SUNDAY 26th APRIL
Bristol, FPT, 10:45
By Dom Mather
Gloucestershire meet Surrey tomorrow in their second Friends Provident Trophy match of the season and are hoping for consecutive wins after beating Sussex last week by seven wickets.
James Franklin looks like a shrewd signing, after taking seven wickets whilst adjusting to English conditions he is quickly becoming a key player for the Shire, however after a hamstring twinge he is a doubt and captain Alex Gidman says he will not be sure about the Kiwi until Sunday morning.
Craig Spearman is also in a race against the clock; the former New Zealand Batsman who made 69 runs without falling last Sunday has damaged his thigh and may be out until the match versus Northamptonshire.
Gloucestershire are hoping to make a mends after the last time these teams met in 2007 where Glos lost by 257 runs after Surrey had made a world record 496 in their 50 overs.
One of the hot prospects who is looking to make that happen is left-arm orthodox bowler Vikram Banerjee who took two wickets in consecutive balls at the end of his spell last week; Banerjee had not been in the One Day plans before this season and is now showing former captain Jon Lewis his selection mistake.
After his international duty, during which he scored a century, Will Porterfield returns to the Gloucestershire squad.
Gloucestershire (from): Kadeer Ali, Marshall, Gidman (capt), Spearman, Porterfield, Hodnett, Taylor, Brown, Adshead (wkt), Banerjee, Saxelby, Lewis, Kirby, Franklin.