Within the South Group, Joe Denly (127 from 66 balls) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (80no from 49 balls) broke the record for any first-wicket partnership in T20 cricket as Kent beat Kent by 11 runs inside a thrilling game at Chelmsford.
The happy couple placed on 207 before Denly was finally ignored within the penultimate over as Kent ended on 221-2 however that total looked threatened by as Varun Chopra blazed 116 from 59 balls.
The opener was ignored within the final over from the innings as Yorkshire looked to conquer the record T20 total of 263, held jointly by Australia and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Adam Lyth blasted 161 from 73 balls, the greatest individual score in domestic T20 cricket, as Yorkshire emerged just shy from the all-time record total to conquer Northamptonshire by 124 runs within the NatWest T20 Blast.
James Neesham removed him within the 18th over though and Kent eventually ended just short on 210-5. The win moves Kent in to the top four in front of the final round of fixtures.
Requiring approximately 13 an over for victory, Northants departed the a flying begin with Richard Levi and Adam Rossington wearing 72 for that first wicket in only 4.5 overs.