Sunday, July 11, 2010

Glos claim excellent t20 win

t20: Gloucestershire 188-4 beat Middlesex 185-8 by six wickets

Gloucestershire chased down a stiff total to claim their fifth t20 win.

Will Porterfield again showed his t20 pedigree with 64 from 32 balls as he led the visitors home on a flat dead pitch at Uxbridge.

James Franklin also used his power well at the top of the order. He responded well from his failures at Arundel with a half-century that helped Gloucestershire to their target with four balls to spare.

Remarkably the victory keeps Gloucestershire's hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals alive, however slim.

Steve Kirby was back to his best with the ball. On unproductive surfaces, pace is key and Kirby nipped out the extremely dangerous David Warner before removing both of the home side's most productive batsmen.

Gloucestershire did very well to ensure only one major partnership developed. Neil Dexeter was removed at a crucial stage and there was only time for the next four batsmen to contibute 12 between them.

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