Glamorgan 112 for 2 (Carlson 54*) beat derbyshire 110 (van der Guggen 4-41) by eight wickets
Glamorgan opened the defense of the Royal London One-Day Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Derbyshire in the opening Group B match at Derby.
Derbyshire never recovered from losing three wickets in the first four overs on a damp and humid morning. McIlroy and van der Guggen got the ball swinging in good bowling conditions and Derbyshire’s chances of setting up a competitive total were all but lost after the first powerplay.
“I really couldn’t have asked for more,” Carlson said. “The way we bowled at the start was exceptional, we didn’t really give them much, we took our chances and the big guys, Jamie and Tim really took the stall out.
“The wicket was tough, it had a little more than both teams thought but we bowled first because of the overheads.
“It was a little sniffing and swinging and it was really tough in the beginning when it was doing quite a bit. It flattened a bit as the ball got older but when we gave them 6 for 3 it It must have been tough for him because we were bowling so well.”
Billy Godelman went into the second over when his attempt to spin van der Guggen through midwicket ended in the hands of mid-on and Louis Rees followed quickly, reversing a loose drive.
Harry Kemm was lbw half-forward and although Tom Wood caught van der Guggen over cover for the first boundary in the sixth over, Chris Cook diving to his right was brilliant when he cut the same bowler hard. way caught.
After a brief rain delay, Brooke Guest handed McIlroy a return catch, keeping Derbyshire’s hopes of honoring Anuj Dal and McKiernan. The pair nearly doubled the score but the team swooped in to cover Joe Cook and when Mark Watts was bowled by David Lloyd, Derbyshire were rapidly sinking to 62 for 7.
Ben Aitchison clips Lloyd over long leg, where Joe Cook takes a catch well inside the rope leaving Sam Connors to help McKiernan get Derbyshire to three points.
McKiernan pulled Dan Douthwaite for four and smashed van der Guggen for another boundary, but fell short of the first ODI half-century when he pushed Douthwaite to cover.
The innings ended when Connors made a drive on van der Guggen, which left Glamorgan to chase like a straight goal.
They got there relatively comfortably but only after losing to Lloyd and Sam Northeast within the first 10 overs. Lloyd found a leading edge for Aitchison and was caught on point before NorthEast, who had scored a quadruple century just a week earlier, drove into Conners and was caught well by Wood diving into second slip.
Another wicket may have sown the seeds of doubt in the Glamorgan camp but Ingram and Carlson restored the order before heading for an impressive victory.
Derbyshire were well beaten and McKiernan admitted: “We have to draw a line under that and get ahead in the game on Friday. It’s a disappointing start to the campaign but that doesn’t mean we can’t bounce back. There was a little bit early in the wicket but I think we as a batting group are disappointed not to get a competitive score.”