Royal London Cup
Tue 2 August, 11:00

College Ground, Cheltenham

{{ scorecard.match_overview.weather.temp.toFixed(1) }}°C {{ scorecard.match_overview.weather.summary }}
{{ scorecard.match_overview.weather.summary }} Icon
Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

& {{ inning }} ({{ current_innings.total_overs }}) ({{ current_innings.total_balls }} balls)
VS Pre Match {{ statuses[scorecard.match_overview.status_id] }} Day {{ scorecard.match_overview.match_day }} One day T20 The Hundred
Gloucestershire

Warwickshire

& {{ inning }} ({{ current_innings.total_overs }}) ({{ current_innings.total_balls }} balls)
Warwickshire win by 8 wickets {{ scorecard.match_overview.result }} {{ scorecard.match_overview.toss }} {{ scorecard.match_overview.result }}
{{ getBattingTeam() }} RunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
{{ getBatterLastName(batter.id) }} {{ batter.runs_scored }}{{ batter.minutes }}{{ batter.balls_faced }}{{ batter.fours_scored }}{{ batter.sixes_scored }}{{ getStrikeRate(batter.runs_scored, batter.balls_faced) }}{{ batter.how_out }}
{{ getBowlingTeam() }} OversBallsMaidensDot BallsRunsWickEcon
{{ getBowlerLastName(bowler.id) }} {{ bowler.overs_bowled }}.{{ bowler.balls_bowled }}{{ bowler.total_balls_bowled }}{{ bowler.maidens_bowled }}{{ bowler.dot_balls }}{{ bowler.runs_conceded }}{{ bowler.wickets_taken }}{{ getEconomy(bowler.runs_conceded, bowler.overs_bowled) }}

Report: Gloucestershire v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup

An opening stand of 152 between centurion Dom Sibley and Rob Yates paved the way for Warwickshire’s emphatic eight-wicket Royal London Cup win over Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College. 

The home side posted 264 all out from 48.5 overs after losing the toss, Ben Wells (76) and Zafar Gohar (62) hitting career-best List A scores, while former Gloucestershire seamer Craig Miles claimed three for 53. 

That total looked below par on a true pitch and a lightning outfield. So it proved, as Sibley finished unbeaten on 106 off 107 balls and Yates blasted 87, with 11 fours and a six, as Warwickshire raced to their target with 11.2 overs to spare. 

Gloucestershire were left to rue too many batting errors as they suffered a third defeat in as many Cheltenham Festival fixtures, despite an encouraging start. 

Wells, making only his fifth List A appearance, timed the ball sweetly in overcast conditions, sharing an opening stand of 48 in 7.2 overs with Chris Dent, who hit a brisk 23 before chopping a ball from Miles onto his stumps. 

Wells pulled Miles for six over mid-wicket as the hosts progressed to 63 for one off the initial ten overs powerplay before Marcus Harris was caught behind, driving at Oliver Hannon-Dalby. 

Miles claimed his second wicket when James Bracey was brilliantly caught by diving wicketkeeper Michael Burgess down the leg side to make it 78 for three. 

Wells went to his maiden List A fifty off 49 balls, with 6 fours and a six. Ollie Price had helped take the score to 126 when falling for a stylish 36, lbw to Indian left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya, making his Warwickshire debut. 

Jack Taylor smacked Pandya for six over mid-wicket before carelessly driving a catch to cover off former team-mate Liam Norwell and departing for 22. 

Wells’ 87-ball innings ended when he skied a catch to deep cover off Rhodes, who also claimed the wicket of Tom Price, caught at mid-on to make the score 217-7. 

Tom Smith was bowled by Pandya sweeping and Josh Shaw lofted a catch to deep square off Hannon-Dalby, but Zahar boosted the the total with some lusty blows, reaching his half-century off 46 balls, with 6 fours. 

He had some luck late on, dropped by Miles off his own bowling on 44 and given another life by Burgess who failed to realise he was short of his ground with the chance to run him out. 

Warwickshire’s openers took a heavy toll on Dutch seamer Paul van Meekeren, whose opening two overs from the Chapel End cost 27 and included a six over mid-wicket by Yates. 

The half-century stand with Sibley occupied 7.1 overs and put the visitors in command. By the end of the tenth over they were cruising at 69 without loss. 

Yates breezed to fifty off 38 balls, with 7 fours and a six. The 22-year-old left-hander brought the hundred up with successive fours off van Meekeren, whose second spell was also expensive. 

With his partner flying along, Sibley was able to build a more measured half-century, off 58 deliveries, with 7 fours. Neither player looked in the slightest trouble. 

Their opening stand became a List A record for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire, beating the 150 put together by Dennis Amiss and Alvin Kallicharran at Moreton-in-Marsh in 1979, before Yates fell lbw attempting to sweep Ollie Price. 

Rhodes soon joined in the run-fest, pulling Shaw for six over square-leg. The skipper then brought up 200 with a cracking back-foot shot through the covers off Tom Price, who responded by having him caught behind for 40 to claim his first List A wicket. 

Sibley launched a free hit off Price for six in moving imperiously to three figures off 104 balls, having also struck 11 fours. 

U16s go FREE to Royal London Cup this summer

Edgbaston will host four 50-over Royal London Cup matches during the summer school holidays this August.

