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  1. Gloucestershire 220, Surrey 214
  2. Retiring Geraint Jones makes 50 for Glos
  3. Surrey's Dernbach (6-35) takes hat-trick

Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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The sun may have set on another county season at the home of cricket, but the Gloucestershire celebrations will continue long into the night and many congratulations to them on a famous victory. 

However, there is not long to wait for our next cricket live text commentary, when England play the first Test against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 13 October.

There are Rugby World Cup and Premier League football live texts ongoing now but from us, thanks for your company. Cheerio.

Geraint Jones

Gloucestershire and former England batsman on Test Match Special

I feel very lucky and honoured to finish this way. What a way to walk out. For what it means to this group is amazing. I was on the boundary watching, usually I’m in the mix but it was a fantastic feeling to watch it.


More from Gloucestershire assistant coach Ian Harvey: "There was talk at the start of the year, forget what happened years ago, this a big opportunity for this group of players over the next few years. They're young enough, talented enough and they have just got to believe."

Congratulations to @gojones623 and @gloscricket for winning the @RL_Cricket Cup at Lord's. What a way to end a fine career. #RLODC


Gloucestershire assistant coach, their former all-rounder Ian Harvey: "Sanga was batting extremely well, we got lucky with his wicket and we always knew if we kept building pressure we may get a chance and one wicket may bring two. The belief was there, we never threw it away."

Player reaction

Surrey captain Gareth Batty: "Disappointment, a little bit of shock, but we have to give credit to Gloucester, they fought like heck and it's a lovely send off for Jonesy.

"We thought the pitch would do more in the first part of the game, ultimately I was wrong so I take that on the chin. I feel very sad for Jade [Dernbach, who took six wickets in the Gloucester innings, including a hat-trick], he proved he is the best at what he does in the one-day game

"I thought it was a great game of cricket, an old school game of cricket. Today makes it a pretty strong driving force that we don't want to end the season without silverware. [Surrey lead Division Two in the Championship going into next week's final match]

"We're developing as a club but today is a very sad day."

James Fuller

Gloucestershire paceman on BBC Test Match Special

I don’t know how we did it today but we squeezed and squeezed. Kumar Sangakkara and Rory Burns put on a good partnership but we put the pressure on, they lost some wickets and we were back in the game. The crowd were amazing. I’ve never played in front of such a big crowd. We started well with the ball but the [Sangakkara and Burns] partnership took it away from us. If they’d kept batting they would have won. To keep that composure when they’re on top is amazing.

Man of the match

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor [who took the winning catch]: "I didn't have too much time to think about it which is good but it went in nicely. We had to rev ourselves up, we were a little bit down but we knew we could take wickets. Our fans have been awesome throughout the tournament and we're so thankful for their support."

Michael Klinger

Gloucestershire captain on BBC Test Match Special

To be honest it’s unbelievable the way we fought back after they looked like they were cruising. We knew they had a strong top four, but they have guys who are young and not experienced and we put them under pressure. We didn’t quite stand up to their bowling but it was a super effort by Geraint (Jones) and even Jack Taylor to get us back against a score we didn’t think we had a chance of defending. Kumar Sangakkara is a quality player and you always want to get him out but it’s a pleasure to watch him play. The way this team has pulled together this season shows there have been huge improvements and it’s a pleasure to be part of.

Player reaction

Geraint Jones is hoisted off the field in his final game before retiring and he tells Sky Sports: "Unbelievable! at the halfway stage we were a bit nervous, we weren't sure we had enough but the one thing this team has is ultimate belief, every single one of them believed we could do it and once we started taking wickets it was ours for the taking. The reason I moved to Gloucester was for the lads and it's a great way to go out." 


Glos 220 (47.4 overs) beat Surrey 214 (49.3 overs)

One of the great turnarounds. What on earth has happened?! Batty flicked Payne away but did not get enough on it and was caught on the boundary, Taylor holding his nerve to take the catch on the mid-wicket fence to the jubilation of the Gloucester fans, basking in the sunshine and the glory of their team's remarkable success. Surrey have gone from 143-2 in the 35th over to 214 all out. Extraordinary scenes.

Surrey 214-9

If Surrey don't lose any more wickets they could get 220 and win by virtue of losing one fewer wicket. Bowling hero Jade Dernbach is the last man, joining captain Batty who has strike as the batsmen crossed. A dot ball. Four left.

WICKET S Curran (c Howell b Payne 37)

Surrey 214-9 - target 221

Young Sam Curran has played superbly but he goes for a big thump and can only find deep mid-on.

WICKET Burke 11 (run out)

Surrey 214-8 - target 221

Bustling Benny Howell bowls the penultimate over and has a strong appeal for lbw against Burke, but umpire Nick Cook shakes his head and he's right again as it was heading past leg. And yet, as so often is the case in a tense finale, we have a run out. Pressure, a mis-field, confusion in mid-pitch and Burke is short of his ground seeking a single. 

