Col­lapse proves costly in side’s sec­ond de­feat

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRICKET -

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.

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