Glamorgan v Northamptonshire, Pro40, Cardiff September 7, 2006

Peters keeps Northants in the hunt

Cricinfo staff

Northamptonshire 165 for 2 (Peters 84*, Afzaal 46*) beat Glamorgan 158 for 8 (Croft 54) by eight wickets (D/L method)
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Stephen Peters guided Northamptonshire to a comfortable eight-wicket win against Glamorgan to keep their hopes of the title alive. Peters and Usman Afzaal added an unbeaten 113 for the third wicket as their team cruised to the target with 23 balls to spare after rain reduced the match to 36 overs.

Northamptonshire had early bowled and fielded impressively despite being hampered for stages by a damp ball as play continued during drizzle. Robert Croft held the Glamorgan innings together with 54 off 84 balls, but lacked support with the next highest score being 17. Lance Klusener, Jason Brown and Monty Panesar each took two wickets.

David Harrison hit back with a brace of his own at the start of the Northants reply, but none of the Glamorgan attack could do anything to stop Peters and Afzaal. They are now level on points with Essex but have played a game more.

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