302 & 242
379 & 166-3
Glamorgan win by 7 wickets
Notts v Glam


An unbeaten half-century by Marnus Labuschagne helped Glamorgan beat Nottinghamshire by seven wickets on the final afternoon of their match at Trent Bridge as the Welsh county successfully chased a target of 166 inside 45 overs to secure their first win in County Championship cricket for 24 years at the Nottingham ground.





Day 1

Evening Report

Nottinghamshire had reached 223-4 from 64 overs at tea with Duckett unbeaten on 101 as Michael Hogan and James Weighell resumed the bowling. Duckett cover drove Hogan whilst Mullaney slashed Weighell behind point for four before pulling him for six to bring up the century stand. Duckett then square-cut Weighell to the short boundary in front of the Fox Road Stand. But with the total on 258, Mullaney miscued a drive into the hands of Sam Northeast at short extra cover.

Tom Moores made his way to the middle as Marnus Labuschagne returned to the attack and, as before tea, delivered a spell of seam-up rather than wrist spin and with his fifth delivery found the edge of Moores’ bat with Chris Cooke completing a regulation catch behind the stumps. Liam Patterson-White joined Duckett but his stay was only a brief one as in his next over Hogan dismissed him l.b.w.

264-7 then became 270-8 as Duckett tamely spooned a ball back into the hands of Labuschagne, much to the Australian’s glee. Glamorgan then took the new ball as Neser and van der Gugten returned to the fray. Brett Hutton cover drove Neser for four but then had his stumps re-arranged by the Australian as Dane Paterson, the Notts number eleven made his way to the middle as the Trent Bridge floodlights came on. James Pattinson responded by flaying a pair of boundaries against van der Gugten, but after bringing up the 300 and securing another batting point, he repeated the stroke against Neser, but preceded to sky the ball back to the bowler.

With Notts having made 302, Glamorgan had five overs to face as David Lloyd and Andrew Salter began the Welsh county’s reply against Pattinson and Hutton. The assertive Lloyd cover-drove both bowlers before Salter nurdled Pattinson to third man followed by a square-drive.


Teatime Report

Nottinghamshire began the afternoon session on 108-2 with Michael Hogan and Timm van der Gugten resuming the bowling to Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett. Clarke on-drove the Dutchman for four before Duckett clipped Hogan to mid-wicket for four. However, van der Gugten saw Glamorgan secure their first bowling point as Clarke played a ball onto his stumps with Notts on 136-3.

Joey Evison joined Duckett as James Weighell had his second spell with Duckett pulling Weighell for four en route to a 104-ball fifty. But van der Gugten made a further incision as Evison departed l.b.w. with Steven Mullaney making his way to the middle. Duckett responded by unfurling a pair of flowing cover drives before Mullaney greeted the return of Neser to the attack by square-driving the Australian for a pair of boundaries before pulling him for four.

Shortly before tea, Andrew Salter had a spell at the Pavilion End and was swept for four by Duckett, who then pulled Lloyd for four to square-leg before Mullaney lofted Salter for four to wide long-on. In the final over before tea, Duckett reached his hundred, from 169 balls, by sweeping the off-spinner for a single.

Lunchtime update

Glamorgan made two changes to their line-up from the team which drew last week against Durham at Sophia Gardens with Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser replacing Colin Ingram and James Harris. With the pitch being verdant, it was no surprise that Glamorgan opted to bowl first with Michael Neser opening the bowling in tandem with Michael Hogan. Ben Slater punched the latter off the back foot through backward point for the day’s first boundary before Haseeb Hameed off-drove and on-drove successive balls from Neser. Slater also cover drove Hogan for four but in Neser’s fourth over he edged to second slip where Sam Northeast completed a waist-high catch.

26-1 saw Ben Duckett join Hameed who on-drove Hogan for another boundary before James Weighell and Timm van der Gugten bowled in tandem. Duckett cover-drove the latter before Hameed off-drove him in the second over followed by a cover-drive in the third. But in the 18th over, Duckett on-drove Weighell with the bowler, in his follow through, sticking out a boot to stop the ball. However, he deflected it onto the stumps with Hameed, who was following-up, stranded out of his ground with the umpire upholding the appeal for run out.

