1968 Gillette Cup

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1968 Gillette Cup
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(60 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Champions Warwickshire (2nd title)
Participants 22
Matches played 21
Most runs 246 Garfield Sobers (Nottinghamshire)
Most wickets 10 Antony Durose (Northamptonshire)
Official website CricketArchive tournament page
1967
1969

The 1968 Gillette Cup was the sixth Gillette Cup, an English limited overs county cricket tournament. It was held between 27 April and 7 September 1968.[1] The tournament was won by Warwickshire County Cricket Club who defeated Sussex County Cricket Club by 4 wickets in the final at Lord's.

The newly launched London Weekend Television won the rights to show the final throughout the ITV network, considered a major coup when set alongside the strong association the BBC then had with cricket (and would for another thirty years). They received huge opprobrium from the press and public for cutting away from the match near its climax to show adverts, and LWT - already facing serious problems because of an industrial dispute and because much of its output was considered too high-minded for ITV - would never cover cricket again.[2]

Format[edit]

The seventeen first-class counties, were joined by five Minor Counties: Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Dorset, Durham and Norfolk. 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 7 September 1968.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

27 April 1968
(scorecard)
Lancashire
168 all out (59.2 overs)
v
Nottinghamshire
169/7 (50 overs)
John Sullivan 61
Mike Taylor 4/31 (12 overs)
Nottinghamshire won by 3 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Arthur Jepson
Player of the match: Garfield Sobers (Nottinghamshire)

1, 2 May 1968
(scorecard)
Glamorgan
76 all out (38.4 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
79/4 (46.1 overs)
Majid Khan 17
Antony Durose 3/17 (12 overs)
Colin Milburn 29*
Jeff Jones 3/13 (12 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 6 wickets
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Ron Lay & Harry Mellows
Player of the match: Colin Milburn (Northamptonshire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

4 May 1968
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
98 all out (56.2 overs)
v
Durham
82 all out (40.4 overs)
Tom Graveney 45
Gordon Williamson 4/13 (10.2 overs)
Alan Burridge 26
Brian Brain 4/13 (8.4 overs)
Worcestershire won by 16 runs
Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: Dusty Rhodes & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Stuart Young (Durham)

4, 6 May 1968
(scorecard)
Middlesex
161 all out (60 overs)
v
Essex
155 all out (59.4 overs)
Eric Russell 26
Robin Hobbs 3/11 (1 overs)
Gordon Barker 39
John Price 3/22 (12 overs)
Middlesex won by 6 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Albert Alderman & John Langridge
Player of the match: Keith Boyce (Essex)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

8 May 1968
(scorecard)
Norfolk
208 all out (59.1 overs)
v
Cheshire
212/9 (59.4 overs)
Graham Saville 73
Arthur Sutton 3/29 (11.1 overs)
Patrick Briggs 60
John Shepperd 3/23 (12 overs)
Cheshire won by 1 wicket
Macclesfield Cricket Club Ground, Macclesfield
Umpires: Arthur Fagg & Albert Gaskell
Player of the match: Patrick Briggs (Cheshire)

8, 9 May 1968
(scorecard)
Dorset
102 all out (52.4 overs)
v
Bedfordshire
103/2 (40.1 overs)
John Baker 20
Graham Jarrett 3/21 (12 overs)
Geoff Millman 54*
Derek Hayward 2/18 (12 overs)
Bedfordshire won by 8 wickets
Sherborne School, Sherborne
Umpires: Cec Pepper & George Pope
Player of the match: Geoff Millman (Bedfordshire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

Second round[edit]

25, 27 May 1968
(scorecard)
Hampshire
321/4 (60 overs)
v
Bedfordshire
197/7 (60 overs)
Roy Marshall 140
Trevor Rosier 2/68 (12 overs)
Trevor Rosier 52
Peter Sainsbury 3/44 (12 overs)
Hampshire won by 124 runs
Goldington Bury, Bedford
Umpires: Arthur Jepson & Cec Pepper
Player of the match: Roy Marshall (Hampshire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

25, 27 May 1968
(scorecard)
Cheshire
163 all out (56.4 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
165/1 (52.4 overs)
Stuart Wood 49
Colin Milburn 4/40 (12 overs)
Northamptonshire won by 9 wickets
Macclesfield Cricket Club Ground, Macclesfield
Umpires: Harry Mellows & George Pope
Player of the match: Colin Milburn (Northamptonshire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

25, 27 May 1968
(scorecard)
Kent
110 all out (60 overs)
v
Gloucestershire
111/9 (58.2 overs)
Brian Luckhurst 50
Tony Brown 4/17 (12 overs)
Mike Bissex 23
Asif Iqbal 2/13 (6 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 1 wicket
Ashley Down Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Albert Alderman & Charlie Elliott
Player of the match: Tony Brown (Gloucestershire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

25, 27 May 1968
(scorecard)
Somerset
134 all out (57 overs)
v
Leicestershire
135/6 (49 overs)
Roy Virgin 55
Terry Spencer 3/17 (10 overs)
Mick Norman 52
Fred Rumsey 2/26 (12 overs)
Leicestershire won by 4 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Mick Norman (Leicestershire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

