Twenty20 Cup round-up May 27, 2009

Surrey hold on to win thriller

Cricinfo staff

South Division

Surrey held on for a thrilling one-run win against Hampshire in a low-scoring game at The Oval when Hamza Riazuddin couldn't quite manage the 14 needed off the last over. He did his best against Jade Dernbach, taking boundaries off the first and fifth balls but James Benning made a sliding stop on the rope off the final delivery to keep him to two. Chris Schofield also played a key role with the vital wicket of Chris Benham for 39 and two direct-hit run outs to remove Jimmy Adams and Nic Pothas. The batsmen struggled throughout a dull, grey evening and Stewart Walters top-scored for Surrey with 30 off 22 balls.

For a full report of Middlesex against Kent in the first match using the permanent floodlights at Lord's click here.

South Division
Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Surrey 3 2 1 0 0 4 +0.617 474/60.0 437/60.0
Kent 2 1 0 0 1 3 +3.100 191/20.0 129/20.0
Hampshire 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.767 261/36.1 258/40.0
Sussex 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.370 317/40.0 300/36.1
Essex 1 0 0 0 1 1 0/0.0 0/0.0
Middlesex 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2.975 258/40.0 377/40.0

Mid/West/Wales Division

Zander de Bruyn continued his fine form with 72 off 44 balls to help Somerset to a five-wicket win against Warwickshire at Taunton. de Bruyn's innings meant the home side could chase down a challenging 188 with two balls to spare as Justin Langer guided them across the line with 29 off 21 balls. Warwickshire's innings went through peaks and troughs as the early impetus came from Jonathan Trott and James Troughton (50) who added 80 for the second wicket. Then four wickets fell for 14, including two in two balls for young legspinner Max Waller, with Craig Kieswetter producing a sharp stumping to remove Troughton. Captain Ian Westwood (49 off 34 balls) got the innings back on track with Ant Botha, but on a high-scoring round it wasn't enough.

Ryan Watkins claimed career-best figures of 5 for 16 as Glamorgan registered a 39-run victory against Gloucestershire at Cardiff. The visitors had started brightly chasing 167, but when Will Porterfield fell to Garnett Kruger the innings quickly folded. Watkins did most of the damage taking the next four wickets to fall - all key Gloucestershire batsmen - including Craig Spearman and Chris Taylor in consecutive balls. Glamorgan had earlier been given a flying start by Mark Cosgrove's 39-ball 52 as he and Jamie Dalrymple added 86 for the first wicket and although the middle order was pegged back the total was more than enough.

Midlands/Wales/West Division
Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Somerset 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.164 303/39.4 299/40.0
Worcestershire 1 1 0 0 0 2 +1.150 145/20.0 122/20.0
Glamorgan 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.950 278/40.0 240/40.0
Northamptonshire 1 1 0 0 0 2 +0.850 176/20.0 159/20.0
Warwickshire 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.577 346/40.0 366/39.4
Gloucestershire 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.550 249/40.0 311/40.0