Maxwell shines for bold Yorkshire

The 26-year-old all-rounder helped Australia to World Cup victory four months ago but still cannot force his way into Test reckoning.

While his compatriots were struggling just 30 miles up the road on the brink of an Ashes third Test defeat at Edgbaston, Maxwell offered a reminder of his talent.

The short-format specialist has just three Test appearances to his name, but guided Yorkshire to 345 for six - the highest total at New Road by a visiting county in List A competitions.

Ross Whiteley hit 77 from 51 balls as Worcestershire battled in reply, only for the home side to slump to 212 all out.

"For me, honestly, I think he could have gone on even further and scored even more runs," said Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie of Maxwell.

"To perform like he did was absolutely fantastic. He really gave us an opportunity to make a 300-plus score."

Daniel Bell-Drummond's unbeaten 80 steered Kent to their first victory in this year's competition, a five-wicket success against Hampshire in Canterbury.

Michael Carberry's 61 from 50 balls handed Hampshire a fighting chance, but the former Kent man's effort proved in vain against his old outfit.

Bell-Drummond struck up a 131-run opening partnership with Joe Denly for Kent, and that proved the difference between the sides.

While Bell-Drummond was able to bat throughout Kent's innings, Denly was caught and bowled by Fidel Edwards on 78.

Chris Read became Nottinghamshire's first wicketkeeper to take six catches in a one-day innings en route to a four-wicket victory over Sussex at Hove.

Not content with that record-breaking feat, the 36-year-old then posted an unbeaten 22 to help his side home and extend their unbeaten start in the competition.

Steve Mullaney struck a six for victory to finish on 42 not out in a stand of 56 with Read, as Nottinghamshire secured the win with 22 balls to spare.

Sussex had mustered 282 for nine after winning the toss and electing to bat on a flat pitch.

Openers Luke Wright and Chris Nash posted 96 in 12 overs, but the pair fell in successive overs to Jake Ball, and after that Sussex struggled for momentum.

Ball proved Sussex's main scourge in finishing with figures of four for 47 from his 10 overs, with Read to the fore behind the stumps.

  Glenn Maxwell, pictured, blasted 111 to guide Yorkshire to victory over Worcestershire
Glenn Maxwell, pictured, blasted 111 to guide Yorkshire to victory over Worcestershire