Glamorgan v Lancashire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Colwyn Bay August 21, 2011

Petersen leads his side to victory

Glamorgan 328 for 4 beat Lancashire 259 by 69 runs

A career-best 144 from captain Alviro Petersen in a record score of 328 for 4 helped Glamorgan to a convincing Clydesdale Bank 40 victory over Lancashire Lightning at Colwyn Bay.

The South African shared in a record opening stand of 199 with Gareth Rees (76). His century came off only 89 balls and included 10 sixes - one which smashed the window of Lancashire's dressing room. In all there were 18 sixes in the Dragons innings, and in total 208 runs came in a clatter of boundaries.

Even when Petersen was out the momentum continued with Stewart Walters plundering a half-century from just 19 balls. In reply Lancashire could only make 259 all out in 30.4 overs to slip to a 73-run defeat. Glamorgan were indebted to slow left armer Dean Cosker, who recorded impressive figures of four wickets for 43 runs from seven overs.

Glamorgan's total was all the more impressive considering the match was reduced to a 33 overs a side contest because of rain. The Dragons were set on their way when they reached 50 in only seven overs with Petersen the main aggressor - he reached his 50 from only 36 balls, including two sixes.

He struck Oliver Newby for three consecutive sixes in an over before Rees got in on the act hitting Stephen Parry for two sixes as the 150 came up in the 19th over. Rees also lofted Steven Croft for six onto the pavilion roof before Petersen reached his first one-day hundred for the Dragons from 76 balls.

When the total become 184 the stand beat the previous best for the first wicket, passing the 181 made by Jimmy Maher and Robert Croft against Essex at Sophia Gardens in 2003.

But the first wicket stand was ended when Rees, who had gone to a run-a-ball half-century, was caught on the boundary at long-on. The Dragons took the batting powerplay but Petersen fell to the first delivery when he holed out at long-off.

Glamorgan lost Chris Cooke and Mark Wallace but Walters and Graham Wagg, who put on 75 in 25 balls, ensured Lancashire would have to chase nearly 10 an over for victory. In the urgent need for quick runs Lancashire lost Tom Smith in only the first over when he was caught at midwicket attempting a sweep off Nick James.

A breezy half-century from 20 balls from Stephen Moore kept the Lightning up with the required rate but he was bowled by Will Owen and 82 for two became 103 for three when Karl Brown was stumped off Cosker.

Steven Croft and Paul Horton put on 94 runs in 10 overs as they attempted to get Lancashire back in the game - but their momentum was checked when Cosker bowled Croft, who scored 85 in 55 balls. Cosker also accounted for Paul Horton and Luke Procter as the pressure became too much for the Lightning.