1979 Gillette Cup

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1979 Gillette Cup
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(60 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Champions Somerset (1st title)
Participants 22
Matches played 21
Most runs 266 Viv Richards (Somerset)
Most wickets 17 Joel Garner (Somerset)
Official website CricketArchive tournament page
1978
1980

The 1979 Gillette Cup was the seventeenth Gillette Cup, an English limited overs county cricket tournament. It was held between 27 June and 8 September 1979.[1] The tournament was won by Somerset County Cricket Club who defeated Northamptonshire County Cricket Club by 45 runs in the final at Lord's.

Format[edit]

The seventeen first-class counties, were joined by five Minor Counties: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Devon, Durham and Suffolk. Teams who won in the first round progressed to the second round. The winners in the second round then progressed to the quarter-final stage. Winners from the quarter-finals then progressed to the semi-finals from which the winners then went on to the final at Lord's which was held on 8 September 1979.

First round[edit]

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Buckinghamshire
133 all out (60 overs)
v
Suffolk
137/8 (38 overs)
Terence Cordaroy 44
Richard Done 3/9 (11 overs)
Paul Rice 45
Peter Gooch 3/51 (12 overs)
Suffolk won by 2 wickets
London Road, High Wycombe
Umpires: John Griffiths & Arthur Jepson
Player of the match: Paul Rice (Suffolk)

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Durham
221/7 (60 overs)
v
Berkshire
127/7 (60 overs)
David Johnston 37
Peter Kippax 3/24 (12 overs)
Durham won by 94 runs
Green Lane, Durham
Umpires: Tom Spencer & Jack van Geloven
Player of the match: Stephen Greensword (Durham)

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Glamorgan
177/9 (60 overs)
v
Kent
178/5 (52 overs)
Peter Swart 40
Bob Woolmer 3/31 (12 overs)
Alan Ealham 85*
Rodney Ontong 2/47 (9 overs)
Kent won by 5 wickets
St. Helen's, Swansea
Umpires: Derek Shackleton & Peter Wight
Player of the match: Alan Ealham (Kent)

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Hampshire
273/6 (60 overs)
v
Gloucestershire
218 all out (55.2 overs)
Nigel Cowley 63*
Mike Procter 3/47 (12 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 62
Trevor Jesty 6/46 (11.2 overs)
Hampshire won by 55 runs
Phoenix County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Sam Cook & David Halfyard
Player of the match: Trevor Jesty (Hampshire)

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Lancashire
247/5 (60 overs)
v
Essex
177 all out (53.4 overs)
Clive Lloyd 76
Keith Pont 2/25 (12 overs)
Keith Pont 27
David Hughes 3/22 (12 overs)
Lancashire won by 70 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Eddie Phillipson & Terry Spencer
Player of the match: Jack Simmons (Lancashire)

27 June 1979
(scorecard)
Devon
111 all out (56 overs)
v
Leicestershire
114/1 (31.4 overs)
John Steele 76*
Tony Allin 1/37 (9 overs)
Leicestershire won by 9 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Ray Julian
Player of the match: John Steele (Leicestershire)

Second round[edit]

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Durham
213/9 (60 overs)
v
Yorkshire
214/6 (59.1 overs)
Wasim Raja 52
Howard Cooper 3/39 (12 overs)
Geoff Boycott 92
Lance Cairns 2/35 (12 overs)
Yorkshire won by 4 wickets
Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Geoff Boycott (Yorkshire)

18, 19 July 1979
(scorecard)
Kent
278/7 (60 overs)
v
Lancashire
260/9 (60 overs)
Chris Tavaré 87
Jack Simmons 3/53 (10 overs)
Barry Wood 116
Asif Iqbal 4/18 (6 overs)
Kent won by 18 runs
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: Arthur Jepson & Don Oslear
Player of the match: Asif Iqbal (Kent)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Leicestershire
326/6 (60 overs)
v
Worcestershire
183 all out (50 overs)
Barry Dudleston 125
Younis Ahmed 2/54 (10 overs)
Younis Ahmed 44
Paddy Clift 3/36 (12 overs)
Leicestershire won by 143 runs
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Lloyd Budd & Peter Wight
Player of the match: Barry Dudleston (Leicestershire)

