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Gloucestershire won by 6 wickets.

Middlesex vs Gloucs

Franklin steers Gladiators home

Middlesex's quarter-final hopes dealt a blow

Franklin: cool head

Will Porterfield and James Franklin blazed half-centuries as Gloucestershire Gladiators chased down 186 for a six-wicket victory over Middlesex Panthers in the Friends Provident t20.

Middlesex piled up 185-8 from their 20 overs after choosing to bat first at Uxbridge, number four Dawid Malan top scoring with 88 off 46 balls.

Gloucestershire's attack proved expensive but seamers Steve Kirby (3-29) and Anthony Ireland (2-31) did at least provide regular breakthroughs.

Faced with such a challenging target, opening batsman Porterfield got the scoreboard moving immediately with a 32-ball contribution of 64.

He was run out in the 10th over to reduce the Gladiators to 99-3 and leave centre stage to Franklin.

The New Zealand all-rounder was up to the task, finishing unbeaten on 51 from 37 balls as the visitors got home from the second delivery of the final over, bowled by Iain O'Brien (0-27).

Despite the victory, Gloucestershire remain bottom of the South Group on 10 ponts, while Middlesex are in sixth on 12 points.

Match Details

11th Jul 2010
M R Benson and B Dudleston


Batsman R
Redmond b Dexter 20
Porterfield run out 64
Marshall c Scott b Dexter 5
Franklin not out 51
Taylor c Dexter b Thompson 27
Gidman not out 10
Extras 4nb, 4w, 3lb 11
Total Close, 19.2 Overs 188 - 4
Full Batting Card

middlesex BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Finn 2 0 30 0
Collins 3 0 32 0
Henderson 4 0 31 0
O'Brien 2.2 0 27 0
Dexter 4 0 29 2
Smith 3 0 28 0
Thompson 1 0 8 1
Full Bowling Card