Colin Ingram picked up his second hundred in a week to steer Glamorgan to victory over Essex in the Royal London Cup in Cardiff.
Ingram made 130 from 144 balls (12×4, 1×6), to outstrip the 109 he scored against Kent earlier in the week, taking control after Jacques Rudolph went early for 11, leaving Glamorgan at 18-2. He got good support from Chris Cooke (36 off 34) and Graham Wagg, who hit five fours and three sixes in a 46-ball cameo of 62 as the hosts posted 288-6 from their 50 overs.
Essex crumbled in reply, with Ryan ten Doeschate the only one of their batsmen to resist, scoring 47 – with Ingram and Craig Meschede taking two wickets each.
After chasing down 318 to beat Kent on Tuesday night, this was another impressive limited-overs showing from Glamorgan.
Cooke – another hero of the win against Kent – put on 83 with Ingram before he was bowled by Ravi Bopara. Ingram sailed on to his best List A total and take the lead on the run-scoring charts with 239 from two innings at an average of 119.5.
Close behind is Wayne Madsen with 225 from four innings for Derbyshire with a high of 106 and an average of 75.
It has generally been a lean week for Saffas in the 50-over game with Glamorgan’s Chris Cooke the best of the rest well down the list with 130 from his two innings and a top score of 94 not out.
Richard Levi, at Nottinghamshire, has gone off the boil a bit after his stirring 87, picking up just 30 more runs from three more innings, while Lancashire’s Ashwell Prince, after so many classic innings in first class and T20 matches, is struggling to get going: in his two innings, he has just five runs from two attempts, while his brother in arms, Alviro Petersen, is marginally better with 36 runs from two innings.
Mind you, rain has played havoc with the schedules, with seven matches having been abandoned in the series.
Compiled by Mark Salter