Vitality Blast - 09 July 2019

Gloucestershire won by 9 runs (DLS)

Venue: Kia Oval

Surrey v Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire secured their third win of the 2019 Vitality Blast after defeating Surrey at The Kia Oval by nine runs (DLS).

165 turned out to be a good score for the visitors who looked in control up until adverse weather brought a halt to proceedings in the eighth over of Surrey’s innings. Surrey were given an amended target of 104 which meant they needed 52 off 4.1 overs. Tight bowling from Higgins, Howell and Tye sealed the victory for Gloucetsershire.

Miles Hammond started the Gloucestershire innings off with a bang hitting four fours in the first three overs to give him 21. He then smashed one of the biggest sixes of the season, crunching a Tom Curran delivery back where it came from.

Hammond accounted for 30 of Gloucestershire’s 36 before he was caught off Dernbach in the fifth over. Fellow opener Michael Klinger wasn’t able to find his rhythm and was caught off Sam Curran for 12.

A good start was not lost though as James Bracey stepped up at number three and began where Hammond left off. He was able to find the boundary five more times, but Sam Curran was on hand again to disrupt Gloucestershire’s innings.

The top two scorers for The Shire in this year’s Vitality Blast Ian Cockbain and Ryan Higgins found themselves in the middle together at four and five. The Liverpudlian fared the better of the two on this occasion, finishing with a team high 40 off 28 after biding his time and hitting his only boundaries (two fours and one six) off his final eight balls.

Tom Curran bowled the eighteenth over and picked up the wickets of Benny Howell and Andrew Tye for one and two respectively. Only two runs were scored in that over leaving Gloucestershire with some work to do in the final two overs. Jack Taylor was on hand to hit four fours as Gloucestershire made another 24 off the final two overs.

David Payne and AJ Tye began Surrey’s innings bowling economically, only allowing 14 runs in the first three overs. Chris Liddle then took the baton and took what was potentially the biggest wicket of the match, Aaron Finch who was caught behind by Bracey for 12.

Surrey found some relief through Sam Curran who found the boundary three times in three overs but Tom Smith broke the third wicket stand when Will Jacks was caught by Klinger off Tom Smith’s fifth delivery.

Play was brought to a stop five balls into Benny Howell’s first over when heavy rain struck The Kia Oval. At that stage, Surrey were 52/2 needing 114 runs from the final 12.1 overs. Rain continued before the coves finally came off and allowed play to resume at 9:30pm.  

When the players returned to the field Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell and AJ Tye were tasked with seeing the game out for The Shire. Benny was hurt diving to save a run with nine balls left preventing him from bowling the final over. With 25 needed off the final over, Tye sealed the victory, allowing only 15 more runs.

The next match for Gloucestershire will be on Sunday when they face Middlesex at Radlett at 2:30pm.



Scorecard

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat.


Surrey
Aaron Finch | William Jacks | Samuel Curran | Ollie Pope | Benjamin Foakes | Thomas Curran | Jordan Clark | Ryan Patel | Jade Dernbach | Gareth Batty | Mohammad Tahir |


Gloucestershire
Miles Hammond | Michael Klinger | James Bracey | Ian Cockbain | Ryan Higgins | Jack Taylor | Benny Howell | Andrew Tye | Tom Smith | Christopher Liddle | David Payne |


Gloucestershire win by 9 runs (DLS Method)
 

Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Miles Hammond Caught Will Jacks Bowled Jade Dernbach 30 18 15 4 1
Michael Klinger Caught Ollie Pope Bowled Sam Curran 12 32 18 0 0
James Bracey Caught Tom Curran Bowled Sam Curran 33 28 25 5 0
Ian Cockbain Caught Sam Curran Bowled Imran Tahir 40 35 28 2 1
Ryan Higgins Bowled Jordan Clark 17 12 12 2 0
Jack Taylor Not Out 22 25 12 4 0
Benny Howell Bowled Tom Curran 1 3 3 0 0
Andrew Tye Caught Aaron Finch Bowled Tom Curran 2 3 4 0 0
Tom Smith Caught Ryan Patel Bowled Jade Dernbach 1 5 2 0 0
David Payne Not Out 1 5 1 0 0
Chris Liddle
Extras 0b 4lb 0nb 0p 2w 6
Total 165

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
36 60 90 114 137 139 141 151

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Imran Tahir 4 0 33 1
Jade Dernbach 4 0 31 2
Sam Curran 3 0 23 2
Tom Curran 4 0 33 2
Gareth Batty 3 0 26 0
Jordan Clark 2 0 15 1


Surrey First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Will Jacks Caught Michael Klinger Bowled Tom Smith 15 26 19 1 0
Aaron Finch Caught James Bracey Bowled Chris Liddle 12 16 10 1 0
Sam Curran Not Out 51 39 35 3 3
Ollie Pope Not Out 13 28 9 1 0
Ben Foakes
Tom Curran
Jordan Clark
Ryan Patel
Jade Dernbach
Gareth Batty
Imran Tahir
Extras 0b 1lb 2nb 0p 0w 3
Total 94

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
24 42

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 3 0 9 0
Andrew Tye 3 0 34 0
Chris Liddle 1 0 10 1
Tom Smith 1 0 6 1
Benny Howell 2 0 18 0
Ryan Higgins 2 0 16 0