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South Group, Bristol, May 24 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
(18.4/20 ov, target 200)165
Gloucs won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
126* (68)
michael-klinger
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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)
Essex165/10(18.4 overs)
18.4
W
Payne to Tait, OUT
Shaun Tait c Dent b Payne 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
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 wickets
ESSEX: 164/9CRR: 9.11 RRR: 18.00
Reece Topley0 (0)
Tom Smith 4-0-39-5
Chris Dent 0.1-0-6-0
17.6
W
Smith to Masters, OUT
David Masters st †Jones b Smith 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.5
W
Smith to Ryan ten Doeschate, OUT
Ryan ten Doeschate c Dent b Smith 54 (42m 33b 5x4 2x6) SR: 163.63
17.4
W
Smith to Napier, OUT
Graham Napier c Howell b Smith 2 (13m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.3
1
Smith to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run
17.2
4
Smith to Ryan 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
Ryan ten Doeschate49 (30)
Graham Napier1 (1)
Chris Dent 0.1-0-6-0
Jack Taylor 3-0-25-1
16.6
6
Dent to Ryan ten Doeschate, SIX runs
16.6
2nb
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, (no ball)
16.5
4
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
16.4
2
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, 2 runs
16.3
4
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
16.2
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, no run
16.2
2nb
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, (no ball)
16.1
4
Fuller to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs
end of over 166 runs • 1 wicket
ESSEX: 134/6CRR: 8.37 RRR: 16.50
Ryan ten Doeschate29 (22)
Graham Napier1 (1)
Jack Taylor 3-0-25-1
David Payne 3-0-23-2
15.6
1
Taylor to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run
15.5
1
Taylor to Napier, 1 run
Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossEssex, elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Michael Klinger
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 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Alex Wharf
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Jeff Evans
PointsGloucestershire 2, Essex 0