Glamorgan head to Northampton on Friday, 12 August for their next game in the Royal London Cup with the contest against the East Midlands side being scheduled to start at 1100am. (writes Andrew Hignell)
The Welsh county’s defeat by the Yorkshire Vikings at Cardiff on Wednesday – a year minus two days after the White Rose county had done the same at Sophia Gardens in 2021 – means that Glamorgan have slipped to fourth place in the group table, with Northamptonshire - after their dramatic collapse in Tuesday’s match with leaders Hampshire on the Isle of Wight - remaining one place behind in fifth spot.
The list below shows the last six meetings between Glamorgan and Northamptonshire in List A cricket, with the Welsh county winning their most recent encounter, last season, at the Wantage Road ground after Hamish Rutherford (86) and Tom Cullen (58*) had starred with the bat for Glamorgan as the visitors amassed 295-6. Despite half-centuries from Ben Curran and Tom Taylor, Northants were pegged back by a typically new ball spell from Michael Hogan (3/26) before Joe Cooke (3/32) filleted the lower order to clinch a deserved victory by 59 runs.
6 Sept 2006 at Sophia Gardens – Northamptonshire won by eight wickets
25 Aug 2008 at Northampton – Glamorgan won by 12 runs
4 May 2009 at Northampton – Northamptonshire won by 35 runs
19 May 2009 at Swansea - Match Abandoned
9 Aug 2009 at Colwyn Bay – Northamptonshire won by 6 runs
25 July 2021 at Northampton – Glamorgan won by 59 runs
Glamorgan’s previous victory in List A cricket against the East Midlands side had been at Northampton during August 2008 when the Welsh county won a 40-over contest after Tom Maynard had struck a forthright 46, before some probing bowling by James Harris, Alex Wharf and Dean Cosker contained the home batsmen.
In all, Glamorgan have met Northamptonshire 49 times in List A cricket, with the Welsh county winning on 29 occasions and losing 18 times. Amongst the highlights have been Glamorgan’s total of 266-6 in the televised contest at Wellingborough School in 1975 when Majid Khan struck a remarkable 22-ball fifty as well as the match during 2004 when Matthew Maynard blasted 117 at Northampton.