Glamorgan vs Hampshire

Match info: NatWest T20 Blast at The Swalec Stadium - South Group

Date: 25th Jun 2014 Umpires: S A Garratt and S J O'Shaughnessy

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Glamorgan

164/6 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Hampshire

170/6 (20.0 Overs)

Hampshire win by 6 runs

  • Last Updated: June 25 2014, 22:39 BST

Hampshire soared to the top of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group table with a six-run victory over Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Michael Carberry: Helped Hampshire claim victory
Michael Carberry: Helped Hampshire claim victory

After being put into bat Hampshire were indebted to impressive half centuries from Michael Carberry and Jimmy Adams as they reached 170 for six in their 20 overs.

Despite an impressive sixth wicket stand of 56 from Darren Sammy, playing his final game for Glamorgan, and Chris Cooke, Glamorgan were restricted to 164 for six in reply.

Glamorgan needed 14 from the final over but it was beyond Cooke and Andrew Salter.

On a livelier than normal Cardiff wicket Carberry made the most of the opening six over powerplay, plundering 42 of his side's 53 for one total.

Glamorgan's cause was not helped that off spinner Andrew Salter was given the final over of the power play which accrued 17.

Carberry did lose his captain James Vince, who was caught at mid on off Michael Hogan, but went on to complete his half century from 34 balls out of 69 for one.

Hampshire had reached 96 for one at the halfway stage, but they lost Carberry who holed out on the long on boundary.

But there was no let up in the Hampshire scoring as Adams, who like Carberry, exploited the short boundary at the River Taff end hitting slow left armer Dean Cosker for consecutive maximums

Adams got to his 50 off 26 balls but lost Australian Glenn Maxwell to a diving catch by Stewart Walters at long-on. Adams went in the next over bowled by Will Owen with a smear across the line.

A decline in the scoring rate saw Hampshire only manage 38 from the final five overs as they lost Sean Ervine (six), who skied a return catch to Hogan while Adam Wheater (18) holed out off Sammy.

Glamorgan stuttered at the start of their reply with Jacques Rudolph going in only the fourth over missing a straight one as they made only 32 in the powerplay.

There were setbacks throughout the innings with Jim Allenby caught behind off Danny Briggs in the seventh. Glamorgan were not helped by the fact that they were 37 runs down at the halfway stage.

There was a brief cameo from Mark Wallace who hit two sixes off Ervine before the bowler had his revenge. With 78 needed from seven overs Glamorgan lost Walters and Ben Wright in the same over as they sank to 96 for five in the 14th.

Sammy did his best to give the Welsh support something to remember him by as he struck Kyle Abbott for consecutive sixes over long on to bring the victory target down to 19 off the final 12 balls.

But Sammy and Glamorgan's demise was confirmed when he was caught on the long off boundary by Adams.