Joe Clarke made his way to the middle with the total on 69-2, with Duckett cover-driving Weighell prior to Clarke repeating the stoke against van der Gugten before firmly clipping David Lloyd’s first delivery to the boards at mid-wicket and the sixth over the boards for the day’s first maximum. Neser returned for a second spell before lunch and nearly caught and bowled Clarke. The Notts batter celebrated his good fortune by driving the Australian through extra-cover as the 100 came up in the 25th over.

Duckett also square-cut Lloyd before nearly being caught at second slip attempting to repeat the stroke.




Day 2

Evening Report

Glamorgan resumed after tea on 233-6 as Joey Evison and Dane Paterson continued the bowling with Sam Northeast pulling the former for four before Neser repeated the shot for six into the Fox Road Stand. But Evison made the perfect riposte as he re-arranged Neser’s stumps with his next delivery.
248-7 then became 248-8 as next over Northeast was bowled by Paterson for 85. James Weighell then edged Paterson for four before Timm van der Gugten swatted James Pattinson for four when he returned to bowl. Weighell also cover-drove Paterson before slashing Pattinson for four through point after Notts took the new ball. Van der Gugten then on-drove and off-drove successive deliveries from Pattinson for four as Glamorgan secured their third batting point after 84 overs.

A pull for four by Weighell against Paterson saw Glamorgan take the lead with the all-rounder then straight-driving the South African for two further boundaries. Van der Gugten also drilled Hutton to long-on before clipping the next ball to the ropes at mid-wicket, whilst Weighell greeted the return of Joey Evison to the attack by nonchalantly flicking him to fine-leg for another boundary.

A straight drive against Liam Patterson-White for four saw Timm van der Gugten complete his fifty from 80 balls, before a swift single later in the over brought up the century stand. The Dutchman then score his 1,000th run in all first-class cricket as he drove Evison through the covers. Shortly afterwards a similar stroke by Weighell saw Glamorgan to the 350-mark and another batting point.

Van der Gugten celebrated by drilling Evison to long-off for four but with the total on 354 their jaunty stand ended as Weighell edged Patterson-White into Moores gloves. Michael Hogan joined van der Gugten for the closing overs as Glamorgan ended the day on 354-9.

Afternoon Update

David Lloyd had reached 58* and his side 130-2 when lunch was taken, and after the interval he and Sam Northeast faced the bowling of Dane Paterson plus James Pattinson as the home side strove to break the partnership. However, Lloyd crisply clipped Paterson to the ropes at mid-wicket before firmly on-driving Pattinson for four to bring up the century stand.

After some quiet reconnaissance after lunch, Northeast completed his fifty from 103 balls before unfurling a glorious cover drive for four against Pattinson. Lloyd also clipped Paterson to fine-leg for another boundary and seemed set to become Glamorgan’s first centurion at Trent Bridge since Steve James in 1998. But with the total on 163 Lloyd, on 76, Brett Hutton returned to the attack and found the edge of Lloyd’s bat with Ben Duckett at second slip completing the catch which ended the third wicket stand of 117 in 37 overs.

Kiran Carlson became Northeast’s new partner and had a life as Haseeb Hameed, at third slip, failed to cling onto another outside edge. He celebrated his good fortune by cover-driving Steven Mullaney for four before repeating the stroke when Joey Evison returned at the Pavilion End. Carlson also cover-drove Hutton but his cameo ended with Glamorgan two runs away from a first batting point as the young tyro edged Evison into Tom Moores’ gloves.
Chris Cooke followed in identical fashion in Evison’s next over before Callum Taylor drilled the all-rounder to the boards at mid-wicket. But with the total on 214, Paterson returned to the attack and removed Taylor as he edged into the slips where Joe Clarke completed the regulation catch.

Lunchtime Report
Yesterday, both teams produced something of a curate’s egg performance on a verdant surface after Glamorgan had opted to bowl first. Nottinghamshire’s batters rather squandered their relatively healthy position in mid-afternoon, losing 6 wickets for 44 runs in 15.2 overs after tea, as the visiting bowlers adjusted their lines and lengths, with Marnus Labuschagne’s rarely seen seam bowling also accounting for Ben Duckett after the Welsh Fire batter had reached three figures.

