NEWS: Middlesex Win T20 Cup

Div 1 Played Won Lost NRR Points
Middlesex 8 7 1 0.55 28
Sussex 8 6 2 1.19 24
Kent 8 5 3 0.67 20
Warwickshire 8 4 4 0.38 16
Nottinghamshire 8 4 4 0.09 16
Lancashire 8 4 4 -0.16 16
Surrey 8 3 5 -0.77 12
Yorkshire 8 2 6 -0.66 8
Worcestershire 8 1 7 -1.36 4

After their knife-edge relegation from Div 1 of the Women’s County Championship, Middlesex stormed back in style as they won the T20 Cup at Beckenham.

With Kent beating Warwickshire first-up at Beckenham, Middlesex’s match with Warwickshire turned into a dead rubber – it didn’t matter if they won or lost – the final match between them and Kent would be a de-facto final which decided the title.

Batting first, Middlesex’s co-captains Naomi Dattani and Tash Miles put on 73 for the first wicket, setting up an eventual total of 128-5. In reply, Kent could only reach 112 in their 20 overs, with Alice Davidson-Richards top-scoring with 38, but chewing-up 49 balls in a chase where the ask was over a run-a-ball, to leave Middlesex celebrating their first title.

Sussex sealed second place with wins against Worcestershire – Georgia Adams top-scoring with 64* – and Notts – Adams this time leading with the ball, with 3-15.

At the other end of the table, Worcestershire and Yorkshire were relegated after Surrey beat Yorkshire in what was effectively a play-off – Beth Langston hit 50 as Yorkshire posted 125-6, which Surrey chased-down with just 2 balls to space thanks to 43* from Aylish Cranstone.

Meanwhile in Div 2, Hampshire, Wales and Scotland all finished on 28 points, with 7 wins each and their only losses being to each other, meaning promotion came down to Net Run Rate, with Scotland the ones to miss out – Hampshire promoted as division winners, and Wales in second.

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One thought on “NEWS: Middlesex Win T20 Cup

  1. A hard earned, but overall deserved win for Middlesex in what turned out to be a final against Kent yesterday. Hopefully softening the blow of relegation in the 50 over format. The Middlesex side have a good blend of experience with Tash Miles and Beth Morgan and youth with the likes of Gayatri Gole, these are backed up with the top performer Sophia Dunkley. A young Kent side were (for once) with three of their England players, Tash Farrant and Laura Marsh released from England commitments to join captain Alice Davidson-Richards. They fought gamely throughout, but the lack of experience in maintaining a high strike rate after their openers fell was to prove their downfall. Some good, young talent was on display at Beckenham, but the team with the greater experience won the day.
    A good competition this year creating opportunities for a number of teams to challenge for the title.

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