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Timm van der Gugten four-for, Kiran Carlson fifty set up victory for Glamorgan

Glamorgan 112 for two (Carlson 54*) beat Derbyshire 110 (van der Gugten 4-41) by eight wickets

Glamorgan started their defence of the Royal London One-Day Cup with an emphatic eight wicket victory over Derbyshire within the opening Group B match at Derby.

Timm van der Gugten took 4 for 41 and Jamie McIlroy 2 for 13 as Derbyshire had been bowled out for 110 after Glamorgan received the toss in a recreation lowered to 47 overs by rain with Mattie McKiernan’s 43 off 56 balls the one innings of substance.

Glamorgan slipped to twenty-eight for two however skipper Kiran Carlson’s unbeaten 54 off 53 balls and Colin Ingram with 30 not out took the guests to 112 for two with 25 overs to spare.

Derbyshire by no means recovered from shedding three wickets within the first 4 overs on a damp and breezy morning. McIlroy and van der Gugten received the ball to swing in good bowling situations and Derbyshire’s possibilities of setting a aggressive complete had been all however over after the primary powerplay.

“I could not have requested for way more actually,” Carlson stated. “The way in which we bowled initially was distinctive, we did not actually give them a lot, we took our probabilities and the large guys up prime, Jamie and Timm actually set the stall out.

“The wicket was robust, there was a bit extra in it than each groups thought however we bowled first simply due to the overheads.

“It was nipping a bit and swinging and it was actually robust initially when it was doing quite a bit. It flattened out a bit of bit because the ball received older however after we had them 6 for 3 it should have been robust for them as a result of we had been bowling so nicely.”

Billy Godleman went within the second over when his try to show van der Gugten by midwicket ended within the palms of mid-on and Luis Reece shortly adopted, edging a free drive behind.

Harry Got here was lbw half-forward and though Tom Wooden drove van der Gugten over cowl for the primary boundary within the sixth over, he was brilliantly caught by Chris Cooke diving to his proper when he lower laborious on the similar bowler.

After a brief rain delay, Brooke Visitor drove a return catch again to McIlroy leaving Derbyshire’s hopes of respectability resting with Anuj Dal and McKiernan. The pair virtually doubled the rating however Dal swatted Joe Cooke to cowl and when Mark Watt was bowled by David Llloyd, Derbyshire had been sinking quick at 62 for 7.

Ben Aitchison clipped Lloyd to lengthy leg the place Joe Cooke took a nicely judged catch simply contained in the rope leaving Sam Conners to assist McKiernan get Derbyshire into three figures.

McKiernan pulled Dan Douthwaite for 4 and drove van der Gugten for one more boundary however he fell wanting what would have been a primary one-day fifty when he drove Douthwaite to cowl.

The innings ended when Conners edged a drive at van der Gugten which left Glamorgan to chase down what regarded like a simple goal.

They received there in relative consolation however solely after shedding Lloyd and Sam Northeast inside the primary 10 overs. Lloyd received a forefront to Aitchison and was caught at level earlier than Northeast, who scored a quadruple-century simply over per week in the past, drove at Conners and was nicely caught by Wooden diving throughout at second slip.

One other wicket then may need sowed some seeds of doubt within the Glamorgan camp however Ingram and Carlson restored order earlier than accelerating in the direction of a formidable victory.

Derbyshire had been nicely crushed and McKiernan admitted: “We have got to attract a line below that and transfer on to the sport on Friday. It is a disappointing begin to the marketing campaign however it does not imply we will not bounce again. There was a bit of bit within the wicket early on however I believe we’re disenchanted as a batting group to not get a aggressive rating.”

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