Under 16s will go free to all matches, while adult tickets are only £15. Purchase your tickets in advance today.

Buy Tickets

Preview: Gloucestershire v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup

Where and when

The College Ground, Cheltenham, Tuesday 2 August, 11am.  

Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace said…

“We want to win this tournament – absolutely. We’re not going into this tournament  thinking it’s just a developmental exercise.”

Recent form

Gloucestershire:  WLWLL
Bears:  WLWLW   

Head to head

Played 45, Bears 21, Gloucestershire 20, No Result 4  

Blast from the past

Bears’ Sunday League visit to Cheltenham in 1972 was one of the most eye-catching no result ever and showed how star-studded county cricket was at the time. After Gloucestershire chose to bat, the great Bob Willis dismissed Pakistan stars Sadiq Mohammad and Zaheer Abbas in the first over. That brought in South Africa great Mike Procter who socked an unbeaten 109 out of his side’s 135 for three in 23 overs (Willis 4-0-9-2). 

Rain then denied the Bears’ international top five – Dennis Amiss, John Jameson, Rohan Kanhai, Mike Smith, Alvin Kallicharran – the chance to chase. 

Who’s hot?

Michael Burgess. Superb form this season continued with a 58-ball century in the warm-up win over Cheshire at Chester. 

Look out for

James Bracey. Destructive keeper-batter fresh from a 52-ball ton against Wiltshire yesterday 

On the brink

Craig Miles needs four wickets for 50 in List A cricket

Bears squad  

Will Rhodes (Captain) 
Ethan Brookes 
Michael Burgess 
George Garrett 
Olly Hannon-Dalby 
Manraj Johal 
Matt Lamb 
Craig Miles 
Liam Norwell 
Krunal Pandya 
Dominic Sibley 
Kai Smith 
Rob Yates 

How to Follow

Members and supporters can follow the match live in our Match Centre at edgbaston.com, which will include a free to watch Live Stream, with BBC commentary, and a live text commentary.

Supporters can get involved by sending their match day comments and thoughts to matchday@edgbaston.com, and we’ll publish the best ones on our live text commentary in the Match Centre.

Supporters can also watch the Live Stream and get instant push notifications of all wickets, innings and match results via the Edgbaston app, which is free to download on iOS and Android.

Match updates will also be available across the Club’s social media accounts, simply search for @WarwickshireCCC.

Next up

Surrey at the Kia Oval, Sunday 7 August, 11am.

U16s go FREE to Royal London Cup this summer

Edgbaston will host four 50-over Royal London Cup matches during the summer school holidays this August.

Under 16s will go free to all matches, while adult tickets are only £15. Purchase your tickets in advance today.

Buy Tickets
{{(current_innings.batting_team_id === home_team.id) ? home_team.name : away_team.name}} Batting Runs
{{ getPlayerName(batter.id, current_innings, current_innings.batting_team_id) }}
{{ getPlayerName(batter.id, current_innings, current_innings.batting_team_id) }}
{{ getHowOut(batter.how_out) }} Play video
{{ batter.runs_scored }}
Extras ({{ getExtrasString(current_innings.extras) }}){{ current_innings.extras.total_extras }}
Total ({{ current_innings.total_overs }} ov, RR: {{ getRunRate(current_innings.total_overs, current_innings.total_runs_scored) }}){{ current_innings.total_runs_scored }}
Full scorecard
{{currentPage}} of {{ totalItems / itemsPerPage | roundup}}

Live scorecard

The match live scorecard will appear here once the match is in play.

{{(inning.batting_team_id === home_team.id) ? home_team.name : away_team.name}} Batting RunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
{{ getPlayerName(batter.id, inning, inning.batting_team_id) }}
{{ getPlayerName(batter.id, inning, inning.batting_team_id) }}
{{ getHowOut(batter.how_out) }} Play video {{ batter.runs_scored }}{{ batter.minutes }}{{ batter.balls_faced }}{{ batter.fours_scored }}{{ batter.sixes_scored }}{{ getStrikeRate(batter.runs_scored, batter.balls_faced) }}
Extras({{ getExtrasString(inning.extras) }}){{ inning.extras.total_extras }}
Total({{ inning.total_overs }} ov, RR: {{ getRunRate(inning.total_overs, inning.total_runs_scored) }})({{ inning.total_balls }} balls, RR: {{ getRunRate(inning.total_overs, inning.total_runs_scored) }}){{ inning.total_runs_scored }}
Fall of Wickets: {{ inning.fall_of_wickets_text }} {{ $index + 1 }} - {{ fall.runs }} ({{ getPlayerName(fall.player_id, inning, inning.batting_team_id) }}, {{ fall.over_ball }} ov), 
{{(inning.bowling_team_id === home_team.id) ? home_team.name : away_team.name}} Bowling OversBallsMaidensDot BallsRunsWicketsEcon
{{ getPlayerName(bowler.id, inning, inning.bowling_team_id) }}
{{ getPlayerName(bowler.id, inning, inning.bowling_team_id) }}
{{ bowler.overs_bowled }}.{{ bowler.balls_bowled }}{{ bowler.total_balls_bowled }}{{ bowler.maidens_bowled }}{{ bowler.dot_balls }}{{ bowler.runs_conceded }}{{ bowler.wickets_taken }}{{ getEconomy(bowler.runs_conceded, bowler.overs_bowled) }}