1980 Benson & Hedges Cup

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1980 Benson & Hedges Cup
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(55 overs per innings)
Champions Northamptonshire (1st title)
Participants 20
Matches played 47
Most runs 368 Graham Gooch (Essex)
Most wickets 18 Sarfraz Nawaz (Northamptonshire)
1979
1981

The 1980 Benson & Hedges Cup was the eighth competing of cricket’s Benson & Hedges Cup. The Minor Counties were restricted to one team and Scotland entered the competition for the first time.

The competition was won by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L Pts BowSR
Lancashire 4 4 0 8 34.083
Nottinghamshire 4 3 1 6 38.606
Leicestershire 4 2 2 4 39.939
Derbyshire 4 1 3 2 53.833
Scotland 4 0 4 0 104.889

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L Pts BowSR
Northamptonshire 4 4 0 8 36.528
Worcestershire 4 3 1 6 42.581
Warwickshire 4 2 2 4 67.684
Yorkshire 4 1 3 2 42.355
Oxford and Cambridge Universities 4 0 4 0 75.4

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L Pts BowSR
Essex 4 3 1 6 41.548
Sussex 4 3 1 6 45.207
Glamorgan 4 2 2 4 48.917
Gloucestershire 4 1 3 2 42.387
Minor Counties 4 1 3 2 53.05

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L Pts BowSR
Middlesex 4 4 0 8 35.306
Surrey 4 3 1 6 43.172
Somerset 4 2 2 4 44.207
Kent 4 1 3 2 51.708
Hampshire 4 0 4 0 42.367

Quarter-Finals[edit]

11 June 1980
(scorecard)
Essex
270/5 (55 overs)
v
Surrey
184 all out (48 overs)
Ken McEwan 95
Roger Knight 2/40 (11 overs)
Geoff Howarth 42
Keith Pont 3/26 (9.2 overs)
Essex won by 86 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford
Umpires: Ray Julian & John Langridge
Player of the match: Ken McEwan (Essex)
11, 12 June 1980
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
314/5 (55 overs)
v
Lancashire
269 all out (54.2 overs)
Phil Neale 128
Bernard Reidy 2/70 (11 overs)
Ian Cockbain 53
Hartley Alleyne 3/39 (10.2 overs)
Worcestershire won by 45 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Sam Cook & Arthur Jepson
Player of the match: Glenn Turner (Worcestershire)
  • Reserve day used. No play first day
11 June 1980
(scorecard)
Middlesex
195 all out (54.5 overs)
v
Sussex
166 all out (53.3 overs)
John Emburey 34*
Colin Wells 4/21 (11 overs)
Paul Parker 59
Wayne Daniel 3/21 (11 overs)
Middlesex won by 29 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Jack van Geloven & Peter Wight
Player of the match: John Emburey (Middlesex)
11 June 1980
(scorecard)
Nottinghamshire
143 all out (51.1 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
145/3 (47.1 overs)
Derek Randall 48
Tim Lamb 4/11 (11 overs)
Geoff Cook 66
Richard Hadlee 2/24 (11 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Bill Alley & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Tim Lamb (Northamptonshire)

Semi-Finals[edit]

25, 26 June 1980
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
206/8 (55 overs)
v
Middlesex
195 all out (53.4 overs)
Richard Williams 73*
Mike Gatting 3/68 (11 overs)
Mike Gatting 91
Sarfraz Nawaz 5/21 (11 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 11 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Lloyd Budd & Alan Whitehead
Player of the match: Richard Williams (Northamptonshire)
  • Reserve day used. Middlesex were 128/5 (41 overs) at the close of the scheduled day's play
25, 26, 27 June 1980
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
236/9 (55 overs)
v
Essex
240/2 (51 overs)
Alan Ormrod 70
John Lever 2/46 (9 overs)
Graham Gooch 81
Hartley Alleyne 1/48 (11 overs)
Essex won by 8 wickets
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: David Evans & Ken Palmer
Player of the match: Mike Denness (Essex)
  • Two reserve days used. Worcestershire were 42/1 (11 overs) at the close of the scheduled day's play, and 55/1 (15 overs) at the close of the second day's play

Final[edit]

19, 21 June 1980
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
209 all out (54.5 overs)
v
Essex
203/8 (55 overs)
Allan Lamb 72
Keith Pont 4/60 (11 overs)
Graham Gooch 60
Sarfraz Nawaz 3/23 (11 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 6 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: David Constant & Barrie Meyer
Player of the match: Allan Lamb (Northamptonshire)
  • Reserve day used. No play first day

References[edit]

CricketArchive - 1980 Benson & Hedges Cup

See also[edit]

Benson & Hedges Cup