Sunday, September 27, 2009

Glos blitz Notts in season finale

pro40: Gloucestershire 58-1 beat Nottinghamshire 57 by nine wickets

Gloucestershire gained only their second pro40 win of the season, as they destroyed the Nottinghamshire batting and won by nine wickets at Trent Bridge.

Bottom-placed Notts were overran to be dismissed for just 57 in the 18th over, a quite remarkable performance by the Glos attack. There was still time for another Will Porterfield failure, before Kadeer Ali waltzed the Shire home with six boundaries and the West country fans were back on the M42 by 3.30.

Fears another Glos one-day struggle were completely dispelled by Gemaal Hussain, who fired out both openers before Anthony Ireland began a remarkable spell of 8-4-10-3.

It was very pleasing to see the back-up bowlers taking wickets at first team level. It is vitally important that the club has depth, and in Ireland, Hussain and young David Payne, the Shire are developing a useful band of bowlers, with all three able to come into the side and perform competently.

The batting had an easy task chasing down just 58, and the task over the winter will be to develop the batting into a more effective unit, but a grand end to a season of competitiveness for Gloucestershire.

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1 comment:

  1. A good end to a much better season.

    Nice to see David Payne off to Barbados with Bournmouth CC after winning the Cockspur Club Twenty20 final.


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