One-Day Cup: Glamorgan-Hants abandoned after pitch concerns

Jimmy Adams struck on helmet at Cardiff
Jimmy Adams was struck on the helmet by a Michael Hogan delivery
Royal London One-Day Cup, Swalec Stadium
Glamorgan 182-9 (50 overs): Ingram 51, Lloyd 33; Dawson 3-21, Bird 2-10
Hampshire 26-0 (6.4 overs): Adams 13 not out, Carberry 11 not out
No result
Match scorecard

Glamorgan's One-Day Cup match against Hampshire was abandoned following consultation about a "dangerous pitch" at Cardiff's Swalec Stadium.

After the hosts posted 182-9 from their 50 overs, the umpires called off the match when Hampshire batsman Jimmy Adams was hit by a rising delivery.

Following the decision to abandon play, the match becomes a no result meaning both teams will take one point each.

"The one that hit me was pretty extreme," Adams said.

Michael Carberry hit on helmet at Cardiff
Hampshire opener Michael Carberry was also hit on the helmet

"One ball had slightly gone up and hit Michael Carberry earlier and there were a couple in the Glamorgan innings."

"Fortunately there's no damage done. If it goes again and it's doing it off that sort of length then it does fall into the officials' hands," Adams later told BBC Radio Solent.

England and Wales Cricket Board pitch assessor Tony Pigott said that the pitch had an unpredictable bounce and that it was turning in the first innings.

"Ultimately, it's the umpires' decision but I will have to interview everyone now and ascertain what's happened," Pigott added.

James Vince
Hampshire batsman James Vince tweeted his disappointment that his side did not receive two points

Last season Glamorgan were docked two points for preparing a poor pitch after their defeat by Durham in the One Day Cup - a deduction applied to the 2015 competition - and they were also deducted eight points in 2007 for a poor wicket in a Championship match against Middlesex.

Play was abandoned just 6.4 overs into Hampshire's innings when they had reached 26 without loss.

Jacques Rudolph
Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph tweeted an apology to fans but said the umpires had done the right thing

Despite the decision to televise the match at the last minute, the club said "the same strip would have been used if the game had taken place without cameras present."

"We will launch an immediate investigation into the circumstances around the preparation of this pitch," Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris told the club's website.

The club also stated that fans who attended the match will receive a full refund.

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