Another One Day

I had the day off today so I could watch Glamorgan play Somerset in the Royal London Cup.


It was a bright but very windy day at Sophia Gardens. Glamorgan won the toss and put Somerset in to bat. The home team’s bowlers did reasonably well, for 40 overs or so, at restricting the scoring but only took three wickets at a cost of 204. In the last ten overs, however, thanks to excellent strokeplay and (it has to be said) undisciplined bowling, Somerset pushed their total up to 338. By the end, Glamorgan looked a demoralised side.

I felt that total was going to be beyond Glamorgan’s batsmen, and so it proved. They crumbled rapidly and were all out for 168, not even halfway to their target.

While I was watching Glamorgan bat I realised that they’ve lost every game I’ve watched. Undaunted, I’ll be back on Sunday (weather permitting) to watch them try to maintain their unblemished record against Essex.

P.s As the match finished early, I headed over the river from Sophia Gardens and across Bute Park to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to listen to the free Friday evening jazz, which was most enjoyable.

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6 Responses to “Another One Day”

  1. Simon Kemp Says:

    You’re probably discovering the tough side of being a Glamorgan member, though this year is looking especially bleak, as they’ve rarely been even competing in the games they’ve played. I’ve been a member for over 40 years, but it does help living abroad and so not getting too jaded seeing too many defeats (not to mention the cheaper (OutOfThe)Country membership category).

    By the way I think I did see you on the third day of the Worcs 4-day game, and was planning to come over and say hello later, but Glam did their usual collpase and the game was over by lunchtime. My only other possible home games this year are T20 fixtures in July/Aug.

    • telescoper Says:

      Oh, you should have said hello!

      We’re having a works social at the T20 against Sussex in July, but I’ll be away most of August in Copenhagen…

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    204-3 from 40 overs is normally going to lead to a bonanza of runs n the next 10.

    • telescoper Says:

      Indeed, but it’s still disappointing to see wides, no-balls and overthrows helping them on their way…

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