Glamorgan v Gloucestershire

Specsavers County Championship -

Venue: The SSe Swalec Stadium

Day 3

Gloucestershire completed the double over Glamorgan in the County Championship with 10.2 overs of the day remaining. Glamorgan were again let down by their batting with their batsmen lacking technique, application and for the fourth successive innings failed to bat for more than 65 overs.

Gloucestershire added a further 16 runs before they were dismissed for 363 in their first innings, a lead of 143 with David Payne(67no) achieving his career best score, and Michael Hogan, after taking the last two wickets, returning creditable figures of 25.1-6-36-5.
Only once in the last 12 innings have Glamorgan’s openers shared a fifty run partnership, and they were again in trouble when Owen Morgan was bowled by Josh Shaw in the sixth over, and he was quickly followed four balls later, when Nick Selman was caught by wicketkeeper Mustard off Payne.

David Lloyd, who has been short of runs recently, again failed when he wafted at a ball outside the off stump, but Aneurin Donald, after scoring four, had the distinction of becoming the youngest Glamorgan player to score 1000 runs in a season. Donald and Bragg put on 45 for the fourth wicket, but Donald became Jack Taylor’s first victim when he edged an arm ball to slip, before Kieran Carlson collected a pair when he became Mustard’s third victim behind the stumps.

Graham Wagg soon made his intentions clear by driving Taylor’s off spin for successive sixes, but the bowler got his revenge when he bowled Wagg for a breezy 21. Apart from Bragg, who scored with 52 that included six boundaries, there was little resistance from Glamorgan’s batsmen until Mark Wallace and stand in captain Hogan put on 58 for the final wicket.

Needing to score 90 to win, Chris Dent and Gareth Roderick made a cautious start before Dent drove Wagg, who had reverted to left arm spin, over long on for six, and Roderick struck Carlson for three overs in his first over. They then hurried along at four runs an over, with Roderick reaching fifty from 56 balls with the captain hitting the winning runs in the twentieth over.

Richard Dawson the Gloucestershire coach said after his team’s 10 wicket win that ”a lot of people contributed to the win, especially David Payne and Hamish Marshall. Payne led the attack in both innings, while his 67 not out enabled us to get 143 run lead on first innings”. Dawson was also pleased on how they kept putting pressure on the opposition” we kept it up for three days and after being 35 for three in the first innings, it was a great effort to score 363. After losing the T20 quarter final, it was a great confidence booster to come back and play so well in the last two championship games.”

Day 2

Hamish Marshall’s fourth championship century of the season – his 22nd for his county- and an unbeaten 58 from David Payne has enabled Gloucestershire to gain a lead of 127, with their score on 347 for 8 .

With the ninth wicket pair of Payne and Josh Shaw having already shared an unbroken partnership of 56 for the ninth wicket, Glamorgan have much to do if they are to avoid losing their seventh championship game of a disappointing season.

Marshall returns to New Zealand at the end of the season after spending eleven years in the West Country, and his innings from 189 balls – although he did give a difficult chance to wicketkeeper Mark Wallace on 40- rescued Gloucestershire after they had earlier slumped to 38 for 3. He also found a staunch ally in George Hankins, the 19 yr old England Under19 batsman who stayed with Marshall for 47 overs to share an impressive partnership of 120 for the fourth wicket.

Resuming at their overnight score of 62 for 3, Marshall and Hankins batted throughout the morning session, and were not separated until 20 minutes after lunch when Hankins feathered a catch to the wicketkeeper off Graham Wagg. Hankins was at the crease for three and a quarter hours for 43, striking just five boundaries, but he was the perfect foil for Marshall, and with more experience at county level he will only prosper.

Phil Mustard also put in a notable performance, adding 56 with Marshall for the fifth wicket, but when Michael Hogan took the new ball, Mustard soon edged to slip. Marshall’s innings ended in Hogan’s next over, when he was adjudged lbw, and was either unhappy with the decision or disappointed with himself as he took some time to drag himself away from the crease.

