Match Report: Essex Eagles v Glamorgan


Essex Eagles v Glamorgan

Vitality Blast
The Cloudfm County Ground


Team News:

Essex Eagles: Will Buttleman, Adam Wheater (wk), Dan Lawrence, Michael Pepper, Jimmy Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Sam Cook.

Glamorgan: Kiran Carlson, David Lloyd, Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke (c & wk), Billy Root, Dan Douthwaite, James Weighell, Sam Pearce, Andrew Salter, Roman Walker, Callum Taylor.

Match Details:

Umpires: Neil Mallender & Mark Newell
Toss: Glamorgan who elected to bat
Result: Essex Eagles win by 8 wickets

Match Highlights:

Match Reaction: Jack Plom:

Match Report:

Essex Eagles recorded their second win in 3 days when they beat Glamorgan by 8 wickets at The Cloudfm County Ground on Thursday night.

They cruised to their fourth win in 5 matches after bowling out the visitors for 104 in 17 overs and then making light of their target to complete their victory with 46 balls to spare.

It kept alive their hopes of progressing through to the quarter-final stages of the competition after winning only 1 of their first 6 matches and that speaks volumes for the way they have regrouped.

Faced with such a modest target set by the Welsh County, the Eagles lost Will Buttleman, an lbw victim of Roman Walker for 6 in the second over but Adam Wheater and Dan Lawrence then put the visitors to the sword.
They shared in a stand of 70 in only 8.5 overs before Wheater was stumped for 39 giving Andrew Salter the charge.

But Dan Lawrence continued to make speedy progress and when the winning post was reached, he had made an unbeaten 55 from 31 balls with the aid of 4 fours and a couple of sixes.

Michael Pepper was 4 not out as Essex reached 108-2.

Glamorgan went into action with a much-weakened side and it soon became apparent they would struggle to make an impact against bowlers who kept it tight and who were backed by some fine work in the field.

The only partnership of note featured Chris Cooke and Billy Root who put on 37 for the 4th wicket.

But once they were separated, Cooke falling to Harmer for 25 and Root to Plom for 21, the innings went into rapid decline. The last 6 wickets went down in the space of 23 balls while adding a paltry 13 runs.

Harmer, Sam Cook and Jack Plom each picked up 2 wickets while Michael Pepper excelled with 3 catches on the boundary edge.

Plom also produced a sensational piece of fielding to run out David Lloyd for 20 with a direct throw from deep fine leg. Ryan ten Doeschate’s pinpoint accuracy also saw him hit the stumps from cover to end the brief stay of Callum Taylor.