One-Day Cup: Surrey beat Gloucestershire to top group

Rory Burns
Rory Burns has scored 243 runs in four One-Day Cup games this season with a strike-rate of 99
Royal London One-Day Cup, Bristol
Surrey 291-8 (50 overs): Burns 95, S Curran 42; Fuller 3-26
Gloucestershire 279 (49.4 overs): Howell 60; T Curran 4-65, Dernbach 3-45
Surrey won by 12 runs
Match scorecard

Rory Burns hit 95 as Surrey secured top spot in their One-Day Cup group with a 12-run win over Gloucestershire.

The visitors opted to rest in-form opener Steven Davies and soon found themselves in trouble on 38-2.

But Burns shared stands of 72 and 93 with Ben Foakes (33) and Sam Curran (42) as they posted a score of 291-8.

After reaching 74-1, Gloucestershire lost three wickets for 23 runs and although Benny Howell made 60 off 77 balls, they were all out for 279.

It was Surrey's sixth win from eight games in Group A, and Yorkshire's no-result against Northants meant Gloucestershire remained in second place and also certain of a home tie in the last eight.

Burns struck two sixes and five fours in his highest limited-overs score, but was caught by Will Tavare on the boundary off Howell as he tried to reach a century in style.

Paceman James Fuller took 3-26 for the home side, but their run-chase stuttered after a promising start when Gareth Roderick, Geraint Jones and Chris Dent (49) fell in the space of eight overs.

Howell and Fuller (45) put on 90 in 15 overs, but were dismissed in successive overs and Tom Smith was left unbeaten on 37 off 25 balls when Tom Curran (4-65) took the final wicket, bowling Liam Norwell with two balls remaining.

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