Northamptonshire v Worcestershire

The Northants Steelbacks claimed their first ever quarter final spot despite their game against the Worcestershire Royals being abandoned at Wantage Road without a ball being bowled.

Constant drizzle forced the game to be abandoned at 18.15 but the point gained was enough to see the Steelbacks through, a victory at Edgbaston against the Warwickshire Bears tomorrow night will give Kepler Wessels side a home tie in the quarter finals which will be drawn on Thursday morning.

Wessels saw his side qualify from the Midlands/West/Wales Division thanks to a point at Wantage Road to go with their four previous victories.

"I'm so pleased to have qualified - this tournament is very important," said Wessels.

"We've played very well throughout the group stages and deserve to be in the knockout stages. It's now very important to get that top spot in tomorrow's game, and that will guarantee us a home draw."

Wessels believes his Steelbacks should be well up to the task against the Bears.

"We've beaten them once already. It will be even harder on their ground, but we're very confident of getting the result.

"The finances of winning this tournament are crucial, but for the players it's all about the glory. We always felt we had a good chance in this competition - and now we're showing that."


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, Midlands/West/Wales Division
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
County Ground, Northampton 5 July 2005 (20-over match)

Result: No result (Match abandoned with a toss)
Points: Northamptonshire 1, Worcestershire 1

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