Notts Beaten By Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire 298/5-294 Nottinghamshire (Royal London One Day Cup Group A) 11.08.22

After their brilliant victory over Somerset in the last game, Nottinghamshire met Gloucestershire in the next round of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Bristol, but were undone by an inspired home side who chased a near 300 target in less than 40 overs.

After winning the toss, Notts got off to a flying start with Ben Slater and Sol Budinger putting on 77 for the first wicket in 10.3 overs. Slater slammed seven fours in a 36-ball 34, and Budinger made a brilliant 89 off only 56 deliveries with seven fours and five sixes. He smashed 17 off an over and powered to his fifty off 33 balls.

Wickets started to fall regularly after that though, and when Budinger was dismissed caught with the total on 151, the county slid to 216 for 8 after Lyndon James was bowled for 47.

Brett Hutton (28), Zak Chappell (32 off 24, three fours and two sixes), and even number eleven batsman Dane Paterson (21 not out), then put on some useful runs for Notts as the county managed a decent total of 294 after 50 overs.

Hutton took an early wicket when Chris Dent was caught behind for seven, but Ben Wells (28), and Marcus Harris (48 off 43), helped Gloucestershire pass the 100 mark. From 115-4, wicket-keeper James Bracey and captain Jack Taylor then put on a match-winning partnership of 179 in 19.4 overs.

Taylor was ruthless in reaching a 30-ball 50 before holing out with the scores level for 95 off just 55 balls, including ten boundaries and five sixes. Bracey remained unbeaten on 104 off 93 balls, with nine fours and two sixes in his innings, as the target was reached in 39.4 overs. Matthew Montgomery took two wickets for the county.

Nottinghamshire share the top spot in Group A of the competition with four other teams after the loss. They next play Middlesex on Friday at Grantham.

*Article provided by Hitesh Darji (Cricket Correspondent)

*Main image @TrentBridge Zak Chappell in action against Gloucestershire.

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