2015 NatWest t20 Blast

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2015 NatWest t20 Blast
Dates 15 May 2015 (2015-05-15) – 29 August 2015 (2015-08-29)
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Group stage and knockout
Champions Lancashire Lightning
Participants 18
Matches played 133
Most runs James Vince, Hampshire (710)
Most wickets James Faulkner, Lancashire Lightning (25)
Official website NatWest T20 Blast
2014
2016

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.

Format

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]

Teams

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

North Division

Table

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]

Results

IPL2008Legend.svg 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

Fixtures

All times are BST.

May

June

July

South Division

Table

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]

Results

IPL2008Legend.svg 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

Fixtures

All times are BST.

May

June

July

Knockout stage

  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-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Statistics

Highest team totals

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 runs

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 scores

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 wickets

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 figures

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 also

References

  1. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast" (PDF). ECB. 
  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. 

External links

  • Tournament Site – Cricinfo
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