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Reigning champions Northants knocked out of T20 Blast

Northants won last year's T20 Blast. Credit: PA

Essex Eagles and Northamptonshire Steelbacks have both been knocked out of the T20 Blast after they failed to win their final group games.

The Eagles were well beaten at Sussex as they fell 55 runs short of their 173 target, while Northants' match against Durham fell victim to the weather.

It means that Northants' reign as champions is over after they won the competition last season.