Craig Miles and David Payne then strengthened their team’s position with a stand of 60 for the eighth wicket, although Wallace missed a stumping off Kieran Carlson with Payne on 20. Shortly afterwards Carlson was rewarded when Miles, who made 34, chipped a low catch to Wagg at short mid-wicket, but Payne further frustrated Glamorgan by reaching an impressive 50 shortly before the close.

Although Payne and Josh Shaw scored at a slow rate, their approach was certainly justified with the game only at the half way stage.

Marshall, who scored his second century in three games, said “It’s always nice to get into a run of form, especially on a good pitch, but the game has a long way to go and we would ideally like to get a big lead and put Glamorgan under some scoreboard pressure”.

He also praised George Hankins, saying he “has a big future, is never overawed and just gets on with it”

Day 1

Glamorgan would have been in deep trouble had Australian born Nick Selman not scored 101, almost half the team’s total, in an attacking innings that included 14 fours from 144 balls. Selman, who last month carried his bat for an undefeated hundred against Northants, looked as if would emulate that performance until he was bowled the delivery after reaching his century. He will hope that this innings will not start a run of poor form- following his first century he suffered a run of four ducks.

After an uncontested toss, Mark Wallace – in the absence of Jacques Rudolph, who had a sore neck- opened the innings with Selman, but Wallace was out in the 7th over, leg before to David Payne, which prompted a spectator to shout behind the arm” that was a poor decision umpire”. Selman had started with a flurry of boundaries, and although Will Bragg and David Lloyd were both out cheaply, Glamorgan had reached 130 for 3 at lunch, with Selman and Aneurin Donald in full flow- Selman having reached fifty with ten boundaries.

The fourth wicket pair had put on 65, before Donald, who was only four runs short of his thousand first class runs for the season, top edged an intended pull to mid-on. Kieran Carlson, playing his second championship game, was out without scoring runs, and after Selman was dismissed, Craig Meschede was also dismissed by Matt Taylor. Graham Wagg, meanwhile, played a watchful innings on a pitch that was seamer friendly, and had to contend with some accurate bowling from the Gloucestershire seam quartet. Wagg and Timm Van Der Gugten added a useful 38 for the ninth wicket, enabling Glamorgan to gain a batting point, before they were both dismissed by Craig Miles who, with Taylor, took four wickets.

Gloucestershire had to face 31 overs after tea, but soon lost Gareth Roderick who edged Van Der Gugten’s fifth ball to second slip. The Glamorgan seamers also bowled a tight line, but it was a short delivery that undid Chris Dent, who tamely guided the ball to square leg. Will Tavare, who had laboured 67 balls for his 18, was the next to go when he was lbw to Michael Hogan, who was leading Glamorgan in Rudolph’s absence. Hamish Marshall and George Hankins, who was the Player of the Tournament in the recent Under 19 series against Sri Lanka, guided Gloucestershire to the close with the visitors 62 for 3,- a deficit of 158 runs.


Gloucestershire elected to bowl.

Nicholas Selman | Mark Wallace | William Bragg | Aneurin Donald | David Lloyd | Kiran Carlson | Craig Meschede | Graham Wagg | Alun Morgan | Timm van der Gugten | Michael Hogan |

Gareth Roderick | Christopher Dent | William Tavare | George Hankins | Hamish Marshall | Phil Mustard | Jack Taylor | Craig Miles | David Payne | Matthew Taylor | Joshua Shaw |

Glamorgan first innings
220 all out
Gloucestershire first innings
363 all out
Gloucestershire win by 10 wickets
Glamorgan second innings
232 all out
Gloucestershire second innings
92 - 0

