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The 1991 Refuge Assurance Cup was the fourth and last competing of the Refuge Assurance Cup, for the most successful teams in the Sunday League. It was an English limited overs county cricket tournament which was held between 1 and 15 September 1991. The tournament was won by Worcestershire who defeated Lancashire by 7 runs in the final at Old Trafford, Manchester.

1991 Refuge Assurance Cup
Administrator(s)Test and County Cricket Board
Cricket formatLimited overs cricket
(40 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s)Knockout
ChampionsWorcestershire (1st title)
Participants4
Matches played3
Most runs152 Steve Rhodes (Worcestershire)
Most wickets5 Graeme Hick (Worcesters)/Neal Radford (Worcesters)

FormatEdit

The cup was an end-of-season affair. The counties finishing in the top four of the 1991 Refuge Assurance League competed in the semi-finals. The top two teams were drawn at home. Winners from the semi-finals then went on to the final at Old Trafford, Manchester, which was held on 15 September 1991.

Semi-finalsEdit

1 September 1991
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
185/6 (40 overs)
v
Lancashire
186/6 (39.1 overs)
Kevin Curran 61*
Mike Watkinson 2/31 (8 overs)
Nick Speak 94*
Andy Roberts 2/41 (6 overs)
Lancashire won by 4 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: David Constant and Barry Meyer
Player of the match: Nick Speak (Lancashire)
1 September 1991
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
225/7 (40 overs)
v
Nottinghamshire
211/8 (40 overs)
Steve Rhodes 47*
Andy Pick 2/35 (8 overs)
Paul Pollard 50
Graeme Hick 5/35 (8 overs)
Worcestershire won by 14 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Roy Palmer & Nigel Plews
Player of the match: Graeme Hick (Worcestershire)

FinalEdit

15 September 1991
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
235/5 (40 overs)
v
Lancashire
228 all out (40 overs)
Steve Rhodes 105
Dexter Fitton 2/67 (8 overs)
Graeme Fowler 51
Neal Radford 5/42 (8 overs)
Worcestershire won by 7 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Dickie Bird & John Hampshire
Player of the match: Steve Rhodes (Worcestershire)

The attendance at the final was 9,025.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1992