Wickets and runs for Trotman in win for Glo’shire Over 50s

CAPTAIN Richard Trotman led from the front with an outstanding all-round display as Gloucestershire Over 50s cruised past Worcestershire by eight wickets at Kidderminster.

Trotman, fresh from representing England with distinction in the Silver Ashes against Australia and the Marlborough Cup, captured 4-36 from nine as the home side were restricted to 206 all out after losing the toss.

And Trotman followed up with an unbeaten 101 from 88 (17 fours, four sixes), sharing an opening stand of 120 with James Gammon (57) as Gloucestershire (pictured) rushed to the points in less than 29 overs.

The 50s 2nds, meanwhile, slipped up by four wickets at home to Cornwall at Bredon.

The home side reached 206-6, opener Alastair Smith and Tim McVicker both compiling half centuries, but the target was well within reach for the visitors.

Champions Gloucestershire cruised past Wiltshire by nine wickets in their latest Over 70s outing, at Hillesley.

Graham Clarke (4-27) and John Turton (2-23 from nine) restricted the visitors to 166, a target which was well within reach with skipper John Evans (57 retired) and Keith Daniels (37 not) in form.

Gloucestershire Over 60s were trumped by 158 runs away to Wales while the 2nds were edged out by 11 runs at Ruardean Hill against the same opponents despite opener James Cotterill’s 80.

But there was success for the 50s 3rds who held off Warwickshire by 48 runs, Andy Burrows run out for 99 and Steve Dannatt hitting 66.

Gloucestershire Over 50s, back row, left to right: Bob Spadzt, Jason Loud, Simon Hygate, Razi Ahmed, Steve Bridge, Mike Courtiour, Kerry Lock, Darren Turl.
Front: James Gammon, Jon Tegg, Richard Trotman, Ryan Jamieson, Rob Cunliffe.

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