T20 finals day reaches its second game, as Hampshire and Somerset go head to head once again. Will there once again be a comedy finish in which no-one knows which side has actually won? Join us to discuss the action as it happens.
The domestic T20 final (how reassuring, yet surprising, that it’s not nauseatingly billed as the grand final) featured the pre-season favourites Somerset (9-2) and the pre-season long shots Leicestershire (40-1). After the rain-influenced dramas of the two semi-finals, the organisers and the spectators would have been pleased that the rain had blown away to allow […]
The second semi-final was also affected by heavy showers. Batting first, the Hampshire innings was dominated by Shahid Afridi, who hit five 6s in his 80. The rain reduced the innings to 15.5 overs, which was enough time for them to amass 138/4. But more rain fell between innings, meaning the Duckworth Lewis calculations were […]
Under the Hove floodlights last night, Sussex defeated Somerset by 4 wickets. The margin of victory doesn’t do justice to Sussex’s performance, even the 15 balls remaining suggests that the match was closer than it was. Although Wayne Parnell seemed to pull a hamstring in his first and only over, he was not missed as […]
Hampshire might just have got their season back on track last night with an ultimately comfortable win over Somerset in a re-run of last season’s T20 final. The oft-maligned and oft-injured Dimi Mascarenhas (3-19) was the key man with the ball as he ripped through Somerset’s top order, removing Marcus Trescothick, Roelof van der Merwe […]