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NatWest Series, July 2000
Audio reports, interviews and features with
Colin Croft, Ralph Dellor and Kate Laven

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Jane Markham looks back at the NatWest Series and presents highlights of ECB.co.uk's ball-by-ball commentary.
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The Final: England v Zimbabwe, Trent Bridge
Alec Stewart, man of the match at the NatWest Series final at Lord's and man of the series for his 408 runs and flawless wicketkeeping, says he had no sleep on the night before the match - he was watching rugby on television at 3.30am! He sheds light on why, at the age of 37, he is able to perform well at the highest level of cricket and says he hopes he can continue to contribute to a special summer for England. (2:50)
Ralph Dellor introduces highlights from the NatWest Series final, England versus Zimbabwe (13:06)
Andy Flower was a disappointed man after Zimbabwe lost to England at Lord's in the NatWest Series final but he commends his side on the way they have kept themselves going over the last five months and says he is happy to be going home. (1:50)
We won a trophy at last, says skipper Nasser Hussain after England's six wicket victory over Zimbabwe at Lord's. (3:04)
Nasser Hussain explains to Kate Laven why he thinks Alec Stewart is in such good form and also why he is not allowing himself to get too excited with England's success in winning the NatWest Series. (1:06)
Losing the NatWest Series final made today a particularly sad one for Neil Johnson, who is leaving Zimbabwe to move to South Africa where he and his wife want to settle and start a family. (1:18)
Ian Schoolar, head of brand communications at NatWest tells Kate Laven how the company's relationship with cricket has grown over the last 20 years and how the new NatWest Series fits in with their future plans (3:31)

Previews: Fri 21 July 2000
Nasser Hussain pays tribute to his predecessor Alec Stewart this season and throughout his career (2:48)
Ahead of the NatWest Series final tomorrow between England and West Indies, captain Nasser Hussain says it is important for England to win the tournament because the side has worked hard and played well and this would be just reward (3:34)
Nasser Hussain says there is great support for England's cricket at the moment after the Test match win against West Indies at Lord's and their success in reaching the final of the NatWest Series. Things are set up nicely, he says (1:50)

England v West Indies, Trent Bridge, Thu 20 July 2000
Ralph Dellor reports from Trent Bridge (4:26)
Kate Laven speaks to Alec Stewart, unbeaten on 100 despite England's defeat (1:53)
Brian Lara missed the match between West Indies and England at Trent Bridge with a hamstring injury but he watched every ball and after the game he told Kate Laven how the victory has boosted spirits in the West Indies camp following a disappointing NatWest Series. Ahead of the next Cornhill Test at Old Trafford, he says his side needed the win today but apart from one bad day at Lord's, their Test form has so far been strong (3:29)
A disappointed Nasser Hussain provides a philosophical view of England's last over defeat by West Indies at Trent Bridge. Alec Stewart continued his good form but would happily have given up four runs for an England victory. Heads were in hands in the England dressing room but we are a professional side so we will pick ourselves up for the final against Zimbabwe on Saturday (2:32)
Nottinghamshire's Paul Franks talks to Dave Bracegirdle about representing his country for the first time (2:54)

England v Zimbabwe, Edgbaston, Tue 18 July 2000
Alec Stewart, awarded man of the match for his century against Zimbabwe at Edgbaston, says the 52-run win was confirmation that England are playing good one-day cricket but he adds, Zimbabwe have showed in the NatWest Series they are capable of fighting back, leaving Saturday's final at Lord's wide open. (3:06)
Alec Stewart tips Nasser Hussain to be back in the England line-up for the match against Zimbabwe at Edgbaston tomorrow but says he and Marcus Trescothick are likely to keep their opening spots after their successful tournament at the top of the order. With the Cornhill Test series due to resume in a fortnight, Stewart assesses the effect of the NatWest Series on spirits in both the England and West Indies camps. (3:38)

West Indies v Zimbabwe, Chester-le-Street, Sun 16 July 2000
Andy Flower watched Murray Goodwin and Grant Flower establish a record partnership to give Zimbabwe a thrilling six wicket victory over West Indies. Its been a tough tour, the Zimbabwean captain says, but ahead of the NatWest Series final against England at Lord's on Saturday, confidence is high (2:44)
A shellshocked Roger Harper gives his reaction after West Indies suffered a shock six wicket defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe after making a hefty 287 in their 50 overs. The West Indies coach says his side have taken a knock in the NatWest Series and a concerted effort is required to boost their spirits ahead of the remainder of the tour (2:16)
Durham CCC Director of Cricket Geoff Cook tells Kate Laven why West Indian opener Sherwin Campbell, who played one season for Durham in 1995, looked so comfortable at the Riverside crease in Chester-le-Street (5:52)
Ralph Dellor and Colin Croft report on Zimbabwe's victory over West Indies (2:23)

England v West Indies, Chester-le-Street, Sat 15 July 2000
Ralph Dellor reports on England's 10 wicket victory (3:51)
Kate Laven talks to England's NatWest Series batting hero Marcus Trescothick after he won the man of the match award for his 87 against West Indies at Riverside today. His record opening partnership with captain Alec Stewart propelled England to an overwhelming ten wicket victory and virtually secured their place in the tournament final at Lord's next Saturday (1:43)
Jimmy Adams admits West Indies have gone off the boil in the NatWest Series after their ten wicket defeat by England at Riverside on top of disappointing performances throughout the tournament. He struggles to account for their below par displays but says he is hoping for better times in the game against Zimbabwe. (2:06)

England v Zimbabwe, Old Trafford, Thu 13 July 2000
Ralph Dellor reports from Old Trafford (3:39)

England v West Indies, The Oval, Sat 8 July 2000
Alec Stewart and Marcus Trescothick at Oval Press Conference (10:16)
Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower speaks after the game (7:09)

West Indies v Zimbabwe, Bristol, Thu 6 July 2000
Colin Croft reports from Bristol (2:47)
West Indies coach Roger Harper (2:59)
Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower (3:44)

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