Friends Provident Trophy 2008

Winner - Essex

Kent v Essex, Friends Provident Trophy final, Lord's

Flower guides Essex to trophy triumph

For two sides possessing such hulking heavyweights as Graham Napier and Justin Kemp, the final of the Friends Provident Trophy appeared destined to offer big runs and lavish hundreds. And yet for all the power contained Essex's lineup, it was left to Gran

Essex v Yorkshire, FP Trophy semi-final, Chelmsford

Napier blast sends Essex into final

There won't be a Lord's final send-off for Darren Gough. His former club Essex dumped Yorkshire out of the Friends Provident Trophy with an 87-run victory in the second semi-final at Chelmsford

Durham v Kent, FP Trophy semi-final, Chester-le-Street

Denly and van Jaarsveld power Kent to Lord's

Kent secured a place in their first Lord's final since 1997 when they knocked out defending Friends Provident champions Durham, by 83 runs, in the semi-final at Chester-le-Street

Points Table

Midlands Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Leics 8 5 2 0 1 11 +0.692
Notts 8 4 2 0 2 10 +0.017
Northants 8 4 2 0 2 10 +0.566
Warwickshire 8 2 4 0 2 6 -0.142
Ireland 8 1 6 0 1 3 -0.862

North Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Durham 8 5 3 0 0 10 +0.432
Yorkshire 8 4 2 0 2 10 +0.544
Derbyshire 8 3 2 0 3 9 -0.141
Lancashire 8 3 3 0 2 8 +0.243
Scotland 8 1 6 0 1 3 -1.090

South East Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Kent 8 5 2 0 1 11 +0.674
Essex 8 4 3 0 1 9 +0.310
Middlesex 8 3 3 0 2 8 +0.064
Surrey 8 3 4 0 1 7 -0.627
Sussex 8 1 4 0 3 5 -0.534

South/West Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Gloucs 8 4 1 0 3 11 +0.705
Somerset 8 3 2 0 3 9 +0.307
Worcs 8 3 3 0 2 8 -0.121
Hampshire 8 3 4 0 1 7 -0.431
Glamorgan 8 1 4 0 3 5 -0.219

Statistics

Friends Provident Trophy, 2008 (in England/Ireland/Scotland List A)

Champagne flies as Mark Pettini lifts the FP Trophy at Lord's
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Ryan ten Doeschate helped complete Essex's chase with 30
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James Foster brings out the paddle-sweep
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Grant Flower hits the winning runs off Azhar Mahmood
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Essex celebrate with the Friends Provident Trophy
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Grant Flower made a match-winning 70 for Essex
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Tournament Results
Kent v Essex at Lord's - Aug 16, 2008
Essex won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford - Jul 5, 2008
Essex won by 87 runs
Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street - Jul 4, 2008
Kent won by 83 runs
Kent v Somerset at Beckenham - Jun 4-5, 2008
Kent won by 37 runs
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Jun 4, 2008
Durham won by 1 wicket (with 6 balls remaining)
Gloucs v Yorkshire at Bristol - Jun 4, 2008
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Jun 4, 2008
Essex won by 118 runs
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