County T20 Cup – Warwickshire, Kent & Middlesex Head to “Finals Day” at Beckenham

Although the Women’s County T20 Finals Day was abolished two years ago, last weekend’s results mean that we will have something close to a de-facto Finals Day at Beckenham next weekend between Warwickshire, Kent and Middlesex.

Here’s how the table looks:

Team Played NRR Points
Warwickshire 5 0.81 17
Kent 5 0.54 12
Berkshire 5 0.12 12
Lancashire 6 -0.23 12
Middlesex 5 0.32 10
Yorkshire 6 -0.51 6
Nottinghamshire 5 -0.41 5
Sussex 5 -1.04 2

After two more wins yesterday, Warwickshire are in the driving seat – if they win either of their games, they are champions.

But if Kent and Middlesex both beat Warwickshire, the winner of their match could (see below!) be taking home the trophy instead.

The one team who could upset the party at Beckenham are Berkshire, who play Sussex and Notts at Hove.

If Berkshire beat Sussex and Notts, they can snatch the cup if either (a) Beckenham is rained off; or (b) Middlesex win both their matches and Kent beat Warwickshire. (There is a theoretical (c) too, if Kent win both their matches and Middlesex beat Warwickshire, but it would require a massive turn-around in NRR.)

Exciting times… and between us at Beckenham, and @WomensCricBlog at Hove, we’ll have full coverage for you next weekend.