Middlesex ended Glamorgan's good run in white ball cricket with a 28 runs victory sealed on a cool evening in the Welsh capital.
Their success was based upon a brilliant opening stand of 176 in 26.2 overs with former Glamorgan favourite Brendan McCullum smashing a superb 110 and new England T20 man Dawid Malan striking 70. From there, the innings meandered to a final total of 294 off 50 overs, when, quite frankly, at one stage, 400 may have been possible.
Glamorgan started well with Jacques Rudolph (45) and David Lloyd (41) taking 63 off the first ten overs. With Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke at the crease, the home side were looking good, needing a viable 87 off the last 10 overs.
Sadly Cooke fell for 41 in the 42nd over and, despite Ingram's brilliant 85, it was not to be for Glamorgan, who were all out with 10 balls to spare
Graeme Wagg to Malan
Michael Hogan limbers up by the bins
Wagg surveys the scene
Another Glamorgan old boy James Franklyn bowls to Will Bragg
England ODI captain, Eoin Morgan, considers how much warmer it was in India for the IPL