Surrey v Essex

A fantastic allround performance from the Pakistan International Azhar Mahmood enabled Surrey to remain unbeaten in the Twenty 20 cup.

Surrey batting first were going at over 10 an over until a mid order batting collapse reducing the home side to 5/107 and it was left to Graham Thorpe's 35-ball fifty and a 43 from 18 balls by Mahmood including 3 monster sixes to rescue the innings.

Needing 183 to win from their 20 overs, Essex soon found themselves in trouble at 12/2. However a quick-fire 30 from 18 balls from A Flower and 26 from 25 balls by the Essex captain R Irani kept the hopes alive of a win, however wickets began to fall at regular intervals and only a solid 31 from 27 balls by M Pettini was any other innings of real note.

Azhar Mahmood was the main destroyer with two crucial spells of bowling firstly at the top of the innings and then to finish the tail of at the death to end with figures of 4/20 from his 3.5 overs.


Twenty20 Cup, 2003, South Division
Surrey v Essex
Metropolitan Police CC, Imber Court
14 June 2003 (20-over match)

Result: Surrey won by 44 runs
Points: Surrey 2, Essex 0

Toss: Essex
Umpires: GI Burgess and A Clarkson
TV Umpire: MR Benson
Man of the Match: Azhar Mahmood

Surrey innings (20 overs maximum)                               R   M   B  4 6
IJ Ward                                  b Napier              30  16  19  4 1
AD Brown                                 b Brant               11  14   7  2 0
JGE Benning           lbw                b Grayson              7  13   6  1 0
*AJ Hollioake                            b Brant                2   3   4  0 0
GP Thorpe                                b Dakin               50  27  35  5 2
MR Ramprakash                            b ten Doeschate       11  14  14  1 0
Azhar Mahmood         run out                                  43  29  18  3 3
+JN Batty             c Pettini          b ten Doeschate       16   9  12  3 0
J Ormond              c ten Doeschate    b Dakin                3   6   3  0 0
PJ Sampson            not out                                   3   5   3  0 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 2, nb 2)                         6
Total                 (9 wickets, 20 overs)                   182

DNB: TJ Murtagh.

FoW: 1-42 (Brown), 2-42 (Ward), 3-51 (Hollioake), 4-70 (Benning),
     5-106 (Ramprakash), 6-115 (Thorpe), 7-136 (Batty),
     8-164 (Ormond), 9-182 (Azhar Mahmood).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Dakin                        4      0     36      2 (1nb)
Brant                        4      0     39      2
Napier                       4      0     41      1
Grayson                      4      0     37      1
ten Doeschate                4      0     27      2 (2w)

Essex innings (target: 183 runs from 20 overs)                  R   M   B  4 6
WI Jefferson                             b Ormond               4   6   8  0 0
A Flower                                 b Murtagh             30  28  18  4 0
+JS Foster            c Batty            b Azhar Mahmood        0   1   1  0 0
*RC Irani             c Azhar Mahmood    b Murtagh             26  32  25  4 0
ML Pettini                               b Azhar Mahmood       31  32  27  3 0
JM Dakin                                 b Sampson              6   6   7  1 0
GR Napier                                b Hollioake            6  16  10  0 0
AP Grayson                               b Azhar Mahmood       15  14  10  2 0
RS Bopara             c Brown            b Hollioake            0   1   1  0 0
RN ten Doeschate                         b Azhar Mahmood        6   7   4  1 0
SA Brant              not out                                   1   1   2  0 0
Extras                (lb 6, w 7)                              13
Total                 (all out, 18.5 overs)                   138

FoW: 1-11 (Jefferson), 2-12 (Foster), 3-53 (Flower),
     4-75 (Irani), 5-89 (Dakin), 6-110 (Pettini), 7-122 (Napier),
     8-124 (Bopara), 9-133 (Grayson), 10-138 (ten Doeschate).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Azhar Mahmood                3.5    0     20      4
Ormond                       4      0     31      1 (2w)
Murtagh                      4      0     26      2 (1w)
Sampson                      4      0     37      1
Hollioake                    3      0     18      2 (4w)
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