One-Day Cup: Gloucestershire beat Somerset by three wickets

Michael Klinger
Michael Klinger hit 107 to help Gloucesteshire to victory against Somerset
Royal London One-Day Cup, Bristol
Gloucestershire 247-7 (49.4 ovs): Klinger 107; Groenewald 3-53
Somerset 244-7 (50 ovs): Hildreth 85no, Gregory 62
Gloucestershire (2pts) won by three wickets
Match scorecard

Michael Klinger hit a century to help Gloucestershire on their way to victory against Somerset in the One-Day Cup at Bristol.

Somerset suffered a slow start to their innings and were quickly reduced to 68-4 before their fortunes changed.

James Hildreth hit an unbeaten 85 and Lewis Gregory hit 62 from number eight as Somerset finished on 244-7.

But Klinger powered the hosts' chase as he hit five fours and four sixes for his 107 as they won by three wickets.

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson:

"We have now won three games on the trot in tight finishes - and that is the big difference from our T20 campaign. We have talked to the lads abut getting across the line, and it's starting to become a good habit.

"Michael Klinger's century was based on all the experience he has gained over so many one-day appearances. He never panicked on a pitch that made batting frustrating at times and it was a model innings in the situation.

"We are now in a strong position in the group, but won't be getting ahead of ourselves."

Somerset batsman James Hildreth:

"We felt 244 was defendable and were certainly happy with it from 88-6. But 20 runs more would have been useful and we are losing too many wickets in the powerplays.

"We have a young side at the moment, but we need to be honest with ourselves because results are not good enough.

"We probably need to win our remaining group games to have any chance of progressing in the competition."

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