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T20 Cup Round-Up: Gale Force Destroys Outlaws

T20 Cup Round-Up: Gale Force Destroys Nottinghamshire
T20 Cup Round-Up: Gale Force Destroys Nottinghamshire
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Twenty20 Cup 2009

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North Group

Andrew Gale fell as Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire by eight wickets with two overs to spare at Headingley. Gale struck 91 in 55 balls after Adam Voges had made an unbeaten 82  from the same amount of balls to guide Nottinghamshire to 155 for six. Rana Naved-ul-Hasan picked up four for 23 before Gale thumped 12 fours and two sixes, leaving Michael Vaughan unbeaten on 41 as the match was sealed with two overs to spare.

and the Lancashire revolution under Peter Moores continues. Durham could only post a meagre 122 for six at Old Trafford despite an unbeaten 50 from Gordon Muchall and they were then swept aside with five balls to spare. opener Tom Smith anchoring the chase with 57 not out while Francois du Plessis made 36 to guide Lancashire to a six-wicket victory.

saw Leicestershire come out on top, beating Derbyshire by 14 runs at The County Ground. Matthew Boyce (33), James Allenby (31) and Paul Nixon (29) all got starts as Leicestershire reached 144 for six, Garry Park taking three for 29. It might have looked an under-par total, but not so as a touch of experience in Leicestershire's bowling attack limited Derbyshire to just 130 for five. AJ Harris and Claude Henderson did most of the damage with two wickets apiece; Greg Smith top scored for the home side with 43.

Midlands/West/Wales Group

Somerset spoiled Northamptonshire's unbeaten record . Zander de Bruyn's superb run of form with the bat continued and he blasted 83 not out in 52 balls, and backed up by Peter Trego (34 not out), he helped Somerset make 163 for six. Four wickets from Charl Willoughby and two apiece for Alfonso Thomas and Mark Turner restricted the Steelbacks to 133 for nine, Ian Harvey top scoring with 30.

Worcestershire to beat Glamorgan by 29 runs at the SWALEC Stadium. Scores of 42 from Stephen Moore and 41 from Mooen Ali saw the Royals post 164 for six despite Jamie Dalrymple taking two for 19. Those figures were then matched by Gareth Batty while Gareth Andrew went one better, picking up three for 19 as Glamorgan were bowled out for 135. Ben Wright and Mike Powell both top scored with 30.

A much-needed innings of 44 in 37 balls from captain Ian Westwood gave Warwickshire the to get past Gloucestershire by four wickets at Edgbaston. The Gladiators made 135 for seven in their 20 overs, Grant Hodnett making 39 but again getting little support from the middle order as Keith Barker returned two for 16. Warwickshire were then pegged back by a couple of wickets apiece for Gemal Hussain and Richard Dawson before Westwood's late flurry sealed the win with an over to spare.

South Group

Michael Lumb in as many days as Hampshire scored a thumping 75-run win over Essex at The Rose Bowl. Lumb belted 124 not out in 69 balls with 14 fours and four sixes while Michael Carberry's 62 in 42 helped the Hawks reach 219 for two. Essex, missing Ravi Bopara, Graham Napier and James Foster, had no answer as first Dominic Cork (2-19) and Sean Ervine (3-19) ran amok to bowl them out for 144, Matt Walker top scoring with 50.

Sussex by beating Kent by just two runs at Hove. Dwayne Smith top scored with an unbeaten 69 from 59 balls as Sussex reached 131 for three. It hardly looked enough, but bad  weather intervened with Kent on 61 without loss - they needed to have reached 64 to win after 11 overs so they just fell short, Joe Denly unbeaten on 32.

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