Twenty20 Cup round-up June 28, 2005

Harvey hits cracking hundred to take Yorkshire home

Cricinfo staff



Ian Harvey lofts a six on his way to 109 © Getty Images
Ian Harvey's crashing century took Yorkshire to victory against Derbyshire. Harvey took just 55 balls to post 109 - and his battering knock included nine fours and seven sixes. He has now made 563 runs in 11 Twenty20 games, with three hundreds and two fifties. Derbyshire made a healthy 195 for 8 after choosing to bat, with Jonathan Moss striking 83 from just 44 balls. But no other player made 30, and Tim Bresnan impressed with 3 for 26 from his four overs. Then came Harvey's response and he took them close before Andre Botha bowled him, with Yorkshire needing just 27 runs. Michael Lumb and Tim Bresnan finished matters off.

Gordon Muchall struck an unbeaten 64 to take Durham home in a thriller against Nottinghamshire. Gareth Breese took 4 for 21 at the death to restrict Nottinghamshire to 179, but the match went to the wire, with Muchall and Dale Benkenstein holding their nerve to take Durham to victory with three balls to spare. Nathan Astle also contributed a vital 64 at the top of the order to set up the win.



Surrey's Ali Brown celebrates catching Ed Smith © Getty Images
A fine allround performance from Rikki Clarke helped Surrey beat Middlesex in a rain-affected match at The Oval. Middlesex had reached 78 for 4 from 11 overs, in reply to Surrey's 180, before rain brought an early conclusion with the visitors behind on run-rate. Surrey had been in early trouble after Ali Brown chose to bat, when he was bowled by Melvyn Betts for 3. But a third-wicket stand of 50 between Jonathan Batty (39) and the topscorer Clarke (46) rescued Surrey. Irfan Pathan was the pick of Middlesex's bowlers, with 2 for 26 from his four overs. Clarke then went on to take three wickets for just 11 runs from three overs to peg Middlesex back.

Warwickshire managed just 6.1 overs against Gloucestershire, and they rattled up 44 for 1 before the rain came.

The match between Hampshire and Essex was abandoned without a ball being bowled.