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RESULT
Midlands/West/Wales Division, Worcester, June 12, 2008, Twenty20 Cup
(18/20 ov, T:169) 169/1

WORCS won by 9 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
88* (58)
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Report

Hick masterclass routs Gloucestershire

A round-up from the second day of Twenty20 Cup matches

Cricinfo staff
12-Jun-2008


Eoin Morgan helped Middlesex to a thumping win at Lord's © Getty Images
 
Graeme Hick rolled back the years with a clinical and brutal display of strokeplay, as Worcestershire overwhelmed Gloucestershire by nine wickets at New Road. Hick clubbed 11 fours and a six in a 58-ball 88, and made light work of Gloucestershire's sub-par total of 168. He was the dominant partner in an opening stand of 143 with Vikram Solanki, who was hardly sluggish in making 51 from 43 balls, and on 71, he went past 1000 runs in the tournament's history. None of the visiting bowlers had any answer to his onslaught, least of all Carl Greenidge, whose two overs went for 32 runs. Earlier, Marcus North was the pivotal figure for Gloucestershire with 45 from 33 balls, as he added 53 for the third wicket with Chris Taylor, but it was not nearly enough.

A 62-ball century from Greg Smith gave Derbyshire the perfect start to their Twenty20 campaign, as Darren Gough's Yorkshire came a cropper at Headingley. Smith opened the batting after Rikki Clarke won the toss, and he was still there at the end of their innings, having cracked 12 fours and two sixes in a tone-setting performance. Tim Bresnan struck an early blow for the hosts when Dan Birch was caught and bowled for 12, but Wavell Hinds joined in a 149-run stand for the second wicket before being run out for 61 from 43 balls. Derbyshire's total of 181 for 2 looked imposing even before Michael Vaughan - auditioning for a role in Allen Stanford's million-dollar showdown - fell second-ball for a duck. His fellow opener, Andrew Gale, also went cheaply for 4, and only Anthony McGrath, with a 43-ball 55, put up any resistance.

For Martin Williamson's report on Middlesex's seven-wicket demolition of Essex at Lord's, click here.

WORCS Innings
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Twenty20 Cup
Midlands/West/Wales Division
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WARKS1061150.694
NHNTS1063130.431
GLAM103310-0.176
SOM103490.313
WORCS10367-0.488
GLOUC10156-0.931
North Division
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DURH1061150.984
LANCS1063130.921
YORKS105310-0.312
NOTTS104590.027
DERBS10376-0.421
LEICS10275-0.893
South Division
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MIDDX1082160.732
ESSEX1063130.937
KENT1064120.640
HANTS105411-0.505
SUSS10284-0.876
SURR10284-0.905