Glamorgan beat Gloucestershire to reach T20 Blast quarter-finals
|NatWest T20 Blast, Swalec Stadium|
|Glamorgan 110-2 (12 ovs) beat Gloucestershire 108-9 (20 ovs) by eight wickets|
Glamorgan clinched a T20 Blast quarter-final place as Murray Goodwin and Jacques Rudolph led them to an emphatic eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire.
Put in, Gloucestershire limped to 108-9 as they lost three wickets to run outs.
Jim Allenby (2-16), Michael Hogan (2-15) and Graham Wagg (2-25) prospered as Benny Howell (26) top scored.
Tom Smith (2-24) reduced Glamorgan to 29-2 with two wickets in three balls, but Rudolph (44no) and Goodwin (41no) shared 81 to guide the Welshmen home.
On a slow pitch, Gloucestershire were immediately in trouble at 8-2 as Wagg removed Michael Klinger and Chris Dent, and never really recovered.
But Glamorgan did not have the same problems, getting their innings off to a flyer as Allenby (18) struck four boundaries in Robbie Montgomery's first over, passing 500 runs for the T20 Blast season in the process.
Smith's burst forced the hosts to briefly take stock, but former internationals Rudolph and Goodwin used all their experience to play themselves in before opening up.
And it was Goodwin who ended the match in style, smashing two sixes from the match's final three balls, ending Glamorgan's South Group campaign in style.
Their reward for a comprehensive win with a full eight overs to spare is a quarter-final tie against North Group winners Lancashire at Old Trafford.