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Cricket: Glamorgan defeat Somerset in Cardiff

A attenuated Somerset ancillary suffered their aboriginal Clydesdale Bank 40 defeat of the division as they went bottomward by three wickets to Glamorgan Dragons at the Swalec Stadium.

Quick bowler Will Owen recorded abstracts of four for 31 in akin Somerset, who were afterwards skipper Marcus Trescothick (ankle) and Murali Kartik (back), to 201 for eight in their 40 overs.

And in reply, helped by a career best 43 from Nick James, and contributions bottomward the adjustment from Michael O’Shea and Chris Cooke, Glamorgan accomplished their ambition with nine assurance to additional to bless their third achievement of the campaign.

Despite the changeabout Somerset still arch Group C and abide well-placed to ability the semi-finals.

Acting captain Alfonso Thomas won the bung and autonomous to bat, but his accommodation was alleged into catechism back Owen addled twice.

First he removed Craig Kieswetter for a avoid with the fourth brawl of the bout and two overs afterwards he produced a abundant commitment to basin Nick Compton, who additionally bootless to score. It larboard Somerset on six for two.

James Hildreth and Peter Trego did their best to adjustment the accident putting on 60 in 12 overs for the third wicket. But off spinner O’Shea bankrupt the affiliation in his aperture over to accept Hildreth bent by Dean Cosker blithely at abbreviate mid-wicket.

O’Shea addled afresh accepting Jos Buttler bent by Wallace from an attempted advance sweep. O’Shea was addled for a big six off Trego but still recorded appropriate abstracts 8-0-32-2.

Trego had accomplished his 50 from 74 assurance afore he was bent abaft to accord a third wicket to Owen who claimed a fourth in his abutting over back he agape Craig Meschede’s off butt over as Somerset were bargain to 145 for six in the 32nd over.

But cameos from Arul Suppiah and Thomas, who were both bent in following of backward runs, guided Somerset appear a aggressive total.

Glamorgan brought up their 50 in the seventh over and the openers, Alviro Petersen and Gareth Rees, added 69 in 10.2 overs to accord Glamorgan a advantageous platform.

But both batsmen were out aural the amplitude of three overs as the home ancillary begin themselves 81 for two, afore that became 99 for three back Jim Allenby holed out unnecessarily.

Glamorgan accomplished the center point of their hunt in the 19th over but kept accident wickets at approved intervals including that of James who was able-bodied bent at mid-on by Suppiah off George Dockrell afterwards putting on 58 with Stewart Walters for the fourth wicket.

Another abundant bolt at abbreviate mid-wicket by Hildreth saw the end of Wallace as Glamorgan angled to 171 for seven but O’Shea and Cooke captivated their assumption to beating off the arrears.

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