Saturday, August 07, 2010

Glos slump to Cheltenham defeat

LVCC: Worcestershire 278 & 339-4 beat Gloucestershire 480 & 136 by six wickets

Gloucestershire slipped to consecutive defeats at Cheltenham as Worcestershire chased down a target of above 300 for the second time in six years. The result is another sucker punch for Gloucestershire's promotion hopes.

Full credit must go to Daryll Mitchell. Two hundreds in a match is a wonderful achievement and his second innings deserved to win a match. A marvellous stand with Moeen Ali ensured it did.

Worcestershire managed the chase extremely well. The first two sessions were more a survival mission which created the opportunity to push towards the target after tea.

Gloucestershire did have their moments as Chris Taylor inexplicably shelled Moeen at short-leg. Porterfield also put down a chance as the game slid away from the home side: their miserable run at Cheltenham and against Worcestershire continues.

1 comment:

  1. Remarkable parallels to the defeat in 2004. See Worcs had 2 players who played in both matches and Glos had 4, including Gidman. We should have learnt by now!


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