NatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Kent as it happened
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- Gloucestershire beat Kent by three wickets
- Adam Rouse hit 35 not out off 16 balls on his first appearance for Gloucestershire at Bristol
- Gloucestershire were on 101-6 in the 16th over
- Sam Northeast, dropped on two by Rouse off the bowling of Will Gidman, scored 75 off 49 balls (five fours, four sixes) in Kent's 150-6.
- Graeme McCarter the pick of the bowlers with 2-26
- Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to field first
Gloucestershire win by three wickets
Rouse finishes unbeaten on 35 off just 16 balls (five fours, one six) on his first appearance for Gloucestershire at Bristol. Smith unbeaten on four.
Another full toss from Bollinger and Rouse smashes it for four to give Gloucestershire victory
Kent bring the fielders in, Key standing with a helmet on at short leg!
Full toss by Bollinger, hit straight back to him by Rouse. One needed to win off the last ball.
Short and wide ball by Bollinger, Rouse stretches out and the ball just runs down to the third man boundary. Scores tied
Rouse goes over the top, the ball just too high for Tredwell at deep mid-on. Five needed off three
Smith finds one in the leg side. Nine needed off four now
Tom Smith hits the first ball into the leg side for two. Ten needed off five
Bollinger to bowl
Just when it looked like the game was out of reach, Rouse launches Ball over the leg side boundary. Glos on 139-7, requiring 12 to win off the last over.
Ball to complete the over for the injured Griffiths. Just one off his first two balls.
Quick ball by Griffiths and a big swing and miss from Taylor. Glos on 132-7 with 19 required off nine balls.
Taylor b Griffiths 19
Taylor flashes at a wide Griffiths delivery and the ball flies over the vacant slip area to go for four
Bollinger recovered towards the end of the over, but still 10 off it. Glos on 128-6, requiring 23 off the last two overs.
Big hit by Taylor over cow corner from Bollinger. Can Gloucestershire do this?
Glos 118-6 off 17 overs, so 33 required to win off three overs.
Wide and full ball by Griffiths, Rouse took it on the stretch to find the boundary just behind square.
Jack Taylor strikes the ball cleanly through the leg side to find the boundary off the returning Griffiths.
Rouse shows what he can do with the bat with an audacious reverse sweep of Tredwell, taking Glos to 106-6 after 16 overs. They require 45 off four.
Gidman, who had been riding his luck, came accross as he attempted a sweep and the ball hit the stumps between middle and leg. Glos 101-6
W Gidman b Tredwell 22
Glos recover to take eight off the over, but they still have a lot to do with 54 required off five overs. They are on 95-5
Change of bowling does the trick for Kent, Claydon returning to the attack and having Howell caught by Ball running in from long-on. Glos 89-5.
Howell c Ball b Claydon 26
Another good over for Glos with 11 off it puts them on 89-4 from 14 overs
Gidman was on one when he was dropped by Northeast
Howell joins in the fun, sweeping Tredwell over the boundary on the leg side
Productive over for Glos takes them to 78-4
Gidman chances his luck with the long-on boundary again and this time it goes just over Northeast
Will Gidman hits it down the ground off Ball but is dropped by the diving Northeast at long-on and the ball goes over the rope for six.
Kent have the luxury of bringing England international James Tredwell into the attack in the 12th over and he goes for just two. Glos now 62-4
Howell almost run out after he came down the wicket but keeper Billings missed the stumps when he threw it back.
Just four off the over from Ball and Kent are tightening their grip on this game. Glos need 91 to win off nine overs with six wickets left.
Cockbain got a little nick and Billings took the catch standing up. Glos now 60-4 in the 11th over
Cockbain c Billings b Ball 18
Gloucestershire still finding it hard to get Stevens away and they're on 56-3 at the halfway stage. Cockbain on 16, Howell 12.
Gloucestershire on 52-3 off nine
Terrible mis-field by Bollinger allows Howell's cut shot off Ball to go through him at short third man to the boundary.
Batsmen finding it hard to get Stevens away. Just two off his over, leaving Glos on 44-3 off eight overs
Five come off David Griffiths' first over. Glos on 42-3 off seven.
Powerplay ends with Gloucestershire on 37-3. Cockbain on nine, Howell on one.
Marshall chops the ball onto his own stumps and Gloucestershire are in trouble at 36-3.
Marshall b Bollinger 10
Cockbain just leans into the ball and drives it down to long-on for four. Glos 34-2 off five overs
Stevens' first over goes for eight. Glos 26-2 off four
Beautiful cover drive from Hamish Marshall off Stevens and the ball runs away to the boundary
Good over for Kent. Glos on 18-2 off three.
Dent's poor run of form continues as he gets an inside edge to be caught behind, giving Claydon his second wicket in three balls
Dent c Billings b Claydon 8
Soft dismissal. Gidman seemed to get himself in a tangle and gave Claydon a simple return catch. Glos 16-1
A Gidman c&b Claydon 8
Gidman hits the ball through mid-wicket off Claydon.
