Glamorgan were blown out of the water by Essex on a warm Friday evening in Cardiff, as their total of 157 was made to look wholly inadequate by the visitors' batting.
Despite some solid scoring from Jacques Rudolph 60 not out and Murray Goodwin 71, it was the blast of big hitting from Kiwi Jessie Ryder 51 off 28 balls, Tom Westley 44 off 38, and a classy 32 not out from Ravi Bopara which saw the Eagles home.
Also, bear in mind that they still had Graham Napier, James Foster and Ryan ten Doeschate to come in, which is quite daunting. They could well have been able to chase 200.
Essex's Mark Pettini
Glamorgan now need to beat Gloucestershire this coming Friday in order to get into the quarter finals, but even if they succeed it would be an away match at Lancashire.
Essex's Graham Napier
Glamorgan's Stewart Walters
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