Somerset v Gloucestershire

Somerset crushed Gloucestershire to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup as the best third-placed side in the three zones.

Taunton witnessed the best ever score in the competition, of 228-5, with Ian Blackwell, Graeme Smith and co hitting a tremendous volley of sixes.

Gloucestershire started their daunting run chase brilliantly, Andy Caddick's two overs costing 42 runs.

But Blackwell, Keith Parsons and Gareth Andrew closed out a 95-run win.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, Midlands/West/Wales Division
Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Ground, Taunton
6 July 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Somerset won by 95 runs
Points: Somerset 2, Gloucestershire 0

Toss: Gloucestershire
Umpires: AA Jones and AGT Whitehead
TV Umpire: GI Burgess
Man of the Match:
Somerset innings                                                R   M   B  4 6
*GC Smith             c Weston           b Alleyne             53  58  38  4 2
MJ Wood               c Spearman         b Hardinges           39  32  28  3 2
ID Blackwell          c Windows          b Alleyne             45  27  24  5 2
JC Hildreth           c Windows          b Kirby               32  13  10  4 2
KA Parsons            c Greenidge        b Hardinges           23  15  14  4 0
JD Francis            not out                                   3   9   2  0 0
WJ Durston            not out                                  13   5   8  2 0
Extras                (b 2, lb 2, w 8, nb 8)                   20
Total                 (5 wickets, 20 overs)                   228

DNB: +CM Gazzard, GM Andrew, SRG Francis, AR Caddick.

FoW: 1-81 (Wood), 2-146 (Smith), 3-150 (Blackwell),
     4-196 (Hildreth), 5-209 (Parsons).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Kirby                        4      0     35      1 (2nb, 3w)
Greenidge                    4      0     42      0 (2nb)
Alleyne                      4      0     41      2 (1w)
Hardinges                    4      0     55      2 (1w)
Ball                         4      0     51      0 (1w)

Gloucestershire innings (target: 229 runs)                      R   M   B  4 6
CM Spearman           lbw                b Parsons             35  28  17  6 1
WPC Weston            c Smith            b SRG Francis          6   6   2  0 1
CG Taylor                                b Parsons             28  13  13  4 1
APR Gidman                               b Andrew               1   1   3  0 0
MA Hardinges          c Andrew           b Parsons             35  33  26  2 2
MGN Windows                              b Blackwell            3   6   5  0 0
+SJ Adshead                              b Blackwell            0   0   1  0 0
*MW Alleyne           c Gazzard          b Andrew               1   2   5  0 0
MCJ Ball              c Smith            b Andrew              14  21  20  0 0
CG Greenidge          not out                                   5   6   3  0 0
SP Kirby                                 b Andrew               0   0   1  0 0
Extras                (lb 3, w 2)                               5
Total                 (all out, 16 overs)                     133

FoW: 1-30 (Weston), 2-66 (Taylor), 3-67 (Gidman),
     4-75 (Spearman), 5-83 (Windows), 6-83 (Adshead),
     7-84 (Alleyne), 8-124 (Hardinges), 9-133 (Ball),
     10-133 (Kirby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Caddick                      2      0     42      0 (2w)
SRG Francis                  4      0     38      1
Parsons                      3      0     12      3
Andrew                       4      0     22      4
Blackwell                    3      0     16      2
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