Sunday 25th July - Fixtures Round Up

26 July 2021

Somerset vs Gloucestershire U14s County Age Group (Royal London Cup)

A successful start to the Royal London Cup campaign for our U14s County Age Group side, who travelled to Kings College Taunton to play Somerset. Gloucestershire lost the toss and were put into the field for the 45 over encounter.

Somerset looked in control at the start of the innings, building a steady opening partnership and reaching 65 without loss before Corey Kislingbury struck with the ball. Wickets steadily followed, with all our bowlers contributing making sure they squeezed the pressure on the home side. Henry Snow, George Woodward and Anir Sanat all picking up two wickets apiece to keep Somerset to 170 for 9. A special mention to Somerset’s opener James Matravers, who looked in superb touch reaching 93 runs off 71 balls and held Somerset’s innings together.

In reply, Zain Syed (48) and Lewis Rollinson (21) negated a tricky opening bowling spell from the home side but came out the other side to construct an 89 run opening partnership. Gloucestershire didn’t look in any particular trouble, with Zaman Shafi hitting 27* to make sure the away side crossed the line within the 40th over and taking victory by 5 wickets.

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Gloucestershire U13’s County Age Group vs Worcestershire (Friendly)

A low scoring affair at Tockington Manor School as Gloucestershire couldn’t quite get over the line against Worcestershire. The home side won the toss and elected to field which looked like to be the right decision.

Accurate and ruthless bowling from Praveen Timmaraju and Jack Freebury meant Worcestershire struggled from the start collapsing to 27 for 5, both bowlers going at less than 2 an over whilst picking up 2 wickets apiece. Harry Bryan continued the assault bowling 5 overs for a mere 8 runs however a middle order partnership between S Essenhigh and Y Ahluwalia proved vital taking Worcestershire to 91 all out. Henry Driver-Dickerson mopping up the tail, taking 2 wickets for 1 run.

In reply, Gloucestershire struggled against an excellent bowling attack including H Hawes for Worcestershire who took 4 wickets for 13 runs, proving to be the difference in the two sides and making sure the away side came away with victory by 10 runs. A brilliant game of Cricket, and we would like to thank Tockington Manor School for hosting us along with Worcestershire for a competitive fixture.

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Oxfordshire vs Gloucestershire U12’s Development (Friendly)

A successful away trip to Didcot CC saw Gloucestershire take on Oxfordshire where the away side won the toss and elected to bat first.

Ryan Rice showed his patience with the bat, holding the innings together with a well-made half century and finishing the innings 54*. He made sure Gloucestershire reached a competitive total of 175 for 6. Hugo Highams also making a useful contribution of 22 runs to ably support Rice.

Rishi Ayyapan and Zain Mahmood opened the bowling in reply, and bowled with great accuracy right from the start to put the pressure on the home side. They struggled to build any partnerships and Arthur King made sure that the tail couldn’t wag as he took 2 wickets for 5 runs off 3.2 overs – a splendid effort by Arthur alongside our bowling attack which saw Gloucestershire take victory by 37 runs.

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