2015 t20 Blast

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The 2015 NatWest t20 Blast was the second season of the NatWest t20 Blast, the English and Welsh Twenty20 cricket competition. The competition ran from 15 May 2015 to Finals Day at Edgbaston on 29 August. The competition was won for the first time by Lancashire Lightning, who defeated Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the final.

2015 NatWest t20 Blast
Dates15 May 2015 (2015-05-15) – 29 August 2015 (2015-08-29)
Administrator(s)England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group stage and knockout
ChampionsLancashire Lightning
Participants18
Matches played133
Most runsJames Vince, Hampshire (710)
Most wicketsJames Faulkner, Lancashire Lightning (25)
Official websiteNatWest T20 Blast
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FormatEdit

The 18 teams are divided into two groups of nine. In the style of a round-robin tournament, each team will play six other teams in their group both home and away. The other two teams will be faced just once. The top four teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage: a three-round single-elimination tournament. The winner of each group will have a home match in the quarter-finals against the fourth team from the other group. The runners-up from each group will play at home against the third placed team from the other group. The semi-finals will be a free draw from all the qualified teams.[1] Finals Day will be again be held at Edgbaston.[2]

TeamsEdit

Team Location Division Home ground Head Coach Captain Overseas player(s)
Birmingham Bears Birmingham North Edgbaston   Dougie Brown   Varun Chopra   Brendon McCullum
  Jeetan Patel
Derbyshire Falcons Derby North County Ground   Graeme Welch   Wayne Madsen   Hashim Amla
 Tillakaratne Dilshan
  Nathan Rimmington
Durham Jets Chester-le-Street North Riverside Ground   Jon Lewis   Mark Stoneman   John Hastings
Essex Eagles Chelmsford South County Ground   Paul Grayson   Ryan ten Doeschate   Jesse Ryder
  Shaun Tait
Glamorgan Cardiff South Sophia Gardens   Toby Radford   Jacques Rudolph   Jacques Rudolph
  Wayne Parnell
Gloucestershire Bristol South Bristol County Ground   Richard Dawson   Michael Klinger   Michael Klinger
  Peter Handscomb
Hampshire Southampton South Rose Bowl   Dale Benkenstein   James Vince   Yasir Arafat
  Jackson Bird
Kent Spitfires Canterbury South St Lawrence Ground   Jimmy Adams   Robert Key
Lancashire Lightning Manchester North Old Trafford   Ashley Giles   Tom Smith   James Faulkner
  Peter Siddle
Leicestershire Foxes Leicester North Grace Road   Andrew McDonald   Mark Cosgrove   Grant Elliott
  Clint McKay
  Mark Cosgrove
  Umar Akmal
Middlesex London South Lord's   Richard Scott   Eoin Morgan   Adam Voges
  Joe Burns
Northamptonshire Steelbacks Northampton North County Ground   David Ripley   Alex Wakely   Shahid Afridi
  Rory Kleinveldt
Nottinghamshire Outlaws Nottingham North Trent Bridge   Mick Newell   James Taylor   Darren Sammy
  Vernon Philander
  Ben Hilfenhaus
Somerset Taunton South County Ground   Matthew Maynard   Alfonso Thomas   Chris Gayle
  Abdur Rehman
  Luke Ronchi
  Sohail Tanvir
  Alfonso Thomas
Surrey London South The Oval   Graham Ford   Gareth Batty   Kumar Sangakkara
  Moises Henriques
  Wahab Riaz
Sussex Sharks Hove South County Cricket Ground   Mark Robinson   Luke Wright   Steve Magoffin
  Mahela Jayawardene
  George Bailey
Worcestershire Rapids Worcester North New Road   Steve Rhodes   Daryl Mitchell   Colin Munro
  Saeed Ajmal
  Sachithra Senanayake
Yorkshire Vikings Leeds North Headingley   Jason Gillespie   Andrew Gale   Aaron Finch
  Glenn Maxwell
  Cheteshwar Pujara

North DivisionEdit

TableEdit

Team
Pld W L T NR Ded Pts NRR
Birmingham Bears 14 10 4 0 0 0 20 +0.200
Worcestershire Rapids 14 9 4 0 1 0 19 +0.682
Northamptonshire Steelbacks 14 7 5 0 2 0 16 +0.115
Lancashire Lightning 14 7 6 0 1 0 15 +0.469
Nottinghamshire Outlaws 14 7 6 0 1 0 15 +0.018
Durham Jets 14 5 8 0 1 0 11 -0.149
Leicestershire Foxes 14 4 7 1 2 0 11 -0.304
Yorkshire Vikings 14 5 8 1 0 0 11 -0.324
Derbyshire Falcons 14 4 10 0 0 0 8 –0.662

Source: [3]

