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Gibbs still T20 force in UK

2012-07-02 15:16

Cape Town – Still one of the finest hired guns in Twenty20 cricket, aged a ripe old 38.

That is the status of former Proteas favourite Herschelle Gibbs, whose current employ on the booming world T20 circuit is for Durham in county cricket’s Friends Life T20 competition.

On Sunday Gibbs and opening partner Phil Mustard made light work of chasing down a modest target after defending champions Leicestershire were restricted to 114 for seven.

Mustard made 51 and Gibbs an unbeaten 49 off 34 balls (five fours, two sixes) as Durham, captained by fellow South African Dale Benkenstein, romped home by nine wickets in only 13.1 overs at their home base of Chester-le-Street.

Gibbs is joint top of the runs-scoring list in the competition with Australian left-hander Phil Hughes of Worcestershire, and has been especially prolific at Chester-le-Street – his previous two knocks there are 83 not out against Derbyshire and 76 against Yorkshire.

The only Leicestershire bowler to command any respect in the chase was Gibbs’s former Cape Cobras and South Africa team-mate Claude Henderson, the 40-year-old left-arm spinner who only conceded 18 in his full four-over spell.

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Comments
  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-07-02 15:24

    Gibbs always was a decent TIK & Run player!

  • Wesley - 2012-07-02 15:53

    Tests 90M 154INNS 6167RUNS 228HS 41.95AVE 50.26SR 14HUNDRS 26FIFTS ODIs 248M 240INNS 8094RUNS 175HS 36.13AVE 83.26SR 21HUNDRS 37FIFTS a true Legend!

      gordon.vanwyk.3 - 2012-07-03 13:07

      Always loved to watch HG in full flight, a pleasure to see him play

  • shanleigh.sewsanker - 2012-07-02 15:53

    drunk or sober, still one of south africa's greatest cricketers!

  • Tilt777 - 2012-07-02 17:38

    Go you good boy

  • colleen.m.gibson - 2012-07-02 18:26

    It is a pity Mumbai Indians did not stick with you.............................go Gibbs..We will see at the champions league..

  • thabile.balani - 2012-07-03 09:42

    ITS NOT SUPRISING TO SEE GIBBS DOIN WELL IN THE SHORT FORMAT AS HE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF EVERYTIME HIS GIVEN A CHANCE

  • Ran - 2012-07-03 17:14

    still not short of talent. sorry Hers for being at the receiving end of.............. high profile decision makers,

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