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Warwickshire snatch tie with Glos

Twenty20 Cup, Bristol
Gloucestershire 158-4 (20 overs) tie with Warwickshire 158-6 (20 overs)

Ian Westwood's boundary off the last ball earned Warwickshire a tie in their Twenty20 Cup game with Gloucestershire.

Warwickshire needed 82 off their last six overs, but fell just short of their target after Gloucestershire's Anthony Ireland let them back in the game.

Ireland had to be removed from the attack after bowling two dangerous no balls and effectively conceding 12 runs off the only legitimate ball he bowled.

The home side had looked in control after their decent total of 158-4.

The foundation for the score was an opening stand of 60 between Craig Spearman and Hamish Marshall, who top scored with 46.

But the introduction of Ant Botha to the Warwickshire attack changed the momentum as he had Spearman out for 20 and Marshall stumped for 46.

Botha claimed his third victim when Chris Taylor was caught at long on for 13, after one of his earlier sixes had struck a spectator in the face.

Marcus North ended on 31 not out, but he only made two boundaries off his 29 balls.

Gloucestershire made the perfect start when they began bowling with Jon Lewis removing Navdeep Poonia lbw first ball, and Neil Carter and Jonathan Trott also fell cheaply to leave the Bears 47-3.

The home side had the match under lock and key, but Ireland's disastrous cameo opened the door for Warwickshire.

North had to complete the over, after Ireland's two no-ball full-tosses, and it ended up costing Gloucestershire 23 runs.

Warwickshire still needed 14 off the final over and Frost was caught off the first ball after a fine 53.

Tim Groenewald smashed the second delivery for six and Westwood edged the final ball to the boundary to level the scores.

see also
Hick knock sinks Gloucestershire
12 Jun 08 |  Counties
Martin out to get going for Bears
12 Jun 08 |  Warwickshire
Bell shines before rain ends game
11 Jun 08 |  Counties

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