Sussex 116 for 0 (Wright 57*, Nash 53*) beat Glamorgan 115 for 9 (Cooke 45, Robinson 3-16) by 10 wickets
Sussex romped to a comfortable 10-wicket victory over Glamorgan in a one-sided game in Cardiff. Ollie Robinson's three wickets limited the home side to just 115 for 9 - a target that was swept aside by Luke Wright and Chris Nash as they won with 46 balls to spare.
Having chosen to field, on winning the toss, Sussex soon had Glamorgan in trouble with Robinson accepting a straightforward caught and bowled opportunity off Jacques Rudolph off the second ball of the opening over. Thereafter, it was something of a procession as Glamorgan struggled to establish themselves on a two-paced wicket.
Colin Ingram was second out - for 1 - with Somerset loanee Craig Meschede departing at 10 for 3, off the bowling of Chris Liddle. A rush of blood from Ben Wright, in the fifth over, led to his downfall - bowled by Robinson - and though Chris Cooke batted with due care and attention, the damage had been done. Mark Wallace followed shortly after, caught by Craig Cachopa off the bowling of Ashar Zaidi and Glamorgan were 24 for 5 in the seventh over.
Graham Wagg, who scored a County Championship double hundred in midweek, provided Cooke with decent support and the pair added 35 off as many balls before the former was brilliantly caught on the boundary by Robinson off Zaidi for 18. Cooke continued to hold up one end, but when he top-edged a pull off the bowling of Liddle in the 17th over, Zaidi took a comfortable catch at long leg. It was a disappointing return from the home batsmen in front of Glamorgan's biggest crowd of the season.
Thankfully, there was a momentary wag in the Glamorgan tail, with Wayne Parnell hitting four boundaries in a 22-ball innings that finally came to an end, off the fourth ball of the final over. Robinson ended up with the impressive figures of 3 for 16 while Tymal Mills, Liddle and Zaidi all picked up two wickets apiece.
Sussex wasted little time in putting Glamorgan to the sword with openers Chris Nash and Luke Wright in prolific form. A modest first over, which yielded just four runs, gave way to a flurry of boundaries with Sussex passing 50 in the fifth over. They progressed at around nine an over thereafter and brought up three figures in the 10th over.
Nash passed 50, an over later, off 36 balls and Wright followed suit three balls later. Nash hit six fours and two sixes and Wright, whose half century took 33 balls, struck five fours and a maximum to complete victory.