GLOUCESTERSHIRE will be home to Leicestershire & Rutland at Rockhampton on Sunday (1pm) in the quarter-finals of the ECB’s Over 50 County Championship.
Jem Brooks’ side booked amother home tie thanks to a 121-run victory over Huntingdonshire at Frocester, making it eight out of eight for the season.
Ed Gordon-Lennox (80), Bill Johnson (51 not) and Hugh Leeke (43) top scored in the home side’s challenge of 253-7 before spinner John Courtney (4-30 from nine) and seamer Chris Trembath (4-22 from 7.5) dismissed Huntingdonshire for just 132.
Paul Baker and Leeke also captured a wicket apiece while there were tight spells from Steve Bridge and Johnson.
Gloucestershire make one change for Sunday’s game with former county captain and England one-day international Mark Alleyne coming into the side for John Courtney who is in the England Over 60 squad for an international against Wales at Cheltenham CC (also 1pm).
Gloucestershire Over 50s – back row, left to right: Bill Johnson, Gary Dixon, Hugh Leeke, Dave Millard, Chris Trembath, Steve Bridge, Tony Wright. Front: Paul Baker, John Courtney, Jem Brooks, Eileen Phelps, Phil Edge, Ed Gordon-Lennox. Image courtesy Ian Rice.