CB40 final: Hampshire and Warwickshire battle at Lord's

Jim Troughton and Jimmy Adams

CB40 final

Venue:
Lord's
Date:
Saturday, 15 September
Start:
11:30 BST
Coverage:
BBC Sport online, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC local radio

County champions Warwickshire meet T20 winners Hampshire in the CB40 final on Saturday at Lord's as both sides chase their second trophy of the season.

Warwickshire will have England's Ian Bell available and will be hoping to replicate the form that won them the County Championship Division One title.

Hampshire beat Yorkshire in the FL t20 final in Cardiff last month to triumph in cricket's shortest format.

But which side will be celebrating at Lord's on Saturday evening?

The final starts at 11:30 BST on Saturday and BBC Sport reviews the chances of both teams.

HAMPSHIRE
Most runs - Michael Carberry 563Most wickets - Danny Briggs 19
Highest total - 265 v NottsBest score - M Carberry 148 not out

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James: "Hampshire feel they are one of the best one-day county sides of recent times and their record seems to back up their claims.

Hampshire

"2009 - 50-over winners; 2010 - T20 winners; 2011 - T20 semi-finalists; 2012 - T20 winners, and don't forget a Caribbean T20 final appearance in 2010/11.

"A victory at Lord's to complete a one-day double in 2012 would add further credence to their claims.

"Michael Carberry and James Vince, with over 500 runs each in the competition at the top of the order, have often seen off sides before they can react (the match against Sussex in the semi-finals was a particularly good example of that).

"It's a shame Danny Briggs, Hampshire's top wicket-taker with 19, cannot play because of England commitments, but all-rounder Sean Ervine will contest his seventh final in a Hampshire shirt, a club record.

"To end on a further positive, batsman Neil McKenzie, so often the rock in the middle order, has returned from South Africa after two weeks, for this one appearance."

WARWICKSHIRE
Most runs - Varun Chopra 446Most wickets - Chris Wright 19
Highest total - 250-6 v LancashireBest score - Varun Chopra 110

BBC WM's Mike Taylor: "Lots of things feel right about Warwickshire's attempt to complete a Championship-CB40 double and they have gathered momentum in this competition at the same time as closing out the four-day title.

Warwickshire

"Neil Carter, lightly used in his benefit summer, returned to take four wickets in the last group game against Yorkshire and claimed four more in the semi-final in Manchester against Lancashire. His farewell could be a glorious one.

"Ian Bell is available, as he was in this final two years ago when he scored a match-winning hundred for the Bears with an innings that combined elegance and power. No one should doubt the England star's desire to perform for his county.

"The batsmen and bowlers are in form and the squad has spirit and confidence. They are resilient, experienced and well-led. Warwickshire are a formidable county side these days."

ROUTES TO THE FINAL
HampshireWarwickshire
7 May bt Glamorgan by 48 runs6 May bt Northants by 6 wkts
20 May bt Scotland by 89 runs13 May bt Derbyshire by 9 wkts
27 May bt Somerset by 9 wkts27 May bt Northants by 8 wkts
31 May lost to Notts by 12 runs1 June lost to Kent by 10 wkts
3 June v Surrey - No result4 June bt Derbyshire by 105 runs
4 June bt Scotland by 6 wkts11 July v Sussex - No result
15 July bt Durham by 4 wkts22 July bt Unicorns by 60 runs
17 July lost to Notts by 6 wkts 7 Aug bt Yorkshire by 3 wkts
10 Aug bt Glamorgan by 107 runs13 Aug lost to Kent by 6 wkts
14 Aug lost to Somerset by 50 runs15 Aug lost to Sussex by 17 runs
19 Aug bt Surrey by 4 wkts19 Aug bt Unicorns by 10 wkts
27 Aug v Durham - No result27 Aug bt Yorkshire by 55 runs
1 Sep bt Sussex by 8 wkts1 Sep bt Lancashire by 23 runs
RECENT ONE-DAY FINALS AT LORD'S
YearWinnersRunners-up
CB40 (40 overs)
2011SurreySomerset
2010 WarwickshireSomerset
FP Trophy (50 overs)
2009HampshireSussex
2008EssexKent
2007DurhamHampshire
C & G Trophy (50 ov)
2006SussexLancashire
2005HampshireWarwickshire
2004GloucestershireWorcestershire
2003GloucestershireWorcestershire
2002YorkshireSomerset
2001SomersetLeicestershire