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Warwickshire win by 6 wickets

Gloucs vs Warwicks

Friends Life t20: Ateeq puts Gloucestershire in a spin

Ateeq Javid: Made his mark with the ball

Rikki Clarke: Saw his side over the winning line

Spinner Ateeq Javid claimed career-best Twenty20 figures of 4-17 as Warwickshire beat Gloucestershire by six wickets at Cheltenham.

Javid set the tone as the hosts were bowled out for 96 in 18.4 overs in the Friends Life t20 Midland/Wales/West Division encounter on a slow pitch that offered assistance to spin.

Warwickshire made relatively quick work of chasing, reaching their target with 2.5 overs to spare thanks to a match-winning knock of 33 from Varun Chopra.

Having had an opportunity to assess the pitch, Warwickshire's captain adopted a low-risk approach, scoring a majority of his runs behind square and sharing in stands of 27, 29 and 27 with Will Porterfield, Laurie Evans and Rikki Clarke respectively to render Warwickshire's second win in five games a certainty.

Former England one-day international Clarke saw the visitors home with an unbeaten 22 from 20 balls.

Gloucestershire never recovered from 29-3 in the fifth over, openers Hamish Marshall and Michael Klinger surrendering their wickets to poor shots, the former hoisting 21-year-old Javid to long-on, the latter driving a half volley from Clarke straight to cover.

Ian Cockbain then holed out to Evans on the deep square leg boundary as the power-play yielded a wholly inadequate 33 runs.

Overseas signing Dan Christian, yet to make a meaningful contribution since arriving from Australia, suffered another failure, chipping a delivery that stopped on him from Javid to short mid-wicket for six.

In-form left-hander Chris Dent departed later in the same over, sweeping lazily to deep square leg, having scored 33 at a run a ball with four fours.

Benny Howell was bowled by Steffan Piolet's seam up and James Fuller gave off-spinner Evans the charge and was comprehensively stumped by teenager Peter McKay, at which point Gloucestershire were 71-7 in the 14th over and in all kinds of trouble.

Alex Gidman struck the only six of the innings high over long-on in the 17th over but, when he attempted a repeat two balls later and was caught at deep mid-wicket, any prospect of a competitive score disappeared with him.

New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel then mopped up the tail, removing Tom Smith and Richard Coughtrie to finish with 2-18.

Match Details

Date
14th Jul 2013
Toss
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
College Ground
Umpires
S A Garratt, S J O'Shaughnessy

warwicks BATTING CARD

Batsman R
W.T.S. Porterfield c Gidman b Smith 19
V. Chopra s Coughtrie b Smith 33
L.J. Evans lbw Howell 11
R. Clarke Not out 22
D.L. Maddy c Cockbain b Payne 3
C.R. Woakes Not out 4
Extras 5w, 5
Total 17.1 Overs 97 - 4
Full Batting Card

gloucs BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
J.K. Fuller 2 1 14 0
T.M.J. Smith 4 0 16 2
C.D.J. Dent 2 0 9 0
D.A. Payne 3 0 17 1
D.T. Christian 2 0 16 0
B.A.C. Howell 3.1 0 17 1
A.P.R. Gidman 1 0 8 0
Full Bowling Card