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Cricket roundup: Glenn Phillips stars as Gloucestershire go top

Phillips' fifth-highest score of his career included nine fours and six sixes.

Glenn Phillips crashed an unbeaten 94 from 41 balls to power Gloucestershire to victory by 34 runs over Glamorgan and send them top of the Vitality Blast South Group.

Phillips' fifth-highest score of his career, and a first half-century in the T20 competition, included nine fours and six sixes.

After being put into bat, Phillips' aggressive innings helped Gloucestershire post 216 for two, with Benny Howell making a rapid unbeaten 53 in a third-wicket stand worth 130 off 64 balls with the New Zealand international.

Glamorgan gave game chase for a while, but could only reply with 182 for eight despite an impressive start as David Lloyd hit 44 off 22 balls, with four sixes, while Marnus Labuschagne was out for 33, yorked walking across his stumps by David Payne.

Essex won on the last ball against Middlesex at Lord's, where Stevie Eskinazi's maiden Blast hundred proved in vain.

Eskinazi hit two sixes and 11 fours in an unbeaten 102 as Middlesex, bottom of the South Group, scored 183 for two.

The Eagles had looked well set for a comfortable victory at 170 for three with 11 balls remaining.

However, Dan Lawrence's dismissal on 59 sparked a collapse during which New Zealander debutant Daryl Mitchell took three wickets in four balls.

Simon Harmer, though, had the final say, as an outside edge flew off to the boundary to secure Essex victory by two wickets.

New captain Matt Critchley guided Derbyshire Falcons to a five-wicket victory over Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.

In the first match since Critchley replaced Billy Godleman, the Falcons impressed in the field to restrict the hosts to 167 for nine.

George Scrimshaw took three for 23 as Ed Pollock hit a rapid 46 and Michael Burgess made 41.

Derbyshire's reply opened with 19 off the first over, with Leus du Plooy going on to make 57 and Tom Wood an unbeaten 63 as they wrapped up victory with five balls to spare which preserves some slender hope of qualification from the North Group.

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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