Result
South Group, Bristol, May 24 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
199/4
(18.4/20 ov, target 200)
165
Gloucs won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
Gloucestershire
1y
• ECB/PA

Klinger marks return to Britain with a bang

Michael Klinger returned to English cricket with a bang, smashing a career-best T20 score of 126 not out to lead Gloucestershire to a 34-run NatWest Blast victory over Essex at Bristol.

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Scorecard summary
Gloucestershire199/4(20 overs)
Essex165(18.4 overs)
18.4
w
Payne to Tait, OUT
SW Tait c Dent b Payne 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
18.3
1
Payne to Topley, 1 run
18.2
Payne to Topley, no run
18.1
Payne to Topley, no run
end of over 186 runs • 3 wicket
Essex: 164/9CRR: 9.11 • RRR: 18.00 • Need 36 from 12b
Reece Topley0 (0)
Tom Smith4-0-39-5
Chris Dent0.1-0-6-0
17.6
w
Smith to Masters, OUT
DD Masters st †Jones b Smith 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.5
w
Smith to ten Doeschate, OUT
RN ten Doeschate c Dent b Smith 54 (42m 33b 5x4 2x6) SR: 163.63
17.4
w
Smith to Napier, OUT
GR Napier c Howell b Smith 2 (13m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.3
1
Smith to ten Doeschate, 1 run
17.2
4
Smith to ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
17.1
1
Smith to Napier, 1 run
end of over 1724 runs
Essex: 158/6CRR: 9.29 • RRR: 14.00 • Need 42 from 18b
Ryan ten Doeschate49 (30)
Graham Napier1 (1)
Chris Dent0.1-0-6-0
Jack Taylor3-0-25-1
16.6
6
Dent to ten Doeschate, SIX runs
16.6
2nb
Fuller to ten Doeschate, 2 no balls
16.5
4
Fuller to ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
16.4
2
Fuller to ten Doeschate, 2 runs
16.3
4
Fuller to ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
16.2
Fuller to ten Doeschate, no run
16.2
2nb
Fuller to ten Doeschate, 2 no balls
16.1
4
Fuller to ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossEssex , elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2015
Player Of The Match
Michael Klinger
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days24 May 2015 (20-over match)
Umpires
Jeff Evans
Alex Wharf
PointsGloucestershire 2, Essex 0