1966 Gillette Cup
Administrator(s)Marylebone Cricket Club
Cricket formatLimited overs cricket
(60 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s)Knockout
ChampionsWarwickshire (1st title)
Participants22
Matches played21
Most runsDennis Amiss 299
(Warwickshire)
Most wickets10 Bill Alley (Somerset)
10 David Brown (Warwickshire)
10 Roy Palmer (Somerset)
Official websiteCricketArchive tournament page
1965
1967

The 1966 Gillette Cup was the fourth Gillette Cup, an English limited overs county cricket tournament. It was held between 28 April and 3 September 1966.[1] The tournament was won by Warwickshire County Cricket Club in the final at Lord's.

Format

The seventeen first-class counties, were joined by five Minor Counties: Berkshire, Cheshire, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk. Teams who won in the first round progressed to the second round. The winners in the second round then progressed to the quarter-final stage. Winners from the quarter-finals then progressed to the semi-finals from which the winners then went on to the final at Lord's which was held on 3 September 1966.

First round

28 April 1966
(scorecard)
Lancashire
104–9 (60 overs)
v
Cheshire
62 all out (45.3 overs)
Frederick Millett 24
Ken Higgs 4/10 (10.3 overs)
Lancashire won by 42 runs
Macclesfield Cricket Club Ground, Macclesfield
Umpires: Freddie Jakeman & Dusty Rhodes
Player of the match: Robert Entwistle (Lancashire)

30 April 1966
(scorecard)
Hertfordshire
167 all out (58.3 overs)
v
Berkshire
171–8 (46.2 overs)
Alan Bell 105
David Mordaunt 3/24 (11.3 overs)
David Mordaunt 53
John Iberson 3/37 (11 overs)
Berkshire won by 2 wickets
Hitchin Town Cricket Club Ground, Hitchin
Umpires: Laurie Gray & Lofty Herman
Player of the match: Alan Bell (Hertfordshire)

30 April 1966
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
67 all out (37 overs)
v
Glamorgan
70–1 (24 overs)
Brian Reynolds 23
Jeff Jones 4/12 (11 overs)
Alan Jones 37*
Brian Crump 1/5 (7 overs)
Glamorgan won by 9 wickets
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Hugo Yarnold
Player of the match: Jeff Jones (Glamorgan)

30 April 1966
(scorecard)
Sussex
175–8 (60 overs)
v
Somerset
179–6 (54.3 overs)
Nawab of Pataudi 42
Bill Alley 4/14 (12 overs)
Mervyn Kitchen 41
Tony Buss 3/28 (11 overs)
Somerset won by 4 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Jack Crapp & Eddie Phillipson
Player of the match: Bill Alley (Somerset)

30 April 1966
(scorecard)
Kent
284–5 (60 overs)
v
Suffolk
171–8 (60 overs)
Colin Cowdrey 116
John Hargreaves 2/44 (11 overs)
Robert Flack 46
David Sayer 3/24 (11 overs)
Kent won by 113 runs
Ipswich School Ground, Ipswich
Umpires: Ron Lay & Fred Price
Player of the match: Colin Cowdrey (Kent)

4,5 May 1966
(scorecard)
Hampshire
226–9 (60 overs)
v
Lincolnshire
195 all out (56.4 overs)
Danny Livingstone 92
George Camplin 3/38 (12 overs)
Ivan Madray 58
Butch White 4/36 (10 overs)
Hampshire won by 31 runs
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Arthur Fagg & John Langridge
Player of the match: Danny Livingstone (Hampshire)
  • Reserve day used

