Recent Match Report – Sussex vs Glamorgan South Group 2021


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Opening stand of 144 underpins Sussex’s return to winning ways

Sussex 201 for 8 (Wright 77, Salt 63, Douthwaite 3-28) beat Glamorgan 168 (Lloyd 51, Lenham 4-26) by 33 runs

A first-wicket stand of 144 between Luke Wright and Phil Salt helped Sussex beat Glamorgan by 33 runs in the Vitality Blast. The two openers guided their side to an imposing total of 201 for 8 which was always going to be difficult to chase.
And so it proved as Glamorgan were all out for 168 with David Lloyd making 51. Sussex’s 16-year-old legspinner and Player of the Match Archie Lenham continued his fine Blast form with 4 for 26. A second defeat in as many days leaves Glamorgan needing a miracle to make the quarter-finals while Sussex remain in the qualification mix, having ended a run of two defeats and five no-results.

Sussex won the toss, chose to bat, and made a rollicking start. Wright smashed a straight six over long-on but his opening partner Salt was just as aggressive as Glamorgan’s bowlers were put to the sword.

Sussex reached 77 without loss after just six overs as both batsmen peppered the boundary. Wright went to 50 from just 24 balls and the 100 came up in only the ninth over. Salt’s half-century came from 28 balls with eight fours, but he was finally cleaned up by Dan Douthwaite.

Wright immediately followed him back to the pavilion in the same over when he was caught behind by Chris Cooke for 77 from 41 balls.

Sussex were still primed for a huge score at 145 for 2 with seven overs to go, but Ravi Bopara made just 12 and their middle order struggled to replicate their opening pair’s heroics. David Wiese failed and Harrison Ward went first ball, but consecutive sixes from Australian Travis Head helped Sussex past 200. Douthwaite finished with impressive figures of 3 for 28.

Glamorgan took 16 and 12 from Mitchell Claydon’s and Tymal Mills’ first overs in response as Lloyd started with a bang. It helped Glamorgan to 61 without loss from the first six overs. Lloyd was more aggressive than partner Kiran Carlson who was the first to go, caught at long-on by Head in Bopara’s first over.

Sussex waited until the eighth over to introduce Lenham, but his first six balls went for just four runs. Glamorgan then needlessly lost Colin Ingram, run out for 3.

Lloyd went to 50 from just 27 balls but when he was superbly caught on the square-leg boundary by Will Beer off Lenham, Glamorgan were 82 for three at the halfway stage. Douthwaite did hit Bopara into the River Taff and the Sophia Gardens changing rooms for back-to-back sixes, but Lenham got him and James Weighell too as Sussex were comfortable winners.



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