Evans is the man for Warwickshire

June 20, 2012
edgbaston

by Jimmy Guano

FLT20, Edgbaston
Warwickshire 152-4 (19 overs) beat Northants 149-4 (20 overs) by six wickets

Warwickshire gained their first win of this year’s FLT20 competition thanks to a sensational innings by Laurie Evans who smashed 68 from just 41 balls.

Northants elected to bat first at Edgbaston, and posted 149/4 from their 20 overs. Cameron White, Northamptonshire’s overseas star top scored with 60 not out. He was well supported by Niall O’Brien who made 38 from 43 balls as the pair put on 62 for the third wicket.

In reply, Warwickshire found themselves in trouble at 40-3, before Laurie Evans arrived at the crease. The former Surrey batsman took the attack to the Northants bowlers from the off which helped Warwickshire ease to victory with one over to spare with Evans (68*) and Chris Woakes (23*) at the crease.

Northamptonshire are still without a win in this year’s competition and will know in order to stand any chance of qualifying they must put a string of results together, starting at Bristol on Friday night when they take on Gloucestershire. Warwickshire’s next match is Thursday when Somerset travel up Birmingham.

The Scoop 20/06/12

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