Middlesex 243 (Franklin 54, Malan 50, Ingram 4-39) beat Glamorgan 227 (Ingram 53, Finn 4-39) by 16 runs
Steve Finn produced a high-class display of fast bowling at Radlett to maintain Middlesex’s slim hopes of reaching the knock-out stages of the Royal London Cup. The rangy pace bowler took 4 for 39, including a decisive spell of three wickets in nine balls that proved pivotal in a tight contest.
Set 244 to win after Middlesex were bowled out eight balls shy of their 50 overs, Glamorgan looked well on course for victory at 104 for 1. Then Finn intervened and, although all-rounder Colin Ingram followed up an earlier four-wicket bowling haul with a run-a-ball 50, Glamorgan fell 16 runs short.
The bucolic surroundings of this surprisingly rural venue belied the brutal nature of the contest. The match was in effect an…