Posted at 20:55 15 Sep 20:55 15 Sep Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright told Sky Sports: We knew we were under par, I thought they bowled outstandingly well, we fought all they way but credit to Worcestershire - congratulations to them they outplayed us. Both clubs are trying to bring young English players through, to have a day like this for them is good for England. I'm hugely proud of the boys, it just wasn't to be. … [Read more...] about T20 Blast Finals Day: Worcestershire’s triumph as it happened
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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
Sussex captain Luke Wright has a special milestone in his sights as he prepares for Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast quarter-final against Durham Jets on Friday. The 33-year-old became the first English batsman to pass 7,000 runs in the format when he scored 74 as the Sharks beat Middlesex at Hove last week to secure a last-eight place for the first time since 2015.But Wright, who along with Will Beer is the only surviving member of the only Sussex team to win the T20 title, in 2009, is aware that he could play his 300th T20 game if the Sharks reach the final.“That would be nice but let’s get there first,” he said. “These days I go under the radar but keep doing my stuff. I’m only 33 and have played nearly 300 games so these days I try to use my experience and let the youngsters tee off at the other end.”Sussex made the long trip to the north-east immediately after beating Derbyshire in the County Championship on Wednesday to give them as much … [Read more...] about Veteran Wright ready for Sussex’s Blast finals-day bid