Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire

The Northants Steelbacks hit a Twenty20 Cup record 224-5 in completing an 81-run win over the Gloucestershire Gladiators at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes.

Steelbacks captain David Sales was to the fore, smashing 78 from 42 balls with seven fours and four sixes.

He shared an unbroken 82-run sixth wicket stand with Damien Wright, whose 38 occupied 20 deliveries.

Aussie Wright took 3-17 and Ben Phillips 4-28 to bowl the Gladiators out for 143 in reply, Mark Hardinges top-scoring with 40.

The Northants total was three more than the previous best, first achieved by Gloucestershire in 2003 and equalled by both Surrey and Leicestershire last season.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, Midlands/West/Wales Division
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
22 June 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Northamptonshire won by 81 runs
Points: Northamptonshire 2, Gloucestershire 0

Toss: Northamptonshire
Umpires: B Leadbeater and R Palmer
Northamptonshire innings                                        R   M   B  4 6
TW Roberts            c Taylor           b Greenidge           43  24  21  6 2
BM Shafayat           c Hardinges        b Kirby               20  16  12  3 0
*DJG Sales            not out                                  78  54  42  7 4
U Afzaal              c Windows          b Kirby                0   1   3  0 0
+MH Wessels           c Taylor           b Ball                 9  12  10  0 0
TB Huggins            c Taylor           b Ball                19   9  17  2 0
DG Wright             not out                                  38  20  20  5 1
Extras                (lb 3, w 4, nb 10)                       17
Total                 (5 wickets, 20 overs)                   224

DNB: BJ Phillips, J Louw, PS Jones, JF Brown.

FoW: 1-58 (Shafayat), 2-77 (Roberts), 3-79 (Afzaal),
     4-114 (Wessels), 5-142 (Huggins).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Hardinges                    2      0     37      0 (2nb, 1w)
Greenidge                    4      0     51      1 (2nb)
Kirby                        4      0     45      2 (1nb, 3w)
Ball                         4      0     18      2
Alleyne                      4      0     39      0
Averis                       2      0     31      0

Gloucestershire innings (target: 225 runs)                      R   M   B  4 6
+SJ Adshead           c Louw             b Jones               17  18  17  2 0
CM Spearman           run out                                   0   1   0  0 0
MGN Windows           c Wessels          b Wright               0   3   1  0 0
CG Taylor             c Jones            b Wright               1   3   3  0 0
APR Gidman            c Sales            b Phillips            17  12  10  4 0
MA Hardinges          c Huggins          b Phillips            40  36  29  2 2
*MW Alleyne           c Sales            b Phillips            35  19  22  5 1
MCJ Ball              c Jones            b Phillips            21  18  16  3 0
JMM Averis            run out                                   2   7   4  0 0
CG Greenidge          not out                                   1   3   1  0 0
SP Kirby                                 b Wright               0   2   2  0 0
Extras                (lb 6, w 1, nb 2)                         9
Total                 (all out, 17.2 overs)                   143

FoW: 1-2 (Spearman), 2-8 (Windows), 3-10 (Taylor),
     4-32 (Adshead), 5-47 (Gidman), 6-93 (Alleyne),
     7-129 (Hardinges), 8-142 (Averis), 9-142 (Ball),
     10-143 (Kirby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Louw                         3      0     27      0 (1w)
Wright                       2.2    0     17      3
Jones                        4      0     31      1 (1nb)
Phillips                     4      0     28      4
Brown                        4      0     34      0
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