Collapse proves costly in side’s second defeat
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Under 15s fell to a second successive defeat with a four wicket loss to Worcestershire.
For the second game in a row Glos collapsed from a good start to score that was never likely to challenge their opponents.
Despite showing character with the ball, they couldn’t prevent the hoke side reaching their target with four wickets and 11.5 overs to spare.
Praneel Choughule (20) (Thornbury) and Nick Schubach (10) (Dumbleton) added 39 before the introduction of George Bartram into the attack accounted for both in quick succession.
Stan Brown (12) (Cheltenham) and George Driver-dickerson (19) (Frampton-on-severn) attempted to steady the ship but when Brown and Sami Hamid (Winterbourne) departed with the score on 61, the innings was in the balance.
Driver-dickerson and Will Hope (29*) (Great Rissington) fought hard but with no one else able to reach double figures Glos slumped to 131 all out.
Worcestershire looked to be coasting to victory as they reached 63 without loss but they lost four wickets for nine runs as left arm spinner Ryan Kilmister (3-37) (Dumbleton) threatened to turn the game on its head.
But despite losing two further wickets the home side recovered to reach their target in the 39th over.