Vitality Blast 2019 is now on its last legs, with every team having played at least 11 of their 14 matches. As things stand now after the first round following their hiatus, no team in the tournament has secured a place in the quarterfinals, while 17 out of 18 teams are still in the hunt.
Lancashire Lightning still have a 3-point margin over other sides in the North Division. A win in any of their any of their remaining 3 matches will assure them a spot. Every other team is in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot as well: for example, second-placed Nottinghamshire Outlaws are just 5 points ahead of ninth- (and last-) placed Northamptonshire Steelbacks.
Top-ranked Sussex Sharks may be just a solitary point ahead of both Gloucestershire and Kent, but they do have a match in hand. Fourth-placed Middlesex, 2 behind Sussex, are in a position as good. The four teams have as good as broken away from the bottom five, of whom Glamorgan have already been eliminated.