News

Sourav Ganguly's season with Glamorgan

Cricinfo tracks Sourav Ganguly's performances through the 2005 season with Glamorgan

Cricinfo staff
12-Jun-2005
Struggling for runs on the international stage, Sourav Ganguly has joined Glamorgan in a bid to get his form back. Cricinfo tracks his performances through the 2005 season with the county.


Sourav Ganguly in action for Glamorgan © Getty Images
July 17 - National League Division One
Glamorgan 274 for 5 (Ganguly 53) beat Worcestershire 273 for 3 (Ganguly 1-19) by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Ganguly played a vital role with both bat and ball as Glamorgan successfully chased a stiff target of 273 at New Road. Ganguly scored 53 off just 48 balls with five fours and two sixes to provide momentum to the run-chase. Earlier, he bowled five economical overs, conceding just 19 runs and taking the important wicket of Vikram Solanki.
July 8-11 - Frizzell County Championship
Glamorgan 267 (Ganguly 47) and 214 (Ganguly 22) lost to Nottinghamshire 425 (Ganguly 3-68) and 57 for 0 by 10 wickets
Scorecard
Ganguly got starts in both innings against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, but failed to convert them into substantial scores as Glamorgan lost by ten wicket. Ganguly made 47 - the highest score of the innings - and 22, and also took three wickets in Nottinghamshire's first innings, including the scalp fo Stephen Fleming, the captain, but Glamorgan were no match for their opponents.
July 5 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 129 for 0 beat Gloucestershire 128 all out (Ganguly 1 for 14) by 10 wickets
Scorecard
Ganguly delivered a miserly spell with the ball as Gloucestershire were kept in check at Sophia Gardens. There was no opportunity for heroics with the bat though as Robert Croft and Matthew Elliott knocked off the runs in next to no time.
June 30 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 165 for 9 (Ganguly 33) lost to Warwickshire 169 for 9 (Ganguly 3 for 27) by 4 runs
Scorecard
Ganguly's impressive bowling performance, when he finished with 3 for 27 in his four overs, followed by a lively 33 couldn't prevent Glamorgan from slipping to yet another defeat in a thriller against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Ganguly picked up the crucial wickets of Jim Troughton, Jonathan Trott and Dougie Brown as Warwickshire were kept down to a reasonable 169. Glamorgan were well on course to victory, with Ganguly, Matthew Elliott and David Hemp chipping in with useful contributions, when Neil Carter, the left-arm medium-pacer, and Brown ran through the lower order and helped Warwickshire clinch a dramatic win.
June 27 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 123 (Ganguly 35) lost to Somerset 212 for 3 by 89 runs
Scorecard
Ganguly's 28-ball 35 stood out in Glamorgan's miserable outing against Somerset at Taunton, where they were routed by 89 runs. Chasing 213, Glamorgan were put on track with some rapid scoring by the top-order but Ian Blackwell, the left-arm spinner, put the brakes on and the lower order succumbed to the pressure and folded for just 123. Ganguly had a torrid time in the one over he bowled in the game when he conceded 16 runs.
June 25 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 151 (Ganguly 36) lost to Warwickshire 205 for 7 by 54 runs
Scorecard
Coming in at No.3, Ganguly made a fiery 36, including seven fours, but Glamorgan fell way short of reaching Warwickshire's target of 206. Ganguly shared a vital 78-run partnership with Matthew Elliott, who made a hurricane 52 off just 32 balls, but both fell in quick succession and Alex Loudon, the offspinner, dismantled the rest to finish with 5 for 33.
June 24 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 128 for 9 (Ganguly 0) lost to Gloucestershire 132 for 3 by 7 wickets
Scorecard
A golden duck for Ganguly as Glamorgan went down meekly to Gloucestershire at Bristol. Glamorgan never recovered from their poor start and put up just 128 in their first innings. It wasn't enough as Craig Spearman and Phil Weston guided Gloucestershire home.
June 22 - Twenty20 Cup
Glamorgan 183 for 8 (Ganguly 10) tied with Somerset183 (Ganguly 1-30) Glamorgan declared the winner as they lost fewer wickets
Scorecard
A quick 10 off 11 balls was all that Ganguly managed in Glamorgan's first Twenty20 game against Somerset at Cardiff. It turned out to be a happy ending though, as Glamorgan tied the game and were declared winners since they had lost fewer wickets.
June 19 - National League Division One
Glamorgan 211 for 7 (Ganguly 18) lost to Hampshire 212 for 3
Scorecard
Ganguly managed just 18 as Glamorgan suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Hampshire at The Rose Bowl. Robert Croft's 88 at the top of the order propelled them to a respectable 211 but Hampshire knocked off the target with 7.4 overs to spare. Ganguly bowled three overs as well but conceded 15 runs without any reward.
June 15-18 - Frizzell County Championship
Glamorgan 584 for 3 dec and 256 for 3 dec (Ganguly 84*) lost to Middlesex 435 for 4 dec and 408 for 4
Scorecard
Ganguly cashed in with a breezy 84 not out in the second innings of a high-scoring game but Middlesex triumphed in a thrilling game at Southgate despite Glamorgan amassing 584 in their first innings. In a match that saw one double-century, six centuries and five half-centuries, Ganguly's knock helped Glamorgan accelerate their scoring-rate in the second innings and set up the declaration. However, it turned out to be futile as Ed Smith and Owais Shah rattled off hundreds and led Middlesex to victory.
June 8-10 - Frizzell County Championship
Glamorgan 358 (Ganguly 69) and 260 (Ganguly 142) lost to Kent 568 and 51 for 0 by 10 wickets
Scorecard
After a lacklustre start, Ganguly struck form in spectacular fashion against Kent at Cardiff. Glamorgan were thrashed by ten wickets, but Ganguly shone with the bat, top-scoring in both innings. In the first, both he and David Hemp made 69 as Glamorgan totalled 358 in reply to Kent's 568. Following on, Glamorgan were struggling 5 for 3 when Ganguly walked in and made a magnificent 142 off a mere 125 balls, with 15 fours and five sixes. Ganguly's dominance can be gleaned from the fact that the second-highest scorer in the innings was Andrew Davies, the No. 11 batsmen, who made an unbeaten 35 and helped Ganguly add 80 for the last wicket.
June 1-4 - Frizzell County Championship
Glamorgan 301 (Ganguly 0) and 354 for 3 (Ganguly 15*) drew with Sussex 497 for 5 dec
Scorecard
Ganguly's season with Glamorgan got off to the worse possible start when he was bowled for a third-ball duck by Jason Lewry. In the second innings of the drawn game, Ganguly pottered around, making an unbeaten 15 from 50 balls. Glamorgan's other overseas import, Australia's Matthew Elliott, had an excellent game, scoring 85 and 162.