London: All-round brilliance from Shaun Pollock guided Warwickshire to a 58-run win over Glamorgan in the final round of Benson and Hedges Cup matches on Sunday.
The South Africa star booked his side's place in the quarter-finals by first making 64 out of Warwickshire's 261 for eight and then dashed the hopes of home supporters with a magnificent four for 12 as Glamorgan was bowled out for 203. Man-of-the-match Pollock's runs came from just 77 balls including six fours but his bowling was even more impressive, his final analysis a miserly Pakistan's Azhar Mahmood also took four wickets. But even though the fast-medium man got rid of Sussex's James Kirtley with the last ball of the innings, Sussex still beat Surrey because it had lost nine rather than 10 wickets, both teams making 220. Earlier Sussex' Billy Taylor claimed a hat-trick. Another all-rounder in the wickets was England's Andrew Flintoff who claimed four for 11 as Lancashire bowled out arch- rivals Yorkshire for a mere 81 on route to an eight-wicket win at Headingley. Former Lancashire batsman John Crawley spoiled Angus Fraser's last match, as a Middlesex player by making 103 not out in Hampshire's three-run win in Hampshire's three-run win. Former England seamer Fraser is set to become cricket correspondent for Britain's 'Independent' newspaper. Meanwhile at the Riverside England One-day specialist Paul Collingwood's 51 guided Durham to a four wicket win over Derbyshire. In other matches Leicestershire beat Midlands rivals Nottinghamshire by eight wickets, Northamptonshire defeated Gloucestershire by 118 runs, Worcestershire was seven wicket victors over Somerset and Essex beat Kent by two wickets. Essex, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Sussex, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire all qualified for the quarter-finals.
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