Glamorgan travel to Radlett for their next match in the Vitality Blast with their T20 contest against Middlesex scheduled to get underway at 1430 on Sunday, May 29th (writes Andrew Hignell).
The Welsh county lost in South London on Friday night despite a record-breaking bowling performance by Michael Hogan, who broke Dean Cosker’s record for 100 T20 wickets for Glamorgan as he returned the fourth-best bowling figures in the Club’s history in this format. They now travel through North London to Hertfordshire and the home of Radlett Cricket Club hoping to return to winning ways.
This will be the second time that Glamorgan have played a T20 match at the pretty tree-lined ground, having played last year at The Brunton Memorial Ground, which is close to the homes of several celebrities including Simon Cowell, the reality TV judge and producer. Despite some lusty hitting by Dan Douthwaite and James Weighell, it was Middlesex however who had the X Factor in 2021 with Stevie Eskinazi scoring an unbeaten 91 to see Middlesex home by seven wickets.
As the list below shows, all of Glamorgan’s previous T20 matches on Middlesex soil have taken place previously at Old Deer Park in Richmond.
15 June 2010 at Richmond – Middlesex won by 84 runs
14 June 2011 at Richmond – Glamorgan won by 4 wickets
3 July 2014 at Richmond – Glamorgan won by 6 wickets
8 July 2016 at Richmond – Glamorgan won by 9 wickets
5 August 2018 at Richmond – Glamorgan won by 7 wickets
27 June 2021 at Radlett – Middlesex won by 7 wickets
Ruaidhri Smith produced a Man-of-the-Match performance at Richmond in 2018, taking 4/6 as Middlesex plummeted to 20-4. Timm van der Gugten also claimed 4/31 before Colin Ingram made an unbeaten 46 to see Glamorgan to their modest target. The Welsh county won in July 2016 after a fine opening salvo from Shaun Tait as the Australian quick bowler removed both of the Middlesex openers. The visiting attack kept the Middlesex batsmen in check and although Eoin Morgan made a forthright fifty, the target of 145 proved insufficient as Mark Wallace struck an unbeaten 69 as Glamorgan completed victory in the 17th over.