Thursday, 26 May 2011

Saved by the weather

There's not much to report from today with only about 25 overs playable in the day because of some distinctly inclement weather, but it does seem that barring some very enterprising play tomorrow, we have at least saved the draw.

It's hard on Glamorgan who have comprehensively outplayed us over two days and 25 overs. This morning Gareth Batty and Schofield should've set about attaining the follow on target before anything else, but Batty disappeared early doors and the rest of the batsmen were gone within an hour of the start of play.

In the process we did manage to creep past the follow on, by all of 15 runs, and Glamorgan were sent out to bat again. Only 12.4 overs were managed but they safely negotiated them and ended 46 without loss, 181 runs ahead and if the day hadn't been curtailed we'd have been in deep trouble.

We've not been good enough this game, not in the batting nor the bowling, it is as simple as that. If there isn't a major upset now we will draw this game, but a solitary win (albeit an impressive one) from our first six games is a pretty poor return, especially as today was the first time we've lost a significant amount of overs to the weather. With all bowlers fit and firing we would surely have fared better, but Adams should resist falling back on this as an excuse - up against an equally depleted Glamorgan side we've been second best by a distance. There is still plenty of work to be done to make us promotion challengers.

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