Match Report: Glamorgan v Essex Eagles


Essex Eagles v Somerset
Vitality Blast
Friday 09 August
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Essex Eagles Team: Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater (wk), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Mohammed Amir, Aaron Beard, Adam Zampa

Glamorgan: David Lloyd, Fakhar Zaman, Jeremy Lawlor, Colin Ingram (c), Chris Cooke (wk), Callum Taylor, Owen Morgan, Graham Wagg, Andrew Salter, Michael Hogan, Marchant de Lange

Umpires: Alex Wharf & James Middlebrook

Toss: Glamorgan, who elected to bowl

Result: Match Abandoned

Match Reaction: Dan Lawrence

Match Report:

A ‘no result’ was the outcome of the Eagles match with Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens after heavy rain brought a premature close to the brief proceedings that had taken place, and both teams taking a point.

At that point, the visitors had faced just 4 overs in reaching 30 for 1 with Cameron Delport the man out for 20 when he was adjudged caught behind off Graham Wagg to what was to prove the last ball of the match. The opener had managed three boundaries from the 19 balls faced.

Adam Wheater had just arrived at the crease to join Tom Westley who was 7 not out but then rain swept across the ground sending the players scurrying to the Pavilion.

When the rain abated, umpires James Middlebrook and Alex Wharf decided that a resumption could be made at 8:25pm with the match reduced from 20 overs to 11 overs a-side. However, that all became academic when as the covers were being removed, the rain returned with a vengeance and the game was called off.

Next up is the visit of Middlesex on Wednesday, with the return fixture against Glamorgan taking place two days later against at Chelmsford on Friday 16 August.