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Glamorgan edge out Sharks at Sophia Gardens

Sussex lost by 4 wickets against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens in a game that saw Sussex legend Luke Wright reach 5000 T20 runs. 

Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bowl, and it was former skipper Luke Wright who top scored for the Sharks with 46 as we made 149 from our 20 overs.

Tom Alsop continued his good form in T20 cricket with the bat as he made 34 from 28. Delray Rawlins came in at number six, and put on a 27 from 16, a knock that included 1 four and 2 maximums.

Rawlins has been an important player for Sussex in the Blast, taking vital wickets and catches, as well as scoring runs quickly in a number of innings.

Sussex would have hoped for more runs on the board; however, their defence began well with the ever dependant Steven Finn picking up the wicket of David Lloyd at the end of the second over.

Colin Ingram was then dropped off the bowling of Tymal Mills in the following over, in what would have been a huge blow for Glamorgan, however Ingram went on to make 57 from 43 deliveries to give the hosts the best possible opportunity to win the match.

Ingram and his teammate at the other end Sam Northeast put on a second wicket partnership of 86 and looked to be closing in on the win. The game then turned on its head, as Tymal Mills picked up the wickets of Northeast and then Kyran Carlson in consecutive balls.

Skipper Ravi Bopara then brought himself back into the attack, first taking the crucial wicket of Colin Ingram, and then in the same over dismissing wicket-keeper Alex Horton for 0 to set up a tense finish.

That left Glamorgan needing 18 runs from the final 2 overs, but Dan Douthwaite managed to keep his cool and make up the arrears with an over to spare.

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