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Benson & Hedges News Recap

June 12, 2000
A blistering five wicket spell by IJ Harvey restricted Glamorgan line up to a modest total of 225 runs, while increasing his value by 16.67%. Gloucestershire batsman easily overhauled the total with 7 wickets in hand to win the second consecutive Benson & Hedges Trophy. Maynard, was the most impressive Glamorgan batsman scoring 104 runs making him the highest gainer for the match at 16.87% for the day. Other top gainers were Windows increased 9.97% and KJ Barnett up 9.71%.

On the down side AM Smith lost 1.06% while Glamorgan bowlers Dale and Wharf lost 0.44% & 0.23% respectively.

June 9, 2000

Glamorgan v Gloucestershire
County action resumes on dreamcricket.com Glamorgan and Glocestershire are ready to take the field in the finals of the Benson & Hedges after a long lapse. With trading desk open for all dreamteam captains, they are certain to do their homework and pick the best teams possible to have a shot to win the tournament.

Glamorgan bowlers Wharf and Croft had an excellent three day match against West Indies, which should boost their confindance going into the finals. Thier values have increased by 9% & 10% and will be looking to do more damage come Saturday.

Gloucestershire's Australian import Ian Harvey will go against his fellow country man Matthew Elliott in the finals with high expectations. Elliott hasn't had a big impact returning only 2.5%, and will look to make amends in the final while Harvey, who had a big game in the the quarter finals, increasing his value by 16.50%, will look to increase his value after being forced out of the semi's due to injury.

All in all, it's going to be an interesting finals and Captain Mark Alleyne would like to wrap up another one day trophy for his club, while hoping for a better day after his 3% performance in the Semi finals.

May 27-28, 2000 - Semifinal Round

Glamorgan b Surrey
An imressive century by MMP Maynard takes Glamorgan over fancied rivals Surrey. Although abely supported by OT Parkin with the ball, there was no doubt it was a Captain's day to lead from the front. Matthew's value sored by $209, almost 21%, to take the man of the match award. Parking's value increased by 14% or $130 for his 4 wicket burst. MJ Powell chipped in with a useful 67 runs to bring his value up by $92.

Surrey, chasing 251 were never in a comfortable position, being bowled out for 212 in 43 overs. AJ Stewart again made his mark scoring 85, increasing his value by 10% or $110. AJ Hollioake failed with the bat, but had made ammends with the ball to increase his value by $86. He was the biggest mover for the day for Surrey with 11.47%. GP Thorpe had a poor day with the bat scoring only 21 runs, but made amends on he field taking 2 catches ti increase his value by 8% ($61).

Gloucestershire b Lancashire
WIth Saurav Ganguly not in action, the Lancs batting never clicked and lost to Gloucestershire in the 2nd semi finals.

G'shire batting first managed to score 220 runs thanks largely to RJ Cunliffe, who scored an impressive 71 runs to increase his vlaue $96. (14.77%). Only other batsman to click was Windows, who scored 43 runs and also took 2 catches to increase his vlaue by 9%($83). On the bowling side, AM Smith was the pick of the day with brilliant 4 wicket spell to increase his value by 17% ($140). He was the main architect in distroying the middle of the order, enabling them to defend a moderate total.

Lancashire chasing 220, never got off the right foot, loosing Crawley and Flintoff for 0. Only batsman to make headway was NH Fairbrother, who scored a defiant 74 runs to increase his value by 12% ($119). Wicket keeper Hegg had himself a fine tournament, earning 15%($110) for the day, bringing his final total to $826, up from $600 returning a fance 38% for 2 matches.

So the finals is set for June 10 at Lords between defending champions Gloucestershire and Glamorgan, who is in their first final at Lords in 23 years.

May 9, 2000 - Quarterfinal Round
Dale takes Glamorgan to the Semis.
Impressive performance by Dale, Newell, and Parkin helped Glamorgan crush Hampshire by 113 runs. Dale gained $128 for his all-round effort. Newell moved up by $119 adding 44 runs and 2 wickets. And Parkin gained $85 for his amazing spell of 3 for 16 runs. The Big 3 for the Hampshire Warne, Robin Smith and PJ Hartley gained only 3.21%, 1% and 3.15% respectively.

Lancashire Beat Durham
Lancashire edged out Durham in a close match to take on Gloucestershire in the semi-final. CP. Schofield and Neil Fairbrother were top producers for Lancs while Durham were led by J. Wood, and S.M. Katich . Schofield moved up by 11.92% gaining $143 for his 4-wicket spell, while Fairbrother had the match winning knock for Lancs with a 9.11% increase with $82. Wood got out for a duck, but made up with the ball taking 4 wickets to go up by $130. Katich had a good day with the bat scoring 62 runs and took a catch to earn $107. Lancashire keeper Warren Hegg had a busy day behind the stumps earning 19.33% increasing his value by $116. On the down side were J.J. Lewis and G Chapple both went down by $10.

Surrey Beats Yorkshire
Hoggard's four-wicket spell went in vain as his team went down by seven runs, however he was 3rd highest gainer for the day with a blistering 20.29% return gaining $142 for the day. The top gainer for the day was A.J. Stewart, who gained $202 for adding 97 runs to the Surrey's scorecard and taking 2 catches to return a stunning 22.22%. BC Hollioke chipped in with a 20.67% rise ganinig $124, which was good for 2nd best. G.P. Thorpe and D. Gough were in the negative territory today going down by $10 and $6 respectively.

Gloucestershire set to meet Lancashire in the Semis.
Gloucestershire's Harvey was another big mover of the day; his value went up $198 to $1,398. Other movers were Carpenter who gained $118 and Bevan went up by $86. On the downside for Gloucestershire was JN Snape loosing $4 for the day.

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