Leicestershire v Essex

Darren Maddy hit a superb 48-ball 84 to blast Leicestershire into the Twenty20 Cup semi-finals at Essex's expense.

The opener clubbed 12 fours and three sixes at Grace Road as the hosts tallied 180-6 after losing the toss.

Maddy shared in key top-order stands of 83 with Brad Hodge (23) and 40 with Darren Stevens, who hit a 29-ball 39.

The Eagles, who slumped to 33-3 early on, could manage only 166-7 despite a rousing 95-run stand between Andy Flower (58) and Paul Grayson (55).

Opening bowler Mark Cleary returned 3-36, snaring Essex skipper Ronnie Irani first ball and helping to put the visitors on the back foot early in their run-chase.

The Twenty20 Cup Finals day, which incorporates both semis and the final, will be staged at Edgbaston on 8 August.


Twenty20 Cup, 2004, Quarter Final
Leicestershire v Essex
Grace Road, Leicester
19 July 2004 (20-over match)

Result: Leicestershire won by 14 runs
Series:

Toss: Essex
Umpires: B Dudleston and MJ Kitchen
Leicestershire innings                                          R   M   B  4 6
*BJ Hodge                                b Napier              23  33  24  2 0
DL Maddy              c Foster           b Bopara              84  49  48 12 3
DI Stevens                               b Adams               39  31  29  2 1
OD Gibson                                b Gough               14  10   8  1 1
+PA Nixon             c Pettini          b Adams                3   5   3  0 0
JL Sadler             c Cowan            b Gough                2   2   3  0 0
JN Snape              not out                                   1   4   2  0 0
JM Dakin              not out                                   8   2   3  1 0
Extras                (b 1, lb 5)                               6
Total                 (6 wickets, 20 overs)                   180

DNB: MF Cleary, CW Henderson, CE Dagnall.

FoW: 1-83 (Hodge), 2-123 (Maddy), 3-155 (Gibson),
     4-169 (Stevens), 5-170 (Nixon), 6-171 (Sadler).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Cowan                        4      0     29      0
Gough                        4      0     29      2
Adams                        3      0     33      2
Middlebrook                  1      0     17      0
Napier                       4      0     28      1
Bopara                       4      0     38      1
Essex innings (target: 181 runs)                                R   M   B  4 6
*RC Irani             c Henderson        b Cleary               0   0   1  0 0
AR Adams              run out                                   7  19  11  1 0
GR Napier             c Henderson        b Cleary              10   2   4  1 1
A Flower              c Sadler           b Gibson              58  62  49  6 1
AP Grayson            c Snape            b Gibson              55  43  42  8 0
JD Middlebrook                           b Cleary              10   5   3  1 1
AP Cowan              run out                                   7   6   3  0 1
D Gough               not out                                  14   4   6  2 0
ML Pettini            not out                                   1   1   1  0 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 2)                               4
Total                 (7 wickets, 20 overs)                   166

DNB: RS Bopara, +JS Foster.

FoW: 1-0 (Irani), 2-11 (Napier), 3-33 (Adams), 4-128 (Grayson),
     5-134 (Flower), 6-151 (Middlebrook), 7-153 (Cowan).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Cleary                       4      0     36      3
Gibson                       4      0     37      2
Dagnall                      3      0     25      0 (1w)
Dakin                        2      1      9      0 (1w)
Snape                        4      0     28      0
Henderson                    2      0     20      0
Maddy                        1      0      9      0
2007 Twenty20 Cup
Fixtures / Results
Group Tables
2006 Twenty20 Cup
Fixtures / Results
Group Tables
Statistics
2005 Twenty20 Cup
Fixtures / Results
Group Tables
Statistics
2004 Twenty20 Cup
Fixtures / Results
Group Tables
Statistics
2003 Twenty20 Cup
Fixtures / Results
Group Tables
Statistics