Monday, August 24, 2009

Glamorgan v Middlesex @ Swansea 20-22 August

Glamorgan made it 2 Championship wins in a row by securing a 23 run win in a low scoring contest at St Helens, Swansea.

On a wicket that turned from the start spinners Croft and Cosker for Glamorgan, Kartik and Udal for Middlesex, took most of the wickets.

Glamorgan still have a chance of promotion to Division 1, but will need to bat better than they have recently, where the tail has bailed them out.

It may have been the last game at the historic St Helens ground. For me, it will be a sad day if Glamorgan finally leave the old ground as I'm very fond of the place for many reasons, but it has to be said that the seating and facilities are quite lacking these days, the changing rooms are 'tired', and the wicket is poor. In this match 40 wickets fell in 2 and a half days, no batsman passed 50, and 22 wickets fell on the Saturday.

Some pics

Day 1

Mike Powell defends Steve Finn

Mark Wallace hits it straight in the air

Udal to Rees

Forever Swansea: slightly older, slightly shabby, but still Swansea

Jamie Dalrymple

Dalrymple defends

Day 2

Adam Shantry bowls

James Harris bowling

No Welshmen in the slips? Allenby, Gibbs, & Dalrymple

Crofty: at his favourite ground, St Helens...

...with match figures of 9-109

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