GM stars impressing in both four-day and T20 cricket

Daniel Bell-Drummond has been a model of consistency in recent months
Daniel Bell-Drummond has been a model of consistency in recent months
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Ryan ten Doeschate hit his first century of the season in May
Ryan ten Doeschate hit his first century of the season in May
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The first few weeks of the season were good ones for Gunn & Moore's ambassadors with bat and ball, and the month of May saw that continue - both in the County Championship and the T20 Blast.

A couple of them have found no problem in maintaining their form in both formats of the game, with Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond and Middlesex's Dawid Malan in particular excelling.

Malan struck a century against Hampshire - with new England Test cap James Vince absent - in the County Championship and then followed up with 93 in the T20 game against the same opponents, both innings setting up victories.

Bell-Drummond, meanwhile, has scored six half-centuries in his last nine innings including a brilliant 83 not out in 47 balls against Somerset that set up an eight-wicket victory while five of his half-centuries have seen him remain unbeaten.

Ben Duckett was one of the stars of the start of the season and he has been in the runs again, making 189 in 255 balls for Northamptonshire against Essex. This innings included 28 fours and a six.

One of GM's newer players is Derbyshire all-rounder Shiv Thakor, and he struck a career-best of 130 against Kent, following it up with five for 63 and then 81 against Sussex.

Brendan Taylor had been struggling for form this season but he has put an uncertain start behind him in record-breaking fashion. First, he struck 71 against Hampshire and then became the first man to score two centuries at Trent Bridge since Tim Robinson, scoring 114 and 105 not out (in just 81 balls).

His team-mates Michael Lumb, who made 108 against Warwickshire, his first century since 2014, and Samit Patel, whose 124 in the same game almost pulled off a remarkable win, have also been in the runs.

Ryan ten Doeschate has his first century of the season, hitting 145 against Northamptonshire and Adam Lyth, with 106 against Somerset, is still scoring well to keep Yorkshire's title defence on track.

Chris Dent made 93 for Gloucestershire against Northamptonshire, Jimmy Adams scored 78 for Hampshire against Middlesex and Surrey's Rory Burns struck 92 against Lancashire as the runs and wickets just kept on coming in May.

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