Barbados T20 Cup success for Warwicks


Warwickshire have limbered up for the new season with some silverware, having won the Barbados T20 Cup.

Having beaten Yorkshire by four wickets in their semi-final at the Kensington Oval, Warwickshire then disposed of Derbyshire by eight wickets in the final.

Openers Darren Maddy and Varun Chopra laid the foundations for victory in the final with an aggressive opening stand of 114.

Chopra was bowled by Chesney Hughes for 45 and Maddy made 55 from just 43 balls before Keith Barker and Rikki Clarke saw Warwickshire to their target of 141.

Earlier Jon Clare had rescued Derbyshire from a precarious 3 for 2 – there were early strikes by Clarke and Andy Miller – with an unbeaten 57.

In the semi-final Yorkshire made 134 for four but rain delayed Warwickshire’s reply. When play resumed Clarke made 42 from 24 balls and received excellent support from new captain Jim Troughton (34 not out) and Maddy (27) as Warwickshire eased home with eleven balls to spare.

Derbyshire had booked their place in the final by beating the University of the West Indies in their semi-final.

Warwickshire will meet Yorkshire and Derbyshire again in 40-over contests before they play Essex in a two-day match. Warwickshire return from the Caribbean on March 30 and will then play Leicestershire in a one-day pre-season friendly at Grace Road on April 1.

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