FL t20 Midlands/Wales/West Division: Northants (124-4) beat Gloucestershire (83-9) by 41 runs

Gloucestershire captain Michael Klinger will face old club Worcestershire this afternoon

Gloucestershire captain Michael Klinger will face old club Worcestershire this afternoon

First published in Sport

GLOUCESTERSHIRE are looking to bounce back from their 41-run defeat in their opening FL t20 match at Northants when they take on Worcestershire at Bristol this afternoon (2.30pm).

After a rain delayed start caused the game to be reduced to 12 overs per side, Kyle Coetzer (39) and Alex Wakely (36) helped Northants amass 124-4, with Benny Howell proving the most effective of Gloucestershire's bowlers with 2-15 off two overs.

Always struggling to keep up with the required run rate, Gloucestershire lost their way completely once Australians Michael Klinger (27) and Dan Christian (11) were dismissed in successive balls in the eighth over by Graeme White, who took four wickets in nine balls to spark a collapse which saw the innings end on 83-9.

Gloucestershire v Worcestershire match report to follow later

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