Worcestershire v Gloucestershire

Specsavers County Championship - 29 May 2016

Venue: New Road, Worcestershire

Day 4

Gloucestershire’s enterprising approach was rewarded on the final afternoon as century-makers Michael Klinger and Jack Taylor powered them to a five wicket win over Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship clash at New Road. The visitors captain Gareth Roderick had thrown open a game heading towards stalemate on the third day by declaring his side’s first innings 75 runs in arrears. Gloucestershire then proceeded to bowl out Worcestershire for 239 and were left a target of 315 in 70 overs which they reached with more than 10 overs to spare.

With the pitch staying true and a short off side boundary for the right-handers to target, a see-saw game finally tipped in Gloucestershire’s favour as they climbed to third spot in the table. Klinger, a former Worcestershire player and Taylor came together in the first over after tea at 141-5 and proceeded to flay the home attack. Taylor reached a brilliant 100 off 71 balls with five sixes and 11 fours and finished unbeaten on 107 .Klinger completed his ton with the match-winning six off Brett D’Oliveira and he faced 141 balls and hit two sixes and 11 fours. Their stand was worth an unbroken 179 in just 24 overs.

Klinger and Taylor’s main concern was the light and play was halted briefly but the players returned and the sixth wicket pair completed their task. Gloucestershire set out in pursuit of their target immediately after lunch and Worcestershire vice-captain Joe Leach had made the first breakthrough when Chris Dent (5) edged to first slip.  Fellow opener Gareth Roderick (30) fell to a superb full length catch by Alexei Kervezee at mid-off off Ed Barnard after he had ran back 20 yards from extra cover. First innings century-maker Graeme van Buuren again looked in good touch before he was undone by a ball of extra bounce from Charlie Morris and was caught behind for 42.

Then in the final over before tea, Hamish Marshall (10) took on occasional spinner Kervezee and was caught at mid on to leave Gloucestershire on 139-4 at the interval. Worcestershire’s victory hopes increased in the first over after tea when George Hankins (1) aimed a heave across the line at Leach and was lbw. But Taylor decided counter-attacking was the best option and he reached his half century off 38 balls with four sixes and five fours. He also dominated a century stand with Klinger which came up in just 17 overs. Heavy morning rain delayed the start but play was able to get underway at 11.30 with only the loss of eight overs. Worcestershire resumed on 151-5 in their second innings – a lead of 226 – with the game having been opened up for the possibility of a positive result after Gloucestershire had declared 75 runs behind.

Ross Whiteley scored a typically robust 53 ball half century but wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end to Liam Norwell and Craig Miles. Ben Cox (18) was caught behind off Norwell and then Joe Leach (4) perished at deep mid wicket off Miles. Miles struck twice in an over as Ed Barnard (7) was caught at cover off Miles before a superb legside catch by keeper Roderick accounted for Jack Shantry (0). Whiteley was last out for a season equalling best 71 from 88 balls with four sixes and seven fours. Miles finished with 5-54 – his 10th five wicket haul in first class cricket – and Norwell 4-70.

 

Day 3

Skipper Daryl Mitchell led Worcestershire’s chase for quick runs to set up a declaration after Gloucestershire declared 75 behind on day three of the Specsavers County Championship match at New Road.

The visitors pulled out at lunch on 364-6 after Graeme van Buurun (172 not out) and Craig Miles (60) shared an unbroken stand of 134 in 33.1 overs.

Mitchell went to a rapid half century off 57 balls with five fours before his dismissal and Worcestershire had reached 151-5 from 38 overs – an overall advantage of 226 – when rain halted play.

Gloucestershire had resumed on 226-5 – still needing 64 to avoid the possibility of being asked to follow on with the new ball due after two overs.

But Van Buuren and Miles steered the visitors past the 300 mark in relatively untroubled fashion.

Spinner Brett D’Oliveira broke through in the first over of the morning when he trapped Jack Taylor (6) lbw with only four more runs added.

Van Buuren and Craig Miles scored freely after the new ball was taken at 236-6 from 81 overs.

A lofted straight drive for four by Craig Miles off Worcestershire all-rounder Ed Barnard secured Gloucestershire their second batting point.

A square cut for four by Van Buuren off Joe Leach brought up the half century stand off 16 overs.

Worcestershire continued to probe away for a breakthrough and D’Oliveira returned to the attack.

But an on drive for four by Miles off Shantry steered Gloucestershire past the 290 follow on total and Van Buuren completed his 150 off 284 balls with his 18th boundary.

The 300 came up in the 102nd over.

Ed Barnard enjoyed a morale success when Miles on 47 edged just short of skipper Daryl Mitchell at slip before Gloucestershire declared.

