Sussex versus Glamorgan

It was an interesting coincidence that, last night, on the eve of my last day working at the University of Sussex before moving to Cardiff University, there was a game of cricket between Sussex and Glamorgan at the County Ground in Hove. Naturally I decided to go along and was fortunate to have Dorothy Lamb along for company. To be precise this wasn’t “proper cricket”, but a Natwest T20 “Blast”. Unfortunately the weather dampened the squib considerably. Yesterday’s weather forecast predicted rain in the afternoon clearing by the time the game started (at 18.30), but when we got to the ground it was still drizzling:

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After a lot of faffing about play did actually get under way at about 19.50, the match to be reduced to 14 overs a side because of the late start.

Cricket_2You can see the full scorecard here. Glamorgan batted first, struggling right from the start despite some wayward bowling from Sussex.  Having been 62 for 8 at one point they were probably relieved to get into three figures, though they only just managed this: they were all out for 101 in the last over. Sussex batted and got off to a much better start, but then the rain came back so they went off. They then came back again but only one ball was beowled before the rain (which was really just drizzle) started again so they went off again. And so on. In the end only four overs and one ball were possible before the rain came back for good and the match was abandoned with no result. The upshot of this was that Glamorgan qualified for the Quarter Finals and Sussex didn’t. Glamorgan were lucky. Sussex were 30-1 when play was halted but a minimum of five overs have to be bowled for a result to be declared. A few minutes more play and Sussex would almost certainly have won. Such is life.

 

2 Responses to “Sussex versus Glamorgan”

  1. […] the Natwest T20 Blast between Sussex and Glamorgan a couple of weeks ago, I decided tonight to follow Glamorgan’s progress in the competition in […]

  2. Simon Kemp Says:

    Only just seen this post. I was at that game too, at the opposite end of the ground to you it seems. Had thought of contacting you before but wasn’t sure if you went to any of the T20 stuff. Unfortunately Glamorgan’s batting then was rather like tonight’s, which I watched on TV. They’ve also had a 95 all out and a 130 all out over the last fortnight, so batting collapses are the norm these days.

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