Michael Klinger made 40 to help his Gloucestershire side through to a one-day victory on an extraordinary day of cricket overnight in England.
Glamorgan 6-281 (North 5) lost to Gloucestershire 5-288 (Klinger 40) by seven runs in the 40-over competition at Cardiff
Michael Klinger came out on top in the battle between the Aussies as his Gloucestershire registered a seven-run win over Glamorgan in Cardiff.
The opener led the way with 40, as they posted a healthy 5-288. His knock coming off 47 balls and including five fours. Christopher Dent was the star of the show thundering 151 from 156 deliveries to put the away side in command at the break. Mark Wallace continued his great form this weekend with 118 not out in reply, but The Dragons eventually fell just short on 6-281.
Former England paceman Simon Jones made a rare appearance, his first this season, finishing with 1-41 from seven overs.
Marcus North was run out for five, Jim Allenby made 39 and former Zimbabwe test batsman Murray Goodwin 36.
Hampshire 5-242 (Bailey 13) beat Durham 8-241 by five wickets in the 40-over competition at the Rose Bowl
George Bailey could only make 13, but his Hampshire cruised to a five-wicket win over Durham at the Rose Bowl.
Durham's long trip to the south coast looked like being a fruitful one at the break as they set a competitive target of 8-241. Ben Stokes (87 from 71 balls) and Will Smith (50) both making half centuries off a reduced 36 overs.
England Lions opener Michael Carberry fell four runs short of a deserved century in reply, but substantial knocks by James Adams (67) and Liam Dawson (37no) brought them home.
Lancashire 9-176 beat Surrey 169 by seven runs in the 40-over competition at Old Trafford
England’s Chris Tremlett grabbed 2-23 in Surrey’s low-scoring defeat to Lancashire.
The Lightening could only muster 9-176 in the face of some tight bowling at Old Trafford. Karl Brown was the stand out with 80.
Stephen Parry’s 5-17 shot Surrey out for 169 in reply.
Somerset 4-257 beat Middlesex 9-252 (Rogers 29) by six wickets in the 40-over competition at Taunton
Chris Rogers’ Middlesex came unstuck against Somerset.
The opener made 29 before he was caught by South African Alviro Petersen off Craig Meschede. Joe Denly crafted 60 as the visitors finished on 9-252. But it was never enough against a strong home batting attack who powered home by six wickets in reply.
Peter Trego the star with a fine 81 from 67 balls.
Unicorns 9-189 lost to Yorkshire 5-191 (Jaques 25) in the 40-over competition at Chesterfield
Yorkshire’s good form in all competitions continued with a simple run out against Unicorns.
The home side were squeezed by the bowling of Richard Pyrah (3-34) and Adil Rashid (2-27) on the way to making 9-189.
Phil Jaques hit 25 in response as the visitors slipped to 3-80. But they had enough in the tank thanks to Adam Lyth’s 58 not out and Rashid’s 32.
England 232 & 213 beat New Zealand 207 & 68 (Broad 7-44) by 170 runs on Day four at Lord’s
Stuart Broad’s magnificent 7-44 powered England to an unbelievable 170-run victory over New Zealand to go one up in the two-match series.
Alastair Cook’s side looked in real trouble after being skittled out for 213 earlier in the day. Tim Southee finishing with 6-50 as England lost four wickets in under an hour. Broad edged off Peter Fulton in reply off the eighth ball of the restart as The Black Caps crumbled under the pressure.
Only Neil Wagner and BJ Watling made double figures as a sorry Kiwi outfit were rolled for just 68, the tenth lowest score in a Lord’s test.
Broad’s test-best figures saw him collect the man-of-the-match award. But he was followed closely by James Anderson who finished with match figures of 7-70.
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First Posted 20 May, 2013 8:46AM AEDT