Glamorgan take comfortable one-day win over Northamptonshire at Wantage road

Glamorgan take comfortable one-day win over Northamptonshire at Wantage road

A maiden List A half century from Tom Cullen, and three wickets apiece from Michael Hogan and Joe Cooke, secured Glamorgan their second successive Royal London Cup win as they comfortably saw off Northants at Wantage Road. 

Having been put into bat in gloomy conditions, Glamorgan openers Hamish Rutherford & Nick Selman made a steady start taking 35 off the opening 10 overs. 

The partnership ended from the final ball of the 18th over when Freddie Heldreich struck in his opening over. The left arm leg spinner took a smart caught and bowled to remove Selman for 33 

Rutherford moved to his half century from 71 balls after a flurry of boundaries. He lost another partner, though, when Steven Reingold was bowled by Heldreich for 16. 

Heldreich was involved again when he took a smart catch at fine leg to remove Glamorgan captain Kieran Carlson for 15. 

That wicket went to Ben Sanderson who also removed the dangerous Rutherford, who well played for 86, at 154-4.

Tom Taylor bowled well throughout for Northants and he picked up the key wicket of Billy Root for 8 in the 35th over. 

Glamorgan needed a partnership and found one thanks to Callum Taylor and Tom Cullen, who added 60 for the sixth wicket before Taylor was bowled for 36. 

Cullen was then joined by Joe Cooke and they gave the Glamorgan innings a strong finish. 60 runs came in the last 5 overs as Cullen passed 50 for the first time in List A cricket. Glamorgan finished with 295-6 from their 50 overs. 

Northants’ run chase got off to a nightmare start when Emilio Gay was caught behind off the third ball of the innings. 

A flurry of boundaries followed led by captain Ricardo Vasconcelos but he went for 17 in the 6th over. 

Rob Keogh followed soon after to Michael Hogan, and the home side were in trouble after the 10 overs of powerplay at 55-3. 

Ben Curran & Saif Zaib then rebuilt the innings with a sensible partnership of 65. Curran made 55 before being dismissed by Cooke. 

Charlie Thurston had a brief stay before he became Hogan’s third victim at 120-5. 

Zaib appeared the final hope for Northants but when he hold out off Cooke for 41, the game was up. 

Cooke took a smart caught and bowled in his next over to claim his third wicket. 

There was a brief revival from Taylor and White for Northants before the latter was caught for 15. 

Taylor battled through to his 50 but ran out of partners. He was left stranded on 63 from 59 balls when Heldreich was the last man run out for 6. Northants were all out for 236 leaving Glamorgan winners by 59 runs.

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