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Royal London One-Day Cup: Somerset beat Glamorgan by one point in a thrilling finish |  Cricket News

The other two Royal London One-Day Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday – Yorkshire v Northants and Kent v Lancashire – were both abandoned due to rain; Eighteen-year-old Will Luxton scored 68 on his Yorkshire debut before time stepped in

Last updated: 07/28/21 19:59

New Somerset A List captain Ben Green hit a crucial 87 counterattack on 72 balls

Somerset beat Glamorgan by one point in a Royal London One-Day Cup thriller at Taunton, with new hosts’ A List captain Ben Green hitting 87 out of 72 balls.

Somerset crashed at 26-4 – Michael Hogan (4-33) ripping first order – after losing the toss and being batted in a rain affected contest which was ultimately reduced to 37 overs by side by the rain

But Green, coming in at number seven, smashed 11 fours and a six in his pivot shot. He partnered 86 points with Lewis Goldsworthy (41) for the sixth wicket as Somerset ultimately posted a score of 180-7.

Glamorgan, in response, lost a point on 179-9. Billy Root and Tom Cullen had the best scores with 37, sharing a pit of 75 races, but couldn’t find much support elsewhere.

Young Somerset crimps Kasey Aldridge (3-39) and Sonny Baker (2-41) shared five of the wickets, while Green added to his strong outing with 2-32.

Andy Gorvin (12 no) needed a six on the last ball of the game, played by left arm spinner Goldsworthy, and although he hit a mighty four over the pitcher’s head, he didn’t couldn’t free the rope to get a famous victory.

The other two Royal London One-Day Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday – Yorkshire vs Northants and Kent vs Lancashire – were both canceled due to rain.

Will Luxton 68’s debut got Yorkshire out of trouble against Northamptonshire before weather prevented the visitors from pursuing their 223 goal.

18-year-old Luxton led the home side’s rally 69-6-222 in aggregate in the final. Northamptonshire fashion designer Jack White impressed, taking 3-38 for his A-list debut.

Only five Northants chase balls were thrown before the players were called off and the match was ultimately abandoned.

In Kent, only 14.5 overs in total were possible before the rain kicked in and the contest was called off. Lancashire were 71 undefeated at the time, with Josh Bohannon 39 not eliminated and Keaton Jennings undefeated 24.


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