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    The 2002 Benson & Hedges Cup was the final edition of cricket's Benson & Hedges Cup. The competition was won by Warwickshire County Cricket Club. The competition which had been inaugurated in 1972 was scrapped following the government ban on tobacco company sponsorship.[1] The replacement competition the following season would be the new Twenty20 Cup.

    Midlands/West/Wales Group

    Team Pld W L NR A Pts NRR
    Gloucestershire 5 4 1 0 0 8 1.326
    Worcestershire 5 4 1 0 0 8 -0.059
    Warwickshire 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.006
    Northamptonshire 5 3 2 0 0 6 1.512
    Glamorgan 5 0 4 0 1 1 -1.737
    Somerset 5 0 4 0 1 1 -2.393

    North Group

    Team Pld W L NR A Pts NRR
    Leicestershire 5 4 0 1 0 9 0.461
    Yorkshire 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.45
    Lancashire 5 2 2 1 0 5 1.346
    Nottinghamshire 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.709
    Durham 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.536
    Derbyshire 5 0 3 2 0 2 -1.461

    South Group

    Team Pld W L NR A Pts NRR
    Essex 5 4 0 0 1 9 0.485
    Sussex 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.616
    Kent 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.483
    Hampshire 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.422
    Middlesex 5 1 3 0 1 3 0.369
    Surrey 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.29

    Quarter-Finals

    21, 22 May 2002
    (scorecard)
    Gloucestershire
    203/8 (50 overs)
    v
    Worcestershire
    204/2 (41.4 overs)
    Mark Alleyne 52
    Kabir Ali 3/39 (10 overs)
    Andy Bichel 94*
    Mike Smith 1/29 (10 overs)
    Worcestershire won by 8 wickets
    County Ground, Bristol
    Umpires: Nigel Cowley & Jeff Evans
    Player of the match: Andy Bichel (Worcestershire)
    • The match went into a second day. Gloucestershire were 193/7 (48.4 overs) at the close of the first day.
    22 May 2002
    (scorecard)
    Yorkshire
    237/9 (50 overs)
    v
    Essex
    239/3 (45 overs)
    Darren Lehmann 59
    Jonathan Dakin 3/47 (10 overs)
    Nasser Hussain 136*
    Gary Fellows 1/14 (3 overs)
    Essex won by 7 wickets
    County Ground, Chelmsford
    Umpires: Tony Clarkson & Trevor Jesty
    Player of the match: Nasser Hussain (Essex)
    22 May 2002
    (scorecard)
    Leicestershire
    163/8 (50 overs)
    v
    Lancashire
    164/6 (47.4 overs)
    Michael Bevan 67
    John Wood 3/33 (10 overs)
    David Byas 91
    Darren Maddy 2/25 (10 overs)
    Lancashire won by 4 wickets
    Grace Road, Leicester
    Umpires: Mike Harris & Neil Mallender
    Player of the match: David Byas (Yorkshire)
    22 May 2002
    (scorecard)
    Sussex
    196/7 (50 overs)
    v
    Warwickshire
    197/6 (48.4 overs)
    Tim Ambrose 87
    Dougie Brown 2/27 (10 overs)
    Ian Bell 85*
    Robin Martin-Jenkins 3/29 (10 overs)
    Warwickshire won by 4 wickets
    County Ground, Hove
    Umpires: Graham Burgess & Nigel Llong
    Player of the match: Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

    Semi-Finals

    6, 7 June 2002
    (scorecard)
    Essex
    262/9 (50 overs)
    v
    Worcestershire
    124 all out (33.4 overs)
    Ronnie Irani 57
    Kabir Ali 4/34 (10 overs)
    Steve Rhodes 41
    Andrew Clarke 3/13 (3.4 overs)
    Essex won by 138 runs
    County Ground, Chelmsford
    Umpires: David Constant & John Holder
    Player of the match: Ronnie Irani (Essex)
    • The match went into a second day. Worcestershire were 26/4 (12 overs) at the close of the first day.
    7 June 2002
    (scorecard)
    Lancashire
    211/9 (50 overs)
    v
    Warwickshire
    213/9 (50 overs)
    Mark Chilton 101
    Shaun Pollock 4/27 (10 overs)
    Ian Bell 46
    Kyle Hogg 2/27 (6 overs)
    Warwickshire won by 1 wicket
    Old Trafford, Manchester
    Umpires: Ken Palmer & George Sharp
    Player of the match: Mark Chilton (Lancashire)

    Final

    22 June 2002
    (scorecard)
    Essex
    181/8 (50 overs)
    v
    Warwickshire
    182/5 (36.2 overs)
    Paul Grayson 38*
    Dougie Brown 2/32 (10 overs)
    Ian Bell 65*
    Ronnie Irani 2/40 (10 overs)
    Warwickshire won by 5 wickets
    Lord's, London
    Umpires: Barry Dudleston & John Hampshire
    Player of the match: Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

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