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Cricket: Hick and Thomas share Twenty20 record

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posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:20 PM
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Graeme Hick and Ian Thomas both smashed record Twenty20 Cup scores to lead Worcestershire and Glamorgan to victories on Monday.

The pair both eclipsed Kent all-rounder Andrew Symonds' magnificent 112 last week in breathless innings of 116 not out each.

Hick hit his in 65 balls, cracking six sixes and 11 fours, as Worcestershire posted 173 for five and went on to beat Northamptonshire by 21 runs at Luton.

Rain reduced the Steelbacks' target to 102 in overs but they fell short with only three players making double figures.

Thomas' runs came in just 57 balls as he led Glamorgan's successful pursuit of 194 against Somerset at Taunton.

Thomas hit seven sixes and 11 fours and shared in an unbroken 96-run stand with David Hemp (31no) as the Dragons got home by eight wickets in a tense finish.

James Hildreth earlier hit 66 in 33 balls in the Sabres' 193 for eight.

In the night's other game, Essex beat Kent by eight wickets at Maidstone thanks to an unbeaten 64 from 52 balls from captain Ronnie Irani.

Graham Napier also hit 38 as the Eagles won with more than four overs to spare.

The Spitfires failed to post a competitive total despite their potentially explosive opening pair of Shahid Afridi (25) and Symonds (14).


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