An unbeaten 71 from Alex Hales sent Nottinghamshire into the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast as they won their winner-takes-all clash against Yorkshire.

With the victorious team guaranteed to take the final knockout spot in the North Group the England international teamed up with Tom Moores, who struck 43 from 24 balls, to earn an eight-wicket win for the defending champions.

Yorkshire had posted 163 for six, with skipper David Willey top-scoring with 51, but they crash out.

Nottinghamshire will face Somerset in the last eight on Sunday, August 26.

Sussex claimed a quarter-final position in the South Group after a 31-run victory over Middlesex.

Phillip Salt’s 25-ball 66 and Luke Wright’s 74 off 48 helped the hosts to 215 for five, but Middlesex looked like chasing that down after half-centuries from Paul Stirling and John Simpson.

However, Sussex took seven wickets for 26 runs to bowl their visitors out and set up a visit to Durham in the next round on Friday, August 24.

Durham’s clash with Derbyshire was rained off.

Moeen Ali’s scintillating century against Birmingham lifted Worcestershire to a 15-run win which booked them a last-eight tie with Gloucestershire on Saturday, August 25.

England batsman Moeen smashed his maiden T20 ton – 115 from 56 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes – to lift the Rapids to 209 for five.

Birmingham’s reply lacked the major contribution it needed, no one reaching 50 as they fell short on 194 for seven and exited the tournament at the group stage.

Daniel Bell-Drummond hammered his this third half-century of the competition to help Kent set up a tie with Lancashire on Thursday, August 23, after a five-wicket win over Essex.

Bell-Drummond struck 80 off 51 balls as they chased down Essex’s 201 for six with just one ball to spare, with Joe Denly also adding 45.

Essex’s Ravi Bopara took his 200th T20 wicket having earlier moved to within seven runs of 6,000 in the format.

Gloucestershire missed out on a home quarter-final after Hampshire earned a seven-wicket win.

Chasing 145 to win, James Vince and Sam Northeast shared a 66-run stand to earn Hampshire just their second victory of the tournament, after Chris Wood had earlier taken four for 16.

Ben Duckett’s unbeaten 33 helped Northamptonshire to a four-wicket win over Leicestershire while Surrey beat Glamorgan by 24 runs on the Duckworth Lewis method after heavy rain in south Wales.