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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,
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.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has reallocated an England match against India to the Midlands.
The Twenty20 England match was due to be hosted by Durham next summer. It will now be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The board says it is to encourage ticket sales.
At 9:00pm on ITV tonight, a programme called Britain's Secret Homes is aired.
It is about houses that are not famous but behind their doors history has been made.
Tonight, Greg Rudesdki visits a home near Edgbaston where lawn tennis was created and he tries playing using the orginal equipment.
You can watch the preview here:
The ICC Champions Trophy final between England and India at Edgbaston will now begin at 16:20.
The match is reduced to 20 overs a side.
Play will begin at 15:45 in the ICC Champions Trophy final between England and India at Edgbaston following rain.
The match has been reduced to 24 overs a side.