Surprise, surprise. Gloucestershire’s opening warm-up match of the season finished yesterday in a draw.
Oxford University closed their first innings after 90 overs on 261 for 7 (although it could be 8 - it was that kind of game).
In reply, Gloucestershire reached 372 for 5. Although it wasn’t really 5, as Alex Gidman retired out for 127, and Chris Taylor retired out for 102.
However, the most encouraging score from the game may have been Jon Batty’s 63. That’s almost as many runs as he scored in the entire 2010 season.
Gloucestershire now prepare for their final warm-up, a three-day match against Somerset at Taunton, starting on Sunday.