Semi-final heartache for Essex as Glamorgan prevail

Glamorgan v Essex Eagles – Royal London One Day Cup semi-final – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – Summary

Essex Eagles 289 (49.4 overs)

Glamorgan 293/5 (48.0 overs)

Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bowl

Glamorgan won by five wickets

Essex Eagles missed out on a Royal London One Day Cup final berth after Glamorgan triumphed in their last-four clash at Sophia Gardens.

Alastair Cook hit 68, while Paul Walter contributed a half-century and starlet, Josh Rymell 44 as Essex posted 289 – Joe Cook taking 5/61 as Glamorgan kept the Eagles within sight.

Hamish Rutherford hit 67 off 44 balls before falling to Simon Harmer – Walter taking the catch – his opening wicket stand with Nick Selman 95.

Selman reached 59, while Joe Cook contributed an unbeaten 66 to see Glamorgan home with twelve balls to spare – Tom Westley’s 2/41 in vain for the visitors.

Essex now turn their attention back to the LV=Insurance County Championship, where they will face Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens on Monday, August 1 – Sept 2 (11am).

Glamorgan: HD Rutherford, NJ Selman, SJ Reingold, KS Carlson (Capt), WT Root, TN Cullen (WK), JM Cooke, AG Salter, WJ Weighell, LJ Carey, MG Hogan, CZ Taylor (twelfth man)

Essex Eagles: JS Rymell, AN Cook, T Westley (Capt), FIN Khushi, PI Walter, RN ten Doeschate, AJA Wheater (WK), SR Harmer, ASS Nijjar, JH Plom, BMJ Allison, WEL Buttleman (twelfth man)

Umpires: IJ Gould and M Burns

Scorers: AK Hignell and AE Choat

Match Referee: PM Such

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Brian Jeeves

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