David Lloyd and Andrew Salter survived the five overs from last night to resume this morning on 33-0 with Lloyd striking the days first boundary as he crisply on-drove James Pattinson for four. The bowler though made the first incision in his next over as Salter edged to Joe Clarke at first slip. 41/1 saw the arrival of Labuschagne who began with three through mid-wicket but next over he was l.b.w. shouldering arms to a delivery from Brett Hutton which jagged back in.

Sam Northeast joined Lloyd and after a series of singles he glanced Hutton to fine-leg, with Lloyd also top-edging Pattinson in the same direction before nurdling Steven Mullaney to third man. Dane Paterson also had a spell at the Pavilion End with Northeast flicking him for a series of two’s to fine-leg before cover-driving Mullaney. Lloyd then outside-edged Mullaney for four to third man before completing his fifty from 70 balls by glancing Joey Evison to square-leg.

Northeast also cover-drove Paterson before flicking Evison to long-leg and greeting the introduction of spin by sweeping left-armer Liam Patterson-White to the boards at square-leg.



Day 3

Evening Update

At tea, Nottinghamshire had reached 158-4 with a lead of 81 runs, with Duckett seven runs away from his second century in the match but, after two further singles, he edged Timm van der Gugten to David Lloyd at slip. Liam Patterson-White joined Tom Moores who thick-edged van der Gugten just over the heads of the slip cordon. Patterson-White also cover drove van der Gugten but later in the over the Dutchman trapped him l.b.w.

175-6 then became 178-7 as Moores edged van der Gugten to second slip where Sam Northeast diving low to his left took a fine catch. Joey Evison then joined James Pattinson with the injured all-rounder having Haseeb Hameed as his runner. A couple of run out appeals were turned down before Pattinson edged van der Gugten to second slip where Northeast completed another low catch to give the Dutch international his 200th wicket in all first-class cricket.

Brett Hutton then flicked van der Gugten to fine-leg for four before off-driving him for another firmly struck boundary before Evison drilled Taylor over long-off for another four. With Notts on 207-8 after 80 overs the new ball was taken with Hogan and Neser returning to the fray. Evison straight-drove Hogan for four as the ninth wicket pair remained resolute in the closing overs.

Afternoon Update

The post-lunch session began with Nottinghamshire on 45-2, still 32 runs in arrears as Timm van der Gugten and Michael Hogan resumed the bowling duties. Ben Duckett flicked the Dutchman to the short boundary on the legside as together with Joe Clarke, the third wicket pair continued to chisel away at the deficit. Clarke also on-drove Hogan for four before Michael Neser returned to the attack and found the edge of Clarke’s bat as Chris Cooke safely pouched another catch.

63-3 saw Steve Mullaney join Duckett who cover drove van der Gugten before nurdling Neser to the vacant third man ropes as the arrears were wiped off in the 33rd over. Andrew Salter’s off-spin was then introduced before Duckett completed his fifty from 113 balls by square-driving Neser. Marnus Labuschagne then entered the attack, once again in seam-up mode, and nearly dismissed Duckett for the second time in the match, but the edge just evaded Cooke’s outstretched gloves.

Duckett celebrated his good fortune by twice sweeping Salter for four before harpooning the spinner to the ropes at mid-wicket. James Weighell then replaced Salter and struck with his third delivery as Mullaney dabbed a ball straight to Cooke. 114-4 saw the arrival of Tom Moores as Michael Hogan returned to the attack for a pre-tea salvo. Duckett square-cut him for four before Moores cover-drove Weighell before flicking Labuschagne to square-leg when the Australian switched shortly before tea to the Radcliffe Road End.

Lunchtime Report

Nottinghamshire have been one of the most successful counties in recent times so it was to Glamorgan’s collective credit that they ended the second day, on a pitch still assisting the bowlers, with a useful lead of 54 runs after century stands for their third and ninth wickets. The former saw both David Lloyd and Sam Northeast post high-class half-centuries as they built a decent platform before the latter saw Timm van der Gugten and James Weighell feast on the home side’s much vaunted attack as Glamorgan recovered from 248-8 and the prospect of a first innings deficit.

