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County cricket awards 2013

The roller's return and other disappointments

Oct 3, 2013: In part two of ESPNcricinfo's awards for the 2013 county season, George Dobell looks at some alternative categories

George Dobell

County cricket awards 2013

Durham locals produce stellar year

Oct 3, 2013: In part one of ESPNcricinfo's awards for the 2013 county season, George Dobell hails Durham's local influence

George Dobell

Leicestershire v Unicorns, YB40 Group C, Grace Road

Leicestershire fold after Lineker ton

Aug 18, 2013: Matt Lineker hit his second century in six days as Unicorns ended their Yorkshire Bank 40 season on a high with a 42-run victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road

Northamptonshire v Surrey, FLt20 final, Edgbaston

From rock-bottom to champions

Aug 18, 2013: After a year described as "embarrassing" by their captain, Alex Wakely, the Northamptonshire team came together at the end of 2012 and decided things must change

George Dobell

Northamptonshire v Surrey, Flt20 final, Edgbaston

Willey seals Northants' first trophy since 1992

Aug 17, 2013: Northamptonshire claimed their first major trophy since 1992 by winning the Friends Life t20 with a thumping defeat of Surrey in the final at Edgbaston.

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Hampshire v Surrey, Flt20 semi-final, Edgbaston

Mascarenhas admits batting failures

Aug 17, 2013: Hampshire captain Dimitri Mascarenhas admitted his side "just didn't turn up" after they were beaten by Surrey in the semi-final of the Friends Life t20 at Edgbaston

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Northamptonshire v Essex, Flt20 semi-final, Edgbaston

Crook, the 'Northants Botham', brushes Essex aside

Aug 17, 2013: Steven Crook was hailed as the "Northants Botham" after his all-round contribution helped Northamptonshire in to the final of the Friends Life t20 for the first time.

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Friends Life t20

Flt20 Finals Day: The Contenders

Aug 16, 2013: ESPNcricinfo profiles the four teams at Friends Life t20 Finals Day

Alex Winter

Friends Life t20

Mascarenhas hopeful in swansong of sorts

Aug 15, 2013:

Ivo Tennant

Friends Life t20

Azharullah brings romance to Finals Day

Aug 15, 2013: Having thrown in his lot for a career in county cricket, Azharullah can complete the fairytale by helping unfancied Northants to glory

Jon Culley

County news

Surrey critical of Batty's ban

Aug 12, 2013: Surrey have criticised the ECB's decision to ban their captain, Gareth Batty, for two games following his altercation with Somerset's Peter Trego during the Friend Life t20 quarter-final at The Oval

George Dobell

County news

Suspended Batty to miss FLt20 Finals Day

Aug 9, 2013: Gareth Batty will miss the Friends Life t20 Finals Day after being handed a two-match suspension following the on-pitch spat with Peter Trego during Surrey's quarter-final against Somerset at The Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire v Essex, FLT20 quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Ten Doeschate, Tait stun Notts

Aug 8, 2013: Nottinghamshire suffered a third consecutive quarter-final defeat after Shaun Tait stole the spotlight from Ryan ten Doeschate with a stunning hat-trick

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Hampshire v Lancashire. FLt20 quarter-final, Ageas Bowl

Carberry ton proves just enough

Aug 7, 2013: Michael Carberry blazed and blasted Lancashire for his first Twenty20 century but the tenacious Red Rose refused to be bullied and gave Hampshire the shock of their live

Alex Winter at the Ageas Bowl

Nottinghamshire v Essex, FLt20 Quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Twenty20 hitting in Hales' blood

Aug 7, 2013: First-class cricket has been a struggle for Alex Hales this season, but in Twenty20 he remains a highly dangerous player looking to make a global name for himself

Jon Culley

Northamptonshire v Durham, Flt20 quarter-final. Northampton

White aids Northants resurgence

Aug 6, 2013: Had anyone suggested before the start of this season that Northamptonshire would qualify for Finals Day, you have been forgiven for suggesting they lie in a darkened room swathed in wet towels.

George Dobell at Wantage Road

Surrey v Somerset, FLt20 Quarter-final, The Oval

Solanki, Davies steer Surrey to Finals Day

Aug 6, 2013: Surrey became the first side to make it to Finals Day and reached the last four for the first time since 2006 as they defeated Somerset at The Oval.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at The Oval

Northamptonshire v Durham, Flt20 quarter-final. Northampton

Kamikaze Stokes catching the eye

Aug 6, 2013: Blessed with an ability to swing the bat liberally and be equally care-free in the field, Ben Stokes is a bright spark for Durham who is catching the eye of England's hierarchy

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Surrey v Somerset, FLt20 Quarter-final, The Oval

Ageless Mahmood still going strong

Aug 6, 2013: Azhar Mahmood is in the twlight of his career but still plays with the zest of youth as he travels the world for Twenty20

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Friends Life t20

Full houses and full pints at Twenty20

Aug 5, 2013: The signs from this season is that Friday night Twenty20 is the way forward, and from next summer that will be norm, but it does provide a new set of challenges

Tim Wigmore
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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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