ResultsEdit

  Birmingham Bears Derbyshire Falcons Durham Jets Lancashire Lightning Leicestershire Foxes Northamptonshire Steelbacks Nottinghamshire Outlaws Worcestershire Rapids Yorkshire Vikings
Birmingham Bears Birmingham Bears
60 runs
Lancashire Lightning
8 runs
Leicestershire Foxes
7 wickets
Birmingham Bears
1 run
Birmingham Bears
7 wickets
Birmingham Bears
18 runs
Birmingham Bears
6 wickets
Derbyshire Falcons Durham Jets
5 runs
Derbyshire Falcons
5 wickets
Derbyshire Falcons
17 runs
Northamptonshire
3 runs (D/L)
Derbyshire Falcons
34 runs
Worcestershire Rapids
4 wickets
Derbyshire Falcons
4 wickets
Durham Jets Birmingham Bears
7 wickets
Lancashire Lightning
6 wickets
Durham Jets
38 runs
Durham Jets
41 runs (D/L)
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
42 runs
Worcestershire Rapids
3 runs
Durham Jets
6 runs
Lancashire Lightning Birmingham Bears
1 run
Lancashire Lightning
67 runs
Durham Jets
16 runs
Lancashire Lightning
5 wickets (D/L)
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
3 wickets
Worcestershire Rapids
2 wickets
Lancashire Lightning
29 runs
Leicestershire Foxes Birmingham Bears
8 runs
Leicestershire Foxes
7 wickets
Leicestershire Foxes
8 wickets
Lancashire Lightning
40 runs
Abandoned
No result
Abandoned
No result
Match tied
Northamptonshire Steelbacks Birmingham Bears
5 wickets
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
6 wickets
Abandoned
No result
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
4 runs
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
9 wickets (D/L)
Worcestershire Rapids
14 runs
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
6 wickets
Nottinghamshire Outlaws Nottinghamshire Outlaws
8 wickets (D/L)
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
2 runs
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
15 runs
Leicestershire Foxes
6 wickets
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
7 wickets
Worcestershire Rapids
20 runs
Yorkshire Vikings
6 wickets
Worcestershire Rapids Birmingham Bears
5 wickets
Worcestershire Rapids
8 wickets
Worcestershire Rapids
5 wickets
Abandoned
No result
Worcestershire Rapids
6 wickets
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
2 runs
Nottinghamshire Outlaws
11 runs
Yorkshire Vikings Yorkshire Vikings
8 wickets
Yorkshire Vikings
7 wickets
Yorkshire Vikings
5 wickets
Lancashire Lightning
4 wickets
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
8 wickets (D/L)
Yorkshire Vikings
40 runs
Worcestershire Rapids
74 runs
Home team win Away team win Match tied Match abandoned

FixturesEdit

All times are BST.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

South DivisionEdit

TableEdit

Team
Pld W L T NR Ded Pts NRR
Kent Spitfires 14 9 4 0 1 0 19 +0.166
Sussex Sharks 14 7 5 0 2 0 16 +0.206
Hampshire 14 8 6 0 0 0 16 −0.120
Essex Eagles 14 7 6 0 1 0 15 +0.208
Gloucestershire 14 7 7 0 0 0 14 +0.354
Glamorgan 14 7 7 0 0 0 14 −0.522
Surrey 14 5 6 0 3 0 13 -0.145
Somerset 14 4 8 0 2 0 10 -0.184
Middlesex 14 4 9 0 1 0 9 +0.030

Source: [4]

ResultsEdit

  Essex Eagles Glamorgan Gloucestershire Hampshire Kent Spitfires Middlesex Somerset Surrey Sussex Sharks
Essex Eagles Essex Eagles
16 runs
Essex Eagles
18 runs
Essex Eagles
78 runs
Abandoned
No result
Essex Eagles
4 wickets
Somerset
3 wickets
Surrey
44 runs
Glamorgan Essex Eagles
5 wickets
Gloucestershire
8 wickets
Hampshire
21 runs
Glamorgan
4 runs
Glamorgan
2 runs (D/L)
Surrey
19 runs
Sussex Sharks
10 wickets
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire
34 runs
Glamorgan
19 runs
Gloucestershire
5 wickets
Kent Spitfires
3 wickets
Gloucestershire
7 wickets
Somerset
5 wickets
Sussex Sharks
3 wickets
Hampshire Hampshire
17 runs
Glamorgan
23 runs
Kent Spitfires
5 wickets
Hampshire
19 runs
Hampshire
6 runs
Hampshire
29 runs
Sussex Sharks
7 wickets
Kent Spitfires Kent Spitfires
6 wickets
Glamorgan
1 run
Gloucestershire
9 wickets
Hampshire
6 wickets
Kent Spitfires
22 runs
Kent Spitfires
23 runs
Kent Spitfires
7 runs
Middlesex Middlesex
6 wickets
Gloucestershire
43 runs
Hampshire
21 runs
Middlesex
115 runs
Somerset
9 wickets
Middlesex
43 runs
Sussex Sharks
7 wickets
Somerset Glamorgan
3 runs
Gloucestershire
8 wickets
Somerset
8 wickets
Kent Spitfires
3 runs
Abandoned
No result
Abandoned
No result
Sussex Sharks
5 runs
Surrey Essex Eagles
6 wickets
Glamorgan
25 runs
Surrey
4 wickets
Kent Spitfires
54 runs
Surrey
8 wickets
Surrey
38 runs
Abandoned
No result
Sussex Sharks Essex Eagles
7 wickets
Sussex Sharks
8 wickets
Sussex Sharks
6 runs
Hampshire
4 runs
Kent Spitfires
7 wickets
Middlesex
42 runs
Abandoned
No result
Home team win Away team win Match tied Match abandoned

