RESULT
Final (D/N), Birmingham, August 23, 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
(20 ov, T:182) 177/8

Warwickshire won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
53 (30) & 2 catches
laurie-evans
Warwickshire INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ian Bell c Brown b Flintoff4790057.14
Varun Chopra (c) b Croft30172722176.47
William Porterfield  b Parry31232931134.78
Rikki Clarke  b Smith27272311100.00
Laurie Evans c Prince b Smith53303424176.66
Chris Woakes not out 22152730146.66
Ateeq Javid not out 22500100.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 2, w 3)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.05)181/5
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ian Bell, 2.1 ov), 2-64 (Varun Chopra, 6.2 ov), 3-84 (William Porterfield, 9.6 ov), 4-107 (Rikki Clarke, 13.3 ov), 5-170 (Laurie Evans, 18.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Steven Croft401714.2590010
6.2 to V Chopra, pushed through, little bit of grip... and Chopra drags on! A vital wicket for Lancashire, Croft punches the air. Chopra was trying to whip the ball to the leg side, might have turned a fraction and skidded through on to the stumps. 64/2
James Anderson4052013.0036210
Andrew Flintoff2020110.0050201
2.1 to IR Bell, steams in and sends the ball down on a length to Bell, his old team-mate, who tries to go over the top... but he's got more height than distance, this isn't going to clear the fielder running back! Brilliant catch from Brown and Flintoff has a wicket with his first ball!! He's got Shane Warne's scriptwriter working for him, stands with arms outstretched in that familiar pose. Still bigger than Jesus, then. 19/1
Tom Smith3030210.0062200
13.3 to R Clarke, bowled him, done by a slower ball! Clarke stepped away to leg, was trying to chop through point but completely missed it, straight into off stump. 107/4
18.6 to LJ Evans, full toss, Evans swats this high towards the midwicket boundary, big bottom-handed scoop... but Prince runs round, slides and settles under it, excellent catch and Evans is on his way for a crackerjack fifty. 170/5
Stephen Parry403017.5072110
9.6 to WTS Porterfield, bowled him, Porterfield perishes sweeping! He had a bit of luck earlier in the over but this time misses, exposing his leg stump, maybe a bit of extra bounce and the pole is pegged back. 84/3
Jordan Clark302508.3341100
Lancashire INNINGS (Target: 182 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tom Smith c Evans b Woakes19161802118.75
Ashwell Prince  b Rankin30243230125.00
Usman Khawaja c Evans b Rankin1617192094.11
Karl Brown  b Woakes55283834196.42
Jos Buttler c †Ambrose b Hannon-Dalby1181110137.50
Steven Croft  b Hannon-Dalby64710150.00
Paul Horton (c)c †Ambrose b Patel1460025.00
Jordan Clark c Bell b Hannon-Dalby1081301125.00
Andrew Flintoff not out 2081102250.00
Stephen Parry not out 44800100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 1)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.85)177/8
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Tom Smith, 5.3 ov), 2-62 (Ashwell Prince, 8.5 ov), 3-77 (Usman Khawaja, 10.1 ov), 4-102 (Jos Buttler, 12.5 ov), 5-118 (Steven Croft, 14.2 ov), 6-125 (Paul Horton, 15.3 ov), 7-152 (Karl Brown, 17.5 ov), 8-154 (Jordan Clark, 18.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ateeq Javid3034011.3343200
Chris Woakes403428.5072100
5.3 to TC Smith, on a length, maybe seams a touch and Smith gets a leading edge trying to hit to leg... spoons up towards backward point and Evans coolly takes the skier! Woakes has the breakthrough, checking a fizzing start from Lancashire. 41/1
17.5 to KR Brown, full and straight, Woakes has knocked him over! Superb yorker, under Brown's flailing bat, into the base of off stump. 152/7
Rikki Clarke2021010.5030200
Boyd Rankin402125.25101001
8.5 to AG Prince, got him, the drag-on slays Prince! Stepped away and tried to flat-bat a short ball, clunked into the bottom edge and straight down to detonate the stumps. 62/2
10.1 to UT Khawaja, short ball, pulled straight to deep backward square! Evans takes this one, Lancs are three down! This was hit flat and hard but Evans barely had to move - just concentrate. A big cheer greeted the take and Evans roared back his approval. 77/3
Jeetan Patel3034111.3353200
15.3 to PJ Horton, slow, spinning in, Horton pulls and misses... Ambrose collects, he and Patel appeal vociferously, and Rob Bailey gives it! Think it might have flicked the thigh pad, don't think there was bat or glove involved, and Horton is livid, openly questioning the decision. He has to go, poor call or not, Lancs sinking here. 125/6
Oliver Hannon-Dalby403137.7581210
12.5 to JC Buttler, delivers, in every sense, Buttler nicking off! Bowled cross seam, Buttler didn't move at all this time, just tried to flay the ball through the covers, was playing away from his body and got a thin scrape through to Ambrose. 102/4
14.2 to SJ Croft, bowled him, middle stump! Croft stepped away, swung like a kid in the playground - he missed, Hannon-Dalby hit. 118/5
18.2 to J Clark, low full toss, clubbed towards long-on... where Bell takes a BRILLIANT CATCH! Right on the boundary, judged it superbly, leaped up on to his tippy-toes and pouched it like a dream. Third wicket for Hannon-Dalby, Warks closing in. 154/8
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossWarwickshire, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Warwickshire
Laurie Evans
Series resultWarwickshire won the 2014 NatWest t20 Blast
Hours of play (local time)18.45 start, First Session 18.45-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.15, Second Session 20.15-21.30
Match days23 August 2014 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
England
Michael Gough
England
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
England
Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
England
Neil Mallender
MATCH NOTES
  • Warwickshire innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 63 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Warwickshire: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (31 balls), Extras 4
  • Warwickshire: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (72 balls), Extras 9
  • Warwickshire: 150 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 12
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (LJ Evans 39, CR Woakes 12, Ex 2)
  • LJ Evans: 50 off 28 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Warwickshire - 181/5 in 20.0 overs (CR Woakes 22, A Javid 2)
  • Lancashire innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Lancashire: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
  • Lancashire: 100 runs in 12.0 overs (73 balls), Extras 3
  • KR Brown: 50 off 26 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Lancashire: 150 runs in 17.4 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
Lancashire Innings
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NatWest t20 Blast
North Division
TEAMMWLPTNRR
LANCS14102220.846
NOTTS1493200.642
WORCS1484180.480
WARKS1475160.235
YORKS1465150.588
DURH1457120.106
NHNTS144711-0.899
LEICS14499-0.552
DERBS141123-1.406
South Division
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ESSEX14104200.401
SURR1495180.426
HANTS1495180.136
GLAM1465150.145
SOM146713-0.107
KENT146713-0.229
SUSS146812-0.022
GLOUC145710-0.362
MIDDX142115-0.457