Balmy sunshine, high class cricket and the beautiful backdrop of The Close at Clifton College was a wonderful recipe for a terrific evening of sporting entertainment.
A crowd of over 1000 spectators, were treated to some wonderful T20 cricket on a perfect evening. Gloucestershire batted first and initially struggled against a good opening attack from the Western League. Then Benny Howell who is in wonderful T20 form, hit the ball sweetly, often over the boundary to make an exciting century. Gloucester made 212 in total.
The Western League made a terrific start to the ‘chase’ with 110 off the first ten overs but the quality of Gloucester’s bowling shone through and the League XI were 30 runs short at the close.
A great warm up for Gloucestershire before the T20 Vitality Blast and it was wonderful to see top quality cricket at Clifton College.