Sunday, August 28, 2016

Glamorgan v Sussex, Championship Div 2, Cardiff, 23-26/08/16

Glamorgan went down to a 2 wicket defeat late on Day 4, as Sussex succesfully chased down 233 runs despite being 156/7 at one stage.

Glamorgan were in the box seat going into the last day leading by 118 runs with 8 wickets in the hut. Sadly, their batting before lunch was rather reckless and meant them setting Sussex a less challenging target than one looked likely.

Nonetheless, some excellent bowling from Timm van der Gugten put the home side as favourites as the day wore on but it was some resistance from the Sussex lower order notable Ben Brown, Danny Briggs and George Garton which saw the seasiders home.


Sussex's Australian seamer Steve Magoffin


 Old school

Glamorgan take a wicket

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Summer Holidays, Hotel Falesia, Algarve, Portugal, 04-18/08/16

Following visits in 2010 and 2013, we made a return to the fabulous Thomson Gold Hotel Falesia in the Algarve, and we were not disappointed.

Out and about

Revamped rooms in the hotel

Great staff

and Abba and Tina Turner!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Glamorgan v Hampshire, RL 50 Over Cup, Swansea, 31/07/16

It was a bitterly disappointing performance from Glamorgan on their annual visit to St Helen's for the only one day game that they play at the old venue. A defeat by 186 runs in any match is nothing but a hammering, and is poor reward for the hard working Swansea based supporters who do so much to take county cricket to the west.

Hampshire skipper Liam Dawson batted upon winning the toss, and the visitors overcame a slugging track to post an above par 316 off 50 overs, aided by some tiring Glamorgan bowling. Skipper Dawson was brilliant in smashing 100 not out off just 68 balls. It was as good a display of hitting that's been seen on a ground famous for 'that Nash/Sobers over' of sixes. He was ably supported by Will Smith with 84.

Glamorgan's reply was little more than a shambles. 25/5, 29/6, 59/8 say it all. To their credit Hampshire bowled and fielded well, Gareth Berg recording 4/25 and Ryan McLaren 4/42,  but there's little doubt that the Glamorgan have gone right off the boil in recent weeks. This will need to change before the big T20 quarter final at home to Yorkshire.


Swansea in the sun, there's little better...

...and the ground looked great

Liam Dawson (bowling) was superb for Hampshire

Ryan McLaren observes a happy scoreboard..for Hampshire

The last rites as Glamorgan fold to 130 all out