Glamorgan v Gloucestershire, Flt20 Mids/West Group, Cardiff July 30, 2013

Klinger dashes Glamorgan dreams

Gloucestershire 145 for 1 (Klinger 86*) beat Glamorgan 141 for 5 (Allenby 85*) by nine wickets
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Glamorgan's chances of reaching the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals disappeared as Gloucestershire trounced them by nine wickets in the final group match at Cardiff.

Chasing 142 to win, captain Michael Klinger helped Gloucestershire achieve the double over Glamorgan with 86 from 59 balls with 11 fours and a six, as Gloucestershire won with 22 balls to spare.

Glamorgan needed to win to qualify for the last eight but it was a disappointing end to their T20 campaign after they had won their opening four games. Glamorgan, who included former England bowler Simon Jones, were put into bat and could only make 141 for 5 from their 20 overs despite Jim Allenby batting through the innings, scoring 85 from 58 balls with four sixes and six fours.

His dominance was highlighted with only two other batsmen - Marcus North and Murray Goodwin - getting into double figures. And out of 13 boundaries in the innings Allenby struck 10 of them with Glamorgan struggling to dominate a largely inexperience attack.

Openers Allenby and captain North, who was promoted up the order, gave the home side a useful platform scoring 41 from the opening six-over Powerplay. But runs dried up as North was bowled by the impressive Benny Howell leaving Glamorgan 55 for 1 in the ninth over.

The big-hitting Chris Cooke failed to make his mark as he holed out to deep midwicket for just 6 and Nathan McCullum, pushed up the order, was out leg before. It saw Glamorgan struggle to 73 for 3 in the 12th over.

Glamorgan failed to get a boundary from the eighth to the 14th over until Allenby struck his fifth four which saw him reach his 50 from 42 balls. It was Allenby's third half century in nine T20 matches this season. Allenby struck a six to bring up the 100 and followed that up with another six off the final ball of the innings.

Gloucestershire, through Klinger and Chris Dent, made a positive start reaching 18 for 0 after the first two overs from Michael Hogan and Jim Allenby. Klinger and Dent each struck a boundary off Wagg as Gloucestershire reached 32 after four overs.

Glamorgan gambled on slow left armer Dean Cosker bowling the final over of the Powerplay but 12 runs came from it as Gloucestershire reached 50 for 0 after six overs. After Gloucestershire had got to 65 for 0 after eight overs McCullum came into the attack to have Dent caught at long-off.

By the halfway stage Gloucestershire reached 79 for 1 with 15 coming off the 10th over from Simon Jones. Klinger went to a 37-ball half-century as Gloucestershire cruised to victory in the 17th over.

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  • CricketingStargazer on August 1, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Now we face a huge County Championship match with Northants and three big YB40 matches. Let's hope that the momentum keeps up.

  • on July 31, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Glamorgan's running between the wickets, Allenby in particular, was bordering on lazy and totally incomprehensible seeing as they were mostly struggling to hit boundaries. They could have found at least 15-20 extra runs if they'd applied more pressure on the fielders. It was painful to watch. Glos showed them up big style.

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    Yes, please let's have him for another year or two, at least!

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    yet another poor performance from Glamorgan. Allenby excepted , a dire batting performance, followed by a dire bowling performance

  • CricketingStargazer on July 31, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Here we go again. Bottom of the group, but a brilliant performance to end a largely pretty poor T20 campaign, showing that Gloucstershire can do it when the mood takes them. The campaign has featured some really pretty awful performances but today's shows that the capability is there.

    Michael Klinger took a while to find his feet, but is certainly justifying his appointment now.

  • CricketingStargazer on August 1, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Now we face a huge County Championship match with Northants and three big YB40 matches. Let's hope that the momentum keeps up.

  • on July 31, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Glamorgan's running between the wickets, Allenby in particular, was bordering on lazy and totally incomprehensible seeing as they were mostly struggling to hit boundaries. They could have found at least 15-20 extra runs if they'd applied more pressure on the fielders. It was painful to watch. Glos showed them up big style.

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    Yes, please let's have him for another year or two, at least!

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    yet another poor performance from Glamorgan. Allenby excepted , a dire batting performance, followed by a dire bowling performance

  • CricketingStargazer on July 31, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Here we go again. Bottom of the group, but a brilliant performance to end a largely pretty poor T20 campaign, showing that Gloucstershire can do it when the mood takes them. The campaign has featured some really pretty awful performances but today's shows that the capability is there.

    Michael Klinger took a while to find his feet, but is certainly justifying his appointment now.

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  • CricketingStargazer on July 31, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Here we go again. Bottom of the group, but a brilliant performance to end a largely pretty poor T20 campaign, showing that Gloucstershire can do it when the mood takes them. The campaign has featured some really pretty awful performances but today's shows that the capability is there.

    Michael Klinger took a while to find his feet, but is certainly justifying his appointment now.

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    yet another poor performance from Glamorgan. Allenby excepted , a dire batting performance, followed by a dire bowling performance

  • on July 31, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    Yes, please let's have him for another year or two, at least!

  • on July 31, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    Glamorgan's running between the wickets, Allenby in particular, was bordering on lazy and totally incomprehensible seeing as they were mostly struggling to hit boundaries. They could have found at least 15-20 extra runs if they'd applied more pressure on the fielders. It was painful to watch. Glos showed them up big style.

  • CricketingStargazer on August 1, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Now we face a huge County Championship match with Northants and three big YB40 matches. Let's hope that the momentum keeps up.