Eagles bat first after winning the toss
Essex Eagles skipper James Foster has won the toss and decided to bat first against the Gloucestershire Gladiators at the County Ground in Bristol.
Both teams will be looking to get stuttering campaigns back on track with a victory which will keep them in the hunt for a place in the Friends Provident t20 quarter finals.
Essex Eagles team - <.b>RS Bopara, AN Cook, MJ Walker, JC Mickleburgh, GW Flower, SB Styris, JS Foster*†, TJ Phillips, DD Masters, Danish Kaneria, CJC Wright.
Gloucestershire Gladiators team - JEC Franklin, WTS Porterfield*, HJH Marshall, CG Taylor, SD Snell†, Kadeer Ali, CDJ Dent, J Lewis, V Banerjee, SP Kirby, GM Hussain.