Jacks stars again as Surrey beat Glamorgan, but fail to qualify for the QF’s of RLC.6th June 2018
6th June 2018
269-5(40.4) 266-8 (50)
Surrey beat Glamorgan by five wickets
Royal London One-Day Cup
Wednesday 6th June 2018
Peter Moore at the Kia Oval
Will Jacks enhanced his growing reputation, after the 19-year-old struck a brilliant 80 from 57 balls as Surrey eased to a five-wicket victory against Glamorgan in front of a crowd of almost 5,000 at the Kia Oval.
Despite the victory, Surrey’s fourth victory of the campaign wasn’t enough to seal a quarter-final place in the competition as Essex defeated Kent to go through to the knock out stage.
With the last round of matches in this season’s group stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup competition happening today, in South London Surrey knew that they had to beat Glamorgan- who couldn’t qualify- and hope other results went their way to progress in the tournament.
Surrey won the toss and elected to bowl first. Morne Morkel opened the bowling and struck with his third delivery of the match when a ball of extra bounce was fended off into second slip by Nick Selman(0), where Will Jacks parried the ball, with the ever-alert Ben Foakes reacting quickly to pounce. 0-1 soon became 0-2 when Aneurin Donald(0) dragged the ball onto his stumps off Sam Curran’s fourth ball to leave the visitors in disarray after just ten deliveries.
Glamorgan recovered to reach 85 for 2 when Colin Ingram(44) tried to reverse sweep Gareth Batty and was adjudged LBW. The returning Morkel had David Lloyd(4) caught in the deep before Rikki Clarke trapped Kiran Carlson(33) lbw to leave the visitors 160 for 5 in the 37th over. A cameo innings with some late hitting from Graham Wagg was ended when he chipped to cover for 35 scored off 18 deliveries.
21-year-old Connor Brown was holding the innings together, with the Caerphilly youngster playing in only his third game for Glamorgan. With a century in his grasp and only four balls left of the innings, he was caught at deep mid wicket for a fine 98- his highest score for Glamorgan in first eleven cricket- with the visitors ending up on 266 for 8 in their allocated 50 overs.
Mark Stoneman’s poor run of form continued when he flashed at a wide delivery and was snapped up at backward point to the fifth delivery of the innings for five. Despite this early setback Jason Roy and Will Jacks tore into the Glamorgan bowling, will the impressive Jacks dispatching Timm van der Gugton for consecutive maximums over the long on boundary. Jacks eighth boundary bought up his half century, which also included two six’s of just 30 balls. The young pair had added 77 when Andrew Salter bowled Roy(23) with his second ball ,looking to work the ball to the leg side. Jacks excellent knock was ended after going for one big shot to many and was bowled by Salter for 80, scored of only 57 balls including 12 fours and two sixs. Glamorgan’s David Lloyd became the seventh bowler used by the visitors, but with his eight deliver had Rory Burns caught at long on for 68 to leave the home side 204 for 4 in the 32nd over. Lukas Carey returned from the pavilion end to have Ben Foakes(30) caught at mid off, but despite this minor setback it was down to Ollie Pope( 31* ) and Sam Curran(22*) to steer Surrey home to victory with an unbroken partnership of 65, with almost ten overs to spare.