When Worcestershire batted for a second time, Liam Norwell accounted for D’Oliveira lbw (3) after he had played back and knocked off Joe Clarke’s leg bail before he had scored after looking to work the ball through mid wicket.

Alexei Kervezee got off the mark with a straight drive for four off Miles but was dropped twice, on five at backward fine leg and on 15 at short mid wicket.

Mitchell scored at an aggressive rate in completing his second Championship half century of the campaign.

But after making 57, the 32-year-old departed when flicking Miles off his legs into the hands of Hamish Marshall at square leg.

First innings century-maker Tom Kohler-Cadmore (18) shouldered arms and was bowled by Norwell on his return to the attack after tea.

Kervezee made 39 before lofting spinner Jack Taylor into the hands of Michael Klinger at mid on.

Spin was employed at both ends in murky light and there was time for Ross Whiteley (20 not out) to hit sixes off Van Buuren and Taylor before rain halted proceedings.

Day 2

Jack Shantry turned the clock back to a match played more than 100 years ago when scoring a career-best 106 in a remarkable Worcestershire recovery against Gloucestershire in the Specsavers County Championship at New Road.

History repeated itself when Shantry romped to a second 50 from 14 balls in completing a hundred from the No 10 position – just as Dick Burrows had done in a similar transformation against Gloucestershire in 1907.Burrows made 112 as the county recovered from 78 for four to total 447 and this time they climbed back from 34 for five to reach 439.  Almost spookily each innings spanned 113.1 overs.

Shantry, who made his previous century in a promotion-clinching win against Surrey in 2014, followed up his latest exploits by bowling Gloucestershire opener Chris Dent in an opening spell of 13-3-22-1.Having claimed maximum batting points for the fifth time in six attempts, Worcestershire were in a position to dictate, but the West Country side were kept afloat by Graeme van Buuren’s maiden championship century in reaching 226 for five, still 213 behind at the close.

The 25-year-old South African put on 120 with Gareth Roderick (60) and continued to bat sensibly and soundly in making 104 not out with 11 fours from 206 balls in his hundred.

However four wickets fell in the final session. Roderick was leg-before, playing round the front pad to Brett D’Oliveira, and Michael Klinger was a second victim for Shantry, also given out lbw after making five.

Worse followed for Gloucestershire with Hamish Marshall (34) well caught by Ross Whiteley at mid-wicket off Joe Leach and George Hankins (8) was taken behind the wicket attempting to pull Ed Barnard.

So far the match has been shaped by the depth of Worcestershire’s batting. Worcestershire’s director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, called it “an amazing turnaround” which was made possible by Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s “excellent” partnerships with Ben Cox and Barnard on the first day.

Kohler-Cadmore was eventually caught behind the wicket off Liam Norwell for 169 after picking off 35 fours in a six-hour stay.

When he was out, having added 16 to his overnight score, Shantry had just got away with a miscue which looped wide of the slips and landed safely as Norwell came in from third man.

On 39 at the time, the left hander launched an onslaught against Craig Miles, the paceman conceding 44 in two overs, and in all he hit 11 fours and six sixes before he was bowled by Norwell (four for 70).

Shantry’s domination was such that last man Charlle Morris did not score a run while facing of 21 of the 59 balls in their partnership of 69.

Gloucestershire’s century-maker, Graeme van Buuren, said: “It meant all the world to me. That was a hard-fought knock. I’m still finding the conditions in England a bit tough. It was just about grinding through and getting the bowlers into their third and fourth spells. That’s all I was thinking, no matter what I was looking like.“What a feeling, it’s indescribable. I found it hard graft at first but luckily I came out on top today.”

Jack Shantry turned the clock back to a match played more than 100 years ago when scoring a career-best 106 in a remarkable Worcestershire recovery against Gloucestershire in the Specsavers County Championship at New Road.

History repeated itself when Shantry romped to a second 50 from 14 balls in completing a hundred from the No 10 position – just as Dick Burrows had done in a similar transformation against Gloucestershire in 1907.Burrows made 112 as the county recovered from 78 for four to total 447 and this time they climbed back from 34 for five to reach 439.  Almost spookily each innings spanned 113.1 overs.

Shantry, who made his previous century in a promotion-clinching win against Surrey in 2014, followed up his latest exploits by bowling Gloucestershire opener Chris Dent in an opening spell of 13-3-22-1.Having claimed maximum batting points for the fifth time in six attempts, Worcestershire were in a position to dictate, but the West Country side were kept afloat by Graeme van Buuren’s maiden championship century in reaching 226 for five, still 213 behind at the close.

The 25-year-old South African put on 120 with Gareth Roderick (60) and continued to bat sensibly and soundly in making 104 not out with 11 fours from 206 balls in his hundred.

