Second XI T20 - 01 July 2021

Northants won by 8 wickets

Venue: Bristol County Ground

Gloucestershire v Northants - Match 2

2nd T20

Gloucestershire this time around batting first, with George Hankins prompted to opening duties really set the tone for the home side with a swift 62 off 43 balls. He ably assisted throughout the innings by George Scott (33 off 20) and some valuable late order hitting by the reliable Graeme Van Burren (46* off 20 balls). J Watson (3 for 53) did manage to take handy wickets throughout the innings for the away side however Gloucestershire fought consistently to reach 202 for 6 in their 20 overs.

Northamptonshire in reply, looked untouchable right from the start with Richard Levi compiling a fantastic 98 off 46 balls with 9 fours and 7 sixes. Wayne Parnell, continuing his form from the first match also contributed with 57 off 27 balls to help them secure victory by 8 wickets and chasing the total down in the 18th over.

A great run out for both sides with some much-needed match practice in the limited over format. Gloucestershire Second XI play Worcestershire on the 2nd June and Somerset on the 3rd June at Rockhampton CC in their next T20 fixtures.