LV = Insurance County Championship 2022
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Here is all the latest news, scores and match report updates from the LV = Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 3 Day 3: April 23rd
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Lancashire vs Gloucestershire, Emirates Old Trafford
Northamptonshire vs Yorkshire, The County Ground Northampton
Surrey vs Somerset, Kia Oval
Warwickshire vs Essex, Edgbaston
Durham vs Nottinghamshire, Riverside
Glamorgan vs Middlesex, Sophia Gardens
Middlesex wrapped up victory against Glamorgan by an innings and 82 runs inside the first hour of the third day of their LV = Insurance County Championship match in Cardiff.
Glamorgan started the day still needing 111 runs to make Middlesex bat again but having seen the Middlesex tail put on 226 runs in their innings there would have been a glimmer of hope.
Those hopes faded very fast as two wickets fell within the first three overs of the day with Toby Roland-Jones claiming his first five wicket haul of the season.
Middlesex finish this match with 22 points to Glamorgan’s three after the visitors put in a near perfect performance on second and third days of this match.
The two Glamorgan not out batsmen at the start of the day were Sam Northeast and Michael Neser and it needed to be those two who put a real dent in the deficit. That is not what Glamorgan got. Both were dismissed by Toby Roland-Jones within the space of eight balls, Northeast edging to second slip and Neser caught at mid-on.
With just nine runs added to the overnight score Glamorgan were eight wickets down with Middlesex still over a hundred runs in front.
It was Tom Helm how wrapped things up, first trapping Timm van der Gugten lbw before bowling Michael Hogan when Glamorgan’s number 11 had a massive swing at a ball that crashed into his stumps.
The performance of the Middlesex bowlers will leave them with some interesting selection issues going forward. Roland-Jones, Helm, Martin Andersson and Shaheen Shah Afridi were all excellent in this game. With Ethan Bamber and Tim Murtagh waiting in the wings it will be interesting to see who misses out in the coming matches.
For Glamorgan it will be a case of the team who were on the field in this match finding a way to replicate their performances from the victory over Nottinghamshire in the last round of the County Championship.
Matthew Maynard, Glamorgan CCC Head Coach
I think it was a good toss to win. Middlesex exploited the conditions well, put us under a lot of pressure. I think the wicket was maybe a 220 to 250 par on first innings. So, we felt way below there. We didn’t show the same discipline with the bat that we showed in the first two games of the season. We didn’t set a tone in the second over and we had some soft dismissals in that first innings.
We fought back into the game really well with the bowling group, got us back in at 110 for six. Got another one there you never know. There may have been a lead of 40 to 60 and we are well in the game. As it happened a 110 partnership followed by two 60 odd partnerships took the game away from us. The Middlesex bowlers exploited the conditions really well. Strong bowling attack, and yeah, they blew us away.
Peter Handscombe, Middlesex CCC Captain
Great way to start, I think that’s pretty close to the blueprint that we want to play this, we have been doing a lot of work on our identity and how we want to go about it as a group. That was very, very impressive. To come in and see what all the boys have done over the pre-season, all the hard work they have done, to come out and play a game like that is just awesome.
We missed [Toby Roland-Jones] last year for quite a long period of the season so it is great to see him back, clean bill of health and just bowling beautifully. He didn’t miss, he just came in and to be relentless on his line and length. Credit to him, he has obviously done a lot of work to get his body di lui right and then in pre-season he has come out better and stronger for it.
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