Gloucestershire v Hampshire, Pro40, Bristol September 4, 2006

Bruce bowls Hampshire to victory

Cricinfo staff

Hampshire 226 for 6 (Thornely 60, Benham 51) beat Gloucestershire 114 (Bruce 4-29) by 90 runs (D/L method)
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James Bruce claimed 4 for 29 in Hampshire's victory © Getty Images
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Hampshire took advantage of Gloucestershire's depleted bowling resources to inflict their first Pro 40 defeat in a rain-affected match at Bristol.

Gloucestershire, missing Jon Lewis, their captain, on England duty, and the injured Ian Harvey, conceded 83 from their last six overs, as Dominic Thornely (60*) and Dimitri Mascarenhas (43* from 21 balls) fired Hampshire to 226 for 6 from a revised 33 overs.

Gloucestershire were never in the hunt, and were all out for 114 with James Bruce claiming 4 for 29.

The win lifts Hampshire into fourth place, a apoint behind Gloucestershire who remain level on points with Worcestershire at the top of the table.

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