BASINGSTOKE cricketer Adam Rouse was Gloucestershire’s last ball hero as he helped them to a T20 Blast victory over Kent at Bristol on Friday.
The Farleigh Wallop-based star joined the west country county last week on a month’s trial and top scored with 35 in their victory at Bristol.
The former Hampshire player marked his first home game for his new county with an unbeaten 35 from just 16 balls as they reached their target of 151 off the last ball to win by three wickets.
The 21-year-old hit three boundaries off the last over from Australian paceman Doug Bollinger, including one with the final ball to clinch victory.
Talking after the win, which keeps alive Gloucestershire’s hopes of a quarter-final place, Rouse said: “It was an awesome feeling to score the winning runs especially on what was my home debut.
“It is great to be back playing at this level again and I am really enjoying it.”
Rouse made his debut for Gloucestershire the night before at Lord’s in a T20 game which was abandoned.
He is currently in action in a four day County Championship match against Essex at Chelmsford, which started today.