Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton (RLODC): Head-to-Head

26 Jul 2021 | Cricket

Having made it two from two on Sunday at Northampton, Glamorgan travel to Taunton to play their next match in the Royal London One-Day Cup with the Welsh county meeting Somerset on Wednesday, 28 July in a game which is scheduled to start at 11.00am. (writes Andrew Hignell)

As the list below of their recent List A matches shows, the Welsh county have lost their last four encounters with the West Country side, including a nerve-jangling contest at Sophia Gardens in 2019 when a doughty last wicket stand between Timm van der Gugten and Lukas Carey seemed to be seeing Glamorgan to a famous victory, only for Azhar Ali to take a tumbling catch at mid-off to clinch a Somerset victory.

12 August 2013 at Cardiff – Glamorgan won by 1 wicket
12 August 2014 at Taunton – Glamorgan won by 95 runs
24 July 2016 at Taunton – Somerset won by 33 runs
5 May 2017 at Cardiff – Somerset won by 140 runs
20 May 2018 at Taunton – Somerset won by 83 runs
21 April 2019 at Cardiff - Somerset won by 2 runs

Glamorgan’s most recent victory over Somerset in List A cricket came in a rain-affected game at Taunton in 2014 by 95 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method. Jacques Rudolph led the way with a fine 111 before half-centuries by Murray Goodwin and Chris Cooke propelled Glamorgan to a decent total. Michael Hogan then delivered a waspish opening spell as he removed both openers and, with the rest of the Glamorgan attack in frugal mode, Somerset’s batsmen opted for the aerial route before falling to some fine catches in the outfield as they desperately tried to get close to the par score.

The Welsh county had also been involved in a couple of action-packed List A matches with Somerset during 2013. The first at Taunton saw a spirited fight-back with the bat by Ben Wright and Dean Cosker, before their sterling efforts were trumped by Craig Meschede who oversaw a late recovery by the home side who won by three wickets. The return match on 12 August at Cardiff was equally dramatic as Glamorgan mounted a successful run-chase. Mark Wallace led the way with a fine 70, but a mid-innings wobble meant that it was left to Simon Jones to strike the winning runs with three balls to spare as the Welsh county won by one wicket.