Roy Reaches Milestone But Van der Gugten’s Brilliance Lifts Glamorgan

Don McDermott pinpoints where Surrey fell short in their T20 defeat.

Jason Roy became the first Surrey batsman to score 2000 T20 runs, but it was the one bright spot of the day for his side as they were clobbered by Glamorgan in front of 20,000 fans at the Oval.

Roy reached the 2,000 mark with two consecutive boundaries, but went on to score just 15 runs as Surrey were bowled out by the Welsh for 93, and Glamorgan easily chased down the target in 12.1 overs with eight wickets in hand.

Roy’s date with history was not the only milestone achieved on the night. Surrey’s 93 all out was their lowest 20-over score ever against Glamorgan, and third-lowest against all counties.

Playing a major role in Surrey’s downfall was Glamorgan’s international signing, Australian-born Dutch bowler Timm van der Gugten, who produced a record-breaking spell to mow Surrey down in 17.2 overs.

Van der Gugten took 4-14, the best figures all time for a Glamorgan bowler against Surrey, as he collected the scalps of Steve Davies, Kumar Sangakkara, Gary Wilson and James Burke. The four batsmen combined for a score of just 18, as Burke went for a three-ball duck and danger man Sangakkara was dismissed for two.

Dean Cosker had previously held the best figures for Glamorgan against Surrey after taking 4-25 last season.

Glamorgan have struggled so far this year in the County Championship, having lost three and drawn three, but such a dominating win over Surrey will give them hope in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Their next match will be against an Essex side that lost last week to Surrey in Chelmsford. Meanwhile, Surrey will play Sussex away on 3 June. Sussex won their first match of the T20 season against Gloucestershire.


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