Twenty20 Cup round-up June 29, 2006

Surrey and Glamorgan maintain winning starts

Cricinfo staff


James Franklin and David Hemp celebrate Glamorgan's victory at Edgbaston © Getty Images
Surrey maintained their 100% record with a thumping defeat of Kent at The Oval in one of the most one-sided match in the competition's history. James Benning led Surrey's charge with 88 and Mark Ramprakash chipped in with 58 as they posted a daunting 198 for 6. Kent started well, reaching 40 for 0 before collapsing to 91 in 11.4 overs as Nayan Doshi and Ian Salisbury shared five wickets in less than four overs.

While England were in freefall, Darren Gough, who many think should still be in the side, helped Essex to a resounding 87-run win over Sussex at Chelmsford. Set a target of 197, Sussex were on the ropes from the first over when Gough took two wickets with successive balls, and Andy Bichel (4 for 23) ensured that there would be no fightback, although Sussex's tail at least saw them to three figures.


Glamorgan were another side to maintain a winning start with a six-wicket win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Glamorgan had seemed to be slipping to defeat when they slid to 15 for 3 chasing the home side's 170 for 9, but then David Hemp (60*) and James Franklin (69*) saw them home with ten balls in hand in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 106.


Durham subsided to their second defeat in as many days as they never challenged Nottinghamshire's 175 for 7 at Trent Bridge, going down to a 52-run loss.