Glamorgan triumphed in a nervy run chase in Group C of the Yorkshire Bank 40. They move up to second in the table, now just two points behind leaders Somerset and with two games in hand. Mark Wallace hit a brilliant 57-ball 70 at the start of their run chase, while there were contributions from Chris Cooke (44) and Marcus North (38). Wickets tumbled towards the end, however, with Steve Kirby taking three for 34 and Craig Meschede, Adam Dibble and Jamie Overton picking up two apiece. That all meant that Glamorgan’s last-wicket pair of Michael Hogan and Simon Jones had to score the last eight runs to take their side home in the final over.
Somerset had earlier recovered from 19 for two and 64 for four to make 222 for eight. Michael Hogan struck twice early on his way to figures of four for 34, but Nick Compton and Jos Buttler shared 116 for the fifth-wicket. Compton played second fiddle with 50 off 75 balls, with Buttler smashing 67 off only 45 deliveries.
Tomorrow’s YB40 Fixtures: (start times in brackets, BST)
Group A, Northamptonshire v Kent at Wantage Road (1540)
Group A, Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire at Trent Bridge (1610)
Group A, Sussex v Netherlands at Hove (1640)
Group B, Essex v Durham at Chelmsford (1640)
Group B, Lancashire v Derbyshire at Old Trafford (1540)
Group B, Scotland v Hampshire at Glasgow (1345)
Group C, Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Bristol (1345)
Group C, Yorkshire v Unicorns at Headingley (1345)
Weather Forecast: After a sunny start, it will become overcast, with patchy light rain. However, it should remain mostly dry with temperatures peaking at around 18 degrees Celsius.
County Cricket News In Brief:
Surrey CCC have criticised the decision to ban their captain Gareth Batty for Friends Life t20 Finals Day following his altercation with Peter Trego in the quarter-final against Somerset. They are unhappy that the Cricket Discipline Commission did not invite Batty to give his version of the events. The off-spinner accepts the one charge of using abusive language but rejects that he engaged in inappropriate physical contact with Trego. Surrey’s chief executive Richard Gould said: “The club believe that there are a number of uneven mechanisms within the CDC’s processes and we will be providing the ECB with a summary of constructive observations.”
Durham and England fast-bowler Graham Onions has sustained a broken finger but the club remain hopeful that he will be fit for their next LV= County Championship match on 22nd August. More
Middlesex’s Eoin Morgan will lead the England Lions in their two-day game against the Australians, which begins on 16th August. Warwickshire’s Keith Barker, Sussex’s Luke Wells and Yorkshire’s Alex Lees have all been called up for their maiden Lions appearances. More
New Zealand fast-bowler Mitchell McClenaghan has told BBC Radio Lancashire that he would love to return to Lancashire for next season’s T20 competition after impressing in this year’s competition by taking 17 wickets.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Monty Panesar could face having his contract terminated by Sussex CCC following the drunken incident at a Brighton nightclub last week. Panesar was reportedly already on a final warning before the incident after a string of minor misdemeanours earlier this season. He is understood to want to leave the club in any event, with a return to Northamptonshire to be nearer his family believed to be the favoured option.
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