Second round

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Gloucestershire
327–7 (60 overs)
v
Berkshire
192–8 (60 overs)
Ron Nicholls 127
Tony Denness 4/56 (11 overs)
Anthony Davis 47
John Mortimore 2/36 (10 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 135 runs
Church Road, Reading, Berkshire
Umpires: Peter Wight & Hugo Yarnold
Player of the match: Ron Nicholls (Gloucestershire)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Derbyshire
199 all out (59.5 overs)
v
Essex
200–8 (57.4 overs)
Derek Morgan 42
Brian Edmeades 3/32 (12 overs)
Michael Bear 71
Alan Ward 3/36 (12 overs)
Essex won by 2 wickets
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Umpires: Freddie Jakeman & Eddie Phillipson
Player of the match: Michael Bear (Essex)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Warwickshire
266–8 (60 overs)
v
Glamorgan
101 all out (34.3 overs)
Dennis Amiss 113
Jeff Jones 3/51 (12 overs)
Bernard Hedges 32
David Brown 5/18 (7.3 overs)
Warwickshire won by 165 runs
St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea
Umpires: John Arnold & Bill Copson
Player of the match: David Brown (Warwickshire)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Hampshire
199 all out (59.5 overs)
v
Kent
145 all out (49.4 overs)
Hampshire won by 54 runs
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Jack Crapp & George Pope
Player of the match: Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie (Hampshire)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Surrey
231–8 (60 overs)
v
Leicestershire
185–9 (60 overs)
John Edrich 77
Graham Cross 3/36 (11 overs)
Graham Cross 53*
Geoff Arnold 4/28 (12 overs)
Surrey won by 46 runs
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Charlie Elliott & Arthur Jepson
Player of the match: Ken Barrington (Surrey)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Lancashire
243–9 (60 overs)
v
Middlesex
180 all out (51 overs)
David Green 81
Bob Herman 3/63 (11 overs)
John Murray 54
Brian Statham 3/28 (12 overs)
Lancashire won by 63 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Paul Gibb & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: David Green (Lancashire)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Somerset
190–7 (60 overs)
v
Yorkshire
150 all out (50.1 overs)
Bill Alley 58*
Don Wilson 2/38 (9 overs)
Richard Illingworth 29*
Roy Palmer 4/33 (12 overs)
Somerset won by 40 runs
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Lofty Herman & Dusty Rhodes
Player of the match: Roy Palmer (Somerset)

21 May 1966
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
179 all out (57.4 overs)
v
Nottinghamshire
160 all out (56 overs)
Ron Headley 64
Alec Johnson 4/37 (11 overs)
Bob White 39
Norman Gifford 3/28 (12 overs)
Worcestershire won by 19 runs
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Ron Aspinall & Cec Pepper
Player of the match: Ron Headley (Worcestershire)

Quarter-finals

22 June 1966
(scorecard)
Surrey
173 all out (57.1 overs)
v
Hampshire
174–3 (43 overs)
Ken Barrington 46
Jimmy Gray 3/28 (12 overs)
Roy Marshall 85
Pat Pocock 1/18 (10 overs)
Hampshire won by 7 wickets
Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournemouth
Umpires: Albert Alderman & Laurie Gray
Player of the match: Roy Marshall (Hampshire)

22 June 1966
(scorecard)
Lancashire
103 all out (49.5 overs)
v
Somerset
104–6 (50.1 overs)
Jack Bond 29
Roy Palmer 5/18 (12 overs)
Mervyn Kitchen 32
Brian Statham 2/10 (10.1 overs)
Somerset won by 4 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Paul Gibb & John Langridge
Player of the match: Roy Palmer (Somerset)

22 June 1966
(scorecard)
Gloucestershire
193 all out (57.1 overs)
v
Warwickshire
197–4 (38.2 overs)
Sid Russell 47
David Brown 3/33 (12 overs)
Bob Barber 113
Jim Andrew 2/41 (9 overs)
Warwickshire won by 6 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: John Arnold & Harry Mellows
Player of the match: Bob Barber (Warwickshire)

22 June 1966
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
211 all out (60 overs)
v
Essex
129 all out (47.1 overs)
Martin Horton 51
Tony Jorden 3/46 (12 overs)
Barry Knight 52
Len Coldwell 4/42 (12 overs)
Worcestershire won by 82 runs
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Dusty Rhodes & William Simpson
Player of the match: Martin Horton (Worcestershire)

Semi-finals

10 August 1966
(scorecard)
Somerset
189 all out (59.4 overs)
v
Warwickshire
190–5 (51.4 overs)
Graham Atkinson 72
Jack Bannister 3/47 (11.4 overs)
Dennis Amiss 80*
Bill Alley 2/15 (12 overs)
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Syd Buller & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Dennis Amiss (Warwickshire)

10 August 1966
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
253–4 (60 overs)
v
Hampshire
154 all out (48.2 overs)
Martin Horton 114
Bob Cottam 2/45 (12 overs)
Roy Marshall 37
Len Coldwell 4/39 (12 overs)
Worcestershire won by 99 runs
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Bill Copson & Ron Lay
Player of the match: Martin Horton (Worcestershire)

Final

3 September 1966
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
155–8 (60 overs)
v
Warwickshire
159–5 (56.4 overs)
Norman Gifford 38
Tom Cartwright 3/16 (12 overs)
Bob Barber 66
Basil D'Oliveira 1/26 (10 overs)
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Syd Buller & Charlie Elliott
Player of the match: Bob Barber (Warwickshire)

References

  1. ^ "Gillette Trophy, 1966 – Fixtures". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2009.