T20 Blast: Glamorgan earn home quarter-final v Leicestershire

By Nick WebbBBC Wales Sport
Glamorgan celebrate
Marchant de Lange of Glamorgan celebrates with teammates after Michael Hogan holds a catch to dismiss Paul Stirling
T20 Blast, Swalec Stadium
Middlesex 99-8 (14 overs): Voges 58*; Hogan 3-14, de Lange 3-19
Glamorgan: 100-3 (13 overs): Donald 33; Higgins 2-13
Glamorgan (2 pts) beat Middlesex by 7 wickets

Glamorgan eased through to a T20 Blast home quarter-final against Leicestershire after a seven-wicket win over Middlesex.

Chasing just 100 in 14 overs in a rain-reduced match, they reached 100-3 with an over to spare with Aneurin Donald hitting 33.

Middlesex made a disastrous start, stumbling to 24-5 against Marchant de Lange (3-19) and Michael Hogan (3-14).

Adam Voges (58 not out) played a lone hand in their 99-8 in 14 overs.

Rain continued to frustrate the home supporters, who had seen five of their six home games cut short by rain or washed-out completely, with this match starting 80 minutes late.

However, they were quickly rewarded by the home pace attack as de Lange and Hogan claimed a wicket in each of the first five overs.

Voges' innings gave Middlesex a modest total to defend, but Donald and Nick Selman (16) knocked off nearly half of them, while news came through of Hampshire's defeat by Somerset which assured Glamorgan of a top-two finish and put Middlesex out.

Ryan Higgins dismissed both before being helped off with an apparent shoulder injury suffered in the field, before Jacques Rudolph (22 not out) and Chris Cooke (25 not out) eased any worries.

Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph told BBC Wales Sport:

"I'm obviously very pleased to go through, as a squad we've got a good culture in our dressing room and I believe we've got the team to take us to Finals Day, we just need to keep this momentum.

"It's nice for the club to have a home quarter-final, but Leicestershire have a few X-factor players similar to us but hopefully on the day our boys will step up to the plate."

T20 Blast quarter-final line-up

  • Tuesday 22 August - Derbyshire Falcons v Hampshire
  • Wednesday 23 August - Glamorgan v Leicestershire Foxes
  • Thursday 24 August - Notts Outlaws v Somerset
  • Friday 25 August - Surrey v Birmingham Bears

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