193dDavid Hopps

Phenomenal Klinger flies back to book Lord's date

Michael Klinger returned from Australia to lead Gloucestershire into the Royal London Cup final with an unbeaten century against Yorkshire at Headingley and continue a phenomenal summer

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5:21pm: Top, top effort from Klinger. He waves his bat in triumph and acknowledges the crowd. After the bowlers launched a fightback, Dent and Klinger began well, laying a solid base in pursuit of 264. Though Dent and Roderick perished relatively quickly, Klinger continued to drive Gloucestershire onward, and found an able ally in Marshall. The pair put on an unbroken 177 runs, pacing the chase expertly. That's all we have for you today. We will be looking forward to your company tomorrow for the second semi-final between Surrey and Nottinghamshire. Until then, buh-bye and cheers.

Klinger (who else?) has been named Man of the Match

Srihari: "With the form Klinger is in, it wouldn't be the worst idea to call him up for the Australia squad to replace Warner for the remaining ODIs. "

Fisher to Klinger, SIX runs, Klinger leads Gloucestershire to the final at Lord's. He puts the seal on the win with a six. Fuller length and outside off, Klinger pastes it over long-off
Fisher to Klinger, no run, angled in on a shortish length again, tapped to the covers again. Klinger can't pierce the tight off-side field
Fisher to Klinger, no run, back of a length and outside off, Klinger makes a bit of room and cracks it to the covers
Fisher to Klinger, no run, back of a length and outside off, chopped to the covers
Fisher to Klinger, no run, angled in full on off, keeps low, blocked back to the bowler

46 | 5 Runs | Glouc: 261/2 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.67, RRR: 0.75)

  • Hamish Marshall78 (75b)
  • Michael Klinger131 (140b)
  • Rich Pyrah5-0-28-0
  • Matthew Fisher9-0-44-1
Pyrah to Marshall, no run, back of a length and on off, defended back to the bowler with some elaborate wristwork

Gloucs 2nd innings Partnerships

1st56M KlingerCDJ Dent
2nd34M KlingerGH Roderick
3rd177M KlingerHJH Marshall