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Northamptonshire win by 8 wickets

Unicorns vs Northants

Steelbacks cruise at Wormsley

Seamer Daggett's four-wicket haul restricts Unicorns

Alex Wakely: top-scored in run chase

Northamptonshire moved off the foot of Group C in the Clydesdale Bank 40 with a comfortable eight-wicket win over the Unicorns at Wormsley.

The visitors easily chased down a below-par target of 164 with eight wickets and 46 balls to spare, Alex Wakely leading the way with an unbeaten 52 that saw him find the boundary on seven occasions.

Opener Kyle Coetzer did fall early for 16 but Rob Newton struck 45 at faster than a run-a-ball rate, dominating a second-wicket stand worth 54.

Once Newton was bowled by Bradley Wadlan, David Sales came to the crease to smash 47 off 40 balls to bring the game to a rapid conclusion.

Restricted

The Unicorns had earlier been restricted to 163-8 from their 34 overs, the game having been delayed by the weather.

They made a solid start thanks mainly to some strong hitting from opener Wadlan, who managed 41 off just 40 balls in an opening partnership of 63 with Vishal Tripathi.

However once he departed, trapped lbw by James Middlebrook, the innings began to unravel, with only James Ord (38) making a strong contribution in the middle order.

Lee Daggett claimed 4-39 to peg back the Unicorns while experienced off-spinner Middlebrook weighed in with 3-14.

Match Details

Date
29th Jul 2012
Toss
Unicorns won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Sir Paul Getty's Ground
Umpires
N L Bainton and R K Illingworth

northants BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Newton b B.L. Wadlan 45
Coetzer b Querl 16
Wakely not out 52
Sales not out 47
Extras 7w 7
Total 26.2 Overs 167 - 2
Full Batting Card

unicorns BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Lee 5 0 42 0
Querl 4 0 26 1
Beaven 5 0 38 0
S.P. Cheetham 4 0 22 0
B.L. Wadlan 6 0 21 1
L.M. Reece 2.2 0 18 0
Full Bowling Card