Glamorgan travel to Chelmsford on Saturday evening for their next match in the Vitality Blast, with the contest against the Essex Eagles scheduled to get underway at 1830. (writes Andrew Hignell)
Hampshire's 15-run victory over Gloucestershire on Friday evening at the Ageas Bowl means that Glamorgan cannot qualify for the quarter-final stages of the competition.
Glamorgan have won three and lost four of their previous T20 contests at Chelmsford, with – as the list below shows – their most recent match at Essex’s headquarters in 2021 seeing the home side canter to an eight-wicket victory after the Welsh county had been dismissed for 104 before Dan Lawrence posted a half-century.
19 June, 2015 - Essex won by 16 runs
29 July, 2016 - No Result
16 July, 2017 - Glamorgan won by 5 wickets
13 July, 2018 - Glamorgan won by 2 wickets
16 Aug, 2019 - Match Abandoned
1 July, 2021 - Essex won by 8 wickets
In 2018 Glamorgan pulled off one of their greatest-ever run chases in white-ball cricket. However, such a scenario seemed unlikely as the visitors subsided to 110-8 chasing a target of 168. But Chris Cooke, together with the stoic support of Timm van der Gugten added 61 in 26 balls, with Chris striking a volley of massive sixes against the despondent attack before striking the final delivery for four to clinch a stunning victory by two wickets.
The 2017 contest at Chelmsford was a high-scoring affair with a stirring Glamorgan victory, although the Eagles seemed to be in the driving seat as Varun Chopra scored an unbeaten 103 as the home side amassed 219-4. But Colin Ingram responded with a superb 114 before run out during the closing stages of the contest just when he looked like breaking Ian Thomas’s record of 116* for the highest individual score for the Welsh county in the competition. But Colin’s efforts did not go to waste as Craig Meschede struck the last ball of the contest high over back ward point for six to clinch a thrilling five-wicket victory.
2016 had also seen Colin Ingram in blistering form with the bat at Chelmsford, with the southpaw posting a 56-ball hundred before the contest was interrupted and subsequently called off because of rain.