SURREY V GLAMORGAN - Royal London One-Day Cup - 1
Surrey 157-1 (19 Overs). Glamorgan. No Result.
Jason Roy blasted an unbeaten 93 off 67 balls before
rain frustrated Surrey and Glamorgan in their Royal London One-Day Cup
game at the Kia Oval.
The England one-day opener hit three sixes and 14
fours as Surrey made 157 for 1 from 19 overs before rain arrived.
Umpires Graham Lloyd and Neil Mallender tried to re-start at 5.45pm in
what would have been a 37 overs a-side contest but the rain returned
and the game was abandoned shortly before 7.30pm. Both sides take a
point each which means Surrey still have the chance of qualifying from
the South Group ahead of their must-win final game against Middlesex
at Lord's on Tuesday.
Steven Davies also got in on the act by hitting 42
not out from just 35 deliveries on a flat pitch as the visitors were
put to the sword after deciding to field first but it was Roy's
powerful hitting which stole the show in the 80 minutes of play that
Roy opened his account by easing the first
legitimate delivery of the match past mid-on for four, then Aaron
Finch announced himself by clubbing Graham Wagg straight down the
ground for six.
Finch repeated the dose two overs later, though not
before Roy had smashed Michael Hogan to the long-on boundary.
In the fifth over, Roy followed up an all-run four
to deep point off Hogan with a straight driven boundary. He then
clipped Wagg past the diving Will Bragg at extra cover for another
Finch perished for 17, glancing fellow Australian
Hogan to the fine leg boundary before edging his fellow countryman
into the gloves of Mark Wallace with the total on 44.
Roy flicked Ruaidhri Smith's first two deliveries to
the long leg boundary and lifted Smith's fourth over Rudolph at
mid-off for another four. Davies then rounded off a chastening opening
over for 21-year-old seamer with a straight driven boundary.
The introduction of Craig Meschede to the attack, in
the 11th over, prompted Roy to ramp him high over fine leg for six.
Roy then brought up a 43-ball half-century with the second of two
successive pulls for four off Smith. Meschede's switch of ends made
little difference, as Davies lifted him over long-on for a maximum to
bring up the 100 for Surrey at the start of the 14th over. Two
deliveries later, Roy drilled Meschede straight back past the bowler
The closest Glamorgan came to ending Roy's onslaught
was when skipper Jacques Rudolph got his fingertips to a half chance
at mid-off, when he was on 72. But Rudolph only succeeded in taking
the pace off the shot, which still brought the 26-year-old a boundary.
Roy moved to 80 by flicking the next delivery to
long leg and when Colin Ingram entered the fray with his leg-breaks he
went to 90 with a slog swept six before the rain arrived to spoil a
fantastic start by the hosts.