CRICKET: Klinger feels Gloucestershire have blueprint for T20 Blast success

Michael Klinger

Michael Klinger

First published in Sport Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor covering the Thornbury, Dursley and Yate areas

GLOUCESTERSHIRE captain Michael Klinger believes his side have found the winning formula in the Nat West T20 Blast.

The county will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they face Kent at Canterbury on Friday evening after getting their campaign up and running with a five-wicket win over Middlesex at Bristol.

Opening seam bowlers James Fuller and Liam Norwell took three wickets apiece to help restrict Middlesex to 111-8 after Gloucestershire won the toss.

Cameron Herring’s unbeaten 18 off 13 balls saw the home side over the line with 15 balls to spare after both Chris Dent and Hamish Marshall hit 24.

The win moved Gloucestershire on to zero points after they started with a two-point deduction and were beaten by Somerset in the opening game, and Klinger hopes they can now get on a roll in the competition.

“We feel we have a formula to go about winning T20 games and it worked well,” said Klinger.

“Unfortunately the games are more spread out this season so it is harder to get some momentum going.

“I still hope we can make a challenge in the group, despite starting two points down, and this was a result and performance to build on.

“It was another superb effort by our bowling group and I couldn’t be happier with them.”

Gloucestershire are away to Leicestershire in a County Championship game starting next Monday.

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