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August 8, 2014
Durham 185 (Mustard 53, Lloyd 4-10) beat Glamorgan 133 (Rudolph 61, Collingwood 4-16, Onions 4-48) by 52 runs
Phil Mustard scored an impressive half-century and Graham Onions produced a treble-wicket maiden over as Durham condemned Glamorgan to a third straight Royal London Cup in a low-scoring game at the Swalec Stadium.
Despite Durham only able to make 185 all out in 45 overs after winning the toss, Glamorgan could only reply with 133 as they went down by 52 runs with 8.5 overs remaining.
On a very two-paced pitch the main damage to the Glamorgan innings was done by Onions' three-wicket over with the new ball with Jacques Rudolph (61 from 99 balls) the only one of the top six to make double figures. Onions, who finished with figures of 4 for 48, struck to have Will Bragg caught at point, David Lloyd was bowled first ball and Jim Allenby was trapped lbw.
After that wickets fell at regular intervals. Murray Goodwin went lbw playing across the line to John Hastings and that became 53 for 5 when Chris Cooke was caught behind off England allrounder Ben Stokes attempting to drive.
Mark Wallace hung around for eight overs but became the sixth man out caught behind off Paul Collingwood, who also bowled Graham Wagg via an inside edge as Glamorgan sank to 86 for 7 in the 30th over. All hope went for Glamorgan when Rudolph edged Collingwood to leave his side 106 for 8. There was some resistance shown by the last wicket until James Harris was caught at slip off Collingwood, who finished with figures of 4 for 16 from 7.1 overs.
At the halfway stage Glamorgan had looked in the driving seat. Michael Hogan led the way with 3 for 22 with Lloyd recording figures of 4 for 10 in three overs - three of his wickets coming in one over - and slow left-armer Dean Cosker weighed in with 3 for 33.
Hogan made an immediate impact by dismissing visiting captain Mark Stoneman with the second ball of the game. He edged a rising ball behind. Mustard, who reached his 50 from 72 balls, and Calum MacLeod laid down a useful platform but after the second-wicket pair put on 101 in 23.3 overs the Durham innings rather unravelled. They lost five wickets for only 30 runs.
The slide was begun by Cosker, who trapped MacLeod leg before, and continued by the return of Hogan after his opening spell of five overs had conceded only seven runs.
Hogan accounted for Mustard and Collingwood in consecutive overs. Mustard was bowled attempting to pull before Collingwood went lbw shouldering arms. Cosker dismissed Scott Borthwick leg-before and then had Keaton Jennings caught behind attempting a reverse sweep.
Stokes put together a typically pugnacious innings, striking three sixes, but on 49 from 43 balls he became Lloyd's first victim caught on the midwicket boundary by Hogan. It was the start of Lloyd's three-wicket over. Two balls later Hastings edged to slip before he bowled Paul Coughlin. After a brief cameo from Gareth Breese, Lloyd ended the innings when Graham Onions edged to slip.
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