Royal London Cup - 01 August 2021

Gloucestershire won by 3 runs (DLS)

Venue: Hove

Sussex Sharks v Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire kept alive their Royal London Cup chances with their second win in four matches when they beat Sussex by three runs in a thrilling match at the 1st Central County Ground.  Sussex, though, without a win in five games, saw their chances fade away.

But an heroic half-century from 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Carter almost snatched an astonishing victory for Sussex after they looked out of the contest at 141 for eight.  The one-top order Sussex batsman to play an innings of substance was Ben Brown, who scored a fine 63 from 78 deliveries, with six fours.  But the other big guns Travis Head and David Wiese failed and it looked all over when Brown played on to Jared Warned as he tried to run the ball down to third man to make it 124 for six.

Dan Ibrahim and Will Beer soon perished.  But then a partnership of 62 between Carter, going in No 7, and No 10 Archie Lenham almost took Sussex to a famous victory.  Carter faced just 48 balls for his 59 and hit five fours and three sixes as 20 came off one Matt Taylor over.

When Carter was out, yorked by Warner, 15 runs were still needed but 17-year-old Lenham and last man Henry Crocombe kept Sussex alive with six needed off two overs.  Then Lenham was run out by Tom Lace’s fine throw going for a second run off the fifth ball of the penultimate over.  If they had settled for one Lenham would have needed to score just four off the last over.

The best Gloucestershire batting came at the end, with a stand of 71 for the sixth wicket in nine overs between Jack Taylor and George Scott but they only really got after the Sussex bowling in the dying overs.

Taylor left it late to show his clean-hitting skills as he reached his first 50 of the summer off 60 deliveries, with three fours and a six. Scott made 38 off 28 balls, with two fours and a six.

The most fluent Gloucestershire batting came from their opener Ben Charlesworth, who hit seven fours in an innings full of fluent drives that looked destined to produce a major score.

At 71 for three from 17 overs there was a 70-minute rain break which resulted in the match being turned into a 42-over affair.  The Gloucestershire batsmen were expected to increase the tempo when play resumed but they were strangled by the trio of Sussex spinners, Beer,  Lenham and James Coles.  The very consistent Beer was exceptional with figures of 2-30 from nine overs.



Scorecard

Sussex won the toss and elected to bowl.


Sussex
Alistair Orr | Ben Brown | Thomas Haines | Travis Head | David Wiese | James Coles | Oliver Carter | Danial Ibrahim | Will Beer | Henry Crocombe | Archie Lenham |


Gloucestershire
Ben Charlesworth | Christopher Dent | Tom Lace | James Bracey | Graeme van Buuren | Jack Taylor | George Scott | Matthew Taylor | Tom Smith | Jared Warner | Daniel Worrall |


Gloucestershire win by 3 runs (DLS Method)
 

Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Ben Charlesworth Caught Oli Carter Bowled David Wiese 39 37 40 7 0
Chris Dent Run Out Tom Haines 2 25 12 0 0
Tom Lace Caught and Bowled Will Beer 17 35 23 2 0
James Bracey Bowled Will Beer 27 44 40 2 0
Graeme van Buuren Caught Travis Head Bowled James Coles 29 58 47 3 0
Jack Taylor Caught David Wiese Bowled Henry Crocombe 52 72 60 3 1
George Scott Caught James Coles Bowled David Wiese 38 39 28 2 1
Matt Taylor Run Out Oli Carter 2 6 2 0 0
Tom Smith Not Out 0 3 1 0 0
Jared Warner
Daniel Worrall
Extras 0b 1lb 2nb 0p 9w 12
Total 218

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
35 45 68 94 139 210 217 218

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Henry Crocombe 6 0 33 1
David Wiese 7 0 44 2
Danial Ibrahim 5 0 29 0
Will Beer 9 0 30 2
Archie Lenham 8 0 49 0
James Coles 7 0 32 1


Sussex First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Ali Orr Caught Jack Taylor Bowled Daniel Worrall 4 8 7 1 0
Ben Brown Bowled Jared Warner 63 96 78 6 0
Tom Haines Caught James Bracey Bowled Daniel Worrall 14 19 14 2 0
Travis Head L.B.W. Tom Smith 9 23 18 0 0
James Coles L.B.W. Tom Smith 21 20 27 3 0
David Wiese Bowled Tom Smith 5 14 15 0 0
Oli Carter Bowled Jared Warner 59 59 48 5 3
Danial Ibrahim L.B.W. Jared Warner 1 9 3 0 0
Will Beer Caught Daniel Worrall Bowled Matt Taylor 4 12 10 0 0
Archie Lenham Run Out Tom Lace 15 35 18 0 0
Henry Crocombe Not Out 9 8 7 1 0
Extras 4b 0lb 0nb 0p 6w 10
Total 214

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12 42 63 95 109 124 132 141 203 214

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Worrall 7 0 40 2
Matt Taylor 8 0 56 1
Jared Warner 7 0 42 3
Tom Smith 9 0 28 3
Graeme van Buuren 9 0 44 0