Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Glos march into semi-final

Gloucestershire continued picked up where they left off in the Friends Provident Trophy, as they comfortably beat Nottinghamshire at Bristol to move into the semi-final.

The author was absent from the match, but took this from the official club website -

Craig Spearman led from the front as acting-captain with an unbeaten 50 as Gloucestershire completed a comfortable six-wicket win over Notts at a sun-drenched County Ground.

The Shire reached their target of 190 with 12.3 overs to spare to qualify for a tie against Sussex Sharks at Hove in the last four on Sunday July 5.

Spearman and Chris Taylor (40) put the result beyond doubt with a fourth-wicket stand of 85 in 16 overs after Glos had been 68-3. But it was Steve Kirby who claimed the man-of-the-match award for his 3-33, which included sending back Ali Brown and Alex Hales to help reduce Notts to 9-3 after they had won the toss.

Jon Lewis finished with 4-34 and it was the opening spell of the two senior pace bowlers which set the tone for a game Gloucestershire never looked like losing.

1 comment:

  1. When We're Bobbin'18 June 2009 at 03:31

    I thought this report was never going to come ;-) Gloucestershire la la la, Gloucestershire la la la! See you all in Hove!


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