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By exileKT8
#19382
Superb, sounds a great contest, hope there were a few diehard Glammy fans there to be rewarded by witnessing it. Whatever criticisms of the team we may have on here, to defend 281 from 214/3 with Chopra and Bopara set suggests fighting spirit. Hopefully a big boost to team morale which must have been low. You can see why my earlier post queries how much more we will see of Ingram.
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By hujon64
#19383
What a finish and superb win. So pleased for all the diehard fans who watched on a beautiful, sunny day. Plenty of spirit at the end from the bowlers and well done to Bragg, Carlson and, as always, Ingram for posting a defendable total. Great for morale and hope the singing was loud. Perhaps we are on the way up!

Is Foster injured or has he retired - surprised not to see him as an ever-present with Essex?
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By Iron Mike
#19384
Glamorgan 281/7
beat Essex 280/9 by 1 run

Great advert for list A cricket that ebbed and flowed until the very end.

Slow start by Glam but Ingram with career list A best 142 anchored the innings with support from mostly Bragg who stuck around for 59. Wagner bowled well for his 4 wickets.

Essex looked dangerous from the off but with wickets in hand until almost the end. It isn't often we see Cook at the Gardens in a county game and he kept his nerve against meticulous bowling to make 37. Bopara who often makes a knock against us did again with 56 but Chopra who I can't recall ever seeing live at the Gardens before made a wonderfull 124 that did so much to almost get them home.

Great bowling and fielding intensity tempered by a nervy edge at times. The class of our more experienced players was evident...we shalt not get beat today. 4 off the last ball. ..Hogan sent it down, puff of dust, flew towards the Cathedral Road boundary quick as you like...Timm stopped it at full tilt, threw it back and saved the match-tying run.

Great atmosphere in the Gardens sunshine wth the crowd giving the side much positive encouragement. Pandemonium at the end...a proper team victory to defend 281. No mean feat to get a win against this strong Essex side. Wales should be rightly proud of its cricket team tonight.

http://m.espncricinfo.com/royal-london- ... 68468.html


FORZA GLAM!
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By glamman
#19385
hujon64 wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 7:07 pm
What a finish and superb win. So pleased for all the diehard fans who watched on a beautiful, sunny day. Plenty of spirit at the end from the bowlers and well done to Bragg, Carlson and, as always, Ingram for posting a defendable total. Great for morale and hope the singing was loud. Perhaps we are on the way up!

Is Foster injured or has he retired - surprised not to see him as an ever-present with Essex?
They were talking about Foster on the commentary - has taken up a role at his old school and therefore playing much less.
By hujon64
#19390
When Read goes at the end of this season, will be last of 'old' gang - Prior, Foster, Wallace, Read. Youngsters coming through have to be very strong batsmen, too. Glamorgan are very fortunate to have someone of Cook's calibre fit for all 3 disciplines.
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By Nick_Glam
#19391
Excellent stuff from the experienced players, as others have said, and hopefully this can give the team a confidence boost. Another "big gun" up next, but Middlesex have been struggling of late...
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By lovecricket
#19396
Brilliant game! A lovely day out in the sunshine :)

Ingram is so good at the 50 over game, another great innings from him. A couple of those strikes were massive! Some good support from Carlson and Bragg. Shame we fell away a little with Cooke not able to get his timing, Donald out quickly and Meschede not really adding much.

The fielding was a feel mixed bag. There was some great work. Two run outs, one lucky and one brilliant, excellent work from Hogan and Cooke. But unfortunately there were over throws and mis-fields, also sometimes Chopra and Bopara really made us look slow.

Generally the bowlers did a good job. Hogan was awesome in the last two overs! He set a difficult field to bowl to with no men out on the offside but he bowled perfectly to it. De Lange bowled with good aggression throughout but is a bit predictable which resulting in three 6's for Chopra that really let Essex off the hook in the early overs. The 5th bowler spot is still a bit of an issue, combined 10-69 (which was the same figures they had against Somerset). Meschede I thought bowled well and got the vital wicket. I think van der Gugten looks down on pace at the moment, maybe easing his way back in.

Overall I thought it was there for Essex to win and they threw it away. Bopara was unlucky with the runout but we all need a bit of luck now and again. But our bowlers really kept trying, never letting them get ahead of the rate which probably added just enough pressure to draw the mistakes.
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By Iron Mike
#19401
Thanks lovecricket.

It was great the Gardens crowd joined in acknowledging the we shalt not lose today attitude...or words to that effect!

The senior players led...Timm ran his guts out to save the 4 at the death. Proper team victory indeed.

If that was an ODI it would be shown for years afterwards...no doubt it will be talked about when the rain falls by those who lived through it even from afar.
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