Andrew Wood was their match winner, his haul of six wickets pulling Vale down for 132 when they looked set for many more, and enabling his side to scramble over the line
by the narrowest of margins?.
"It's a great sign when your side is not playing 100 per cent and still gets over the line
." Dutch skipper Peter Borren was left disappointed.
Jones was joined by Jenkins with the outcome very much in the balance, but the pair guided the Bay over the line
with a clinching 133-9.
The target was reached with 7.4 overs remaining as Cook retired with 52, a second consecutive half-century since taking the captaincy, and Prior (64no) guiding England over the line
. There was another failure for Kevin Pietersen though.
Zimbabwe posted a below-par 197 batting first, but Nafees batted with poise and fluency to lead the visitors over the line
with six overs to spare.
But Kane Williamson remained ice-cool with 45 to see his team over the line
at 152-9 in 23.1 overs.
Summerskill and Ricordo Gordon smashed 44 in three overs to see Cambridgeshire over the line
and leave Northumberland wondering what might have been.
When Snowdon fell, Maghull still needed 25 runs, and when Swiers was dismissed three runs short, Walters and John Murphy were left to drag Maghull over the line
for a one wicket victory despite Oliver Jump taking 4-59.
They succeeded in staggering over the line
at 138-9 to claim an avenging 20-6 points victory in the gathering gloom, Hantam picking up 4-66 of 19 overs and spin ace Paul Jenkins 4-40 off 15 overs, five of them maidens.
The Quetta academy, in reply, got over the line
by making 160-4 in 19.3 overs.
Alex Simpson (41) and Matthew Gill (38) top-scored but could not get Durham over the line
as they were bowled out in 46.3 overs - 54 runs short of their target.
Park finally got over the line
in the 26th over with seven wickets down to move three points from safety The game between Orrell Red Triangle and Colwyn Bay was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Kumail Abbas Jafri then contributed a 66-ball 53 (five boundaries) to enable Zone-IV get over the line
at 190-9 in 49.3 overs.
Chasing 170 to win, the visitors needed 63 off the last five overs - only for Pollard, with 47 not out from 25 balls, and Jos Buttler, 34 not out from 14, to race over the line
and claim a six-wicket win with five balls to spare.
In a game reduced to 38 overs per side, Karachi Whites managed 141 all out in 37 overs before Rawalpindi got over the line
by making 144-4 in 36.3 overs.