By Ged Scott BBC Sport 16 Sep From the section Cricket Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45540520 Read more about sharing. Homegrown Worcestershire matchwinner Ben Cox says lifting the T20 Blast trophy at Edgbaston capped a week of great ups and downs.Dropped for last week's County Championship defeat by new champions Surrey, the 26-year-old wicketkeeper responded in the right manner.He ended Finals Day with a combined 101 runs, without losing his wicket.And he was named man-of-the-match in both the semi-final win over Lancashire and the final against Sussex."It's been a tough week," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester. "As a professional, you go through emotions and this week I've had both low and high."To bounce back in the way I did, to put in two performances to help the club win a … [Read more...] about T20 Blast final: Worcestershire’s Ben Cox praises team effort at Edgbaston
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By Ged Scott BBC Sport at Edgbaston 15 Sep From the section Counties Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45534496 Read more about sharing. Vitality Blast final, EdgbastonSussex Sharks 157-6 (20 overs): Evans 52, Wright 33; Moeen 3-30Worcestershire Rapids 158-5 (18.3 overs): Cox 46*, Moeen 41; Briggs 2-19Worcestershire beat Sussex by five wicketsMatch scorecardWorcestershire won the T20 Blast for the first time as they beat Sussex at Edgbaston by five wickets.On their first appearance at Finals Day, Moeen Ali's side chased a target of 158 with nine balls to spare.Just as in their semi-final win over Lancashire earlier in the day, Worcestershire owed most to captain Moeen and wicketkeeper Ben Cox.Moeen took 3-30 in Sussex's 157-6 before hitting 41, while Cox saw them home on 158-5 with 46 not … [Read more...] about T20 Blast final: Worcestershire Rapids beat Sussex Sharks by five wickets
14 Sep From the section Cricket Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45497594 Read more about sharing. Vitality T20 BlastVenue: Edgbaston Date: Saturday, 15 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary of all three games on BBC radio on tablets, mobiles, online and the BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.And so we usher in another T20 Blast Finals Day, the 16th in the competition's history, and another showpiece at Edgbaston awaits.Worcestershire Rapids take on Lancashire Lightning in the first semi-final, while Sussex Sharks later face Somerset.Lancashire, Somerset and Sussex have all won it before, whereas Worcestershire will be making their first Finals Day appearance.England duo Alex Hartley and Kate Cross, along with Nottinghamshire captain and 2017 T20 … [Read more...] about 2018 T20 Blast Finals Day: Who are favourites and who will win the mascot race?
31 Aug From the section Cricket Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45368702 Read more about sharing. The England and Wales Cricket Board are to review ticket allocations for T20 Blast Finals Day after too many fans of the four semi-finalists missed out.Following poor previous sales to the competing clubs, the ECB opted to reduce the share from 800 to 500 each.But Worcestershire's first appearance at Finals Day has created bigger demand - and ticketless fans from Lancashire, Somerset and Sussex are also upset."It's an awful situation," ECB spokesman Andy Wilson told BBC Sport."It's just apologies really, that people who want to go can't go."It's not in the ECB's interest for fans of a county team not to be able to go and watch their side in a final," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester."Finals Day has … [Read more...] about T20 Blast Finals Day: ECB to review counties’ allocation following big ticket shortage
Harrogate CC put their league woes behind them as they booked a place at T20 Blast finals day courtesy of a victory over Driffield Town. George Ross’ men have tasted defeat in each of their last ECB Yorkshire Premier League North outings, but were in fine form at St George’s Road on Sunday, easing to a comfortable nine-wicket success.The withdrawal from the competition of Yorkshire Academy meant that what should have been a three-team affair in Group C was in effect a straight knock-out for a place in the last four. Tom Geeson-Brown (5-30) became the first bowler to take five wickets in an innings in this year’s competition as the visitors were dismissed for 133, Nicky Johnson Driffield’s top-scorer with 26. ‘Gate openers Josh Atkinson (68) and skipper Ross (53 not out) then batted superbly, setting a new first-wicket partnership record of 123 and laying the foundations for a victory that was sealed with more than three overs to spare as the hosts cantered … [Read more...] about ‘Gate ease past Driffield to secure place at T20 Blast finals day