South Group, Bristol, May 24 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
(18.4/20 ov, target 200)
Gloucs won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
Gloucestershire Innings (20 overs maximum)
M Klinger (c)not out126688178185.29
HJH Marshall c Tait b Topley29161650181.25
IA Cockbain c Napier b Topley24192930126.31
PSP Handscomb  b Tait78150087.50
CDJ Dent  b Tait79131077.77
JMR Taylor not out014000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 2)6
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 9.95)199/4
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Hamish Marshall, 4.1 ov), 2-105 (Ian Cockbain, 11.5 ov), 3-144 (Peter Handscomb, 15.5 ov), 4-173 (Chris Dent, 18.5 ov)
RJW Topley402827.009--10
DD Masters2026013.002--00
GR Napier4062015.507--10
SW Tait403729.2511--01
RS Bopara403308.253--00
T Westley201105.503--00
Essex Innings (target: 200 runs from 20 overs)
ML Pettini c Marshall b Payne4531080.00
JD Ryder c Howell b Payne037000.00
T Westley c Howell b Smith67404291167.50
RS Bopara c Fuller b Howell24192521126.31
RN ten Doeschate (c)c Dent b Smith54334252163.63
KS Velani c Marshall b Smith1220050.00
JS Foster c Smith b Taylor4570080.00
GR Napier c Howell b Smith23130066.66
DD Masters st †Jones b Smith012000.00
RJW Topley not out1330033.33
SW Tait c Dent b Payne012000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 6, w 1)8
TOTAL(18.4 Ov, RR: 8.83)165
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mark Pettini, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (Jesse Ryder, 1.4 ov), 3-72 (Ravi Bopara, 8.3 ov), 4-113 (Tom Westley, 13.1 ov), 5-117 (Kishen Velani, 13.5 ov), 6-132 (James Foster, 15.4 ov), 7-164 (Graham Napier, 17.4 ov), 8-164 (Ryan ten Doeschate, 17.5 ov), 9-164 (David Masters, 17.6 ov), 10-165 (Shaun Tait, 18.4 ov)
JK Fuller3.5040010.4312--03
DA Payne3.402436.5410--00
TMJ Smith403959.757--00
BAC Howell403017.506--00
JMR Taylor302518.331--10
CDJ Dent0.106036.000--00
County Ground, Bristol
TossEssex , elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2015
Player Of The Match
Michael Klinger
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)
Jeff Evans
Alex Wharf
PointsGloucestershire 2, Essex 0
Gloucestershire innings
  • M Klinger 100 off 61 balls in 72 minutes, 7x4, 4x6
Essex innings
  • James Fuller was removed from the Gloucestershire bowling attack for dangerous bowling (too many over waist height deliveries) after ball 16.5, the 17th over was completed by Chris Dent
  • Tom Smith took a hat-trick with the wickets of Graham Napier, Ryan ten Doeschate and David Masters.