Netherlands v Gloucestershire, CB40, Rotterdam August 26, 2010

Gloucestershire ease to Rotterdam win

Gloucestershire 122 for 3 beat Netherlands 68 for 6 by 54 runs

Will Porterfield and James Franklin blasted Gloucestershire to victory as Rotterdam rain reduced their Clydesdale Bank 40 clash with Holland to a 10-over thrash.

Batting first after losing the toss, the Gladiators racked up an imposing 122 for 3 on the back of 46 from 26 balls by Porterfield and Franklin's unbeaten 45 from 20.

Jon Lewis put an early end to any hopes Holland had of chasing down the target, removing opener Mudassar Bukhari for a four-ball duck on his way to figures of three for three from his two overs.

Wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi top-scored with 20 not out and Eric Szwarczynski (12 from six balls) and Bas Zuiderent (11 from seven) added some impetus, but the Dutch could only limp to 68 for 6, losing by 54 runs.