Gloucestershire v Northants: Richard Levi ton seals victory

Friends Life t20, Cheltenham

Northants 206-3 (20 overs) beat Gloucestershire 189-6 (20 overs) by 17 runs

Match scorecard

Opener Richard Levi hit a dazzling unbeaten century as Northants beat Gloucestershire by 17 runs in their FL t20 group match at Cheltenham.

Levi reached three figures off 59 balls and finished with 110 not out as Northants ended their innings on 206-3.

The hosts made a decent attempt to overhaul their total, Ian Cockbain leading the way with 60.

But with left-arm paceman David Willey claiming 4-32, Gloucestershire finally came up short on 189-6.

South African batsman Levi hit 15 fours and four sixes during his 76-minute knock, which saw him finish just seven runs short of his career best in Twenty20 cricket.

Second-placed Northants are now level on points with Midlands, Wales & West Group leaders Glamorgan, who have a better run rate, while Gloucestershire are bottom with only one win from six games.