Monday, June 29, 2009

Twenty20 misery ends in eighth defeat

T20: Glamorgan 151-4 beat Gloucestershire 148-7 by six wickets

Gloucestershire ended their frustrating Twenty20 campaign with defeat to Glamorgan on a dreadful afternoon in Bristol.

An incredible feeling of after the Lord Mayor's show was evident upon entering the ground, as the buzz of Friday's match was replaced by a sombre atmosphere that often comes with these Sunday matches.

Twenty20 should always be an evening event, the weekend fixtures never provide the same ingredients for the quick-fire game and people shouldn't be asked to hand their Sunday afternoon's to only 40-overs - people want a day out on a Sunday, and Twenty20 provides only a chance for some fresh air.

This Sunday event was perhaps the worst ever, with the heart and soul understandably lacking from the players who could have done without this week, and indeed the supporters who have been dragged down from the high of further championship success and the Friends Provident win.

David Brown's 56 from 35 balls was the only plus point on a pretty miserable day at Nevil Road, worsened further by the disgraceful behaviour from a number of Welsh supporters that saw police forced to intervene.

The worst thing to take away was that once again the Shire should have won. They set a competitive total, claimed early wickets - the visitors were wobbling at 54-4 - but then allowed Glamorgan back into the game as Gemaal Hussain went for 10-an-over in what turned into a comprehensive defeat.


  1. Ah well, we can get back to proper cricket now - hooray!


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