Glamorgan Cricket: County ease to five-wicket win over Netherlands

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has scored more than 1,000 first-class runs for Glamorgan in 2019
Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has scored more than 1,000 first-class runs for Glamorgan in 2019
T20, Glamorgan v Netherlands
Netherlands 164-7 (20 overs): Cooper 47, Snater 31; Morgan 1-8, de Lange 1-12
Glamorgan 166-5 (18.4 overs): Labuschagne 59, Morgan 36*, Lloyd 36; Glover 2-27, Overdijk 2-39
Glamorgan win by five wickets

Glamorgan eased to a five-wicket win over the Netherlands in the teams' first T20 meeting, reaching 166-5 with eight balls to spare.

Championship star Marnus Labuschagne hit 59 off 39 balls despite his lack of experience in the short format.

David Lloyd hit 36 as an opener while Owen Morgan reached 36 not out to see the county home.

The Netherlands accelerated hard at the end of their innings to reach 164-7 as Glamorgan looked rusty in the field.

Ben Cooper top-scored with 47 off 35 balls while Shane Snater clubbed 31 off 13 late on.

Glamorgan used an experimental attack of eight bowlers, six of them claiming one wicket apiece as Marchant de Lange's pace produced figures of 1-12 in his opening three overs, while spinner Morgan took 1-8 in two.

A hostile burst from paceman Brendon Glover saw Glamorgan start slowly but Lloyd and Labuschagne then put the Dutch under pressure, with both sides batting better than they bowled and fielded.

Glamorgan will be reinforced by Colin Ingram and fit-again captain Chris Cooke when they begin their T20 Blast campaign against Somerset on 18 July.

Glamorgan: Meschede, Labuschagne, Lloyd (capt), Root, Douthwaite, Wagg, Morgan, Cullen (wk), de Lange, Carey, Walker.

Netherlands: Visee (wk), O'Dowd, Cooper, Baresi, Seelar (capt), Staal, Edwards, Snater, Glover, Boissevain, Overdijk.