RESULT
Group 2, Lord's, May 06 - 08, 2021, County Championship
210 & 152
(T:90) 273 & 93/3

Gloucs won by 7 wickets

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex 210/10(80.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
David Payne5/31 (18.5)
Gloucestershire 273/10(87.2 overs)
1st INNINGS
Ethan Bamber2/34 (22.2)
Middlesex 152/10(51.1 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Nick Gubbins 52 (100)
David Payne6/56 (17)
Ryan Higgins2/54 (16)
Gloucestershire 93/3(26.2 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Tom Lace *31 (35)
Ethan Bamber2/29 (9)
Chris Dent 25 (47)
James Harris1/28 (4)

5.50pm Four wins and a draw in five matches. Gloucestershire have a well-deserved week off next week, with their place at the top table looking very cushty indeed. David Payne is the star with 11 wickets, but this was a fine team performance, with Bracey and Cockbain in the first innings putting on an important show with the bat. As for Middlesex, they have four losses from five, and look rudderless after a succession of batting malfunctions.

26.2
4
TN Walallawita to Lace, FOUR runs

worked off the legs to midwicket, and Gloucestershire march to a seven-wicket win, and open up a daunting lead at the top of Group 2!

26.2
TN Walallawita to Lace, no run

a touch of width, that might have been it, but he overcooked his cut

end of over 264 runs • 1 wicket
GLOUC: 89/3CRR: 3.42 
Tom Lace27 (33b 5x4)
Ian Cockbain1 (1b)
James Harris 4-0-28-1
Thilan Walallawita 1-0-1-0
25.6
1
Harris to Lace, 1 run

flicked off the hip to bring the scores level.

25.5
Harris to Lace, no run

tight lines, solid block

25.4
1
Harris to Cockbain, 1 run

nudged to leg to get off the mark

25.3
W
Harris to Brathwaite, OUT

huge appeal and Harris strikes! A zippy inswinger thuds the pads, it was quite high but he was deep in his crease. Brathwaite won't see it through, but his doughty knock has done the needful

Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Harris 21 (105m 61b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.42
25.2
1
Harris to Lace, 1 run

flashed into the covers with an open face, another one chipped off

25.1
1
Harris to Brathwaite, 1 run

nurdled to the leg side

end of over 251 run
GLOUC: 85/2CRR: 3.40 
Tom Lace25 (30b 5x4)
Kraigg Brathwaite20 (59b 1x4)
Thilan Walallawita 1-0-1-0
James Harris 3-0-24-0
24.6
TN Walallawita to Lace, no run

bottom-handed pump into the covers. Tidy enough

24.5
TN Walallawita to Lace, no run

full face and blocked

24.4
TN Walallawita to Lace, no run

outside off, wide enough to ignore

24.3
1
TN Walallawita to Brathwaite, 1 run

cut away, but not cut away for four... gathered by the sweeper

24.2
TN Walallawita to Brathwaite, no run

width outside off, but crashed to point

24.1
TN Walallawita to Brathwaite, no run

blotted to the off side

Wallalawita with what might be the final over of the game

end of over 245 runs
GLOUC: 84/2CRR: 3.50 
Tom Lace25 (27b 5x4)
Kraigg Brathwaite19 (56b 1x4)
James Harris 3-0-24-0
Martin Andersson 5.5-2-12-0
23.6
Harris to Lace, no run

bangs in the bouncer

23.5
Harris to Lace, no run

clipped hard off the legs, Bamber scrambles well to cut off the four

23.4
Harris to Lace, no run
23.3
Harris to Lace, no run

more lovely timing on the drive, but straight at cover

23.2
1lb
Harris to Brathwaite, 1 leg bye
23.1
4
Harris to Brathwaite, FOUR runs

short and wide, and at last Brathwaite nails a boundary! A crashing cut through backward point, and the requirement is down to single digits

Match details
Lord's, London
TossGloucestershire, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Match days6,7,8 May 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
England
Billy Taylor
England
Paul Pollard
Match Referee
England
Peter Such
PointsGloucestershire 21, Middlesex 4
Gloucs Innings
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LEICS412154.5
DERBS412151.5
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