Dan Lawrence’s fifty leads Essex drubbing of depleted Glamorgan


England batter hits second fifty in four Blast innings after Glamorgan slump to 104 all out

Essex 108 for 2 (Lawrence 55*) beat Glamorgan 104 by eight wickets

Dan Lawrence produced his second Vitality Blast fifty of the season to set up Essex Eagles’ painless eight-wicket victory over a depleted Glamorgan.

Essex were only chasing 105 after an all-round frugal bowling and fielding display stunted the visitors, who had four key players unavailable.

But Lawrence took charge of the chase with 55 off 31 balls, after a 70-run stand with Adam Wheater, to make sure the Eagles cantered to the victory line with 46 balls to spare.

The victory handed Essex their fourth win in their last five Blast matches to keep alive their hopes of regaining the trophy, while all but extinguishing Glamorgan’s chances of a place in the knockouts.

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