Worcestershire Rapids beat Gloucestershire by 5 wickets in Vitality Blast QF

Worcestershire Rapids beat Gloucestershire by 5 wickets in Vitality Blast QF
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Worcestershire Rapids won the toss and decided to field at the Blackfinch Ground, Worcester against Gloucestershire in today’s Quarter Final of the Vitality Blast.

Gloucestershire 136 – 8 Miles Hammond 45, Michael Klinger 24, Ian Cockbain 35; Brett D'Oliveira 4-26)

Worcestershire Rapids 137 – 5 (Callum Ferguson 64*; Benny Howell 2-22)

Result - Worcestershire Rapids won by 5 wickets

Gloucestershire started well putting on 65 for the first wicket in just over 7 overs , with Miles Hammond 45 and Michael Klinger 24 on top of the bowling. However, that was the best it was going to get and even though there was a spirited 35 from Ian Cockbain, after he was out, there was little resistance from the Gloucestershire batsmen. With Brett D'Oliveira 4-26 and Wayne Parnell 2-22 the pick of the Worcestershire Rapids bowlers.

In reply, Worcestershire Rapids chased the runs down with 5 wickets and 8 balls to spare - Callum Ferguson 64 not out starred with the bat, to take the Rapids to their first Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston.

Worcestershire Rapids- Joe Clarke, Moeen Ali(c), Callum Ferguson, Brett D'Oliveira, Ben Cox(wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Daryl Mitchell, Luke Wood, Patrick Brown

Gloucestershire- Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger(c), Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor, Gareth Roderick(wk), Andrew Tye, Jacob Lintott, Matt Taylor, David Payne

 

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