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Cricket roundup: Samit Patel inspires Nottinghamshire to win over Derbyshire

Cricket roundup: Samit Patel inspires Nottinghamshire to win over Derbyshire
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Glamorgan were the only other winners on a night as weather hit the T20 programme.

Samit Patel inspired Nottinghamshire to a narrow victory over Derbyshire with a starring role with bat and ball in the Vitality Blast North Group encounter.

The fixture at Trent Bridge was one of only two games to survive after the wet weather wrecked six other scheduled matches in the competition.

Nottinghamshire looked set for defeat when they were reduced to 45 for four with Logan Van Beek taking three for 22, including Alex Hales for a golden duck.

It brought Patel to the crease and he launched an astonishing counter-attack with support from Ben Duckett (38) and captain Steven Mullaney (21).

After hitting three sixes and six fours in a 32-ball innings, Patel walked off with an unbeaten 64 to help his team close on 152 for six in a reduced 15-overs-a-side match.

Derbyshire recovered from their own poor start to reach 82 for two before Mullaney dismissed Luis Reece for 56.

It sparked a collapse with Patel claiming two wickets and while Leus Du Plooy reached his half-century, it was not enough to get the visitors over the line as they lost by two runs.

Glamorgan won the other Vitality Blast fixture to beat the weather with Colin Ingram smashing 75 in a 21-run South Group success over Middlesex.

The South African hit half of his team's runs in a stunning 48-ball knock which included 10 boundaries and two maximums.

Steven Finn impressed for Middlesex with four for 19, but they were unable to chase down Glamorgan's total of 150 for nine.

Paul Stirling top-scored with 46 and England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan added 33 yet Timm Van Der Gugten's three-wicket haul proved enough for the hosts to secure the points at Sophia Gardens.

Six others fixtures failed to survive the weather with Surrey's clash with Hampshire the first to go at the Kia Oval, before Sussex vs Somerset quickly followed.

For the fifth year in a row Essex and Gloucestershire were unable to get proceedings under way in Chelmsford while Birmingham Bears against Lancashire, Worcestershire's fixture at home to Northamptonshire and Yorkshire's clash with Durham had to be abandoned with rain the only winner.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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