Warwickshire crush Gloucestershire in three days
Warwickshire 473 (Trott 128, Bell 79, Troughton 60) beat Gloucestershire 254 and 217 (Alleyne 51, Taylor 45, Streak 6-44) by an innings and 2 runs
Warwickshire rushed to a three-day win over a poor Gloucestershire side, and returned to the top of Division One, as Heath Streak decimated their second innings. Streak was the principle reason why Gloucestershire crashed to 20 for 5 and the match was hurrying to a swift conclusion. However, the home side managed to locate some backbone and made Warwickshire work to wrap up the match. Mark Alleyne (51) and Upul Chandana (43) embarrassed the top-order and managed to push the total beyond 200 - but it only delayed the inevitable. Streak returned to claim the final wicket, and his second six-wicket haul of the season. He had earlier been part of some stubborn tail-end batting from Warwickshire as they added 153 runs to their overnight total. Gloucestershire's bowlers toiled but it took them almost 148 overs to wrap up the innings, it took Warwickshire just under 67 to clinch the match.