Friends Life t20 quarter-finals

Lancashire next up for champions Hampshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 1, 2013

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Many fans got dressed up for Friday night's game, Sussex v Hampshire, FLt20, South Group, Hove, July 5, 2013
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Defending champions Hampshire face a home tie against Lancashire in the quarter-finals of the Friends Life T20.

The South Group winners, who lost just once in the pool stage, will start as favourites at the Ageas Bowl against a Lancashire side who finished runners-up in the North standings.

Durham, who were one of the best two third-placed teams, will make the trip to Northamptonshire on Tuesday in another quarter-final, while Surrey meet Somerset on the same day.

Somerset, twice finalists, beat Warwickshire on Tuesday night, to make it through to the knockout stage for the fifth consecutive year.

The other quarter-final pits North Group winners Nottinghamshire against Essex, who lost their last game against Surrey in embarrassing fashion, but who scraped through to the last eight as a result of Middlesex's defeat against Hampshire.

Draw:

Tuesday, August 6: Surrey v Somerset, Northants v Durham
Wednesday, August 7: Hants v Lancs
Thursday, August 8: Nottinghamshire v Essex

Bet365 odds:

Nottinghamshire 4, Hampshire 4.33, Surrey 7.5, Someset 7.5, Northants 8, Essex 10, Durham 10, Lancashire 11

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Posted by dagger64 on (August 2, 2013, 19:35 GMT)

Yes, they are fair odds. Surrey v Somerset - the opener of QFinal matches. Should be a cracking game.

I hope the Finals Day will be a day to cherish.

It is difficult to pick the team that you can think to win the Cup. Any one of those teams can win!!

Posted by JG2704 on (August 2, 2013, 8:19 GMT)

Odds look about right now - as opposed to pre tourn when Somerset were big favourites.

The one major surprise in not qualifying I feel is Sussex - more so because they finished bottom of their group.

When watching the draw (no disrespect meant) I wanted Somerset to play Northants. Even though they won the group I feel we would usually beat them. The 2 teams I most wanted to avoid were Notts and Hants (although it seems rare that the team which is dominant in the group stages goes on to win the tournament) Surrey is a very tough game but also a winnable one. I was sceptical of the signing of Arafat but he's been immense. I hope next year we look at the international calendar and sign 2 players who will be available fior the whole season. Notts/Essex looks tasty. Rutherford may be the overseas signing of the competition

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Tournament Results
Northants v Surrey at Birmingham - Aug 17, 2013
Northants won by 102 runs (D/L method)
Hampshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Aug 17, 2013
Surrey won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Northants v Essex at Birmingham - Aug 17, 2013
Northants won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Notts v Essex at Nottingham - Aug 8, 2013
Essex won by 47 runs
Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton - Aug 7, 2013
Hampshire won by 1 run
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