result
Final (N), Birmingham, Aug 17 2013, Friends Life t20
(18/18 ov)194/2
(13.3/18 ov, target 195)92
Northants won by 102 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
David Willey
Northamptonshire

This is Northamptonshire's first trophy since 1992. Everyone will be absolutely delighted for them, a small club with no money, they have turned themselves around with sheer bloody hard work and have won the Friends Life t20. Champagne all around and I might just raise a glass to them myself. Thanks for your company today, see you soon...



What an end, what a story and Northants have won by 102 runs what a hammering that is and is a fitting result for Northamptonshire who have stormed this competition from absolutely nowhere. Three wins from 27 T20 matches coming into this season, they found a formula and carried it through all the way to tonight. The final was absolutely brilliant. A fabulous brutal display with the bat and followed it up in some style with a hat-trick by David Willey to close out the win. He'll be the Man of the Match for 60 from 27 balls and 4 for 9, including that hat-trick.



13.3
W
Willey to Tremlett, OUT

full just outside off, dabbed at, edged and oh my goodness caught behind!!! Willey has a hat-trick, the match is finished with three in three and Northants have won the cup! What a catch that was by Murphy, diving away to his right hand side, claimed it inches from the turf, what a take and Willey has only the second hat-trick in a T20 final, after Ryan McLaren for Kent in 2007

Chris Tremlett c †Murphy b Willey 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Can the Man of the Match finish it in perfect fashion...

13.2
W
Willey to Lewis, OUT

two in two! Lewis trying to play over the off side and gets it all wrong, just chips a catch to cover, a catch he could have taken in his sleep and Willey is on a hat-trick!

Jon Lewis c Middlebrook b Willey 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
13.1
W
Willey to Ansari, OUT

full length wide of off stump, swung hard and here's another for Willey, caught at deep cover totally mistimed and the fielder comes in a few yards to take a simple catch, a second strike for Willey and he has enjoyed a dream evening

Zafar Ansari c Crook b Willey 6 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75

Willey is back, can he finish the job...

end of over 134 runs • 1 wicket
Surr: 92/7CRR: 7.07 • RRR: 20.60 • Need 103 runs from 30b
Jon Lewis0 (1)
Zafar Ansari6 (7)
Steven Crook3-0-26-2
Azharullah3-0-30-1
12.6
Crook to Lewis, no run

length ball, Lewis stands in the crease and tries to push into the covers, misses and it bounces through to Murphy

Gary Wilson had developed a cult following having fielded in front of the Hollies Stand for much of the day, now he's out, the fans are off!

12.5
W
Crook to Wilson, OUT

another slower ball, 66mph, swung across the line, misses and is cleaned up. A nice delivery and Wilson was miles away from it, Surrey sliding now

Gary Wilson b Crook 14 (14m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 127.27
12.4
1lb
Crook to Ansari, 1 leg bye

slower ball again, 70mph, goes to swing it over the leg side, misses, they take a leg bye to midwicket

12.3
2
Crook to Ansari, 2 runs

full just outside off, dabbed down fine of third man for two

12.2
1
Crook to Wilson, 1 run

full and straight, swung at, it takes takes an inside edge onto pad and into the off side for one

12.1
Crook to Wilson, no run

slower ball just outside off, nicely bowled, deceives the batsman outside off stump

Richard: "Not even Chris Gayle could save Surrey now." It needs a touch more divine intervention than that. Crook is back on...

end of over 126 runs
Surr: 88/6CRR: 7.33 • RRR: 17.83 • Need 107 runs from 36b
Gary Wilson13 (8)
Zafar Ansari4 (5)
Azharullah3-0-30-1
James Middlebrook3-0-19-1
11.6
1
Azharullah to Wilson, 1 run

yorker-length just outside off, carved down to third man

11.5
Azharullah to Wilson, no run

slower ball that drifts past leg stump with Wilson advancing and trying to swing to leg

11.4
4
Azharullah to Wilson, FOUR runs

just back in length outside off stump, cut hard and gets it over the point fielder to wide third man

11.3
Azharullah to Wilson, no run

swung and missed outside off stump

11.2
1
Azharullah to Ansari, 1 run

slapped hard from a touch fuller length down to long-off

11.1
Azharullah to Ansari, no run

sliding across the off stump, goes to back cut and misses

Azharullah again...

end of over 1110 runs • 1 wicket
Surr: 82/6CRR: 7.45 • RRR: 16.14 • Need 113 runs from 42b
Gary Wilson8 (4)
Zafar Ansari3 (3)
James Middlebrook3-0-19-1
Lee Daggett2-0-5-1
10.6
6
JD Middlebrook to Wilson, SIX runs

slog sweep and finds the square leg rope, good strike

10.5
1
JD Middlebrook to Ansari, 1 run

swung at outside off stump, thick edge to the 45

10.4
2
JD Middlebrook to Ansari, 2 runs

touch straighter, flicked through midwicket

10.3
JD Middlebrook to Ansari, no run

back and goes to cut, misses

10.2
1
JD Middlebrook to Wilson, 1 run

length ball, down the track and chipped over midwicket

10.1
W
JD Middlebrook to Solanki, OUT

down the track, swung into the night sky and taken at long-on no where near enough contact on the stroke, that was never clearing the fielder

Vikram Solanki c Duckett b Middlebrook 12 (21m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80