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July 6, 2005
Gloucestershire's defeat by Somerset in front of 6000 spectators at Taunton meant they missed out, and also secured the home side one of two quarter-final places on offer to the best third-placed teams. Graeme Smith (53) and Ian Blackwell (45) laid the foundations for Somerset to reach 228 for 5. Gloucestershire, who needed a point to book their own place in the last eight, found the pressure too much and they were skittled out for 133 with Gareth Andrew taking 4 for 22.
The wooden-spoon battle was won by Worcestershire, who beat Glamorgan by 37 runs at New Road. Ben Smith hammered 105 off only 45 balls, smashing 12 fours and six sixes, as Worcestershire made 223 for 9, a score well beyond the visitors.
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