Defiant Northants dig deep to lift T20 prize

Northants have defied injuries, international call-ups and relentless financial problems to secure their second limited-overs trophy since 1992 with victory in the final of the NatWest Blast. Reeling at 9 for 3 after 14 balls, Northants were rescued by a brilliant, fearless and powerful innings of 80 in 48 balls from Josh Cobb that helped…

Stoneman, Wood star in Durham’s convincing win

Gloucestershire v Durham, 3rd quarter-finalA convincing 19-run victory over Gloucestershire helped Durham become the third team to enter the finals-day of the Natwest T20 Blast, 2016. Opting to bat first, Durham were given a rousing start by their openers, Mark Stoneman (61) and Keaton Jenning (36), who added 96 runs in under 11 overs. The…

Mustafizur four-fer on debut hands Sussex easy win

Essex vs Sussex Chris Jordan’s late blitz and Mustafizur Rahman’s four-wicket haul on his NatWest T20 Blast debut helped Sussex win the South Group encounter against Essex by 24 runs at the County Ground in Chelmsford on Thursday (July 21). The victory helped Sussex move up to the fourth position on the points table. Captain…

Jos Buttler blitz helps Lancashire chase down 199

NORTH GROUP Worcestershire vs Lancashire A blistering 22-ball 57 by Jos Buttler and Karl Brown’s unbeaten 62 off 40 helped Lancashire chase down a target of 199 comfortably against Worcestershire at the County Ground in New Road, Worcester. The visitors won by seven wickets with 11 deliveries to spare to move up to the fifth…

NatWest T20 Blast wrap: Rabada, Cowdrey star in Kent win

NORTH GROUP Durham vs Worcestershire Worcestershire and Durham ended up sharing points after their North Group match at the Chester-le-Street was abandoned due to rain. The visitors, who were asked to bat first, managed to bat for 14.1 overs before persistent rain meant that there was no further play possible. Worcestershire had lost half their…

Warwickshire seal thriller against Derbyshire

Glamorgan v Kent An unbeaten 49-ball 97 from David Lloyd and a 29-ball 60 from Colin Ingram helped Glamorgan seal an easy 55-run win by Duckworth-Lewis Stern method over Kent at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday (June 17) after the game was reduced to a 16-over affair. After the game was delayed due…