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Essex won by 7 wickets.

Glamorgan vs Essex

Glamorgan crumble to Kaneria

Pakistan leg-spinner proves unplayable in Cardiff

Kaneria: 4-16 from 10 overs

Friends Provident Trophy - Group D
The SWALEC Stadium
Glamorgan 124 (Danish Kaneria 4-16) v Essex 127-3
Essex beat Glamorgan by 7 wkts

Danish Kaneria's leg-spinning masterclass helped Essex hand out a seven-wicket drubbing to Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

Kaneria exploited a dry wicket with a magnificent spell of 4-16 from his 10 overs as Glamorgan collapsed to 124 all out after choosing to bat first.

The hosts were 57-7 at one point before Ben Wright's 40 not out at least got them into a collective three figures.

Kaneria, who passed the bat at will and had several close lbw appeals turned down, was well supported by medium pacer David Masters (3-21).

Essex required just 25.5 overs to knock off the required runs with Varun Chopra (37) and Graham Napier (41) putting on 66 for the second wicket.

Both fell to left-arm spinner Dean Cosker (2-48) with the winning line in sight but Matthew Walker (17no) and Grant Flower (15no) completed the run chase without further alarm.

Essex are now joint top of FP Trophy Group D on eight points with Kent, while Glamorgan are bottom with just one win out of five.

Match Details

12th May 2009
The SWALEC Stadium
R K Illingworth and N A Mallender


Batsman R
Pettini c Watkins b Kruger 10
Chopra st Wallace b Cosker 37
Napier c Powell b Cosker 41
Walker not out 17
Flower not out 15
Extras 6w, 1b 7
Total Close, 25.5 Overs 127 - 3
Full Batting Card

glamorgan BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Harris 6 0 19 0
Kruger 6 1 17 1
Watkins 1 0 9 0
Cosker 6.5 0 48 2
Croft 5 1 28 0
Dalrymple 1 0 5 0
Full Bowling Card