Glamorgan Fall Short in Last-Ball Thriller Against Gloucestershire

20 Jun 2024 | Cricket

In a dramatic match at Sophia Gardens, Glamorgan narrowly lost to Gloucestershire by two wickets in a thrilling finish.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first on a tricky pitch, Glamorgan posted 140 for six, with Sam Northeast anchoring the innings at 46 not out. Early losses of Kiran Carlson and Marnus Labuschagne put pressure on the team, but contributions from Colin Ingram, Dan Douthwaite, and Timm van der Gugten helped set a competitive total.

Timm van der Gugten's exceptional spell (4-1-8-2), supported by Jamie McIlroy, put Glamorgan in a strong position, reducing Gloucestershire to 53 for five. However, Jack Taylor’s brilliant 67, aided by dropped catches, turned the game around.

In a tense final over, despite Taylor's run-out, Josh Shaw hit a last-ball six to secure a stunning victory for Gloucestershire.

Glamorgan will look to bounce back in their next match against Surrey at the Kia Oval on Friday.