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Lancashire win by 18 runs

Gloucs vs Lancashire

Lancs advance to semis

Chapple leads side into last four of 40-over competition

Glen Chapple: Two bursts undermined Gloucestershire's

Skipper Glen Chapple led the charge as Lancashire booked their place in the semi-finals of the CB40 with a 18-run victory at Gloucestershire.

Chapple took 5-26 as the hosts were dismissed for 164 at Bristol after Lancashire had posted just 182-9 in their 40 overs.

Ashwell Prince (25) and Steven Croft (31) had given Lancashire a positive start but they collapsed from 70-2 to 98-5.

Left-arm spinner Ed Young again impressed for the hosts, taking 3-25 and Lancashire were grateful to Oliver Newby (36 not out) for posting a total they had a chance of defending.

But Chapple's devastating early burst left Gloucestershire reeling on 16-4, with Kiwi import Rob Nicol and in-form Dan Housgo back in the hutch.

The Gidman brothers Alex (36) and Will (32) led a rally and another Kiwi, James Fuller whacked 43 to keep the hosts in the game.

But veteran Chapple returned to snare the tail and ensure his side a passage through to the last four.

Match Details

19th Aug 2012
Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat.
County Ground, Bristol
N L Bainton and N J Llong


Batsman R
R.J. Nicol c Parry b Chapple 1
Marshall c Croft b Shahzad 1
Howell b Chapple 6
Housego c Cross b Chapple 4
Gidman c Horton b Newby 36
Cockbain c Brown b Keedy 11
Gidman st Cross b Croft 32
Fuller c Cross b Shahzad 43
E.G.C. Young c Cross b Chapple 16
Batty b Chapple 3
Extras 2nb, 4w, 5lb 11
Total All Out, 35.1 Overs 164
Full Batting Card

lancashire BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Chapple 8 0 26 5
Shahzad 6.1 1 27 2
Newby 4 0 21 1
Keedy 7 0 39 1
Parry 7 0 29 0
Croft 3 0 17 1
Full Bowling Card