Somerset v Glamorgan

Somerset ended an abysmal defence of the Twenty20 Cup with only their second group success and ended Glamorgan's quarter-final hopes with a 13-run win in the Midlands/Wales/West Division match at Taunton.

The hosts blasted 219 for five after losing the toss, with man-of-the-match Justin Langer top-scoring on 78, and Matt Wood (40) and Cameron White (36) making brisk contributions.

David Hemp then gave Glamorgan hope with 74 off 36 balls - but the asking rate was always high and they closed on 206 for six, with Andy Caddick claiming two wickets for 37 runs and Peter Trego 2-20.

Somerset's bowling has let them down throughout this season's competition and again it was exposed as Hemp, with three sixes and five fours, and Brendon McCullum - who hit 45 off 28 balls - put Glamorgan within sight of an unlikely victory.

But the experienced Keith Parsons conceded just five from the 16th over, removing James Franklin in the process, after Hemp had fallen to a good catch at long-on by James Hildreth off Trego.

That tilted the balance back Somerset's way and 26 were needed off the last over, bowled by Trego, who yorked Alex Wharf after his first ball had been dispatched for six.

Earlier, the tone of Somerset's innings was set by the first ball from Andrew Davies, which Langer cut through the offside for four.

Twelve came off the opening over, which was made to look tight as David Harrison went for 17 and then Davies 19 from his second over.

By the time captain Robert Croft brought himself on for the sixth over 71 runs were on the board. And Croft went for 19 to leave Somerset 90 without loss at the end of the fielding restrictions.

Langer reached his half-century off 21 balls, with a six and nine fours.

Wood's 40 came off 23 deliveries before he was stumped advancing down the pitch to Croft.

White surprisingly found it hard to time the ball following his record-breaking 141 not out against Worcestershire on Sunday.

But he and Langer are the competition's two leading run makers and they still added 75 before both fell in quick succession.

That left Somerset 172 for three in the 17th over.

Parsons (26) and Trego (15 not out) ensured there was no respite for the Glamorgan attack, of whom Wharf fared worst with one wicket for 57 runs from four overs, while Davies conceded 45 from his four.


Taunton: Tuesday 11 July 2006 (20-over match) (1-day match)

Result: Somerset won by 13 runs
Points: Somerset 2, Glamorgan 0

Toss: Glamorgan
Umpires: N G Cowley, V A Holder

Teams:

Somerset J L Langer, M J Wood, C L White, K A Parsons, J C Hildreth, W J Durston, P D Trego, C M Gazzard, G M Andrew, A R Caddick, C M Willoughby

Glamorgan R N Grant, M J Powell, B B McCullum, D L Hemp, J E C Franklin, M A Wallace, R D B Croft, A G Wharf, A P Davies, D S Harrison, D A Cosker

Somerset Runs Balls 4s 6s
JL Langer run out 78 39 11 2
MJ Wood st MA Wallace b RDB Croft 40 23 5 1
*CL White c BB McCullum b DA Cosker 36 28 4 0
KA Parsons b JEC Franklin 26 15 3 1
PD Trego not out 15 10 2 0
JC Hildreth c DS Harrison b AG Wharf 7 6 1 0
WJ Durston not out 2 1 0 0
Extras (b 0, lb 3, nb 4, w 8) 15
Total (Close, 20 overs) 219  

Did not bat:
+CM Gazzard, GM Andrew, AR Caddick, CM Willoughby

Fall of Wickets:
1-96 (96 MJ Wood, 29 mins), 2-165 (69 JL Langer, 28 mins), 3-172 (7 CL White, 3 mins), 4-202 (30 KA Parsons, 10 mins), 5-217 (15 JC Hildreth, 4 mins)

Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Extras
AP Davies 4 0 45 0 -
DS Harrison 1 0 17 0 -
AG Wharf 4 0 57 1 -
JEC Franklin 3 0 27 1 (1w)
RDB Croft 4 0 38 1 (3w)
DA Cosker 4 0 32 1 (3w)

 

Glamorgan Runs Balls 4s 6s
RN Grant c PD Trego b AR Caddick 24 16 3 1
MJ Powell c KA Parsons b AR Caddick 24 14 3 1
BB McCullum c JL Langer b CL White 45 28 6 1
DL Hemp c JC Hildreth b PD Trego 74 36 5 3
JEC Franklin lbw b KA Parsons 2 3 0 0
+MA Wallace not out 10 8 1 0
AG Wharf b PD Trego 19 14 1 1
*RDB Croft not out 1 1 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 0, w 0) 7
Total (Close, 20 overs) 206  

Did not bat:
AP Davies, DS Harrison, DA Cosker

Fall of Wickets:
1-41 (41 RN Grant, 13 mins), 2-61 (20 MJ Powell, 7 mins), 3-145 (84 BB McCullum, 28 mins), 4-168 (23 JEC Franklin, 7 mins), 5-176 (8 DL Hemp, 5 mins), 6-204 (28 AG Wharf, 11 mins)

Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Extras
CM Willoughby 4 0 39 0 -
AR Caddick 4 0 37 2 -
GM Andrew 4 0 42 0 -
WJ Durston 2 0 23 0 -
CL White 2 0 23 1 -
KA Parsons 2 0 15 1 -
PD Trego 2 0 20 2 -
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