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Top Performer - Ottis Gibson

Oldest swinger in town

Aug 22, 2007: Ottis Gibson showed that age is no barrier as he took three wickets to help Durham to the Friends Provident Trophy

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Durham v Hampshire, FP Trophy final, Lord's

Gibson delights in title triumph

Aug 20, 2007: Ottis Gibson was named man-of-the-match as Durham wrapped up victory over Hampshire in the Friends Provident Trophy final on Sunday leaving Shane Warne's dreams of a domestic title shattered

Durham v Hampshire, FP Trophy final, Lord's

Durham secure first silverware

Aug 19, 2007: In their sixteenth year of first-class status, Durham claimed their first domestic trophy as they won the rain-interrupted Friends Provident final by 125 runs at Lord's

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Durham v Hampshire, FP Trophy final, Lord's

Captains against referrals

Aug 18, 2007: Although Dale Benkenstein and Shane Warne were captains with very different emotions when play was abandoned in the Friends Provident final they agreed that third umpire referrals haven't worked in this year's tournament

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Durham v Hampshire, FP Trophy final, Lord's

Durham face Warne battle

Aug 17, 2007: Durham, in their first Lord's final, and Hampshire, led by Shane Warne, go head-to-head for the Friends Provident final on Saturday

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Durham v Hampshire, Friends Provident final, Lord's

Warne excited by first Lord's final

Aug 17, 2007: Shane Warne will captain Hampshire at Lord's on Saturday when they face Durham in the Friends Provident Trophy final

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Durham v Hampshire, Friends Provident Final, Lord's

Harmison pulls out of Lord's final

Aug 16, 2007: Steve Harmison will not play for Durham against Hampshire in the Friends Provident final at Lord's on Saturday, after suffering from discomfort in his back

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Hampshire v Warwicks, Friends Provident Trophy, Southampton

Hampshire hold their nerve to book Lord's date

Jun 20, 2007: Hampshire overcame a sluggish start to book their place in the Friends Provident Trophy final with a battling 40-run victory over Warwickshire at Southampton

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Durham v Essex, Friends Provident Trophy, Riverside

Plunkett stays cool while all around fall

Jun 20, 2007: Low-scoring matches are often not short of drama, and that was certainly the case at Riverside where Durham scrambled into the Friends Provident Trophy final

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Warwickshire drop Bell for semi-final

Jun 18, 2007: Ian Bell will not feature in Warwickshire's Friends Provident Trophy semis even though England made him available

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County view

Ambitious Durham sensing Lord's

Jun 18, 2007: These are exciting times in the North East. Never mind Sam Allardyce's first-game return to the Reebok Stadium with Newcastle, Durham are in the middle of a season that could mark their coming-of-age as a major force

Andrew McGlashan

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Hampshire, Essex and Warwickshire win through to semi-finals

Jun 13, 2007: The final group-stage matches in the Friends Provident resulted in Durham, already confirmed as semi-finalists after winning on Sunday, finishing top of the North Conference to be at home to Essex while Hampshire secured home advantage against Warwickshir

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Durham on course for home semi

Jun 10, 2007: A round-up from the latest Friends Provident matches as semi-final places are chased

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Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Excellent Essex consign Surrey to first defeat

Jun 3, 2007: A round-up of the latest Friends Provident matches

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Durham v Worcestershire, FP Trophy, Chester-le-Street

Smith and Benkenstein lead rout

Jun 1, 2007: Will Smith's first limited overs century powered Durham to the top of the North Conference as they completed a 143-run demolition of Worcestershire

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Derbyshire v Yorkshire, Friends Provident, Derby

Sun sets on Derbyshire's challenge

Jun 1, 2007: Derbyshire's problems with the setting sun again caused a delay as they lost their floodlit Friends Provident Trophy match against Yorkshire at Derby by 39 runs

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ECB anger at offshore internationals

Scotland risk expulsion from domestic competition

May 29, 2007: There is increasing concern that Scotland might be thrown out of England's domestic one-day competition due to their staging "off-shore" tournaments which, the ECB say, "could dilute moneys coming into the game"

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Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Butcher calms Surrey's nerves

May 28, 2007: A round-up of the latest Friends Provident matches where Surrey and Nottinghamshire are among the sides to beat the weather

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Friends Provident Trophy

Ryder no-show for Ireland

May 28, 2007: Jesse Ryder, Ireland's overseas player from New Zealand, is unlikely to play for them again after failing to turn up for the washed out Friends Provident match against Surrey at The Oval

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Scotland win at Old Trafford

May 27, 2007: A round-up of the latest Friends Provident matches as Scotland pull off a shock against Lancashire in the only game to escape the rain

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Tournament Results
Durham v Hampshire at Lord's - Aug 18-19, 2007
Durham won by 125 runs
Durham v Essex at Chester-le-Street - Jun 20, 2007
Durham won by 3 wickets (with 186 balls remaining)
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Jun 20, 2007
Hampshire won by 40 runs
Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford - Jun 13, 2007
Essex won by 7 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)
Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton - Jun 13, 2007
Hampshire won by 3 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Ireland v Glamorgan at Belfast - Jun 13, 2007
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Kent v Gloucs at Tunbridge Wells - Jun 13, 2007
Gloucs won by 40 runs
Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester - Jun 13, 2007
Leics won by 9 wickets (with 35 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Jun 13, 2007
Sussex won by 9 runs
Notts v Lancashire at Nottingham - Jun 13, 2007
Notts won by 37 runs (D/L method)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Jun 13, 2007
Warwickshire won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Worcs v Scotland at Worcester - Jun 13, 2007
No result
Yorkshire v Northants at Leeds - Jun 13, 2007
Yorkshire won by 1 run (D/L method)
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