Worcestershire v Warwickshire

A pair of Australians have already come blisteringly close to the first century in the Twenty20 Cup, and last night it was Nick Knight's turn to come, see and all but conquer, as Warwickshire made it two wins out of two in the Midlands/West/Wales division.

Like Andrew Symonds and Brad Hodge, Knight fell agonisingly short of his hundred, but his 89 from 58 balls was too much for Worcestershire. Using a strong crosswind to pepper the short boundaries, Knight chipped reverse-sweeps over the infield and flayed through the covers. Even his own team-mates couldn't keep pace the next highest score was Ian Bell's 16. Kadeer Ali kept Worcestershire in the hunt with a stroke-filled 53, but Ian Carter was unstoppable, finishing with 3 for 19.


Twenty20 Cup, 2003, Midlands/West/Wales Division
Worcestershire v Warwickshire
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
18 June 2003 (20-over match)

Result: Warwickshire won by 20 runs
Points: Warwickshire 2, Worcestershire 0

Toss: Warwickshire
Umpires: PJ Hartley and AA Jones
TV Umpire: A Clarkson
Man of the Match: NV Knight

Warwickshire innings (20 overs maximum)                         R   M   B  4 6
*NV Knight            st Rhodes          b Batty               89  66  58  9 3
IJL Trott             c Moore            b Mason                5  10   8  1 0
DP Ostler             c Smith            b Harrity              4   9   4  0 0
NM Carter             c Mason            b Leatherdale         11  12   8  2 0
IR Bell               st Rhodes          b Batty               16  11  10  3 0
TL Penney             run out                                   3   6   5  0 0
GG Wagg               st Rhodes          b Batty                7   4   6  1 0
CO Obuya              run out                                  14  13  11  0 1
NMK Smith             run out                                   2   3   4  0 0
Waqar Younis          c Smith            b Harrity              6   5   4  1 0
+KJ Piper             not out                                   0   2   0  0 0
Extras                (b 5, lb 9, w 4)                         18
Total                 (all out, 19.4 overs)                   175

FoW: 1-11 (Trott), 2-35 (Ostler), 3-69 (Carter), 4-109 (Bell),
     5-128 (Penney), 6-137 (Wagg), 7-155 (Knight), 8-166 (Smith),
     9-171 (Obuya), 10-175 (Waqar Younis).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Mason                        4      0     27      1
Harrity                      3.4    0     32      2 (1w)
Liptrot                      4      0     19      0 (1w)
Leatherdale                  4      0     38      1 (1w)
Batty                        4      0     45      3 (1w)

Worcestershire innings (target: 176 runs from 20 overs)         R   M   B  4 6
SD Peters             c Ostler           b Carter              23  20  23  4 0
DK Taylor             c Ostler           b Carter               0   5   3  0 0
GJ Batty              c Knight           b Carter               5   7   9  0 0
Kadeer Ali                               b Bell                53  40  36  2 3
*BF Smith             not out                                  40  49  38  4 0
DA Leatherdale                           b Waqar Younis        10  10  10  1 0
SC Moore              not out                                   2   3   2  0 0
Extras                (b 2, lb 9, w 9, nb 2)                   22
Total                 (5 wickets, 20 overs)                   155

DNB: MS Mason, +SJ Rhodes, CG Liptrot, MA Harrity.

FoW: 1-8 (Taylor), 2-20 (Batty), 3-37 (Peters), 4-127 (Ali),
     5-151 (Leatherdale).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Waqar Younis                 4      0     25      1 (1w)
Carter                       4      0     19      3 (5w)
Wagg                         2      0     19      0 (1nb)
Obuya                        3      0     25      0
Smith                        3      0     27      0 (1w)
Bell                         4      0     29      1 (1w)
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