The Courier-Mail

Faulkner fires up

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AUS­TRALIAN all­rounder James Faulkner helped Lan­cashire to a 13-run win over Northamp­ton­shire in the fi­nal of Bri­tish do­mes­tic cricket’s Twenty20 Blast tour­na­ment at Edg­bas­ton yesterday. He dis­missed both openers, fin­ish­ing with 2-25.

Faulkner, man of the match in Aus­tralia’s World Cup fi­nal win over New Zealand at the MCG in March, was fined £UK10,000 ($A21,500) and banned from driv­ing for two years by an English court on Au­gust 5 af­ter be­ing found to be nearly three times over the le­gal al­co­hol limit when his car was in­volved in a mi­nor col­li­sion with the back of another ve­hi­cle in Manch­ester.

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