Nine off Bollinger's first over. Glos 12-0 off two
First boundary of the Gloucestershire innings as Chris Dent pulls Bollinger away confidently in front of square
Mitchell Claydon doesn't give much away in his first over, beating Chris Dent with the final ball. Just three singles off it. Glos 3-0
Alex Gidman and Chris Dent walk out to the crease as Gloucestershire get ready to get their chase underway. The dangerous Doug Bollinger to open the bowling for Kent.
Payne 4-0-32-2; Smith 3-0-25-1; Taylor 1-0-13-0.
Adam Ball skies the last ball but it lands safe and Kent finish on 150-6. Ball seven not out.
Great catch by Gidman at extra cover to remove Sam Billings. He was moving backwards as it went into his hands.
Billings c A Gidman b Payne 7
McCarter finished with 2-26 off his four overs. Impressive display by the youngster
Penultimate over from McCarter went for eight, so Kent are on 145-5
Northeast's 75 came from 49 balls, with five fours and four sixes
Fine innings by Northeast brought to an end as he plays across the line to a McCarter delivery and the ball strikes his pads in front of the stumps. Kent 142-5
Northeast lbw bMcCarter 75
Big swing by Northeast and he edges it behind for a lucky four
Howell finished with 1-41 off his four overs
Howell's last over goes for just seven. Kent 137-4 with two overs left
Straight down the ground from Northeast as he moves on to 68. Kent 130-4 off 17 overs.
Northeast launches Payne this time over the leg side boundary
Over of the game so far that from McCarter. Just two off it, plus a wicket. Kent 116-4 with four overs left
Blake skied it high in the air off McCarter and Ian Cockbain took the catch well at long-off. Kent 115-4
Blake c Cockbain b McCarter 1
Five overs of Kent's innings to go and they're on 114-3. Northeast 53, Alex Blake 1
Northeast brings up his half-century from 35 balls with a single off Howell.
Miscued shot by Stevens and Taylor did well to take the catch running backwards from point. Kent 109-3
Stevens c Taylor b Howell 8
Darren Stevens flicks the ball down to the leg side boundary off Howell
Kent on 105-2 off 14 overs
Really good use of the feet by Northeast as he goes over the top of the offside field off Smith
Good comeback over from Howell. Just four off it. Kent 98-2 off 13 overs
Partnership of 65 between Northeast and Bell-Drummond
Bell-Drummond caught playing across the line to a straight ball. Kent now 94-2 after 12 overs
Bell-Drummond lbw b Smith 32
Good sweep by Northeast in front of square. Batting looking all too easy for him at the moment
A third six from Northeast. This time the punishment is handed out to Tom Smith as he smashes the ball over the long-on boundary
Expensive first over from Taylor - 13 off it. Kent on 81-1 off 11 overs
Bell-Drummond joins the party, despatching the ball to the same place Northeast had two balls earlier
Northeast welcomes Jack Taylor into the attack by smashing him for four down his favourite area wide of long-on
Tom Smith's first over goes for six and Kent are 68-1 at the halfway stage. Northeast looking dangerous on 24, Daniel Bell-Drummond on the same score
Kent are on 62-1 off nine overs
Northeast hits his second six, this time off McCarter, straight over the long-off boundary
Gidman finishes his four over with economical figures of 0-21. Kent 53-1 off eight.
Nine off that over in the end. Kent on 49-1 off seven
First maximum as Northeast smashes Howell over cow corner
Gidman not getting much luck at the moment. Powerplay ends with Kent on 40-1.
Looks like a drop catch by wicketkeeper Adam Rouse after Sam Northeast, on two, edges a Will Gidman delivery
Good over by Payne. Five off it. Kent 32-1 off five
Leading edge by Key gives McCarter a fairly simple catch at mid-off. Kent 29-1
Key c McCarter b Payne 14
Gidman recovers well from first ball, with six coming off the over in the end. Kent 27-0 off four
Good shot by Key off Gidman, again off his back foot through the offside where he looks strong
Seven off McCarter's first over. Kent 21-0 off three overs
Rob Key finds the boundary off Graeme McCarter with a back-foot drive through the offside
Good start from Will Gidman as his first over goes for four
Rob Key takes a chance on a quick single but Payne misses the stumps at the bowler's end as he scampers through. Kent 10-0 off one over
Inside edge from Rob Key off Payne and it runs all the way down to the boundary
David Payne opens the bowling
Alex Gidman, captaining Gloucestershire this evening in the absence of Michael Klinger, leads his side onto the field
And here is @MikeProccie just about to go on air with @geoff20man @bbcrb http://t.co/bJcdgBdEFR— @Gloscricket 27 June 2014
Let's hope the rain stays off #cmonglos #glosvkent @Gloscricket http://t.co/KbVFFGWo8c— @tomshrewsbury1 27 June 2014
Gloucestershire: Dent, A Gidman, Cockbain, Marshall, Howell, Rouse, W Gidman, J Taylor, Smith, McCarter, Payne.
Kent: Bell-Drummond, Key, Northeast, Blake, Stevens, Billings, Ball, Tredwell, Claydon, Bollinger, Griffiths.
Covers on the pitch but no rain at the moment so we are due to get underway on time at 5.30pm
Gloucestershire have won the toss and will field first.
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