Corey Anderson (41 not out) as the Middlesex bowlers were dispatched to all parts of the County Ground.

In reply, the shell-shocked visitors had made 88 for four from 10 overs when rain interrupted their innings for the second time.

They faced a revised target of 213 from 18 overs, with a required run-rate of around 16 an over, and, despite a 29-ball fifty from Stevie Eskinazi, fell well short at 174 for six.

Elsewhere, Worcestershire Rapids and Lancashire Lightning suffered weather frustration as their top-of-the-table clash in the North Group was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The two teams had gone into the eagerly-anticipated encounter at Blackfinch New Road level on 10 points along with Durham Jets.

But persistent rain from early morning resulted in umpires Neil Bainton and Russell Warren calling off play at 4.20pm.

Glamorgan versus Kent and Sussex against Hampshire in the South Group were also abandoned as draws without a ball being bowled due to the weather.

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