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Northamptonshire won cricket’s FL T20 competition last night, defeating Surrey in the final at Edgbaston.
Northants batted first, piling on a huge 194 for 2 off a reduced 18 overs, thanks to the rain.
Richard Levi, after his exploits in the earlier semi-final win over Essex, only managed 14 this time round.
But his loss was not capitalised on by Surrey, who were pummelled by the big hitting of David Willey (60), Cameron White (54 not out) and Alex Wakely (59 not out), to leave a commanding total for Northants to defend.
In truth, Surrey never really looked like getting the runs, with the only resistance coming from Glenn Maxwell, who scored 29.
David Willey added to his spectacular batting performance with a high-class spell with the ball.
He took the final three Surrey wickets in three balls, to claim a hat-trick which won the match, and the competition for Northamptonshire, by 102 runs.
Northamptonshire will face Surrey in the final of the FL T20 competition at Edgbaston.
Surrey have beaten Hampshire in the second of the semi-finals by four wickets.
Earlier, Northants knocked out Essex. The final is due to start at 6.30, providing the rain stays away.
Northamptonshire have secured victory over Essex in the first of today's Twenty20 semi-finals at Edgbaston.
Essex were put in to bat after Northants won the toss and were restricted to 168 for 5 off their 20 overs.
Northants replied with a spectacular 57 off 35 balls from Richard Levi. That left Cameron White and Steven Crook to guide them to a seven wicket win, with 11 balls to spare.
Hampshire and Surrey are about to battle it out for the second spot in the final.
Edgbaston is hosting the Twenty20 Cricket finals.
Northants face Essex this morning then this afternoon it's Hampshire taking on Surrey,