Yorkshire 257 for 9 (Duke 87, Tattersall 55) beat Glamorgan 234 (Carlson 64, Shutt 4-46) by 23 runs
A polished Yorkshire display with bat and ball on a used pitch that got slower and slower handed champions Glamorgan a first defeat of the 2022 Royal London Cup at Sophia Gardens.
The Vikings won an important toss and amassed what proved a commanding score of 257 for nine, winning by 23 runs as the Welsh side could only muster 234 all out inside 49 overs.
Yorkshire won for the third time in four Group B games, leapfrogging Glamorgan into the all-important top three qualification places. This ended the hosts’ two-match winning start to their title defence.
Yorkshire opener Will Fraine smashed four boundaries in four balls off James Weighell in the fifth over match, which went for 21, after Tattersall had elected to bat.
Fraine was the most aggressive batsman on show for 40 off 40 balls.
That Glamorgan captain Kiran Carlson hit just two boundaries in 64 as he tried to steer the chase indicated how difficult the pitch had become on a very hot Cardiff day.
Shutt’s career best came in just his seventh List A game, while Matthews Revis and Waite complemented his work with two wickets each.
New bowler Ben Coad impressed with a funny one for 26 from his 10.
Both sides dropped catches but their ground field was without fault as the run-rate was depressed.
Glamorgan’s hopes were long gone by the last pair of Weighell (33) and McIlroy sharing 42 off 192 for nine in the 43rd over.
Given the margin of victory, you can look at that aforementioned fifth point of the game that yielded 21 from Fraine’s sheet as a key to the result.
Equally important, however, was a 90-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Duke and Tattersall to hold Yorkshire’s innings together from 112 for three in the 26th over.
Tattersall’s impressive day continued later as two bowling changes – Revis and then Waite – produced immediate success in their first overs back.
One of those was Revis caught Carlson at midwicket by the captain as the chase fell to 146 for six in the 32nd over. A Glamorgan recovery from there was as steep as the valleys that surround this city.
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