GLAMORGAN celebrated their first ever knockout trophy on Thursday evening (Aug 19) as they beat Durham to win the One Day cup final at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The Welsh side scored 296-9 in their 50 overs with skipper Kiran Carlson top scoring with 82.
Andrew Salter, who once played cricket for St Ishmaels in Pembrokeshire, scored 33 and he went to take three wickets in a man of the match performance.
It helped to bowl Durham out 238 inside 46 overs to seal victory by 58 runs.
There were 7,200 supporters inside Trent Bridge and they saw Glamorgan lift their first knockout trophy for 58 years.
Ten of Glamorgan’s 11 batsmen made double figures in what was a fine team performance.
Durham reached 45-0 in reply but Salter struck twice in the space of three overs to derail their chase.
Keeper Tom Cullen also pulled off an excellent catch to remove Matty Potts as the pressure began to mount on Durham.
It became too much for them to chase and 40-year-old Michael Hogan took the final wicket to give Glamorgan victory.
Speaking after the match, Andrew Salter said: “It’s just a whole mix of emotion, delighted really, an unbelievable day, a bit overwhelmed and all in in all, just excited about what the boys have done.
“It was a good game, we were talking about 300 being a par score so when I went into bat that was very much the message, we didn’t want anything less so we potentially took a bit of risk to get to that 300 so we were able to bowl at that.
“With that said we had to take our chances and try and get the rub of the green and sometimes it was how the ball reacted to the wicket so it was just one of those days where it fell in to place, nice to pick up those early wickets and we were able to tighten things up so the pressure was on. When we took wickets later on in the innings it was too much for them to chase down.
“The key thing for this competition was there wasn’t really that expectation, we weren’t playing with a massive pressure of being the front-runners.
“We were the underdogs, we lost a lot of our key players to the 100 so that gave us a little bit of freedom to play and see what we can do and if there is one thing to take it’s not to pile on the expectation but just to trust the boys, trust their ability and fingers crossed this isn’t going to be the last trophy for a while.”
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