• De Lange hits county century

    Former South African bowler Marchant de Lange produced an unbelievable individual effort with the bat on Monday as he struck his maiden first-class century in county cricket.

    De Lange, who is part of the Glamorgan County Championship team, was his team’s saviour on the third day of their Bob Willis Trophy clash with Northamptonshire.

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    Glamorgan trailed the hosts by 73 runs after both teams completed their first innings and needed a strong performance with the bat in their second stint to set Northamptonshire a good total to chase.

    But, the team from Cardiff found themselves in heaps of trouble midway through Monday as they slumped to 60-8 thanks to disciplined bowling by Northamptonshire.

    That had De Lange joining Dan Douthwaite in the middle in the hope to avoid an innings defeat, firstly, and possibly start some worthy partnership.

    The pair, however, decided to take the attack to the Northamptonshire bowlers and started smashing them all over the park.

    De Lange, in particular, went big from the outset and raced to a 29-ball half-century as the duo began to build a decent lead for their team.

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    The South African then delivered a batting masterclass on the way to his very first century off a blistering 61 deliveries.

    Douthwaite and he would share a spectacular 168-run stand before the latter departed for a brilliant 82.

    De Lange didn’t last long after and was eventually dismissed by Simon Kerrigan for 113 off 78 balls as Glamorgan were all out for 261 – setting Northamptonshire a target of 189 ahead of the final day’s play on Tuesday.

    At stumps, the home team was on 62-1, still requiring 127 runs for victory.


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    Andre Huisamen