LiveCricket: Gloucestershire beaten by local rivals Somerset in T20 opener

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Summary

  • Somerset win by 18 runs
  • Somerset score 156-8 off their 20 overs
  • Gloucestershire all out for 138
  • Gareth Roderick makes first appearance of the season for Gloucestershire
  • Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to bowl first
  • Marcus Trescothick out for duck on first ball of the game
  • South African international Alviro Peterson hit 51 in 90-run stand with Craig Kieswetter
  • Kieswetter also scored half-century
  • Gloucestershire seamer James Fuller takes four wickets
  • Hamish Marshall scores half-century in Gloucestershire reply

8:13pm

Gloucestershire all out for 138, giving Somerset victory by 18 runs. Norwell the not out batsman at the end on one.

8:13pm

McCarter (4) caught by Waller running in from long-on to give Nannes his fourth wicket.

8:10pm

Smith caught by Waller at cover for 10 off Nannes. Gloucestershire 137-9.

8:09pm

Smith on strike to Nannes in penultimate over and he gets two first ball

8:09pm

Just four off the over by Thomas leaves Smith and McCarter needing 22 off the last two overs

8:05pm

Gloucestershire need 26 to win

8:04pm

McCarter scores single off first ball, taking Glos to 131-8 with three overs left.

8:04pm

Fuller caught behind by Kieswetter for 21. He dangled his bat out to a wide one from Nannes and got a faint edge. Glos 130-8

7:59pm

Four overs left and Gloucestershire require 34 runs to win

7:56pm

Expensive over. Gloucestershire on 116-7, requiring 41 off five overs

7:55pm

Full toss by Gregory smashed over the leg side boundary by Fuller

7:55pm

Fuller smashes the ball high past mid-off of Gregory

7:52pm

Key wicket. Marshall goes lbw to Waller for 54, playing across the line. That might be it for Gloucestershire. They are on 104-7 with six overs left.

7:50pm

Almost a carbon copy of his last four as Marshall brings up his half-century with another boundary off Waller. He's on 53 not out from 35 balls and keeping Gloucestershire in the game.

7:48pm

Short ball by Waller, smashed away down the leg side by Marshall

7:48pm

Nine off the over. Gloucestershire on 94-6 off 13 overs.

7:47pm

Marshall pulls away full toss by Trego and the ball beats the despairing dive by Nannes at fine leg.

7:44pm

Gloucestershire 83-6 off 12 overs.

7:43pm

Roderick out lbw for seven. Low delivery hit his pads right in front. Gloucestershire 79-6.

7:42pm

Marshall comes down the wicket and hits Waller straight down the ground.

7:41pm

Gregory goes for five on his comeback over. Gloucestershire 74-5 off 11 overs

7:37pm

Four off the over so Gloucestershire are on 69-5 at the halfway stage in pursuit of 157

7:35pm

Howell chips the ball straight back to Waller to be caught and bowled for 12. Gloucestershire reeling on 66-5

7:34pm

Trego also goes for nine off that over, taking Gloucestershire to 65-4 off nine overs

7:31pm

Nice late cut by Benny Howell off Trego

7:30pm

Nine off that over from Dockrell. Gloucestershire 56-4 off eight.

7:29pm

Short ball by Dockrell punished by Marshall, who hits it behind square

7:27pm

Five off the over. Gloucestershire 47-4 off seven overs.

7:26pm

Gloucestershire 42-4

7:25pm

Ian Cockbain (6) mis-times ball straight to Waller at long-on, giving Trego a wicket first ball.

7:23pm

Powerplay over. Gloucestershire on 42-3. Marshall on 13 and Cockbain on six.

7:21pm

Strong cut away by Marshall off next ball by Gregory

7:20pm

Cockbain dropped again off the bowling of Gregory, this time by Hildreth aat first slip

7:19pm

Short ball by Thomas powerfully pulled away by Marshall to take Gloucestershire to 35-3 off five overs

7:16pm

Cockbain almost goes first ball after flashing outside his off stump but is dropped by a combination of Kieswetter and Trescothick before the ball runs down for four. Gloucestershire 27-3 at the end of fourth over

7:15pm

Gidman follows just two balls later for four. Another great catch, this time by Trego diving low down at mid-on. Gloucestershire 23-3

7:14pm

Klinger (17) slashes at one off Gregory but is caught brilliantly at third man by George Dockrell. Gloucestershire 23-2

7:11pm

Alex Gidman off the mark second ball, clipping away Nannes off his legs. Gloucestershire 23-1 off three overs

7:09pm

Dent tries to pull a ball from Nannes outside his leg stump but just gets a faint edge and is caught behind by Kieswetter for two. Alex Gidman in next. Gloucestershire 19-1

7:06pm

Expensive over from Thomas. Gloucestershire 18-0 off two overs

7:05pm

Thomas strays down the leg side and Klinger clips it away fine

7:04pm

Straight down the ground by Klinger off Thomas

7:03pm

Five off the first over for Gloucestershire

7:01pm

Klinger punishes Somerset with a four next ball down to fine leg

7:01pm

Trescothick drops a dolly at slip after Klinger finds edge off Nannes.

7:00pm

Dirk Nannes opening the bowling

6:58pm

Michael Klinger and Chris Dent make their way to the crease with play about to resume.

6:50pm

6:50pm

Somerset finished on 156-8.

6:50pm

Last ball of the innings missed by Alfonso Thomas (1), who decided to run down the wicket when Roderick dropped the ball but Max Waller stood his ground the wicketkeeper was able to pick it up and whip the bails off. Strange way to end a strange innings.

