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8.34pm Lancashire are on their way to victory. They are chasing 153 and are 46-1 after four.

We shall bid you a goodnight. Not to be for the Vikings today, but an encouraging competition. See you at Somerset on Tuesday.

7.18pm Hampshire are 62-3 early in the ninth over against Lancashire. McDermott has 36. You feel he has to go big or it’s going to be Lightning success.

5.54pm So, we have a Hampshire v Lancashire final at 6.45pm at Edgbaston, two teams who have reached Finals Day a record nine times.

5.09pm Success for the Diamonds, who chase down 215 with 10.4 overs to spare and five wickets in hand. Three wins from three to start the RHFT.

Winfield-Hill 50, Armitage 60 not out.

Here at Edgbaston. Somerset are chasing 191 and are 118-4 with six overs remaining.

4.04pm Hampshire finished with 190-6, including Tom Prest’s 64. Somerset’s chase will begin shortly.

3.18pm The Diamonds are 74-1 in the 16th over chasing 215 to win against the Central Sparks at Worcester. Lauren Winfield-Hill 43 not out.

3.10pm In the second semi-final, Hampshire are 97-2 in the 10th over against Somerset.

In the mascot race, Vinny came second behind Gloucestershire’s Alfred the Gorilla.

2.02pm Lancashire have won by six wickets with eight balls to spare. Vilas finishes 63 not out as the Vikings taste semi-final disappointment. The Lightning will play either Hampshire or Somerset in this evening’s final.

1.47pm WICKET Jennings caught at mid-off by Brooks off Drakes, 75. Lancashire are 181-3 after one ball of the 17th. 205 target.

1.38pm Lancashire are 160-2 in the 15th over chasing 205. Jennings has 72 of them and Vilas 34.

Meanwhile, over at New Road, where the Diamonds are playing the Central Sparks, the hosts have made 214-6 from their 50 overs. Marlow 2-37 from 10 overs.

1.28pm Lancashire are 138-2 in the 12th over. It’s going to require something special for the Vikings to get back in it from here.

1.22pm Lancashire are 120-2 after 10 overs. They need 85 to win. Jennings 45 and Vilas 21.

1.08pm Plenty of work to do for Yorkshire as Lancashire reach 89-2 after six overs. Jennings 31 and Vilas 5. Khan has come into the attack.

1.02pm WICKET Croft wallops Drakes to Brook at mid-off, 14. Lancashire 69-2 in the fifth over. 205 target.

12.53pm WICKET Revis concedes 29 off the over, but he’s got Salt caught behind for 36 in it. Lancashire are 48-1 after three.

12.46pm Lancashire are 19-0 after two overs. Salt has 14 of them. Jennings his opening partner.

12.40pm Down the road at Worcester, the Central Sparks are 127-3 in the 35th over against the Diamonds in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Wickets for Slater, Marlow and Smith so far.

12.30pm Yorkshire finish on 204-7, including 66 for Kohler-Cadmore and 50 for Thompson. Fabulous effort from the Vikings despite a useful comeback from Lancashire at the death.

12.21pm This is Lancashire’s ninth Finals Day appearance. They have never conceded more in an innings. 198-5 in the 19th. Thompson has just fallen to Gleeson for 50 off 18.

12.20pm Thompson has brought up a stunning fifty off 17 balls. 197-4 in the 19th.

12.15pm Thompson takes Lamb for back-to-back leg-side sixes in the 18th and then adds another over long-off. He has 36 of 179-4.

12.11pm Yorkshire are 160-4 after 17 overs. Khan 28 and Thompson 18.

12pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore b Wells, 66. Yorkshire 124-4 in the 15th over.

11.53am Kohler-Cadmore reaches his 37 ball fifty with a six over long-on off Hartley and follows with another later in the 13th over. It’s 114-3. Superb innings.

Kohler-Cadmore has now posted half-centuries in all three Roses games this season in the Blast.

