Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

RODERICK HITS UNBEATEN HALF-CENTURY TO STEER SECONDS TO T20 VICTORY

Gareth Roderick hit an undefeated half-century as Worcestershire Seconds powered to a six-wicket win over Glamorgan Seconds at Newport in their latest SET20 encounter.

Roderick saw Worcestershire through to their third victory in the competition with eight balls to spare as they chased down a 144 target.

The former Gloucestershire batsman struck three sixes โ€“ over mid-wicket, long off and fine leg โ€“ in his 43 ball innings.

He received excellent support from Josh Dell (35 off 36 balls) during a decisive third wicket stand of 78 in 11.1 overs.

Glamorgan elected to bat and fielded a strong batting line-up with Nick Selman, Billy Root and Colin Ingram in their top three.

But some excellent bowling by the young spin duo of Josh Baker and Josh Dickenson helped keep the home side in check.

It was left armer Baker who made the first breakthrough when with 63 on the board when Selman (38) was caught and bowled in his second over.

Root, a century-maker in the County Championship match at New Road last summer, was then stumped for 31 by Alex Milton off leg spinner Dickenson at 73-2.

Dickenson made it two wickets in two balls with the last ball of the 11thover as he held onto a return catch from Callum Taylor (0).

Baker returned to the attack and had Steve Reingold (11) caught by Dell at deep mid-wicket to leave Ingram unbeaten on 41 from 33 balls out of 143-4.

Baker finished with 4-0-21-2 and Dickenson 3-0-24-2 while Adam Finch bowled four overs for only 24 runs.

When Worcestershire replied, Tom Fell got them off to a flying start by striking 32 from 16 balls with one six and six fours.

He dominated an opening stand of 40 with Jacques Banton before he was caught at mid wicket.

Banton went lbw for 15 but then came the Roderick-Dell stand which took Worcestershire to the verge of victory.

Dell eventually holed out to long on and Milton (4) was caught behind but Roderick went onto complete his fifty and bring the scores level before a wide sealed the win.