Friends Provident Trophy 22 April

This trophy is contested in one day format of 50 overs.

In the game betweeen Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, Warwickshire batted first reaching 297. Lance Klusener managed 5* off 7 and Johan van der Wath 23 off 9!!! Dale Steyn picked up 3-58 in 10 and Groenewald 1-59 in 9. 297 seems a big score, however Warwickshire managed to get it with one ball remaining, and only 4 wickets down. Van der Wath went for 50 off 9.5 and Klusener 67 off 10. The hero for Warwickshire was Jonathan Trott, making 125 off 126. He is the half brother of Kenny Jackson and another South African with a British passport. He was at Stellenbosch University before moving to the UK.

Ryan Mclaren and Martin van Jaarsveld continue to disappoint, with sub standard performances against Surrey. Kent managed 271, with van Jaarsveld contributing 4 and Mclaren 11 off 6 balls. Mclaren got hammered and went for 71 in 9 although he did pick  up a wicket.

Jacques Rudolph contributed 24 in Yorkshire 37 run win over Nottinghamshire, and was run out.

Neither HD Ackerman nor Claude Henderson performed for Leicestershire against Durham. Ackerman managed 4 with the bat, Henderson didnt trouble the scorers and went for 23 in his 4.1 overs, he did pick up one of the two wickets that Durham lot. Benkenstein didnt get a chance to bat in this routing but did pick up a wicket in his spell off  4 overs for 14.

Nic Pothas opened the innings for Hampshire and scored 114 off 139, Michael Lumb managed 59 at a run a ball, which enabled Hampshire to post 294 which gave them a comfortable 91 run victory.