Gloucestershire v Warwickshire

First Festival T20 Brings Defeat

Friends Life t20 - 14 July 2013
Warwickshire Won By 6 Wkts

Venue: Cheltenham

Unheralded off spinner Ateeq Javid claimed career-best Twenty20 figures of 4-17 as Warwickshire comfortably beat Gloucestershire by six wickets in a one-sided Midland/Wales & West contest at Cheltenham.

If a full-house crowd of 5,000 expected to witness a run fest at a traditionally high-scoring venue, they were made to rethink as Gloucestershire were bowled out for 96 in 18.4 overs on a slow pitch that offered assistance to spin.

Warwickshire made relatively quick work of chasing, reaching their target with 2.5 overs to spare thanks to a match-winning knock of 33 from Varun Chopra.

Having had an opportunity to assess the pitch, Warwickshire’s captain adopted a low-risk approach, scoring a majority of his runs behind square and sharing in stands of 27, 29 and 27 with Will Porterfield, Laurie Evans and Rikki Clarke respectively to render Warwickshire’s second win in five games a certainty.

Former England one-day international Clarke saw the visitors home with an unbeaten 22 from 20 balls.

Gloucestershire’s chances of making the quarter-finals are all but gone following a fourth defeat in five games.

Just as they did when losing to Somerset and Worcestershire in previous outings, they  lost early wickets and never recovered from 29-3 in the fifth over.

Openers Hamish Marshall and Michael Klinger surrendered their wickets to poor shots, the former hoisting 21-year-old Javid to long-on, the latter driving a half volley from Clarke straight to cover.

Tempted by a short-pitched delivery from England international Chris Woakes, Ian Cockbain then holed out to Evans on the deep square leg boundary as the power-play yielded a wholly inadequate 33 runs.

Worse followed for the home side when they lost a further three batsmen for the addition of three runs in a seven-ball spell that reduced their innings to tatters.

Overseas signing Dan Christian chipped a delivery that stopped on him from Javid to short mid-wicket for six and in-form left-hander  Chris Dent departed later in the same over, sweeping to deep square leg, having scored 33 at a run a ball with 4 fours.

Benny Howell was bowled by Steffan Piolet’s seam up and James Fuller gave off spinner Laurie Evans the charge and was comprehensively stumped by teenager Peter McKay, at which point Gloucestershire were 71-7 in the 14th over and in all kinds of trouble.

Alex Gidman struck the only six of the innings high over long-on in the 17th over but, when he attempted a repeat two balls later and was caught at deep mid-wicket, any prospect of a competitive score disappeared with him.

New Zealand off spinner Jeetan Patel then mopped up the tail, removing Tom Smith and Richard Coughtrie to finish with 2-18.



Scorecard

Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bowl.


Gloucestershire
Michael Klinger | Hamish Marshall | Christopher Dent | Daniel Christian | Alex Gidman | Ian Cockbain | Benny Howell | Richard Coughtrie | James Fuller | Tom Smith | David Payne |


Warwickshire
Varun Chopra | William Porterfield | Laurie Evans | Darren Maddy | Rikki Clarke | Frederick Coleman | Christopher Woakes | Ateeq Javid | Steffan Piolet | Jeetan Patel | Peter McKay |


Gloucestershire
96 all out
Warwickshire
97 - 4
Warwickshire win by 6 wickets
 

Gloucestershire

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Michael Klinger Caught Varun Chopra Bowled Rikki Clarke 6 13 11 0 0
Hamish Marshall Caught Chris Woakes Bowled Ateeq Javid 0 1 1 0 0
Chris Dent Caught Rikki Clarke Bowled Ateeq Javid 33 40 33 4 0
Ian Cockbain Caught Laurie Evans Bowled Chris Woakes 6 6 6 1 0
Daniel Christian Caught William Porterfield Bowled Ateeq Javid 6 19 12 0 0
Alex Gidman Caught Jeetan Patel Bowled Ateeq Javid 17 23 21 0 1
Benny Howell Bowled Steffan Piolet 1 2 3 0 0
James Fuller Caught Pete McKay Bowled Laurie Evans 4 8 8 0 0
Richard Coughtrie Caught Varun Chopra Bowled Jeetan Patel 11 17 13 1 0
Tom Smith Bowled Jeetan Patel 1 5 3 0 0
David Payne Not Out 0 2 1 0 0
Extras 5b 5lb 0nb 0p 1w 11
Total 96

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 14 29 60 62 63 71 91 95 96

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Ateeq Javid 4 0 17 4
Rikki Clarke 3 0 15 1
Chris Woakes 2 0 7 1
Jeetan Patel 3 0 18 2
Steffan Piolet 4 0 18 1
Laurie Evans 1 0 5 1


Warwickshire

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
William Porterfield Caught Alex Gidman Bowled Tom Smith 19 18 16 3 0
Varun Chopra Stumped Richard Coughtrie 33 48 45 1 0
Laurie Evans L.B.W. Benny Howell 11 16 13 1 0
Rikki Clarke Not Out 22 25 20 1 1
Darren Maddy Caught Ian Cockbain Bowled David Payne 3 8 7 0 0
Chris Woakes Not Out 4 2 2 1 0
Freddie Coleman
Ateeq Javid
Steffan Piolet
Jeetan Patel
Pete McKay
Extras 0b 0lb 0nb 0p 5w 5
Total 97

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
27 56 83 91

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
James Fuller 2 1 14 0
Tom Smith 4 0 16 2
Chris Dent 2 0 9 0
David Payne 3 0 17 1
Daniel Christian 2 0 16 0
Benny Howell 3 0 17 1





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