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.
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