6:47pm

Bizarre shot by Gregory (20), caught by Gidman at backward point to give Norwell another wicket.

6:45pm

Kieswetter fails to last the distance and is caught behind for 55 at short fine leg, trying to sweep Liam Norwell. Somerset 153-6

6:43pm

Fuller's last over goes for 14. Somerset are 153-5 with one to go

6:42pm

Big hit by Gregory over cow corner off Fuller.

6:40pm

Short ball by Fuller, slapped away by Gregory on the leg side.

6:39pm

Ten off that over from Howell. Somerset on 139-5 with two overs left.

6:38pm

Edge from Lewis Gregory goes all the way to the boundary off Howell.

6:35pm

Three overs to go. Somerset on 129-5.

6:35pm

Kieswetter goes to half-century with single down the leg side.

6:33pm

Four for Fuller! Nick Compton goes first ball after giving an easy catch to Hamish Marshall at mid-wicket. Somerset 126-5

 

6:31pm

Odd shot by Hildreth, who goes for 14. Just lobbed the ball up to McCarter on the cover point boundary, giving Fuller his third wicket. Somerset 125-4

6:29pm

Seven off latest Smith over. Somerset on 125-3 off 16

6:26pm

Five overs to go of Somerset's innings and they are on 118-3. Kieswetter on 46 and Hildreth on nine

6:23pm

James Hildreth sweeps away McCarter to the boundary

6:23pm

Norwell over goes for six. Somerset 109-3 off 14

6:19pm

A single at the end of the over from Kieswetter takes Somerset to 103-3 off 13

6:18pm

Somerset 102-3

6:18pm

Peterson tries to repeat his huge six but is caught by Marshall at deep mid-wicket. McCarter picks up first wicket

6:16pm

That also took Peterson to his half-century

6:16pm

Peterson finds the one of the top balconies on the apartments after a huge hit. Four storeys high

6:15pm

Change of ends for McCarter

6:14pm

Good over for Somerset. They are 94-2 off 12

6:12pm

Peterson comes down the wicket to Smith and clears the leg side boundary

6:11pm

Nine off the over. Somerset 83-2 off 11.

6:11pm

First boundary for a while comes from Peterson. Slog sweep along the ground off Howell.

6:09pm

Six off that over. Somerset 74-2 off ten overs with Kieswetter on 35 and Peterson on 27.

6:06pm

McCarter back into the attack

6:05pm

Six off Howell's over. Somerset 68-2 off nine overs

6:03pm

Somerset finding boundaries more difficult to come by since Gloucestershire have taken pace off the ball

6:03pm

Decent over from Smith. Somerset 62-2 off eight overs.

5:57pm

Peterson on 20. Kieswetter on 25.

5:57pm

Somerset on 57-2 off seven overs. A good recovery after loss of early wickets

5:56pm

Lovely little late cut from Peterson

5:54pm

Benny Howell on now for Gloucestershire

5:53pm

McCarter recovered quite well after early boundaries. Nine off the over. Somerset 48-2

5:51pm

Kieswetter looking very strong. This time he cuts the ball away off McCarter

5:50pm

Graeme McCarter into the attack and greeted by a strong pull by Kieswetter for four

5:49pm

Lbw appeal on last ball from Norwell comes to nothing. Sixteen off the over. Somerset 39-2 off five overs

5:48pm

Peterson goes over the offside to find the boundary again. Expensive over

5:48pm

This time Peterson drives Norwell straight down the ground

5:47pm

Kieswetter smashes the ball over long-on and into the apartments

5:46pm

Fuller taken off and replaced by Norwell

5:45pm

Just five off Smith's first over. Somerset 23-2

5:42pm

First bowling change for Gloucestershire. Tom Smith on for Norwell

5:42pm

Lovely on-drive by Kieswetter off Fuller. Takes Somerset to 18-2 after three overs.

5:40pm

South African international Alviro Peterson now at the crease with Craig Kieswetter

5:39pm

Fuller strikes on first ball of his over again. This time Trego (8) gets an inside edge and Roderick makes the catch behind. Somerset 13-2

5:38pm

Return to normality in second over. Just four singles. Somerset 13-1

5:33pm

After an eventful first over, Somerset are 9-1. Liam Norwell now on at the pavilion end.

5:32pm

Another short one from Fuller, cut away in front of square by Trego

5:31pm

Trego just left one that looked awfully close to his off stump

5:30pm

Peter Trego cut the ball away for four from the second ball.

5:29pm

First ball! Fuller pitched it short, Trescothick took the bate and hooked straight to Liam Norwell at deep fine leg. Somerset 0-1

5:28pm

Teams are out now. Looks like James Fuller to open the bowling for Gloucestershire with Marcus Trescothick on strike

5:21pm


 

5:21pm

5:11pm

Plenty of international experience in that Somerset side. Gloucestershire very much the underdogs today

5:10pm

Somerset: Trescothick, Kieswetter, Trego, Peterson, Hildreth, Compton, Waller, Gregory, Dockrell, Thomas, Nannes.

5:10pm

Gloucestershire: Klinger, Dent, Gidman, Marshall, Cockbain, Howell, Roderick, Fuller, Smith, Norwell, McCarter.

 

5:09pm

Team news is in

5:05pm

5:04pm

Gloucestershire have won the toss and have decided to field first

5:00pm

4:59pm


 

4:59pm


 

 

4:42pm

Gareth Roderick is set to make his first appearance for Gloucestershire against Somerset this evening (5.30pm start).

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