FixturesEdit

All times are BST.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
  Sussex Sharks (H) 165/7 (20 ov)
Northamptonshire Steelbacks 166/6 (16 ov)
Northamptonshire Steelbacks 153/5 (18 ov)  
Birmingham Bears 131/6 (20 ov)  
Birmingham Bears (H) 189/5 (20 ov)
  Essex Eagles 165/6 (20 ov)
    Lancashire Lightning 166/7 (20.0 ov)
  Northamptonshire Steelbacks 153/6 (20.0 ov)
  Worcestershire Rapids (H) 58/2 (8.1 ov)
Hampshire (D/L) 196/4 (20 ov)
Hampshire 115 (19.5 ov)
Lancashire Lightning 119/4 (18.5 ov)  
Kent Spitfires (H) 142 (20 ov)
  Lancashire Lightning 142/6 (20 ov)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

Highest team totalsEdit

The following table lists the five highest team scores in the season.[5]

Team Total Opponent Ground
Birmingham Bears 242/2 Derbyshire Falcons Edgbaston, Birmingham
Glamorgan 240/3 Surrey The Oval, London
Kent Spitfires 231/7 Surrey The Oval, London
Lancashire Lightning 231/4 Yorkshire Vikings Old Trafford, Manchester
Kent Spitfires 227/7 Somerset County Ground, Taunton

Most runsEdit

The top five highest run scorers (total runs) in the season are included in this table.[6]

Player Team Runs Inns Avg S/R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s
James Vince Hampshire 710 16 59.19 134.46 107* 1 5 87 14
Michael Klinger Gloucestershire 654 12 81.75 142.17 126* 3 4 54 21
Sam Northeast Kent Spitfires 641 14 49.30 152.98 114 1 4 68 16
Luke Wright Sussex Sharks 564 14 51.27 171.95 111* 1 3 51 29
Richard Levi Northamptonshire 485 16 34.64 143.49 67* 0 3 61 15

Highest scoresEdit

This table contains the top five highest scores of the season made by a batsman in a single innings.[7]

Player Team Score Balls 4s 6s Opponent Ground
Brendon McCullum Birmingham Bears 158* 64 13 11 Derbyshire Falcons Edgbaston, Birmingham
Chris Gayle Somerset 151* 62 10 15 Kent Spitfires County Ground, Taunton
Michael Klinger Gloucestershire 126* 68 7 8 Essex Eagles County Ground, Bristol
Jason Roy Surrey 122* 65 8 6 Somerset The Oval, London
Dawid Malan Middlesex 115* 64 14 3 Sussex Sharks County Ground, Hove

Most wicketsEdit

The following table contains the five leading wicket-takers of the season.[8]

Player Team Wkts Inns Ave S/R Econ BBI
James Faulkner Lancashire Lightning 25 13 12.64 12.1 6.25 3/19
Stephen Parry Lancashire Lightning 25 16 15.68 13.6 6.87 4/16
Tom Smith Gloucestershire 23 12 13.13 11.2 7.02 5/39
Shaun Tait Essex Eagles 23 14 19.34 13.8 8.39 3/28
Usman Arshad Durham Jets 22 13 13.27 10.0 7.89 3/18

Best bowling figuresEdit

This table lists the top five players with the best bowling figures.[9]

Player Team Overs Figures Opponent Ground
Kyle Abbott Middlesex 4 5/14 Sussex Sharks County Ground, Hove
James Franklin Middlesex 4 5/21 Kent Spitfires Lord's, London
Matthew Fisher Yorkshire Vikings 3.2 5/22 Derbyshire Falcons Headingley, Leeds
David Payne Gloucestershire 3.3 5/24 Middlesex Old Deer Park, Richmond
Tom Smith Gloucestershire 4 5/39 Essex Eagles County Ground, Bristol

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast" (PDF). ECB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Fixtures & Results - Natwest T20 Blast 2015". ECB.
  3. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast 2015 - North Table". ECB. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast 2015 - South Table". ECB. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Highest totals". cricinfo.
  6. ^ "Most runs". cricinfo.
  7. ^ "High scores". cricinfo.
  8. ^ "Most wickets". cricinfo.
  9. ^ "Best bowling figures in an innings". cricinfo.

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