25, 27 May 1968
(scorecard)
Middlesex
220/8 (60 overs)
v
Surrey
117 all out (37.4 overs)
Eric Russell 123
Geoff Arnold 2/35 (12 overs)
Stewart Storey 40
Bob Herman 6/42 (12 overs)
Middlesex won by 103 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Laurie Gray & Hugo Yarnold
Player of the match: Eric Russell (Middlesex)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

25 May 1968
(scorecard)
Derbyshire
97 all out (43.2 overs)
v
Sussex
99/0 (41.5 overs)
David Smith 32
Tony Buss 4/22 (11.2 overs)
Sussex won by 10 wickets
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: John Arnold & Jack Crapp
Player of the match: Tony Greig (Sussex)

25, 27, 28 May 1968
(scorecard)
Yorkshire
171/9 (60 overs)
v
Warwickshire
172/6 (57.5 overs)
Phil Sharpe 38
Tom Cartwright 2/22 (12 overs)
Dennis Amiss 72
Chris Old 2/38 (12 overs)
Warwickshire won by 4 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Syd Buller & Eddie Phillipson
Player of the match: Dennis Amiss (Warwickshire)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.

25, 27, 28 May 1968
(scorecard)
v
Match abandoned
New Road, Worcester
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to three. Match was rescheduled for 18 June.

18 June 1968
(scorecard)
Nottinghamshire
226/9 (60 overs)
v
Worcestershire
178 all out (57.1 overs)
Garfield Sobers 95*
Brian Brain 3/38 (12 overs)
Tom Graveney 74
Garfield Sobers 4/15 (11 overs)
Nottinghamshire won by 48 runs
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Albert Gaskell & Laurie Gray
Player of the match: Garfield Sobers (Nottinghamshire)

Quarter-finals[edit]

3 July 1968
(scorecard)
Warwickshire
220 all out (60 overs)
v
Hampshire
195 all out (57.5 overs)
Rohan Kanhai 92
Bob Cottam 4/38 (12 overs)
Danny Livingstone 50
David Brown 3/31 (10.5 overs)
Warwickshire won by 25 runs
Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournemouth
Umpires: Albert Alderman & John Langridge
Player of the match: Rohan Kanhai (Warwickshire)

3 July 1968
(scorecard)
Middlesex
231 all out (59.5 overs)
v
Leicestershire
213 all out (58 overs)
Peter Parfitt 69
Graham Cross 3/55 (11.5 overs)
Brian Booth 73
Wes Stewart 4/41 (12 overs)
Middlesex won by 18 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Ron Lay & George Pope
Player of the match: John Price (Middlesex)

3 July 1968
(scorecard)
Gloucestershire
296/8 (60 overs)
v
Nottinghamshire
271 all out (57.4 overs)
David Green 90
Carlton Forbes 3/51 (12 overs)
Garfield Sobers 76
Tony Windows 3/61 (12 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 25 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Cec Pepper & Eddie Phillipson
Player of the match: David Green (Gloucestershire)

3 July 1968
(scorecard)
Sussex
255/7 (60 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
248 all out (58.2 overs)
Ken Suttle 100
Brian Crump 3/40 (12 overs)
Roger Prideaux 58
Mike Buss 4/51 (8 overs)
Sussex won by 7 runs
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Lofty Herman & Peter Wight
Player of the match: Ken Suttle (Sussex)

Semi-finals[edit]

7, 8, 9 August 1968
(scorecard)
v
Match abandoned
Lord's, London
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to three. Match rescheduled for 13 August.

7, 8, 9 August 1968
(scorecard)
Sussex
219 all out (57 overs)
v
Gloucestershire
171 all out (56 overs)
Ted Dexter 62
Tony Brown 3/41 (12 overs)
Ron Nicholls 38
Don Bates 6/30 (12 overs)
Sussex won by 48 runs
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Fred Berry & A.M. Pullinger
Player of the match: Don Bates (Sussex)
  • Match was scheduled for one day but extended to three.

13 August 1968
(scorecard)
Middlesex
162/9 (60 overs)
v
Warwickshire
165/7 (59 overs)
Ron Hooker 43*
Bill Blenkiron 4/32 (12 overs)
Rohan Kanhai 53
Ron Hooker 4/20 (12 overs)
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Freddie Jakeman
Player of the match: Ron Hooker (Middlesex)

Final[edit]

7 September 1968
(scorecard)
Sussex
214/7 (60 overs)
v
Warwickshire
215/6 (57 overs)
Jim Parks 57
Khalid Ibadulla 3/25 (12 overs)
Jim Stewart 59
Mike Buss 4/42 (12 overs)
Warwickshire won by 4 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Arthur Jepson & Dusty Rhodes
Player of the match: Alan Smith (Warwickshire)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gillette Trophy, 1968 - Fixtures". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2010. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ David Docherty, Running the Show, Boxtree 1990

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