Twenty20 Cup round-up June 25, 2007

Middlesex off the mark amid the storms

Cricinfo staff



Chad Keegan barks a last-over appeal during Middlesex's win at Southgate © Getty Images

South Division

The longest match of the night was still only 12 overs a side at a damp Southgate but that was enough for Middlesex to recorded their first win with a five-run defeat of Hampshire. A score of 73 for 7, in which only Ed Smith made double figures, seemed inadequate, but Hampshire struggled against the spinners. They needed 20 off the last two overs but Jamie Dalrymple conceded five and then Chad Keegan held his nerve to bowl a tight final over. Even though James Bruce smashed a six from the last ball, it was too late.

Midlands-West-Wales Division

Gloucestershire cruised to a nine-wicket win with eight balls to spare over at Bristol in a match reduced to 10 overs a side. Graeme Hick's 32 led the way after Worcestershire were stuck in, and chasing 102, Gloucestershire were always ahead of the asking rate thanks to Alex Gidman's 15-ball 34. Worcestershire hardly helped their cause with ten wides and two no-balls.

North Division

The division suffered a complete washout after storms lashed the north of the country. Worst hit was Headingley where Yorkshire's match with Lancashire, a 20,000 sell-out, was abandoned early in the day. So bad was the weather that houses in Leeds had to be evacuated because of flooding. It was a similar story at Trent Bridge, where a waterlogged pitch prevented even the very thought of play between Nottinghamshire and their visitors Leicestershire. "It's a real shame that we can't put a game on but there was simply no chance of play with the conditions as they are," lamented Derek Brewer, the colunty's chief executive. There was also no play in the game between Derbyshire and Durham.

Midlands/West/Wales Division
Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Warwickshire 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.250 334/40.0 324/40.0
Northamptonshire 2 1 0 0 1 3 +3.429 92/7.0 68/7.0
Gloucestershire 2 1 0 0 1 3 +1.785 103/8.4 101/10.0
Glamorgan 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.150 170/20.0 173/20.0
Worcestershire 2 0 1 0 1 1 -1.785 101/10.0 103/8.4
Somerset 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.148 222/27.0 253/27.0

North Division
Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Nottinghamshire 3 2 0 0 1 5 +0.577 316/37.5 311/40.0
Leicestershire 2 1 0 0 1 3 +0.812 154/16.0 141/16.0
Lancashire 3 1 1 0 1 3 -0.025 315/39.3 316/39.3
Durham 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.345 149/20.0 152/19.3
Derbyshire 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.727 148/20.0 149/18.2
Yorkshire 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.812 141/16.0 154/16.0

South Division
Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Surrey 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.794 243/28.1 235/30.0
Kent 2 1 0 1 0 3 +0.120 202/25.0 199/25.0
Middlesex 3 1 1 0 1 3 -0.157 236/32.0 236/31.2
Essex 2 1 1 0 0 2 +1.229 217/22.1 214/25.0
Hampshire 3 0 2 1 0 1 -0.395 293/42.0 301/40.5
Sussex 2 0 1 0 1 1 -1.711 165/20.0 171/17.1