Live updates of NatWest T20 Blast game between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan at Bristol
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- 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
A huge blow for Gloucestershire, who would've been confident of defending that total
The umpires have decided that no play will be possible and the match has been abandoned
Here comes the thunder! Good innings from @Gloscricket http://t.co/fLWvux63fk— @Biz_Doctors 08 June 2014
Great innings of 207-3 for @Gloscricket - starring @maxyklinger@Gojones623 @@IanCoey - @GlamCricket fans performing rain dances— @TolpuddleTim 08 June 2014
Gloucestershire's score of 207-3 was their fourth highest in T20 at Bristol. It is their highest total in the last eight years.
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.
Cockbain finished unbeaten on 59 from 40 balls, Benny Howell two not out
Cockbain takes two off the last ball and Gloucestershire finish on 207-3
Next ball is thrashed through the covers by Cockbain
Cockbain takes two off Wagg to bring up his half-century off 37 balls
Full toss by Wagg and Cockbain launches it for six
One over to go and Gloucestershire are on 190-3.
A good yorker by Hogan brings Jones' exciting innings to an end.
Jones b Hogan 37 (14). Gloucestershire 189-3
Jones sweeps Hogan for another huge maximum
Jones hits six on the first ball back off Hogan
Play about to resume
Play will restart in five minutes. No overs lost.
There are twenty-nine minutes remaining before any overs will be lost.
Cockbain is on 43 with Jones on 23.
Rain is coming down again and the players come off with Gloucestershire on 175-2 off 18.1 overs.
Another free hit is smashed over long-on by Jones. Gloucestershire 174-2 with two overs left.
Jones, on 16, smashed it straight to Rudolph at deep extra cover and the South African dropped a dolly.
Jones launches straight down the ground off Sammy and it goes all the way
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
Four overs left. Gloucestershire on 146-2.
Geraint Jones hits a beautiful cover drive off his first ball to get off the mark in style
Klinger hit it straight down Sammy's throat at long-off to bring a fine innings to an end.
Klinger c Sammy b Hogan 70 (47). Gloucestershire 141-2
Eighteen off that over by Sammy. Gloucestershire have five left and are well placed on 140-1
Cockbain makes the most of a free hit, smashing Sammy for six on the leg side.
No ball from Sammy and Cockbain hits it straight down the ground for four.
Cockbain skies one but it goes just over Cosker's head running back at point. Gloucestershire 122-1 off 14 overs
Cockbain finds the boundary for the first time off his 19th ball as he smashes Owen over the covers
Short ball by Owen, pulled away fine by Klinger
That over ruined Cosker's figures slightly, he finishes with 0-28 off four overs
Twelve off the over from Cosker. Gloucestershire 108-1
Klinger brings up the Gloucestershire hundred with an off-drive for four off Cosker.
Klinger goes to a his half-century with a single off Rudolph. Gloucestershire 96-1 off 12 overs
Six off Cosker's latest over. Gloucestershire 88-1 off 11 overs.
Sammy completes his over and Gloucestershire are on 82-1 at the halfway stage
Play has resumed
The rain has now stopped and the game will get back underway at 3.40pm with no overs lost.
Gloucestershire chief executive Will Brown helping the ground staff get the covers on
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.
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
Spin seems to be doing the trick here. Jacques Rudolph's first over goes for just five. Gloucestershire 71-1 off eight overs
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.
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.
Alex Gidman run out (Jim Allenby) 26
Gidman pulls West Indian Darren Sammy away in front of square to take Gloucestershire to 62-0 at the end of their powerplay.
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.
Klinger smashes the ball back over Hogan's head to bring up the first maximum
Six off Owen's first over. Gloucestershire on 39-0 off four.
Short ball by Will Owen, pulled away behind square by Gidman.
This time Klinger takes the ball on the up and smashes it through the covers. Gloucestershire 33-0 off three overs
Klinger finds the boundary again, clipping the ball off his legs and behind square off Wagg
Gidman glances the ball fine off his legs to find the boundary off Wagg
Another good over for Gloucestershire. They are on 20-0 off two overs
Next ball, Klinger goes through the covers again, this time all on the ground.
Michael Klinger hits over the covers off Michael Hogan
Good start for Gloucestershire. Ten off the first over
First ball faced by Michael Klinger, despatched to the boundary on the off-side behind square
First ball by Graham Wagg is a wide
Alex Gidman and Michael Klinger to open the batting for Gloucestershire
The players are coming out
NEWS @Gloscricket win the toss, bat first. They'll hope Mike Klinger continues his fine form and sets a big score. http://t.co/G40leJJ72F— @Mu_CricKeT 08 June 2014
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.
Michael Klinger has won the toss and Gloucestershire will bat first
#T20 cricket today. Glos v Glamorgan. All I know is they get 20 chances or something. #help— @AlexandraWomack 08 June 2014
I'm at The County Ground - @gloscricket (Bristol, City of Bristol) http://t.co/PnTsNSYDHE http://t.co/ba34n7gzMG— @garyjbarnes 08 June 2014
Beaut day to be at the cricket!! @Gloscricket #T20blast #maximumsonly #GlosVGlam— @DanBrowner96 08 June 2014
It's another glorious day for some #T20Blast. We're live for @Gloscricket v @GlamCricket shortly.— @NatWestT20Blast 08 June 2014
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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