Glamorgan First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Nick Selman Bowled Matt Taylor 101 204 144 14 0
Mark Wallace L.B.W. David Payne 5 28 20 1 0
Will Bragg Caught Phil Mustard Bowled Josh Shaw 13 41 24 1 0
David Lloyd Bowled Matt Taylor 4 16 12 1 0
Aneurin Donald Caught David Payne Bowled Craig Miles 36 56 30 7 0
Kiran Carlson L.B.W. Craig Miles 0 16 13 0 0
Graham Wagg Caught and Bowled Craig Miles 29 130 82 2 0
Craig Meschede Caught Josh Shaw Bowled Matt Taylor 0 4 4 0 0
Owen Morgan Bowled Matt Taylor 2 15 13 0 0
Timm van der Gugten Bowled Craig Miles 24 54 44 3 0
Michael Hogan Not Out 0 12 3 0 0
Extras 4b 2lb 0nb 0p 0w 6
Total 220

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
25 57 72 137 141 172 172 177 215 220


Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 21 3 59 1
Matt Taylor 15 2 56 4
Craig Miles 14 2 44 4
Josh Shaw 12 1 41 1
Hamish Marshall 2 0 14 0

Gloucestershire First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Gareth Roderick Caught Nick Selman Bowled Timm van der Gugten 0 3 5 0 0
Chris Dent Caught David Lloyd Bowled Craig Meschede 15 58 34 2 0
William Tavare L.B.W. Michael Hogan 18 78 67 1 0
George Hankins Caught Mark Wallace Bowled Graham Wagg 43 194 152 5 0
Hamish Marshall L.B.W. Michael Hogan 101 231 189 16 0
Phil Mustard Caught Will Bragg Bowled Michael Hogan 11 53 42 1 0
Jack Taylor Caught Nick Selman Bowled Timm van der Gugten 13 31 21 3 0
Craig Miles Caught Graham Wagg Bowled Kiran Carlson 34 82 65 6 0
David Payne Not Out 67 166 133 8 0
Josh Shaw Caught Mark Wallace Bowled Michael Hogan 17 92 66 1 0
Matt Taylor Caught Mark Wallace Bowled Michael Hogan 6 17 11 1 0
Extras 23b 6lb 8nb 0p 1w 38
Total 363

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 36 38 158 214 215 231 291 347 363


Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Timm van der Gugten 25 3 90 2
Graham Wagg 29 5 69 1
Craig Meschede 17 6 42 1
Michael Hogan 25 12 36 5
Owen Morgan 21 4 55 0
Kiran Carlson 13 2 42 1

Glamorgan First Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Nick Selman Caught Phil Mustard Bowled David Payne 8 25 21 1 0
Owen Morgan Bowled Josh Shaw 14 22 18 3 0
Will Bragg Bowled David Payne 52 145 91 6 0
David Lloyd Caught Phil Mustard Bowled Matt Taylor 14 42 34 2 0
Aneurin Donald Caught Hamish Marshall Bowled Jack Taylor 25 45 43 4 0
Kiran Carlson Caught Phil Mustard Bowled Josh Shaw 0 6 4 0 0
Graham Wagg Bowled Jack Taylor 21 13 13 2 2
Craig Meschede Caught Jack Taylor Bowled David Payne 21 25 29 3 1
Mark Wallace Not Out 39 62 51 7 0
Timm van der Gugten Caught William Tavare Bowled David Payne 4 15 10 1 0
Michael Hogan Bowled Jack Taylor 30 40 38 4 1
Extras 2b 1lb 0nb 0p 1w 4
Total 232

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
22 22 53 98 99 126 153 162 174 232


Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 14 4 45 4
Josh Shaw 10 3 44 2
Matt Taylor 10 3 45 1
Craig Miles 4 0 23 0
Jack Taylor 19 5 70 3
Chris Dent 1 0 2 0

Gloucestershire Second Innings

How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Gareth Roderick Not Out 56 79 61 6 1
Chris Dent Not Out 35 79 57 2 1
William Tavare
George Hankins
Hamish Marshall
Phil Mustard
Jack Taylor
Craig Miles
David Payne
Matt Taylor
Josh Shaw
Extras 0b 0lb 0nb 0p 1w 1
Total 92

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Graham Wagg 6 0 19 0
Timm van der Gugten 3 0 6 0
Michael Hogan 2 0 6 0
Kiran Carlson 2 0 23 0
Owen Morgan 3 0 25 0
Craig Meschede 3 0 13 0