Friends Provident Trophy - Group B
Somerset 296 (J L Langer 77, Z de Bruyn 72, M E Trescothick 56) v Kent 251-9 Innings Complete (M van Jaarsveld 132 no, P D Trego 4-56)
Somerset beat Kent by 45 runs
Kent vice-captain Martin van Jaarsveld struck a fine 132 not out but it was not enough to prevent Somerset clinching qualification as Friends Provident Group B winners.
The South African came to the crease as early as the second over but ran out of partners as the hosts were unable to match Somerset's fine effort of 296.
The visitors made the most of perfect batting conditions with Marcus Trescothick (56) and Craig Kieswetter (25) putting on 63 for the first wicket before a change of bowling did the trick.
Simon Cook was brought into the attack and his tight lines were rewarded with figures of three for 29 from his unbroken 10-over spell before the batsmen got on top again.
After removing Kieswetter's off stump and enticing James Hildreth into driving a slower ball, Cook bowled Trescothick through the gate to leave the visitors on 114 for three.
But Zander de Bruyn (72) and Justin Langer put on 141 in just 19 overs to put their side on course for 300 once again, but the loss of their wickets triggered a spectacular collapse.
The re-introduction of Wayne Parnell sparked the turnaround by yorking Langer, who had made 77 off 60 balls, before bowling Peter Trego with his very next ball.
Three run-outs saw them skittled for 296 with the final ball of the innings, but Trego soon made his mark by removing Kent opener Joe Denly with his second ball.
Rob Key (16) then ran himself out and van Jaarsveld struggled to find a worthy partner, countryman Justin Kemp losing his cool having made a patient 29 by swiping at Trego.
Van Jaarsveld notched a sixth one-day hundred for the county off 103 balls but by then Somerset were already hot favourites to pick up the points - Trego ending with four for 56.