A Trophy for Glamorgan!

Just a brief post but I thought I’d say something about Glamorgan’s cricketers, because it’s such a rare event and I might not get the chance to write a similar post for a while!

This evening Glamorgan actually won a trophy! They beat Durham by 58 runs in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup (a 50 overs competition) which was held at Trent Bridge. That’s the first competition they have won since 2004.

Glamorgan batted first and managed to score 296 for 9 with skipper Kiran Carlson- who is only 23 – scoring 82 and the last pair, Carey and Hogan, putting on 33 runs. Durham were never ahead of the run rate but Sean Dickson kept them in with a chance until he ran out of partners and was sreanded in 84 not out, with the last four wickets falling for just 12 runs to leave them on 238 all out with one ball less than five overs remaining. The last wicket to fall was the hapless Chris Rushworth, out first ball caught by wicket-keeper Tom Cullen.

People will say that the Royal London Cup has been devalued by the absence of players on account of The Hundred, but that has affected all the teams and the competition has produced some really good games and I am delighted for the players to have won a trophy at last. Congratulations to them!

(It’s still not proper cricket mind….)

8 Responses to “A Trophy for Glamorgan!”

  1. Simon Kemp Says:

    I’ve suddenly become a big fan of the Hundred, as its existence no doubt helped Glamorgan win this trophy. Arguably Glamorgan weren’t weakened very much as some of their 5 players involved in the Hundred hadn’t been in very good form and didn’t make much impact on the Hundred. ( C. Cooke, Lloyd, Douthwaite, van der Gugten had only about 10 appearances between them, and Ingram got 1 good innings in 7, about the same as his T20 form for Glamorgan). Meanwhile Joe Cooke suddenly took the Douthwaite role as fast-scoring number 7 and medium pacer with a knack of taking wickets, Cullen took the No. 6 wicketkeeper role and Rutherford and Selman were in rather better form than Lloyd and Ingram at the top. And tbere’s far more Welsh Fire in the Glamorgan side than in team that purports to bear that name, which has only one Welsh or Glamorgan player in the shape of Lloyd.

    We have won a 50-over trophy before in a sort of final when the top two teams in the then 50-over Sunday League met on the last day of the season at Canterbury in 1993, Glamorgan triumphing and Viv Richards being not out at the end in his last limited-over appearance for the county. It’s the only time I’ve been in attendance when Glamorgan won a trophy.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    I remember when the 1-day county knockout competition was 60 overs per side and Lancashire won it three years in a row (1970-72, the first final being my first trip to Lords as a Lancs junior member, with my father).

    The Hundred is not that different from T20, so why does it exist in parallel? Two reasons are obvious: as a step in the ECB’s undeclared campaign to wind down the counties in favour of the big cities, and to induce people to watch women’s cricket.

    • telescoper Says:

      The second aim is a good one but I don’t see why it couldn’t be done with a women’s T20.

      • Anton Garrett Says:

        I am all for supporting women’s cricket but in a few years time I can see demands for equal time at Lords, the Oval, Trent Bridge etc, and there are already not enough pitches on the square.

  3. Anton Garrett Says:

    “The Hundred” certainly sounds snappier than “T16.4”.

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