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June 28, 2007
James Foster's brilliant 54 from 34 balls powered Essex to a tense three-wicket win over Surrey at Chelmsford, bumping them up to second in the South Division table. Chasing 175, Essex were reduced to 76 for 4 before Foster's rollicking innings. He received excellent support from Tim Phillips before Chris Schofield had him caught behind. With 51 runs still needed, it was Adam Hollioake - playing against his old county - who heaved them over the line with a typically audacious 21 from 12 balls, condemning Surrey to their first Twenty20 defeat of the season.
Northamptonshire's match against Glamorgan at Cardiff was abandoned due to rain.
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