Gidman wins the toss for Gladiators, elects to bat
Gloucestershire Gladiators skipper Alex Gidman has won the toss and decided to bat first against the Hampshire Royals at the County Ground in Bristol.
With both sides coming into the game having only won two games during this years Friends Provident t20 the Gladiators and Royals will both be aiming for victory in order to stay in contention for a place in the quarter finals.
Gloucestershire Gladiators team - J Lewis, JEC Franklin, HJH Marshall, CG Taylor, APR Gidman*, SD Snell†, Kadeer Ali, WTS Porterfield, AJ Ireland, V Banerjee, SP Kirby.
Hampshire Royals team - JHK Adams, MJ Lumb, LA Dawson, SM Ervine, ND McKenzie, DT Christian, JM Vince, DG Cork*, N Pothas†, CP Wood, DR Briggs.