One-Day Cup: Derbyshire beat Glos to reach quarter-finals
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|Royal London One-Day Cup, Derby|
|Derbyshire 271-7 (50 overs) beat Gloucestershire 218 (39.5 overs) by 53 runs|
Derbyshire snatched the final One-Day Cup Group A quarter-final spot from local rivals Leicestershire with a 53-run victory over Gloucestershire.
The hosts posted 271-7 thanks to Billy Godleman's 96 and 57 from Wayne Madsen.
In reply, Michael Klinger retired hurt with a broken arm and, despite 70 from Chris Dent and 53 by Jack Taylor, the visitors were all out for 218.
David Wainwright took 3-45 for Derbyshire, who will now travel to Nottinghamshire in the last eight.
Derbyshire's feat is more remarkable given the fact there were deducted two points at the start of the campaign for a poor pitch last season.
Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch:
"We were two points down at the start, so it's a really, really good effort.
"We've played some good cricket and I'm just happy for the lads.
"The players have stuck to their plans and as the tournament has gone on, the belief has started to form and there's a good little unit here."
Gloucestershire all-rounder Will Gidman:
"I don't think we bowled that well. We didn't have our best day, although I think 270 was still a good effort but unfortunately we kept losing wickets.
"We wanted to win this game for momentum and now it's important that we put this result to one side and remember the good things we have done in this competition."