LiveNatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Glamorgan as it happened

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Summary

  • Match abandoned due to rain.
  • Gloucestershire score 207-2 - their highest T20 score at Bristol for eight years
  • Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat first
  • Michael Klinger scored 70 for Gloucestershire, Ian Cockbain hit 59
  • Klinger put on 64 with Alex Gidman for the first wicket and 77 with Ian Cockbain
  • Geraint Jones smashed 37 off 14 balls
  • Gloucestershire's innings interrupted by two rain delays

5:02pm

5:00pm

A huge blow for Gloucestershire, who would've been confident of defending that total

5:00pm

The umpires have decided that no play will be possible and the match has been abandoned

4:58pm

4:54pm

4:53pm

Gloucestershire's score of 207-3 was their fourth highest in T20 at Bristol. It is their highest total in the last eight years.

4:51pm

It doesn't look good here. The rain is coming down heavy during the interval and there have been a couple of rumbles of thunder.

4:35pm

Cockbain finished unbeaten on 59 from 40 balls, Benny Howell two not out

4:34pm

Cockbain takes two off the last ball and Gloucestershire finish on 207-3

4:32pm

Next ball is thrashed through the covers by Cockbain

4:32pm

Cockbain takes two off Wagg to bring up his half-century  off 37 balls

4:31pm

Full toss by Wagg and Cockbain launches it for six

4:28pm

One over to go and Gloucestershire are on 190-3.

4:28pm

A good yorker by Hogan brings Jones' exciting innings to an end.

4:28pm

Jones b Hogan 37 (14). Gloucestershire 189-3

4:26pm

Jones sweeps Hogan for another huge maximum

4:26pm

Jones hits six on the first ball back off Hogan

4:25pm

Play about to resume

4:22pm

Play will restart in five minutes. No overs lost.

4:17pm

There are twenty-nine minutes remaining before any overs will be lost.

4:16pm

Cockbain is on 43 with Jones on 23.

4:16pm

Rain is coming down again and the players come off with Gloucestershire on 175-2 off 18.1 overs.

4:15pm

Another free hit is smashed over long-on by Jones. Gloucestershire 174-2 with two overs left.

4:14pm

Jones, on 16, smashed it straight to Rudolph at deep extra cover and the South African dropped a dolly.

4:12pm

Jones launches straight down the ground off Sammy and it goes all the way

4:10pm

Jones smashes it high towards the cover boundary and it just beats the dive of the despairing Owen before bouncing over the rope. Gloucestershire 153-2 off 17 overs

4:05pm

Four overs left. Gloucestershire on 146-2.

4:05pm

Geraint Jones hits a beautiful cover drive off his first ball to get off the mark in style

4:04pm

Klinger hit it straight down Sammy's throat at long-off to bring a fine innings to an end.

4:03pm

Klinger c Sammy b Hogan 70 (47). Gloucestershire 141-2

4:01pm

Eighteen off that over by Sammy. Gloucestershire have five left and are well placed on 140-1

4:00pm

Cockbain makes the most of a free hit, smashing Sammy for six on the leg side.

3:59pm

No ball from Sammy and Cockbain hits it straight down the ground for four.

3:55pm

Cockbain skies one but it goes just over Cosker's head running back at point. Gloucestershire 122-1 off 14 overs

3:53pm

Cockbain finds the boundary for the first time off his 19th ball as he smashes Owen over the covers

3:51pm

Short ball by Owen, pulled away fine by Klinger

3:50pm

That over ruined Cosker's figures slightly, he finishes with 0-28 off four overs

3:50pm

Twelve off the over from Cosker. Gloucestershire 108-1

3:48pm

Klinger brings up the Gloucestershire hundred with an off-drive for four off Cosker.

3:47pm

Klinger goes to a his half-century with a single off Rudolph. Gloucestershire 96-1 off 12 overs

3:44pm

Six off Cosker's latest over. Gloucestershire 88-1 off 11 overs.

3:41pm

Sammy completes his over and Gloucestershire are on 82-1 at the halfway stage

3:39pm

Play has resumed

3:17pm

The rain has now stopped and the game will get back underway at 3.40pm with no overs lost.

3:13pm

Gloucestershire chief executive Will Brown helping  the ground staff get the covers on

3:04pm

A downpour has caused the players to come off with Gloucestershire on 79-1 off 9.2 overs. Klinger is on 44 with Ian Cockbain on five.

3:02pm

Gloucestershire finally get the ball away off a spinner as Klinger hits Dean Cosker straight over his own head for four. The score is 77-1 off nine overs

3:00pm

Spin seems to be doing the trick here. Jacques Rudolph's first over goes for just five. Gloucestershire 71-1 off eight overs

2:57pm

Scare for Klinger as he hit the ball in the air towards the long-on boundary, but it bounced just in front of Sammy. Gloucestershire 66-1 off seven overs.

2:55pm

Gidman wanted the quick single when he hit the ball to point but Klinger sent him back and Mark Wallace whipped off the bails after Allenby's throw.

2:54pm

Alex Gidman run out (Jim Allenby) 26

2:52pm

Gidman pulls West Indian Darren Sammy away in front of square to take Gloucestershire to 62-0 at the end of their powerplay.

2:49pm

Gidman glances the ball off his legs and a mis-field by Owen allows the ball to run to the boundary. Gloucestershire 53-0 off five overs.

2:48pm

Klinger smashes the ball back over Hogan's head to bring up the first maximum

2:45pm

Six off Owen's first over. Gloucestershire on 39-0 off four.

2:44pm

Short ball by Will Owen, pulled away behind square by Gidman.

2:41pm

This time Klinger takes the ball on the up and smashes it through the covers. Gloucestershire 33-0 off three overs

2:41pm

Klinger finds the boundary again, clipping the ball off his legs and behind square off Wagg

2:39pm

Gidman glances the ball fine off his legs to find the boundary off Wagg

2:38pm

Another good over for Gloucestershire. They are on 20-0 off two overs

2:37pm

Next ball, Klinger goes through the covers again, this time all on the ground.

2:37pm

Michael Klinger hits over the covers off Michael Hogan

2:33pm

Good start for Gloucestershire. Ten off the first over

2:32pm

First ball faced by Michael Klinger, despatched to the boundary on the off-side behind square

2:30pm

First ball by Graham Wagg is a wide

2:27pm

Alex Gidman and Michael Klinger to open the batting for Gloucestershire

2:27pm

The players are coming out

2:18pm

2:07pm

Gloucestershire: Klinger, Gidman, Cockbain, Marshall, Jones, Howell, Housego, J Taylor, Smith, McCarter, Norwell.

Glamorgan: Rudolph, Allenby, Cooke, Sammy, Wagg, Goodwin, Wallace, Wright, Owen, Cosker, Hogan.

2:02pm

Michael Klinger has won the toss and Gloucestershire will bat first

2:01pm

1:59pm


 

1:58pm

1:57pm

We are just over half an hour away from the start of play here in Bristol. The captains will be making their way to the middle for the toss shortly.

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