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Gloucestershire win by 9 wickets

Unicorns vs Gloucs

Yorkshire Bank 40: Gloucestershire ease past struggling Unicorns

Hamish Marshall: Gloucestershire opener hit 67 off 62 balls

David Payne: Gloucestershire seamer is congratulated by wicketkeeper Cameron Herring

Gloucestershire handed the Unicorns a second heavy defeat in a row in Group C of the Yorkshire Bank 40.

The Unicorns, a team made up of part-time cricketers looking to get back into the professional game, went down by nine wickets after mustering 153-9 with the bat at Wormsley.

Gloucestershire knocked off their target in 23.2 overs with openers Hamish Marshall and Michael Klinger leading the charge.

Marshall struck eight fours and a six in his 62-ball 67 before being caught by Garry Park off left-arm spinner Luke Beaven (1-34) to end a first-wicket stand of 111.

Gloucestershire skipper Klinger saw the job through to its conclusion, finishing on 52 not out alongside Chris Dent (29no).

Earlier, David Payne claimed 3-29 as the Unicorns - who lost by eight wickets to Somerset in their Group C opener the previous day - struggled after choosing to bat first.

Ex-Glamorgan batsman Michael O'Shea's 41 was the top score, while Payne received good support from fellow seamer Will Gidman (2-21) and left-arm spinner Ed Young (2-31).

Match Details

6th May 2013
Unicorns won the toss and elected to bat.
Sir Paul Getty's Ground
R A Richard, B V Billy


Batsman R
M. Klinger Not out 52
H.J.H. Marshall c Park b Beaven 67
C.D.J. Dent Not out 29
Extras 4w, 4lb 8
Total 23.2 Overs 156 - 1
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
P.R. Hindmarch 6 0 35 0
A.J. Norman 3 0 20 0
R.J.J. Woolley 4.2 0 37 0
J.E. Poysden 6 0 26 0
L.E. Beaven 4 0 34 1
Full Bowling Card