|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Points table for matches completed by 18 Jun 2012
Points by match: Midlands/Wales/West Group
|13 Jun 2012||Somerset||2||Warwickshire||0||Table | Match|
|14 Jun 2012||Gloucs||1||Somerset||1||Table | Match|
|15 Jun 2012||Warwickshire||1||Worcs||1||Table | Match|
|17 Jun 2012||Somerset||2||Northants||0||Table | Match|
Points by match: North Group
|12 Jun 2012||Notts||2||Leics||0||Table | Match|
|14 Jun 2012||Derbyshire||2||Lancashire||0||Table | Match|
|15 Jun 2012||Lancashire||2||Leics||0||Table | Match|
|17 Jun 2012||Notts||2||Durham||0||Table | Match|
|18 Jun 2012||Yorkshire||2||Derbyshire||0||Table | Match|
Points by match: South Group
|12 Jun 2012||Kent||1||Sussex||1||Table | Match|
|13 Jun 2012||Surrey||2||Essex||0||Table | Match|
|14 Jun 2012||Sussex||1||Hampshire||1||Table | Match|
|17 Jun 2012||Kent||2||Surrey||0||Table | Match|
|18 Jun 2012||Middlesex||2||Hampshire||0||Table | Match|
21.10 Points System in Friends Life t20 Group Stage
21.10.1 Each team will play all other teams in its group home and away. Two points will be awarded for a Win, one point for a Tie or No Result and no points for a Loss.
The 18 Counties will play this stage of the Competition in 3 groups of 6 teams as detailed below. Each County will play all the other teams in its group home and away. The top two teams from each group and the two best third placed teams will qualify for the Quarter-finals. The Quarter-final draw will be a free draw save that the top team from each group and the best second placed team will receive home draws.
North: Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire, Leicestershire , Nottinghamshire Yorkshire.
Midlands/Wales/West: Glamorgan, Gloucestershire,Northamptonshire, Somerset, Warwickshire Worcestershire.
South: Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex.
21.10.3 The top two teams from each group and the two best third placed teams will qualify for the Quarter-finals. The top team from each group and the best second placed team will receive home draws in the Quarter-finals.
21.10.4 The tie-breakers for teams finishing on equal points will be:
21.10.5 Net Run Rate
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of the net run rate of both teams shall be based on the full quota of overs to which the batting team would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations.
Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.
21.11 The draw for the semi-finals will be a free draw.
Also, the closest ODI team match-ups, most catches in a T20, and expensive Test debut five-fors
As West Indies play their 500th Test, here's an interactive journey through their Test history
ESPNcricinfo spoke to Ravi Shastri, India's new team director, after the conclusion of the tour of England, where MS Dhoni's team lost the Tests, won the ODIs and then lost the only Twenty20 international
Following the bowling ban on Saeed Ajmal, ESPNcricinfo picks five bowlers Pakistan may replace him with for the time being
It's one way to explain India's turnaround in the 50-over games in England
Teams need to start strategising now for next year's event by picking the right men for various roles. England need to get on it sooner than most
To formally instruct Yorkshire that the club captain should have no part in the trophy presentation, leaving him fearful even to chat to the media about the season that meant so much to him, felt like an overreaction
The planned reorganisation of their domestic structure should help the region recapture some of the glory it enjoyed in the past