August 10, 2022
Recent Match Report – Kent vs Glamorgan Group B 2022

Glamorgan 308 for 7 (Ingram 155, Cullen 80*) beat canto 304 for 8 wickets (Evison 109, Blake 66, Robinson 50) by 3 wickets

Career-best ODI scores for Colin Ingram and Tom Cullen, a marked improvement in the sixth wicket record for Glamorgan of 186, propelled the defending champions to their second win in the Royal London Cup.

South African Ingram scored 155 off 148 balls, the joint fifth-highest List A innings for Glamorgan, while Cullen remained unbeaten on 80 off 77 balls as Welsh County posted a total of 107 for 5 against the Kent Spitfires. Scored made. 304 for 8.

Ingram was a key participant, but Cullen’s contribution was also significant, as Glamorgan finished on top of Group B of the 50-over contest.

Kent opener Joy Evison was not worth losing after his century in the first innings, the fourth time he has played Glamorgan this season with three different counties – Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – as well as previous high scores for Kent. 12 of those meetings.

Glamorgan asked Kent to bat first and got off to the right start when Ben Compton was caught in the third ball of the innings by James Vighill. However Ollie Robinson joined Evison and the pair kept the scoreboard ticking a ball around a run until Robinson was dismissed after reaching his 50.

Alex Blake continued to provide good support to Avison and the pair put on a century partnership before falling in quick succession. Kent would be eyeing a total of 350 at the time, but the home team with Dan Dothwaite, the likes of Glamorgan bowlers, were able to bring the visitors back to the point they were thankful for as they crawled over 300 points.

Dothwaite finished with figures of 2 for 43 in his 10 overs, Weighel also taking a pair of wickets, as did Ingram with his legspin. George Linde’s 27 not out at the end of the innings ensured that they reached 304 for 8.

It was still an impressive total and Glamorgan needed a good start. Unfortunately for them it didn’t match with opener Sam NorthEast falling for the Goldenduck 11 days after scoring a quadruple century in the County Championship. This brought Ingram to the crease and it looked like he was facing a different bowling attack to his teammates, regularly finding boundaries without taking any major risks.

It was not the same at the other end as batsmen came and went, although skipper Kiran Carlsen offered some resistance with 28.

Ingram was caught on a free hit after a no-ball from Hamidullah Qadri at 55, eventually getting out for 155 with the 12 needed for victory. Cullen stayed until the end to see his team on the line.

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