Thursday, September 10, 2009

TV nightmare again for Glos

pro40: Yorkshire 173-2 beat Gloucestershire 172 by eight wickets

Gloucestershire took absolutely nothing out of their penultimate pro40 fixture against Yorkshire, as they were totally humiliated at Headingley.

A fairly experienced side simply produced very ordinary cricket; the atmosphere of the team was in stark contrast to that which claimed a memorable win at the same ground earlier in the season, and the cricket reflected that attitude - another television embarrassment for Glos.

The match should have been a glorified practise for next week's crucial county championship match against Glamorgan, however, confidence will have simply taken another blow in this fifth defeat from seven matches.

Richard Dawson looks set for inclusion at Cardiff, after he was picked ahead of Jack Taylor, who missed out on a first team debut; but Dawson was at his inconsistent best - batsmen are never troubled by his bowling and comfortably worked six-an-over from his stint.

Jon Lewis gained a competitive workout, and bowled tidily with 0-15 from six overs, but never fashioned anything to provide hope; Yorkshire negotiated Lewis and picked off the rest of the attack to cruise home and pile more misery on the Glos one-day batsmen.

The top order again blown away - a requisite three wickets down during the powerplay - formed the basis of another display that lacked any of the fundamental skills necessary to play one-day cricket, and was part one of night's catastrophe.

Official report:


  1. For once in my locqaucious life, words fail me. At least, printable words do.

  2. As a postscript, did no-one tell the players that Pro40 will be revived as a new Sunday League? And that we will now almost certainly be in Div 2 thereof?

    No, thought not :-(


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