Glamorgan v Essex, Swansea, 4th day

Essex stay in promotion hunt with win

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August 18, 2014

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Essex 286 (Browne 73, Allenby 5-56) and 222 (ten Doeschate 63*, Hogan 4-55) beat Glamorgan 161 (Allenby 56, Panesar 5-50) and 284 (Wagg 64, Panesar 6-118) by 63 runs
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Tom Westley was called upon to bowl his offspin, Essex v England, 3rd day, Chelmsford, July 2, 2013
Tom Westley finished off Glamorgan to finish with three wickets © Getty Images
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Monty Panesar completed match figures of 11 for 168 as Essex eased to their fourth Division Two win of the season as they beat Glamorgan by 63 runs on the final morning at Swansea.

The victory keeps up Essex's hopes of getting into the fight for promotion, while it was Glamorgan's fourth straight defeat.

Glamorgan required 111 to win with only two wickets remaining when they resumed on 237 for 8. It took Essex only 14 balls to break the ninth-wicket partnership when Graham Wagg became Panesar's sixth victim of the innings, failing to add to his overnight 64.

Wagg and Dean Cosker had ensured the match went into the fourth day after surviving the final 14 overs on Sunday after Essex had claimed the extra half-hour. But in the third over of the morning Wagg went to a bat and pad catch to Nick Browne at short leg.

Cosker and Michael Hogan also frustrated Essex for nine overs, adding 43. But after 35 minutes of play Hogan gave Tom Westley a return catch to confirm Essex's victory. Essex took an important 21 points from the match to Glamorgan's three.

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Posted by D.S.A on (August 18, 2014, 17:02 GMT)

Wow, Monty gets 11 wickets in a match, 8 of which were legitimate batsmen, which makes it legitimate match figures to brag about (unlike Ali's, where Shami's wicket is considered on a par with Pujara, hence his 6 wicket haul wasn't never drilled down into detail) and he is neither mentioned in the title, or given the slightest bit more visual attention than everybody else in the match....

It is grotesque that the ECB has allowed Panesar, Carberry and Onions to rot away in county cricket, but when you are part of 'the club', you are there for your career. Cook, Bell, Anderson, Broad and Prior, before injury, have all been given cricketing tenure, and are now undroppable, regardless of what they do on the field. Extreme Cricketing Bias. Part 1 of 2.

Posted by D.S.A on (August 18, 2014, 15:35 GMT)

This England/Zimbabwe/Australia hybrid XI would still get demolished by Australia, and that should be the standard that 'England' teams are judged by Test Match cricket, and not against Asian sides in England. England will get shown up in Asian conditions where they will be force to drop one of their precious fast bowlers, to accommodate a spinner (who might not be able to bat, shudder to think), and Ali will get shown up against Amla, De Villiers, Duminy and Du Plessis. Part 2 of 2.

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