11.46am Shadab Khan has just arrived at the crease, the Pakistan international playing his 200th career T20 game.

11.42am WICKET Big strike for Lancashire as Wells forces Brook to chop on for 3. Yorkshire 84-3 in the 10th over.

11.37am Yorkshire have lost Malan for 33, bowled by Parkinson, but Kohler-Cadmore has just hit the same bowler for six over mid-wicket. He has moved to 37 out of 81-2 in the ninth.

11.29am Yorkshire are 66-1 after six overs. Excellent start thanks to Malan’s 32 and Kohler-Cadmore’s 25. They have shared 58 unbroken. Looks a good pitch.

Sky have just said that it’s Lancashire’s second worst bowling powerplay of the season.

11.25am Yorkshire are 62-1 in the sixth over. Lancashire haven’t got it right with the ball, and Kohler-Cadmore (24) and Malan (31) are taking advantage.

11.21am Kohler-Cadmore has just hit four fours in a row off Gleeson, ending the fourth over with Yorkshire at 45-1.

11.11am Yorkshire 17-1 early in the third over.

11.05am WICKET Yorkshire have lost Lyth in the first over, caught at deep point off Luke Wood the ball after hitting a six. It’s 8-1 after one over. Kohler-Cadmore and Malan together now.

11am Off we go. Lyth and Malan opening for Yorkshire.

10.42am Dom Drakes is going for his fourth T20 title inside a year.

He has won the last two Indian Premier Leagues with Chennai and Gujarat without playing – just a squad member – and was player of the match in the final of the most recent Caribbean Premier League with St Kitts.

A repeat today would be ideal.

10.41am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat first.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Malan, Kohler-Cadmore w, Brook c, Khan, Waite, Fraine, Thompson, Revis, Drakes, Bess.

Lancashire: Salt w, Jennings, Croft, Vilas c, David, Wells, Lamb, Wood, Hartley, Gleeson, Parkinson.

9.56am The view from the opposition with Lancashire’s Tim David.

“My first two experiences of Roses games have both been close matches and I think that’s awesome,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“There seems to be a feeling about those games. They’re the sort of games you want in finals.

“Looking back on the tournament, that first game against Yorkshire in front of a packed house at Old Trafford was probably one of the highlights.”

9.52am Edgbaston is a hive of activity now. Sky commentators Alex Tudor, Dominic Cork, Charles Dagnall and Simon Doull are out in the middle having a look at the pitch.

Former Bradford League bowler Simon Doull, no less.

9.37am The gates are open. The crowd are starting to find their seats.

9.34am The players are out there warming up in the middle. Dom Bess and Matthew Revis are currently bowling into a mitt held by Kabir Ali.

9.01am Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver are the two Northern Diamonds players in England’s Commonwealth Games squad. Congratulations to them both.

The Diamonds, meanwhile, are in Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy action against Central Sparks at Worcester today, starting at 10.30am. We will keep you up to date with their bid for a third straight win to start this competition.

8.34am Adam Lyth has been speaking to the official Finals Day programme. He says…..

“I’ve been involved in two Finals Days and played in one (here in 2016), and they’re great days.

“They’re probably the nearest thing to international cricket if you’ve never had the pleasure of playing for your country. Packed house at Edgbaston.

“These are the days when you want to be a cricketer.”

Good morning from Edgbaston, where it is a glorious morning ahead of Vitality Blast Finals Day, our third appearance at this great showpiece day.

It is pretty quiet as things stand. The ground staff are busy preparing the pitch, some of the media have arrived. It is very much the calm before the storm.

We will be recapping some preview material from various sources over the next couple of hours ahead of the big one, Yorkshire v Lancashire in the first semi-final at 11am.

That is followed by Hampshire v Somerset at 2.30pm and the final at 6.45pm.

There will be no live stream available today given Sky Sports are televising the whole day live.

Let’s hope we end with a trophy.

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