GLOUCESTERSHIRE Over-60s’ second string suffered a last-over six-wicket reverse against Somerset in their latest County Championship outing but are still second in the Western Group, narrowly behind Devon.
Dave Durston and Roger Beese shared a century partnership as Gloucestershire battled back from a slow start to reach 232-7 from their 45 overs at Chipping Sodbury.
But Somerset, thanks to a century from Pete Rebera, timed their reply to perfection, clinching the win with two balls to spare.
Gloucestershire’s next home match is at Apperley on June 22 against Worcestershire.
Gloucestershire Over 60s 2nd XI – Back row, left to right: Marlon Zoglowek (umpire), Tony Garton (Chipping Sodbury), Nick Fernandez (Kingsholm), Mike Pearson (Chipping Sodbury), Rose Murray (scorer), Alec Robinson (Gloucester City Winget), Harry Edwards (Frampton-on-Severn),Phil Dickenson (Birdlip), Andy Bolton (Haresfield), Derek Kidner (umpire).
Front: Dave Durston (Winchcombe), Len Attard (Apperley), Bob Murray, captain (Frampton-on-Severn), Roger Beese (Eastington), Graham Clarke (Poulton).