2nd XIt20 Bears win and lose against Glamorgan
In their latest t20 round of matches against Glamorgan, Warwickshire's 2nd XI won the first match and lost the other
The Bears won the toss in the firstof the two double header t20 matches at the SWALEC Stadium and put Glamorga into ba and only the experienced Michael Powell 40, ever really got going against some accurate bowling from Basit Zaman 2-16, Ian Westwood 2-19 and Ateeq Javid with 2-38.
In reply, an opening partnership of sixty between Laurie Evans 26 and Jonathan Webb 33 set the Bears on their way to a victory achieved with just one delivery to spare with Javid unbeaten on thirty, and with eight needed off the final over, he saw his side home with a ball to spare.reaching 140-4.
Again, Warwickshire won the toss, but this time put Glamorgan into bat and they soon lost Jim Allenby who was run out without facing a ball in an eventful opening over from Ricardo Gordon which also included five wide deliveries.The bowler also ended Mike Powell’s innings after the Glamorgan beneficiary had struck a pair of fours before falling to a superb gully catch by Laurie Evans.
After Stewart Walters had also departed for 15, James (69) and Dan Roberts (40*) stabilized the innings with a breezy stand of 106 for the fifth wicket, with Roberts lofting Ian Westwood for six before James reached his fifty from 46 balls with a reverse sweep against Basit Zaman 2-37. After a flurry of forcing blows in the closing overs from James, he was stumped off the final delivery of the innings as Glamorgan ended on 168 for five.
The Bears made good early progress againmst the Glamorgan attack as Webb hoisted Aneurin Norman into the Grandstand for six, before Evans firmly drove a pair of fours against Chris Ashling.
John Glover, bowled Evans for 20, but Webb maintained the momentum reaching his half century from 41 balls, but the complexion of the game dramatically changed in the 16th over, bowled by James, as firstly Webb holed out to Mike O’Shea at long-on before next ball Richard Johnson fell in similar fashion as Roberts took a fine diving catch at long-off.
Then to the next ball, James bowled Ateeq Javid as Warwickshire nosedived from 115/2 to 115/5.
Despite some late blows from the visitor’s tail, James’ hat-trick ended the Warwickshire run-chase as Glamorgan won by 15 runs.