Twenty20 Cup 2008

Winner - Middlesex

The month of Mendis

Plus, two old Sri Lankan foxes still going strong, an umpiring howler, and KP's English identity - all in our round-up of the on-field performance highlights from July

July 26

Twenty20 Finals Day, The Rose Bowl

Match home for Twenty20 Finals Day at The Rose Bowl

Kent v Middlesex, Twenty20 Final, The Rose Bowl

Champions League didn't distract us - Joyce

Ed Joyce paid testament to Middlesex's fearlessness after leading them to their first title in 15 long years, beating Kent in the final of the 2008 Twenty20 Cup

Points Table

Midlands/West/Wales Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Warwickshire 10 6 1 1 2 15 +0.694
Northants 10 6 3 0 1 13 +0.431
Glamorgan 10 3 3 0 4 10 -0.176
Somerset 10 3 4 0 3 9 +0.313
Worcs 10 3 6 0 1 7 -0.488
Gloucs 10 1 5 1 3 6 -0.931

North Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Durham 10 6 1 1 2 15 +0.984
Lancashire 10 6 3 0 1 13 +0.921
Yorkshire 10 5 3 1 1 10 -0.312
Notts 10 4 5 0 1 9 +0.027
Derbyshire 10 3 7 0 0 6 -0.421
Leics 10 2 7 0 1 5 -0.893

South Division

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Middlesex 10 8 2 0 0 16 +0.732
Essex 10 6 3 1 0 13 +0.937
Kent 10 6 4 0 0 12 +0.640
Hampshire 10 5 4 1 0 11 -0.505
Sussex 10 2 8 0 0 4 -0.876
Surrey 10 2 8 0 0 4 -0.905

Quote Unquote

Robert Key says the players aren't heading for the Twenty20 gold rush just as yet

Shaun Udal lifts the sliverware
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Middlesex celebrate as Justin Kemp is run out off the last ball
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A triumphant Owais Shah with the trophy
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Owais Shah is poised to send the ball into orbit
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A jubilant Murali Kartik holds aloft the Twenty20 Cup
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Ben Scott tries in vain to stop an overthrow
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Tournament Results
Kent v Middlesex at Southampton - Jul 26, 2008
Middlesex won by 3 runs
Durham v Middlesex at Southampton - Jul 26, 2008
Middlesex won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Essex v Kent at Southampton - Jul 26, 2008
Kent won by 14 runs
Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street - Jul 22, 2008
Durham won by 44 runs
Warwickshire v Kent at Birmingham - Jul 9-10, 2008
Kent won by 42 runs
More results »