A brilliant, unbeaten 101 from Jacques Rudolph gave Glamorgan the momentum to beat Gloucestershire by 19 runs in the T20 Blast at Bristol.
It was his maiden T20 ton, outstripping the 83 for the Titans against Peerth Scorchers in 2010 Champions League. Having been sent in to bat, he demolished the bowling attack, hammering 13 fours off 70 balls. It was another great night out for the South Africa brigade at Glamorgan, for Craig Meschede (26), Colin Ingram (28) and Chris Cooke (20) all contributed to the total of 191-3.
In reply Gloucestershire could manage only 172 for 6, Michael Klinger taking his run tally in four T20 innings this season to 403 without being dismissed, with a classy contribution of 104 not out from 63 balls, his third century in those four knocks.
Meschede set the tone with two consecutive sixes in the second over and Rudolph picked up the pace as they put on 57 in the powerplay and 78 for the first wicket. Ingram helped Rudoph maintain the tempo in a partnership of 60 in 6.4 overs before being pinned lbw trying to sweep Howell, having been dropped the ball before.
Rudolph had taken 37 balls to reach his half-century and got to three figures off with one ball to go in the innings.
Wayne Parnell played his part in restricting Gloucs to just 24 runs off his four overs.
Among the few matches to survive the rain, Ashwell Prince contributed 19 off 18 balls to Lancashire’s total of 201-3 and 67-run victory over Derbyshire. Lancashire owe their total to 94 from Steven Croft, a total which Derbys never looked like matching.
Rikki Wessels top-scored with 39 of just 19 balls as Nottinghamshire struggled to 149-9 against Warwickshire. It was a total they could not defend, losing by seven wickets in the D/L method.
Compiled by Mark Salter