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C&G Trophy round-up

Moran's five knock over Northants

Cricinfo staff

May 21, 2006

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Heavy rain across Britain washed out the majority of Sunday's round of C&G Trophy matches. By 13.00GMT, matches at Bristol, Worcester and Trent Bridge had been abandoned.

There was little luck at Headingley between Yorkshire and Warwickshire either, with just 15 soggy minutes' play possible.

Somerset's match against Hampshire at Taunton finally got underway in the afternoon, with the home side choosing to field. However, after Andy Caddick removed both openers, the rain returned shortly before 5.00pm to ruin any further play, as both sides took a point each.

Play did get underway at Edinburgh, of all places, as Ian Moran took five wickets in Scotland's surprise 52-run win over Northamptonshire. Choosing to field first in a match reduced to 36 overs per side, Northamptonshire struck early with Lance Klusener removing Ian Stanger for 9. Cory Richards and Ryan Watson led the fightback however, notching up a vital second-wicket stand of 72. Richards (73) was particularly savage, clobbering 13 fours while Watson launched two huge sixes as Scotland reached the competitive total of 202 for 6. Northamptonshire began their reply disastrously when Robert White was run out for nought, soon followed by Usman Afzaal. The visitors slipped to 54 for 5 before Chris Rogers (40) briefly rallied. And, at 132 for 5 Northamptonshire will still handily placed until they collapsed spectacularly to 150 all out, with Moran snaffling 5 for 28 to hand Scotland an excellent and comprehensive win.

Sri Lanka's match against Sussex at Hove was also washed out at noon, without a ball being bowled on the final day.

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