Jen­nings cen­tury fires Lan­cashire to vic­tory

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Keaton Jen­nings scored his maiden Twenty20 cen­tury to haunt for­mer club Durham and hand Lan­cashire vic­tory as the Vi­tal­ity Blast com­pe­ti­tion got un­der way.

Jen­nings pro­duced an out­stand­ing knock of 108 off 63 balls, shar­ing a record-break­ing open­ing stand of 170 with Alex Davies for the Light­ning at Ch­ester-le-Street.

The for­mer Eng­land Test bats­man hit 10 fours and three sixes, pro­pel­ling his team to 190 for three in the North Group fix­ture.

Durham opener Alex Lees of­fered some re­sis­tance by scor­ing 51 but the hosts lost by 27 runs, clos­ing their chase on 163 for seven.

The match at Emi­rates River­side was the only one played to a con­clu­sion as rain caused the aban­don­ment of the other six fix­tures. Kent were de­nied vic­tory against

Hamp­shire in ag­o­nis­ing fash­ion at Can­ter­bury. The hosts were seem­ingly cruis­ing to­wards vic­tory at 52 with­out loss when rain forced off Eng­land bats­man Zak Crawley and fel­low opener Daniel Bell-Drum­mond with only five more de­liv­er­ies re­quired to con­sti­tute a com­pleted match. Hamp­shire had man­aged 139 for six from their 20 overs in the South Group clash.

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