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Gareth Roderick leads Gloucestershire to pre-season friendly victory

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

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GARETH Roderick led Gloucestershire to victory in their opening pre-season fixture ahead of the start of the County Cricket season.

The former Cheltenham Cricket Club wicket-keeper batsman (inset) struck an unbeaten 74 as the county chased down Glamorgan’s 275 for seven to win with three wickets and four balls to spare.

Stand-in skipper Chris Dent (63) and one-day specialist Ian Cockbain (74) both hit half centuries in a high-scoring affair at Nevil Road.

Batting first, Glamorgan managed a competitive score of 275 for seven from their 50 overs with young spinner Tom Shrewsbury (2-27) the pick of the Gloucestershire bowlers.

The County head to Wales to face the same opposition in a two-day game starting today at The SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.

Gloucestershire’s season starts in earnest on April 13 with the visit of Hampshire in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.

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