However four wickets fell in the final session. Roderick was leg-before, playing round the front pad to Brett D’Oliveira, and Michael Klinger was a second victim for Shantry, also given out lbw after making five.

Worse followed for Gloucestershire with Hamish Marshall (34) well caught by Ross Whiteley at mid-wicket off Joe Leach and George Hankins (8) was taken behind the wicket attempting to pull Ed Barnard.

So far the match has been shaped by the depth of Worcestershire’s batting. Worcestershire’s director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, called it “an amazing turnaround” which was made possible by Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s “excellent” partnerships with Ben Cox and Barnard on the first day.

Kohler-Cadmore was eventually caught behind the wicket off Liam Norwell for 169 after picking off 35 fours in a six-hour stay.

When he was out, having added 16 to his overnight score, Shantry had just got away with a miscue which looped wide of the slips and landed safely as Norwell came in from third man.

On 39 at the time, the left hander launched an onslaught against Craig Miles, the paceman conceding 44 in two overs, and in all he hit 11 fours and six sixes before he was bowled by Norwell (four for 70).

Shantry’s domination was such that last man Charlle Morris did not score a run while facing of 21 of the 59 balls in their partnership of 69.

Gloucestershire’s century-maker, Graeme van Buuren, said: “It meant all the world to me. That was a hard-fought knock. I’m still finding the conditions in England a bit tough. It was just about grinding through and getting the bowlers into their third and fourth spells. That’s all I was thinking, no matter what I was looking like.“What a feeling, it’s indescribable. I found it hard graft at first but luckily I came out on top today.”

Day 1

Tom Kohler-Cadmore continued a remarkable run of scores at New Road as Worcestershire escaped from a dire position on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two fixture at New Road.

In leading a beleaguered side from 34 for five to 341 for eight, the 21-year-old batsman made 153 not out, his fourth century in his last five innings on his home ground for an aggregate of 580 with only two dismissals.

Until Kohler-Cadmore went to work, in particular peppering the mid-wicket boundary for many of his 23 fours from 262 balls, Gloucestershire were celebrating their decision to bowl first on a dry, greenish pitch.

David Payne was the spearhead, exploiting swing and seam movement with three for 11 in seven overs. There were also wickets for Liam Norwell, on his return after a month’s lay-off, and Josh Shaw before Ben Cox, with 75 from 108 balls, turned things round in a partnership of 155 with Kohler-Cadmore.

Apart from a difficult caught-and-bowled chance to Norwell on 52, wicketkeeper Cox looked comfortable in making the highest of his seven fifties since he scored 109 against Somerset in May last year.

When he was dislodged by Craig Miles, giving Chris Dent his third catch in the innings at second slip, Worcestershire briefly faltered as Joe Leach also fell to Miles, slicing to point with the total on 205 for seven.

However, Kohler-Cadmore powered on to a new career-best mark with an edged boundary off Jack Taylor, and in Ed Barnard he found another strong partner in putting on 92 in 27 overs. The former England Under-19 all-rounder played well for 50 from 80 balls, a maiden first-class half-century, before he was lbw to Norwell.

Jack Shantry, unbeaten with 26, then added to Gloucestershire’s frustration on a day that had begun so well. Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell was lbw to Payne from the third ball of the match and Clarke edged Norwell to Dent in the second over.

Alexei Kervezee was also snapped up by Dent – a second success for Payne – and in his next over the left-arm seamer had Brett D’Oliveira leg-before. When Shaw bowled Ross Whiteley with his fourth ball, half the side had gone in 11 overs in the first hour.

Gloucestershire’s head coach, Richard Dawson, said: “At 34 for five you are hoping to bowl them out but to be fair it was a hell of an innings from Kohler-Cadmore.

“We made him work for his runs at the start but it was a tremendous innings, and Cox as well. Ed Barnard then chipped in with some good cricket and they put the pressure back on us. The ball went pretty soft, so obviously with the sun out, it was hard work. But I can’t fault the effort.”



Scorecard

Gloucestershire elected to bowl.


