T20 Blast: Wins for Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Lancashire and Essex

Hampshire's Ben McDermott

Ben McDermott hit nine sixes and five fours in his total of 83

Ben McDermott and James Vince starred for Hampshire with a fine 132-run opening stand to help the Hawks beat Middlesex by nine wickets in the T20 Blast South Group.

McDermott hit a superb 83 off 30 balls, which included nine sixes and five fours, while Vince finished unbeaten on 54 as Hampshire chased down Middlesex’s 142-7 in 12 overs.

Elsewhere in the South Group, Northamptonshire beat Derbyshire, Gloucestershire defeated Glamorgan and Essex eased past Kent.

North Group leaders Lancashire continued their good form with a seven-wicket win over Leicestershire.

Heavy hitters lead the way

Having claimed their first victory in the Blast after four straight losses last week, Hampshire Hawks have now won two on the bounce.

McDermott and Vince’s century partnership was their second in three days after the pair made 124 in 70 balls in Hampshire’s victory against Sussex last time out.

Middlesex had collapsed to 94-6 with Liam Dawson…