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Umpires: R t Robinson and R J Bailey


Kent spitfires v Glamorgan Dragons at Canterbury on 11th July 2010


scorers: B L Rodwell and A K Hignell


The Glamorgan Dragons hopes of a quarter-final place took a massive dent as they lost to the Kent Spitfires in a low- scoring encounter on a used Canterbury wicket, with the defeat leaving the visitors to rue three dropped catches as they missed vital opportunities to curb the home batsmen as they chased a target of 127. The Dragons were given the perfect start as for the fifth time in the competition, Robert Croft claimed a wicket in his opening over, whilst fit again Shaun Tait began with a fiery maiden, with his opening two-over salvo putting the Kent top-order under pressure and forcing them to chance their arm to keep up with the required rate. Martin van Jaarsveld nearly holed at square-leg and then with the total on 39, Joe Denly had a life as a catch was dropped at backward square-leg. Van Jaarsveld then chipped a ball into and out of James Harris’ hands at mid-off when Croft returned for the 8th over, but the veteran struck with his next delivery as the Spitfires acting captain top-edged a sweep. However, the decisive moment came two overs later as Azhar Mahmood - who had been promoted up the order - was dropped on 2 as Dean Cosker yet again saw a chance go to ground. The experienced Pakistani then pushed the one’s and two’s, and despite the loss of Denly, who was bowled by the wily Croft, and Darren Stevens who was stumped against Cosker, Mahmood kept his nerve and carefully whittled away at the target. With Geraint Jones also playing watchfully, Mahmood saw off the pace of Tait in his comeback spell, before Jones hit the winning runs off the first ball of the final over. Earlier, the Dragons batsmen had also found quick run scoring difficult on the worn surface, and after another solid start from openers Mark Cosgrove and Jim Allenby, they lost wickets trying to accelerate. After Allenby had swatted a short ball to mid-wicket, Malinga Bandara claimed two wickets in his opening over as Mark Wallace top-edged a reverse-sweep before Tom Maynard, as in the previous match, departed first ball as he holed out at long-on trying to hit the Sri Lankan leg-spinner over the Frank Woolley Stand. Bandara claimed a third cheap scalp as Denly took a fine catch, running and diving full length at long-off to end Cosgrove’s innings. With van Jaarsveld also bowling his off-spin, Jamie Dalrymple and Wright stabilised the Dragons innings, with both men playing sensibly against the turning ball as they added 52 for the fifth wicket. The Dragons eventually reached the 100-mark in the 17th over, before the pair unleashed some lusty blows when the quicker bowlers returned. Wright and also Gareth Rees were both run out in an eventful final over which also saw Dalrymple pull Ashley Shaw for a massive six, as the Dragons ended on 126/6. At the end of the day, it was a dozen or so runs short of a decent total, but it might have been a winning one had their fielders taken their chances. However, this was not to be as the Spitfires celebrated Battle of Britain weekend with a six-wicket victory, though in truth, it was the Dragons who lost the contest.


Glamorgan Dragons innings J Allenby


*J W M Dalrymple not out B J Wright G P Rees


Extras Total


J A R Harris R D B Croft D A Cosker S W Tait


M J Cosgrove +M A Wallace T L Maynard


c Coles c Denly c Cook c Denly


b Shaw


run out (Coles) run out (Blake) not out


(6 Wickets, 20 Overs)


Bowling Mahmood Stevens Cook Shaw


Bandara


van Jaarsveld Coles


Toss - Glamorgan Dragons won and elected to bat


o M R W 4 2 2 3 4 4 1


0 0 0 0 0 0 0


26 16 5


24 15 23 10


0 0 0 1 3 0 0


(2b, 5lb, 6w)


b Bandara b Bandara b Bandara


33 27 0 0


126 13


17 36 0 0


J B Hockley c Wallace *M van Jaarsveld c Allenby Azhar Mahmood not out D I Stevens +G O Jones A J Blake M T Coles


H M C M Bandara S A Shaw S J Cook


Kent spitfires innings J L Denly


b Croft


st Wallace not out


b Croft b Crof


36 0


b Cosker 10 22


25 30


(4lb, 3w) 7


Bowling Croft Tait


Cosker Harris


Allenby Dalrymple


(4 Wickets, 19.1 Overs) 130


3.1 3


o M R W 4 4 4 1


0 1 0 0 0 0


19 22 25 9


28 23


3 0 1 0 0 0


Result - Kent Spitfires won by six wickets


twenty-five Years Ago – From the 1986 Glamorgan Yearbook


May, after our first two games, we were sitting on top of the Britannic Assurance County Championship table following wins at The Oval and Taunton.”


“On 3rd


“Successes over Scotland and Sussex came in the NatWest Trophy – the former in front of the Duke of Edinburgh and the latter notable for the hostile fast bowling of Greg Thomas.”


“During 1985 Steve Barwick batted for the first time in the John Player Sunday League since 1982. Between 1982 and 1985 he had played in eighteen matches in the competition without batting!”


158


“Rodney Ontong’s performance of 130 and 13-106 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge was the best-ever all-round performance by a Glamorgan player, and the best in all first-class cricket in 1985.”


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