Worcestershire
Daryl Mitchell | Brett D'Oliveira | Joseph Clarke | Alexei Kervezee | Tom Kohler-Cadmore | Ross Whiteley | Oliver Cox | Joseph Leach | Edward Barnard | Jack Shantry | Charles Morris |


Gloucestershire
Gareth Roderick | Christopher Dent | Graeme van Buuren | Michael Klinger | Hamish Marshall | George Hankins | Jack Taylor | Craig Miles | David Payne | Joshua Shaw | Liam Norwell |


Worcestershire first innings
439 all out
Gloucestershire first innings
364 declared
Gloucestershire win by 5 wickets
 
Worcestershire second innings
239 all out
Gloucestershire second innings
320 - 5

Worcestershire First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Daryl Mitchell L.B.W. David Payne 0 4 3 0 0
Brett D'Oliveira L.B.W. David Payne 10 38 20 2 0
Joe Clarke Caught Chris Dent Bowled Liam Norwell 3 6 3 0 0
Alexei Kervezee Caught Chris Dent Bowled David Payne 2 24 21 0 0
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Liam Norwell 169 363 281 25 0
Ross Whiteley Bowled Josh Shaw 3 15 17 0 0
Ben Cox Caught Chris Dent Bowled Craig Miles 75 150 108 14 0
Joe Leach Caught Jack Taylor Bowled Craig Miles 4 21 20 0 0
Ed Barnard L.B.W. Liam Norwell 50 90 80 8 0
Jack Shantry Bowled Liam Norwell 106 121 106 11 6
Charlie Morris Not Out 0 40 21 0 0
Extras 8b 7lb 2nb 0p 0w 17
Total 439

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
0 3 26 31 34 189 205 297 370 439

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 25 3 92 3
Liam Norwell 29 9 70 4
Josh Shaw 15 1 65 1
Craig Miles 17 1 124 2
Graeme van Buuren 17 4 35 0
Jack Taylor 10 1 38 0


Gloucestershire First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Gareth Roderick L.B.W. Brett D'Oliveira 60 184 152 4 0
Chris Dent Bowled Jack Shantry 5 28 24 1 0
Graeme van Buuren Not Out 172 377 307 21 0
Michael Klinger L.B.W. Jack Shantry 8 15 14 0 1
Hamish Marshall Caught Ross Whiteley Bowled Joe Leach 34 45 43 4 1
George Hankins Caught Ben Cox Bowled Ed Barnard 8 23 14 1 0
Jack Taylor L.B.W. Brett D'Oliveira 6 25 15 0 0
Craig Miles Not Out 60 118 104 10 0
David Payne
Josh Shaw
Liam Norwell
Extras 4b 4lb 2nb 0p 1w 11
Total 364

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
16 136 147 191 208 230

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Joe Leach 24 4 77 1
Jack Shantry 27 3 56 2
Brett D'Oliveira 24 5 77 2
Ed Barnard 20 4 76 1
Charlie Morris 11 0 53 0
Alexei Kervezee 5 1 12 0


Worcestershire First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Daryl Mitchell Caught Hamish Marshall Bowled Craig Miles 55 80 64 6 0
Brett D'Oliveira L.B.W. Liam Norwell 3 24 14 0 0
Joe Clarke Bowled Liam Norwell 0 8 2 0 0
Alexei Kervezee Caught Michael Klinger Bowled Jack Taylor 39 104 92 3 1
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Bowled Liam Norwell 18 44 24 3 0
Ross Whiteley Caught David Payne Bowled Craig Miles 71 111 88 7 4
Ben Cox Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Liam Norwell 18 49 32 2 0
Joe Leach Caught Graeme van Buuren Bowled Craig Miles 4 8 4 1 0
Ed Barnard Caught George Hankins Bowled Craig Miles 7 15 11 1 0
Jack Shantry Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Craig Miles 0 3 2 0 0
Charlie Morris Not Out 4 27 7 0 0
Extras 6b 10lb 2nb 0p 2w 20
Total 239

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
16 20 82 122 130 196 201 215 215 239

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 8 2 21 0
Liam Norwell 17 2 70 4
Craig Miles 12 1 54 5
Josh Shaw 6 0 43 0
Jack Taylor 10 3 20 1
Graeme van Buuren 3 0 15 0


Gloucestershire Second Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Gareth Roderick Caught Alexei Kervezee Bowled Ed Barnard 30 49 35 4 1
Chris Dent Caught Tom Kohler-Cadmore Bowled Joe Leach 5 10 8 1 0
Graeme van Buuren Caught Ben Cox Bowled Charlie Morris 42 92 71 5 0
Michael Klinger Not Out 102 177 141 11 2
Hamish Marshall Caught Ed Barnard Bowled Alexei Kervezee 10 22 10 1 0
George Hankins L.B.W. Joe Leach 1 11 10 0 0
Jack Taylor Not Out 107 91 72 11 6
Craig Miles
David Payne
Josh Shaw
Liam Norwell
Extras 12b 9lb 2nb 0p 0w 23
Total 320

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
9 60 109 133 141

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Joe Leach 14 1 70 2
Jack Shantry 13 2 60 0
Ed Barnard 9 1 43 1
Charlie Morris 9 0 62 1
Alexei Kervezee 5 1 12 1
Brett D'Oliveira 7 0 52 0





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