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Fixation: Glamorgan vs. Surrey
Location: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Appointment: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Start time: 5:30 p.m.
What is the truth ?
Glamorgan languishes in the lower half of the Southern Group standings, with two wins in nine matches and just one in their last five (although two of their matches have been lost due to the weather). In their last outing against the other Middlesex fighters, Dan Douthwaite and James Weighell shared a seventh wicket club record of 88 of 47 balls to help Glamorgan post 170 for 8. However, they had no response to Stephen. Eskinazi, who hit an unbeaten 91 runs from 56 balls to guide Middlesex to a seven-wicket victory.
To compound Glamorgan’s misery, they lost Nick Selman to a positive Covid-19 test on the morning of the Middlesex game, while foreign duo Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser were also absent after being identified as close contacts.
Surrey, meanwhile, received a ‘free jail release’ card from the referees during their game against the Sussex Sharks on Sunday. Sussex was 43-1 after 4.5 overs in response to Surrey’s 175-for-7 total before the game was called off due to inclement weather, one point off the “game” threshold of five over. Given that Sussex was way ahead of the DLS rate, the home side were understandably frustrated while Surrey was likely relieved to escape Hove with a point.
Surrey is currently third in the South group, with four wins and two losses in nine matches.
Who is in good shape?
Douthwaite and Weighell put on a show with the bat for Glamorgan against Middlesex. Not only did they enjoy a record-breaking partnership, but the two players also marked their first half-century T20, with Douthwaite scoring 53 points on 31 balls and Weighell scoring 51 of 26. Douthwaite now has 97 points with a strike rate of 144.77 to support his team. -leader 10 wickets while Weighell has 91 leads in four appearances.
David Lloyd also contributed with 29 of 25 useful balls, bringing him to 126 points for the season and making him the fourth Glamorgan hitter to reach triple digits.
Jamie Smith scored a quick half-century against Sussex, recording 57 points on 43 balls while Laurie Evans (31 of 26) and Jamie Overton (28 of 14) again made helpful contributions. Smith now has 148 runs in seven innings while Overton has 97 at a strike rate of 183.01. Will Jacks continues to lead the club’s points standings with 254 points.
Along with the ball, Surrey is one of only four melon-free counties with 10 or more wickets to their name. Dan Moriarty and missing Sam Curran continue to lead the way with six apiece. Among players who play more than 10 overs, Jacks is the most economical, conceding 6.5 points per over.
What are the team’s news?
Last five T20 matches (most recent first)
Glamorgan: Coming soon.
Middle-sex: Coming soon.
Record T20 face to face
Total number of matches: 16
Glamorgan wins: 8
Surrey wins: 7
No result: 1
Latest Glamorgan news: Click here
Latest news from Surrey: Click here
What’s the weather like?
Stay up to date with the MetOffice’s rolling forecasts for Cardiff: Click here
How to follow the match?
TV / stream: The ECB offers a streaming service which can be found here.
Radio: Local BBC radio and the BBC Sport website will broadcast bullet-by-bullet radio commentary of the match.
Digital: Cricketer will broadcast live scoreboards and daily updates from every Vitality T20 Blast match in 2021, along with the latest breaking county news and exclusive features. Visit our County center for more.
Go to the game?
Ticket availability is limited.
Click here to visit the Glamorgan ticket office.
Address: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR
Walk: The most popular and enjoyable way to reach Sophia Gardens Cardiff from Cardiff Central Station is on foot. The final part of the 15 minute walk takes you along the banks of the River Taff through Bute Park and the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
By bike: A popular way to get to the stadium is by bicycle and we are conveniently located to do so, i.e. via the Taff Trail which connects Cardiff Bay to Brecon. The stadium has 25 bicycle parking spaces located under the Altodigital stand and 10 spaces near gate two.
From London: Travel time is approximately 3 hours via the M4 Westbound.
From Birmingham: Travel time is approximately 2.5 hours via the M5 southbound, then the M4 westbound.
From the east : Leave the M4 at junction 29 and follow the A48M towards Llandaff. Merge onto Cardiff Road. Sophia Gardens Cardiff is located next to Sophia Close on Cathedral Road.
From West : Leave the M4 at junction 33. Follow the A4232 for 10 km and exit onto the slip road onto Leckwith Road. Follow the A4161, then turn left onto Cathedral Road (A4119). Turn right onto Sophia Close where Sophia Gardens Cardiff is located.
Public parking: Parking inside the stadium on match days is reserved for players, officials and license holders. Public parking is available in the Sophia Gardens Pay and Display car park located in Sophia Close.
Disabled parking: A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available for each match day at the stadium and these are allocated on request. For further details please contact reception on 02920 419 381 or [email protected]
Park-and-ride: Glamorgan Cricket offers a Park and Ride service on international match days and other major matches. This service usually runs from Cardiff City Stadium to the drop-off point in Sophia Close.
By train: For details on the regular intercity and high speed trains that run between Cardiff and all major cities, including London, Bristol, Birmingham and Swansea, please visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk
By bus: Cardiff bus services run regularly between Cardiff Central Station and Cathedral Road (next to Sophia Gardens Cardiff). Routes through Cathedral Road include:
Circular service number 25 to Llandaff North and North Road
Service number 62 to Llandaff, Danescourt, Pentrebane, Fairwater and Canton
Service number 63 to Ffordd Berllan, Central Station, Radyr and Llandaff.
By bus: Regular high-speed coaches depart Cardiff from most major UK locations. Please visit www.nationalexpress.com for more information.
After being beaten by Middlesex this weekend, Glamorgan has little chance of defeating a team of Surrey’s caliber. Victory on the outside.
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