Surrey 210-7 (S Curran 36, Burke 10)

Target 221

Left-armer David Payne returns to the attack and he bowls an excellent full length with a hint of reverse swing. But with third man up, James Burke squirts the final delivery between the fielders and it gets through to the boundary. So 11 needed from the final 12 deliveries.

Surrey 203-7 (S Curran 34, Burke 5)

Target 221

Left-arm spinner Tom Smith completes his allocation, 2-42 are his figures, but Sam Curran is fortunate. He's beaten in the flight, gets a thick edge, there is no slip and it runs away for four to bring up the 200. He then calmly takes a single to keep the strike. Who's going to bowl the final overs?

Surrey 195-7 (S Curran 28, Burke 0)

Target 221

These low-scoring matches are often the best they say, and we have a cracker here in the September sunshine. James Burke is away immediately and the requirement is 27 from 25 balls.

WICKET T Curran (lbw b Taylor 1)

Surrey 192-6 - target 221

It won't be the Curran brothers leading Surrey home. Not a great decision by umpire Rob Bailey. Not the best of shots either, the reverse sweep never looks good when it doesn't come off. It was turning down the leg side but Jack Taylor is not concerned by that, he has three wickets.

Surrey 191-6 (S Curran 27, T Curran 0)

Target 221

It's down to the Curran brothers as Tom joins Sam at the crease with 30 needed from 32. He has made 44 in this event this season and has the top knot covered by a brown Surrey lid. Some confusion in mid-pitch but the elder brother sends his younger sibling back and there is no damage.

WICKET Mahmood (st Roderick b Smith 5)

Surrey 191-6 - target 221

Imperious from young Sam Curran, skipping down the track to loft Smith handsomely for four. But the inexperience comes from the 40-year-old, Azhar Mahmood with a rush of blood, nowhere near it and he's gone!

Surrey 184-4 (S Curran 22, Mahmood 5)

Target 221

Benny Howell bustles in again, keeper up to the stumps. Young Sam Curran collects his third boundary, pulling a long hop through mid-wicket. Azhar Mahmood is persuaded to run two and the old boy makes it easily thanks to a mis-field, with 12 off the over.

Surrey 174-4 (S Curran 15, Mahmood 3)

Target 221

Just two singles from the Smith over. Surrey remain confident that their young and old partnership - 23 years between them - will see them home. We had that approach in our Eastergate Second XI circa 1989 but that was mainly because there weren't many players. The requirement is now 47 from 42.

With the match seemingly drifting towards a Surrey win, the Gloucestershire fans have found their voices as their team make strides towards making a game of this final. Choruses of 'Gloucestershire la la la' are doing the rounds as the nervous Surrey fans applaud every run. It's suddenly got very tense on a breezy London evening.

BBC Sport's Kalika Mehta at Lord's

Surrey 172-5 (S Curran 14, Mahmood 2)

Target 221

James Fuller completes his allocation and Mahmood has a wild yahoo at a wide one but makes no contact. He then remembers he is the senior partner with a 17-year-old at the other end and pushes a circumspect single. 

Flamboyant back-foot stroke from young Sam Curran and it's a first boundary for five overs, 49 needed from 48 balls.

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Surrey 166-5 (S Curran 10, Mahmood 1)

Target 221

Azhar Mahmood is the new man, 40 years young and playing his 319th List A match. The fired up Glos fielders appeal for lbw for a forward defensive shot but umpire Nick Cook has none of it. Azhar is off the mark with a confident push into the covers. 

Nick Compton

Middlesex and England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Surrey are about to throw this away. They're inching themselves closer to trouble. It's a good low catch, Gary Wilson's come down the wicket and tried to work against the spin. There's still a lot of work to do but the wicket's getting slower.

WICKET Wilson (c Klinger b Smith 8)

Surrey 165-5 - target 221

Tom Smith celebrates

Surrey are doing their best to mess this up. It's a full toss, a low catch and it almost escapes the grasp of Glos skipper Michael Klinger, but he hangs on at short mid-wicket.

Surrey 164-4 (Wilson 8, S Curran 9)

Target 221

Benny Howell is back in the attack, recovered from his earlier injury niggle, with five overs for 16. Wicketkeeper Gareth Roderick is full of chirrup and he is delighted with an over that concedes just a single. The last 10 overs then and 57 needed. 

Surrey 163-4 (Wilson 8, S Curran 8)

Target 221

Sam Curran, reminiscent of a young Leonardo di Caprio - if Di Caprio were wearing a Surrey helmet - looks perfectly relaxed for the big occasion, playing nice and straight and keeping the singles coming off left-arm spinner Tom Smith.

Surrey 159-4 (Wilson 6, S Curran 6)

Target 221

Wilson restores order with a clip into the leg side - not a million miles from the fielder - but good enough for three. A hesistant prod from young Curran and it fizzes past the edge, but he gets off strike with a Stuart Broad-style push off the back foot into the off side for a single

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