Final, London, Sep 7 1997, National Westminster Bank Trophy
(26.3/60 ov)171/1
Essex won by 9 wickets (with 201 balls remaining)
player of the match
Birmingham Bears INNINGS (60 overs maximum)
Nick Knight lbw b Cowan02-000.00
Neil Smith (c)c SG Law b Cowan519-1026.32
David Hemp run out (Hussain)2167-3031.34
Dominic Ostler c DR Law b Irani34106-3032.08
Trevor Penney c †Rollins b Cowan536-0013.89
Dougie Brown c DR Law b Ilott3762-1059.68
Graeme Welch c & b Such211-0018.18
Ashley Giles run out (Grayson)2133-2063.64
Keith Piper not out 1519-1078.95
Allan Donald not out 35-0060.00
Extras(b 5, lb 15, nb 2, w 5)27
TOTAL(60 Ov, RR: 2.83)170/8
Did not bat: Gladstone Small 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Nick Knight), 2-12 (Neil Smith), 3-45 (David Hemp), 4-74 (Trevor Penney), 5-90 (Dominic Ostler), 6-95 (Graeme Welch), 7-147 (Ashley Giles), 8-156 (Dougie Brown)
Ashley Cowan1232932.42---20
Mark Ilott1232912.42---20
Ronnie Irani1242211.83---01
Stuart Law1243803.17---10
Peter Such1213212.67---00
Essex INNINGS (target: 171 runs from 60 overs)
Paul Prichard (c)lbw b Donald5745-71126.67
Stuart Law not out 8071-101112.68
Nasser Hussain not out 2543-4158.14
Extras(lb 5, w 4)9
TOTAL(26.3 Ov, RR: 6.45)171/1
Fall of wickets: 1-109 (Paul Prichard)
Graeme Welch503406.80---00
Dougie Brown402907.25---30
Gladstone Small704306.14---00
Allan Donald603616.00---10
Ashley Giles412005.00---00
Trevor Penney0.30408.00---00
Lord's, London
TossEssex, elected to field first
SeriesNational Westminster Bank Trophy
Player Of The Match
Stuart Law
Stuart Law
Series resultEssex won the 1997 National Westminster Bank Trophy
Match daysday match (60-over match)
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Mervyn Kitchen
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Peter Willey
TV Umpire
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John Hampshire