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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.

Man jailed after attacking ex-partner's four year-old son

Vishar Jain, 44, has been jailed for nine years
Vishar Jain, 44, has been jailed for nine years Credit: West Midlands Police

A man from Birmingham has been jailed for nine years after attacking his ex-partner's four year-old son, leaving him fighting for his life.

The child suffered a fractured skull, a broken collar bone and cuts to his mouth in the attack in Weoley Castle in March.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Vishar Jain, 44 and from Edgbaston, was in the living room with the child and his mother when he began to repeatedly punch, kick and stamp on the head of the youngster.

The child's mother was also beaten as she tried to intervene and suffered bruises to the face and eye injuries.

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International cricket final a wash out in Warwickshire

The covers have been on at Edgbaston since first thing this morning
The covers have been on at Edgbaston since first thing this morning Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

The ICC Champions Trophy Final at Edgbaston, Birmingham is yet to get under way after wet weather postponed play.

The two teams of England and India did take to the pitch to sing the national anthems first thing this morning, but they have been sheltering from the rain since then.

Fans have taken shelter in doors away from the wet weather
Fans have taken shelter in doors away from the wet weather Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.
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