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The Friends Provident Trophy

The Friends Provident Trophy


A Brief History Of The Friends Provident Trophy

In 1963 the Gillette Cup began with all 17 first-class counties taking part, The competition was called "The Knockout Cup" for the first year, all matches were 65 overs a side.

In 1964 the previous season's top 5 Minor Counties teams where added to 17 County Sides. The competition was called The Gillette Cup from this year, all matches were reduced to 60 overs a side.

Ireland in 1980 and Scotland in 1983 joined, also in 1983 the number of minor counties was increased from 5 to 13.

With Durham achieving first-class status in 1992 and the introduction of Holland in 1995 the minor counties numbers dropped to 11.

The Friends Provident Trophy as it is now known continues to be the most valued one day competition in County Cricket.

In 2006 the authorities, incapable of avoiding tinkering, abolished the knockout concept in favour of a third league-style event.
Previous Winners Of The Friends Provident Trophy

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
Hampshire beat Sussex by 6 wickets
Essex beat Kent by 5 wickets
Durham beat Hampshire by 125 runs
Sussex Beat Lancashire by 15 runs
Hampshire Beat Warwickshire by 18 runs
Gloucestershire Beat Worcestershire by 8 wickets
Gloucestershire Beat Worcestershire 7 wickets
Somerset Beat Surrey 6 wickets
Yorkshire Beat Leicestershire 41 runs
Natwest Trophy
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
Gloucestershire Beat Warwickshire 22 runs
Gloucestershire Beat Somerset 50 runs
Lancashire Beat Derbyshire 9 wickets
Essex Beat Warwickshire 9 wickets
Lancashire Beat Essex 129 runs
Warwickshire Beat Sussex 5 wickets
Worcestershire Beat Warwickshire 8 wickets
Warwickshire Beat Sussex 5 wickets
Northamptonshire Beat Leicestershire 8 wickets
Hampshire Beat Surrey 4 wickets
Lancashire Beat Northamptonshire 7 wickets
Warwickshire Beat Middlesex 4 wickets
Middlesex Beat Worcestershire 3 wickets
Nottinghamshire Beat Northamptonshire 3 wickets
Sussex Beat Lancashire 7 wickets
Essex Beat Nottinghamshire 1 run
Middlesex Beat Kent 4 wickets
Somerset Beat Kent 24 runs
Surrey Beat Warwickshire 9 wickets
Derbyshire Beat Northamptonshire fewer wickets
Gillette Cup
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
Middlesex Beat Surrey 7 wickets
Somerset Beat Northamptonshire 45 runs
Sussex Beat Somerset 5 wickets
Middlesex Beat Glamorgan 5 wickets
Northamptonshire Beat Lancashire 4 wickets
Lancashire Beat Middlesex 7 wickets
Kent Beat Lancashire 4 wickets
Gloucestershire Beat Sussex 40 runs
Lancashire Beat Warwickshire 4 wickets
Lancashire Beat Kent 24 runs
Lancashire Beat Sussex 6 wickets
Yorkshire Beat Derbyshire 69 runs
Warwickshire Beat Sussex 4 wickets
Kent Beat Somerset 32 runs
Warwickshire Beat Worcestershire 5 wickets
Yorkshire Beat Surrey 75 runs
Sussex Beat Warwickshire 8 wickets
Sussex Beat Worcestershire 14 runs