Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Undone by leg-spin again
Glamorgan last night missed a chance to make more certain of a place in the knockout phase of the T20 competition. After a promising start, their key batters were eliminated by Will Beer. Glamorgan (and Yorkshire) have poor records against right-arm leg-break and googly bowlers, probably because they have hardly ever employed one and because the staff have not come across them in their league cricket apprenticeships. On the other hand, Beer disposed of two Australians, Allenby and Walters, who would certainly have seen leggies back home. So it is surprising that Beer is said to be below Panesar, whose career has gone backwards since a promising start as a junior, in the Sussex pecking order.