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Horton handed two game ban

Sep 5, 2014: Paul Horton almost led Lancashire to their first Twenty20 title this summer but will sit out the first two matches of their campaign next season after being suspended for dissent.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Woakes denies Flintoff as Birmingham win Blast

Aug 23, 2014: Chris Woakes kept his nerve bowling to Andrew Flintoff and denied Lancashire the 14 runs they needed off the final over as Birmingham won their maiden T20 title

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 final, Edgbaston

Flintoff almost relives the glory

Aug 23, 2014: Freddie Flintoff will always be a cricketing hero. As close as he came to conjuring up the NatWest Blast title for Lancashire, he was just a hero no longer in his time

Jarrod Kimber

Hampshire v Lancashire, 2nd NatWest T20 SF, Edgbaston

Lancashire dominate meeting of T20 experts

Aug 23, 2014: No counties have better records in T20 since its inception in 2003 than Hampshire and Lancashire. But it was Lancashire who dominated this semi-final to set up a clash with Birmingham in the final.

David Hopps at Edgbaston

NatWest T20 Blast

Pietersen flops on first big day of summer

Aug 23, 2014: On his first big day of the summer, Kevin Pietersen's failure was greeted with glee by the fans who once cherished him

Jarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Surrey, 1st NatWest T20 semi-final, Edgbaston

Javid sees Bears into NatWest Blast final

Aug 23, 2014: T20 cricket is generally regarded as a batsman's game, but it was an unheralded spinner, Ateeq Javid, who supplied one of the crucial contributions to help Warwickshire into the final of the NatWest Blast

George Dobell at Edgbaston

NatWest T20 Blast

Bears leave Trott out of Finals Day squad

Aug 22, 2014: Warwickshire welcome back Ian Bell and Chris Woakes for NatWest Blast T20 Finals Day, but there is no place in their 15-man squad for Jonathan Trott.

George Dobell

NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day

Surrey leaning on Roy for glory

Aug 22, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the four teams at NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day

Alex Winter

NatWest T20 Blast

Captaincy helps Vince stand tall

Aug 21, 2014: When you take over the captaincy of a side with an outstanding T20 pedigree it can come with significant pressure, but James Vince has taken to the role with aplomb in a season where his England credentials have risen

Alan Gardner

NatWest T20 Blast

From beach to Blast for Pietersen

Aug 20, 2014: To seek to exist as a T20 specialist is the most precarious of occupations. Cricket is not like the movies where Harrison Ford can still get the girl even though he is in his 70s

David Hopps

Notts v Hampshire, NatWest T20 quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Vince leads Hamphire to fifth straight Finals Day

Aug 3, 2014: Hampshire became the first county side to qualify for five successive T20 Finals Days following a five-wicket victory in the quarter-final of the NatWest Blast over Nottinghamshire.

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

NatWest T20 Blast

Hampshire to face Lancashire in semi-final

Aug 3, 2014: Hampshire's reward for a thrilling run chase at Trent Bridge is a semi-final against Lancashire on NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Warwickshire, T20 Blast Q-F, Chelmsford

Chopra and Clarke end Warwickshire's wait

Aug 2, 2014: Varun Chopra's superb form dragged Warwickshire into the knockout stage of the NatWest T20 Blast and he found his touch again

Alex Winter at Chelmsford

Lancashire v Glamorgan, T20 Blast Q-F, Old Trafford

Clark's triple-wicket maiden inspires Lancashire

Aug 2, 2014: Lancashire secured a place at Finals Day in circumstances which rivalled the county's glory years of the 1970s

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Surrey v Worcestershire, T20 Blast quarter-final, The Oval

Surrey prevail after Roy's early blitz

Aug 2, 2014: For the sixth time in 12 seasons, Surrey have made their way to Finals Day, this time at the expense of Worcestershire

Vithushan Ehantharajah at The Oval

Lancashire v Glamorgan, NatWest Blast Q-F, Old Trafford

Bowl-out threat looms in Old Trafford quarter-final

Aug 1, 2014: What did Steven Cheetham do on July 29, 2009 which Mark Chilton, Stephen Parry and VVS Laxman could not quite manage?

Paul Edwards

NatWest T20 Blast

Warwickshire rewarded with Essex quarter-final

Jul 26, 2014: After a dramatic final round of the NatWest T20 Blast, the draw for the quarter-finals featured six sides never to have won the competition

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Sussex, NatWest T20, Chelmsford

Wright makes record 153 in huge chase

Jul 25, 2014: Luke Wright produced an incredible innings as he smashed an unbeaten 153 from 66 balls to lead Sussex to a seven-wicket triumph over a shell-shocked Essex side at Chelmsford.

Press Association

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest T20, Headingley

Hales, Taylor dump Yorkshire out

Jul 25, 2014: On a hot Friday evening suitable for a Meatloaf lyric or a William Faulkner novel the hopes of fervid home supporters at Headingley were dashed when Yorkshire lost to Nottinghamshire by six wickets

Paul Edwards at Headingley

Worcestershire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20, New Road

Whiteley earns Worcs trip to Surrey

Jul 25, 2014: Ross Whiteley hammered an unbeaten 84 against his former county to help Worcestershire secure a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final place by beating Derbyshire by 28 runs at New Road.

Press Association
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Tournament Results
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Aug 23, 2014
Warwickshire won by 4 runs
Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Aug 23, 2014
Lancashire won by 41 runs (D/L method)
Surrey v Warwickshire at Birmingham - Aug 23, 2014
Warwickshire won by 16 runs
Notts v Hampshire at Nottingham - Aug 3, 2014
Hampshire won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Aug 2, 2014
Warwickshire won by 19 runs
Surrey v Worcs at The Oval - Aug 2, 2014
Surrey won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester - Aug 1-2, 2014
Lancashire won by 1 run
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