Against the run of play, the team that qualified for the last year was just defeated by the team that finished at the bottom of the table. Well! such is the nature of the game and more so the format. Gloucestershire is a superb team on paper and was expected to get to a solid start. It was not to be. Without Michael Klinger and Andrew Tye, Gloucs looked like a mere shadow of itself as it suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Glamorgan. Although these are early days in the tournament, Gloucestershire dropped to the third spot on the points table and will be looking for a win to strengthen its position in the group.
Bowling first on a slow surface, Gloucestershire got off to a reasonably good start. Gloucs’ bowlers got rid of both Dan Douthwaite and Andrew Balbirnie inside the first six overs as Matt Taylor and Ryan Higgins picked up a wicket each. Just when Glamorgan was looking to get back into the game, Graeme van Buuren helped the team with a much-needed breakthrough, of Billy Root. Gloucestershire kept picking wickets at regular intervals and was eventually able to keep Glamorgan down to a total of 150. It was a total that should have been chased down easily. Ryan Higgins was the top bowler for Gloucs as he returned with the figures of 4-0-29-3.