Northants win T20 at Edgbaston

Northamptonshire have won the FL T20 competition at Edgbaston, after beating Surrey by 102 runs in the final.

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Northants claim T20 victory at Edgbaston

Northants are T20 champions Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Alex Wakely scored 59 not out for Northants Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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 celebrates his hat-trick to win the match Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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Northants beat Essex to reach T20 final

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.

Steven Crook celebrates victory at Edgbaston Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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