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Hampshire
193 all out (54.5 overs)
v
Middlesex
196/8 (58.5 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 87
Wayne Daniel 3/41 (9.5 overs)
Mike Brearley 31
Nigel Cowley 4/20 (12 overs)
Middlesex won by 2 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Bill Alley & David Halfyard
Player of the match: Gordon Greenidge (Hampshire)

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Surrey
238/8 (60 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
240/4 (56 overs)
David Smith 61
Tim Lamb 3/37 (12 overs)
Geoff Cook 114*
Pat Pocock 2/42 (12 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 6 wickets
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Dickie Bird & Alan Whitehead
Player of the match: Geoff Cook (Northamptonshire)

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Derbyshire
224/7 (60 overs)
v
Somerset
226/2 (56.1 overs)
David Steele 81*
Keith Jennings 3/31 (12 overs)
Brian Rose 88*
Kim Barnett 1/30 (5.1 overs)
Somerset won by 8 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: John Langridge & Ken Palmer
Player of the match: Brian Rose (Somerset)

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Suffolk
158 all out (55.3 overs)
v
Sussex
159/8 (49.5 overs)
Roger Howlett 35*
John Spencer 3/23 (11 overs)
Imran Khan 37*
Colin Rutterford 3/28 (12 overs)
Sussex won by 2 wickets
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Sam Cook & Derek Dennis
Player of the match: Imran Khan (Sussex)

18 July 1979
(scorecard)
Nottinghamshire
265 all out (60 overs)
v
Warwickshire
186 all out (51 overs)
Paul Todd 105
Anton Ferreira 4/50 (12 overs)
John Whitehouse 41
Peter Hacker 3/27 (10 overs)
Nottinghamshire won by 79 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: David Evans & Jack van Geloven
Player of the match: Paul Todd (Nottinghamshire)

Quarter-finals[edit]

8, 9 August 1979
(scorecard)
Middlesex
216 all out (60 overs)
v
Yorkshire
146 all out (54.3 overs)
Mike Brearley 76
Howard Cooper 4/29 (12 overs)
Bill Athey 35
Phil Edmonds 3/28 (12 overs)
Middlesex won by 70 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: John Langridge & Don Oslear
Player of the match: Mike Brearley (Middlesex)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

8 August 1979
(scorecard)
Leicestershire
180 all out (59.4 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
184/2 (55.4 overs)
Wayne Larkins 92*
John Steele 1/30 (12 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 8 wickets
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Barrie Meyer & Alan Whitehead
Player of the match: Richard Williams (Northamptonshire)

8 August 1979
(scorecard)
Somerset
190 all out (59.2 overs)
v
Kent
60 all out (28.4 overs)
Graham Burgess 50*
Bob Woolmer 4/28 (12 overs)
Chris Cowdrey 12
Joel Garner 5/11 (9.4 overs)
Somerset won by 130 runs
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: David Constant & David Evans
Player of the match: Joel Garner (Somerset)

8 August 1979
(scorecard)
Nottinghamshire
200 all out (56.4 overs)
v
Sussex
201/4 (54.1 overs)
Derek Randall 75
Geoff Arnold 3/27 (10 overs)
Gehan Mendis 55
Peter Hacker 2/44 (12 overs)
Sussex won by 6 wickets
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Lloyd Budd & Peter Wight
Player of the match: Derek Randall (Nottinghamshire)

Semi-finals[edit]

22 August 1979
(scorecard)
Middlesex
185 all out (57.5 overs)
v
Somerset
190/3 (50.2 overs)
Phil Edmonds 63*
Joel Garner 4/24 (10.5 overs)
Peter Denning 90*
Mike Selvey 1/31 (11.2 overs)
Somerset won by 7 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: David Halfyard & Ray Julian
Player of the match: Peter Denning (Somerset)

22 August 1979
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
255/7 (60 overs)
v
Sussex
218 all out (55.2 overs)
Allan Lamb 101
Geoff Arnold 3/45 (12 overs)
Gehan Mendis 69
Tim Lamb 4/52 (12 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 37 runs
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Bill Alley & David Evans
Player of the match: Peter Willey (Northamptonshire)

Final[edit]

8 September 1979
(scorecard)
Somerset
269/8 (60 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
224 all out (56.3 overs)
Viv Richards 117 (136)
Jim Watts 2/34 (12 overs)
Allan Lamb 78 (127)
Joel Garner 6/29 (10.3 overs)
Somerset won by 45 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: David Constant & John Langridge
Player of the match: Viv Richards (Somerset)

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