Glamorgan 2nd XI v Sussex 2nd XI: Second Eleven Trophy – Match Recap
Glamorgan 2nd XI prevailed over Sussex 2nd XI easily by six wickets and 18 balls remaining in a match of the Second Eleven Trophy at the County Ground, Hove in England on Monday, August 15, 2011.
The hosts batted first and were all out for 181 runs in 38.2 overs. None of their batsmen managed to score a half-century in the innings and the top score came from Matt Machan and skipper Will Beer, each collecting 46 runs.
In reply, the Glamorgan 2nd XI team chased the target down in 37 overs, losing just four wickets in the process. The top score of the innings and the game came from the team’s skipper David Brown, who ended up with an unbeaten 60.
The hosts elected to bat first after winning the toss. Their skipper expected the pitch to be good for batting in the first half of the game, but things did not work out well for the team in the end.
The start to the innings for the Sussex 2nd XI side was not good, losing opener William Adkin early. He managed just 1 run in his short stay at the wicket.
Machan and Andy Hodd put together 53 runs for the second wicket partnership, but both batsmen failed to make most of the starts they got. They got out after collecting 46 and 22 runs respectively.
Ollie Rayner and Devon Endersby also got out after getting starts. They scored 13 and 27 in their respective outings. There was no significant performer from the lower-order.
However, Beer batted well until the end. He got out in the death overs after adding 46 runs to the total from 67 deliveries. The effort was not enough to guide the team to a solid total, as Sussex 2nd XI were all out for 181.
Michael O’Shea did a marvellous job for the Glamorgan 2nd XI side, picking up a five-wicket haul in the match. He did not get much rest, coming out to open the innings for his side alongside Imran Hassan.
The pair collected 37 runs at the top of the order, but failed to make a significant contribution to the total. They were dismissed after scoring 21 and 19 runs to the total respectively.
Ben Wright and wicketkeeper batsman Chris Cooke were the other two wickets to fall in the innings. They were unable to make an impact in the match, scoring 16 and 1 respectively.
Brown and Daniel Roberts put together and unbeaten 99-run stand for the fifth wicket, guiding their side to victory. Both batsmen scored half-centuries, ending up with 60 and 52.
The home team’s skipper managed to pick up a couple of wickets in the match, but failed to defend the total in the end.