Glamorgan 348 for 8 (Root 78, Labuschagne 54, Douthwaite 52*) kick Sussex 347 for 7 (Evans 110, Wright 97, Wiese 57*) by dual wickets
Glamorgan pulled off their record county chase, as good as a record run follow during Hove, as Sussex’s seductiveness in a Royal London Cup ended. Bit-part players during a start of a day, Glamorgan overhauled Sussex’s 347 for 7 with dual wickets and 8 balls to spare. It was on TV, too, and as such is even some-more firm to benefit a special place in a county’s history.
Most regard will be indifferent for a presentation of a immature actor of promise. When a day began, few would have illusory that Dan Douthwaite would be autocratic a headline. Dan, Danny, Daniel? When a scold short-form is compulsory for a player’s Christian name, it’s a satisfactory gamble that he is commencement to make a name for himself.
Not that we could tell even his surname from his shirt. Douthwaite is about to finish his studies during Cardiff Metropolitan University and sealed a three-year understanding with Glamorgan a fortnight ago. He played in a vacant shirt since a one on sequence has nonetheless to arrive. It will contend “Douthwaite 88”, endorsed by his mom on a drift that it rhymes.
Douthwaite’s 2 for 46 represented Glamorgan’s many careful spell. They were dual top-order wickets. If George Garton was a lower-order batsman carrying a drop during No. 3, to hit a Stiaan outpost Zyl’s off branch as he lonesome adult to a length turn was not a bad start. Then came an dominant 52 from 35 balls as Glamorgan summoned one of their excellent displays in new years. He did adequate to clear his outline from Glamorgan’s coach, Mark Wallace, as “a energetic player”, nonetheless fitness was also on his side as several balls forsaken safely in a raging finale.
By a time Sussex lost, a outcome didn’t matter anyway. Results elsewhere in a South Group had already meant that it was Somerset and Middlesex who had competent for a play-offs, so following Hampshire who had already won a organisation and left true into a semis.
But a diversion that eventually didn’t matter positively mattered to Douthwaite. It was usually his third List A match. In his final innings he done a first-ball steep opposite Middlesex and did not taken a wicket. “None of that was on my radar today,” he said. Sussex were wakeful of a risk he hexed as he struck a lass first-class hundred opposite them for Cardiff progressing this year.
They will also tell we with a clarity of effect in Welsh cricketing circles that a winning six, heaved over midwicket by a debutant Roland Walker, a 19-year-old teenaged join bowler from Wrexham, was a initial blow of note ever struck in county List A cricket by a actor called Roland – a arrange of quirky statistic that a county diversion can't resist.
Four counties began a final turn of matches in a South Group contesting dual play-off places. As a fifth-placed side, confronting a viewed weaker foe in Glamorgan, there contingency have been a enticement for Sussex to go for pennyless to raise their run rate. But their top-order has not consistently delivered in this competition. The major sense in their innings was one of of dynamic responsibility: for all that, they still done 347 for 7.
Glamorgan judged their follow perfectly. They mislaid David Lloyd, held on a square-leg range in a sixth over. Jeremy Lawlor scored a lissome 48 during a run-a-ball before he was discharged by Abi Sakande and Chris Cook was third out during 117, bowled by a ripper of a legbreak from Will Beer for 41. The contingency seemed opposite them when their absolute abroad allrounder Marnus Labuschagne, attack opposite a line, was lbw to Danny Briggs for 54. But Root confirmed a chase, with an considerable 66-ball knock, before he was run out by Briggs’ excellent chuck from a low before Douthwaite took charge.
Sussex’s innings was an aspiring affair, a measure advancing clearly fast enough. Luke Wright fell 3 runs brief of a century when he pulled Lukas Carey to brief midwicket. Laurie Evans did make a hundred – 110 from 87 balls. Always destructive, he was during his many stylish before uppercutting de Lange to a cover range during a start of a 48th over.
By afterwards a inclusive David Wiese had determined himself. Wiese came into a compare carrying struck 338 in 6 innings in a foe and he followed adult with a 38-ball 57 to give what seemed to be a matchwinning total. But Sussex, but a bowling contingent of Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills, are not a bowling force they were. The day belonged to Glamorgan.