Van der Gugten and Hogan resumed this morning against Dane Paterson and Brett Hutton, with Hogan unfurling a booming off-drive against Paterson before inside-edging another flayed drive against the Springbok. Hogan then greeted the return of James Pattinson by biffing him to long-off for four, but the introduction of Liam Patterson-White’s spin ended the innings as van der Gugten was caught at long-off attempting a similarly expansive blow.
Nottinghamshire duly began their second innings 77 runs in arrears as Michael Neser and Hogan shared the new ball and delivered three maidens before Haseeb Hameed spliced a rising delivery from Hogan into the hands of Kiran Carlson at fourth slip. Ben Duckett joined Ben Slater as the maidens continued until the former flicked Hogan to fine-leg, but next ball Slater edged an attempted pull and Chris Cooke completed a regulation catch.

Joe Clarke began by edging Hogan through the slips before Duckett did the same just out of Labuschagne’s reach at third slip. Having conceded just two runs from six overs, Neser was replaced by van der Gugten who was cover-driven and on-driven for consecutive fours by Clarke before Duckett drilled the Dutchman through mid-off.




Day 4

Afternoon Update

With David Lloyd having been bowled by the final delivery before the interval, it was Sam Northeast who joined Labuschagne after lunch with Glamorgan needing a further 114 runs from the remaining 65.1 overs. Northeast began by cover-driving and on-driving Patterson-White for a pair of fours whilst his partner continued to accumulate in one’s and two’s as they whittled away at the target. However, Labuschagne came out of his shell to loft Patterson-White for six into the Radcliffe Road Stand.

Northeast also cover drove the left-arm spinner for four but next over he departed as he pulled Pattinson to long-leg where Dane Paterson managed to hold onto the ball with his arms above his head as he tumbled backwards. 92-3 saw Kiran Carlson join Labuschagne and he began with a deft leg-glance against Pattinson, whilst Brett Hutton also returned to the fray and was cover-driven by Labuschagne.

Carlson then square-drove Hutton for four before Labuschagne drilled Paterson through mid-off as well as edging the Springbok just far enough away from Tom Moores’ outstretched gloves. The flurry of boundaries continued as Carlson again square-drove Paterson before clipping Hutton to the ropes at fine-leg. With Labuschagne accumulating in singles, Carlson’s cameo continued as he straight drove Patterson-White for four before nurdling Paterson for four to third man.

Carlson found the ropes again as he drilled a despondent Pattinson through extra-cover before Labuschagne cover -drove Pattinson en route to a 93-ball fifty. Carlson then hooked Pattinson for six to win the game as Glamorgan romped to victory with 39 overs remaining

Lunchtime Report

Glamorgan had enjoyed the better of yesterday’s play with Nottinghamshire resuming this morning on 224-8 with an overall lead of 147 runs after Timm van der Gugten had filleted their middle order yesterday in a potentially match-winning spell of 4-8 in nine overs. After Callum Taylor had bowled the opening over, the Dutchman, plus Michael Hogan, resumed the bowling to Brett Hutton and Tom Evison who once again was accompanied by Haseeb Hameed as a runner. Ten runs were added, all in singles until Hutton, in the 94th over shouldered arms to Hogan and lost his off stump.

With Dane Paterson as his new partner, Evison cover-drove van der Gugten for the day’s first boundary but it proved to be his last as James Weighell then returned to the attack and ended the innings as Evison was caught by Cooke trying to pull the all-rounder. This meant that Glamorgan had a minimum of 84 overs in which to chase their target of 166, and record their first victory in the competition at Trent Bridge since 1998.

David Lloyd and Andrew Salter duly faced the new ball pairing of Hutton and James Pattinson, with the latter being cover driven in Zorro-esque fashion by Salter before being drilled through mid-off by Lloyd. Salter added another cover driven four to his tally as Pattinson delivered another half-volley. Paterson entered the attack at the Pavilion End with Hutton switching ends but the purposeful Lloyd also found the ropes at extra-cover with another firm drive.

Lloyd also greeted the introduction of Liam Patterson-White’s spin by scything the left-armer through backward point. But with the total on 42, the spinner trapped Salter l.b.w. as Marnus Labuschagne made his way out to bat twenty minutes before the interval. He began with a series of crisply-struck singles as the fifty came up in the 18th over, but to the penultimate ball of the session, Lloyd shouldered arms to Paterson and was bowled.