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Kent v Essex, Friends Provident Trophy final, Lord's

Flower guides Essex to trophy triumph

Aug 16, 2008: For two sides possessing such hulking heavyweights as Graham Napier and Justin Kemp, the final of the Friends Provident Trophy appeared destined to offer big runs and lavish hundreds. And yet for all the power contained Essex's lineup, it was left to Gran

Will Luke at Lord's

Essex v Yorkshire, FP Trophy semi-final, Chelmsford

Napier blast sends Essex into final

Jul 5, 2008: There won't be a Lord's final send-off for Darren Gough. His former club Essex dumped Yorkshire out of the Friends Provident Trophy with an 87-run victory in the second semi-final at Chelmsford

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan at Chelmsford

Durham v Kent, FP Trophy semi-final, Chester-le-Street

Denly and van Jaarsveld power Kent to Lord's

Jul 4, 2008: Kent secured a place in their first Lord's final since 1997 when they knocked out defending Friends Provident champions Durham, by 83 runs, in the semi-final at Chester-le-Street

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Kent v Somerset, FP Trophy quarter-final, Beckenham

Dexter steers Kent into semi-finals

Jun 5, 2008: Kent booked themselves a trip to Durham in the FP Trophy semi-finals with a 37-run victory over Somerset at Beckenham

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Leicestershire v Essex, FP Trophy quarter-final, Grace Road

Bopara into record books with double ton

Jun 4, 2008: Young English talent overcame imported South Africans as Ravi Bopara etched his name in the record books at Grace Road, with a breathtaking 201 off 138 balls, to guide Essex into the Friends Provident semi-finals

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Gloucestershire v Yorkshire, FP Trophy quarter-final, Bristol

Yorkshire keep Gough's dream alive

Jun 4, 2008: Darren Gough's dream of finishing his career with a Lord's final appearance lives on after Yorkshire overcame Gloucestershire at Bristol

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

Patel heroics can't deny Durham

Jun 4, 2008: Samit Patel scored a brilliant 114 and took three wickets, but Durham squeaked home by one wicket against Nottinghamshire

John Ward at Chester-le-Street

Friends Provident Trophy

Nerves will be tested in knock-out stage

Jun 3, 2008: The Friends Provident Trophy has reached the quarter-final stage with all four matches being played on Wednesday. Cricinfo takes a look at the four games and how the sides match up

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County Awards - May

Prior makes his case

Jun 2, 2008: As the season begins to take shape, Cricinfo hands out monthly awards for May to those who have impressed with bat and ball

Andrew McGlashan

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Rain has the final say

May 28, 2008: A round-up from the last round of group matches in the Friends Provident Trophy

Cricinfo staff

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Friends Provident Trophy

Rain saves Lancashire from rout

May 28, 2008: Rain robbed Yorkshire of a likely victory over Lancashire in their FP Trophy match, and consequently top place in the group

John Ward at Headingley

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Notts scrape to victory over Ireland

May 26, 2008: A round-up from the latest Friends Provident Trophy matches

Cricinfo staff

Yorkshire v Scotland, Friends Provident Trophy

McGrath repels Scots invaders

May 26, 2008: It is 130 years since Scotland first played in Yorkshire and, finding the White Rose distinctly less hospitable than the Red, have yet to win a match there

John Ward at Headingley

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Notts scrape to victory over Ireland

May 26, 2008: A round-up from the latest Friends Provident Trophy matches

Cricinfo staff

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Spearman, Hardinges and Lewis star in thriller

May 25, 2008: A round-up from the latest Friends Provident Trophy matches

Cricinfo staff and John Ward

Derbyshire v Lancashire, Friends Provident Trophy, Derby

Stubbings and Rogers too much for Lancashire

May 22, 2008: Steve Stubbings and Chris Rogers shared an emphatic opening stand of 150 which gave Derbyshire the advantage and a momentum which did not let up throughout their 100-run defeat of Lancashire

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Spongers or smart operators?

May 21, 2008: Leicestershire's avowed strategy is to build a core group of senior overseas pros as mentors for young English talent

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

County news

Ireland hit by penalty points

May 20, 2008: Anthony Ireland, the former Zimbabwe quick bowler who is now at Gloucestershire, has been handed three penalty points under the ECB's discipline code

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

Harmison and Thorp squeeze Lancashire

May 18, 2008: Durham scraped home by six runs against Lancashire in an exciting match in the FP Trophy at the Riverside Ground

John Ward at Chester-le-Street

Friends Provident Trophy round-up

Gallian century gets Essex home

May 18, 2008: A round-up from the latest Friends Provident Trophy matches

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Tournament Results
Kent v Essex at Lord's - Aug 16, 2008
Essex won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford - Jul 5, 2008
Essex won by 87 runs
Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street - Jul 4, 2008
Kent won by 83 runs
Kent v Somerset at Beckenham - Jun 4-5, 2008
Kent won by 37 runs
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Jun 4, 2008
Durham won by 1 wicket (with 6 balls remaining)
Gloucs v Yorkshire at Bristol - Jun 4, 2008
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Jun 4, 2008
Essex won by 118 runs
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