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ALLENBY IS GUIDING STAR.

JIM ALLENBY starred with both bat and ball as Glamorgan stormed into the YB40 Final with a 31-run victory over holders Hampshire.

The Australian-born 30-year-old top scored with an unbeaten 74 and also took 2-18 as Hampshire were knocked out at the semi-final stage of a limited overs competition for the second time this season.

Glamorgan head for Lord's for their first final in 13 years thanks to Allenby and three important wickets at the death by Michael Hogan.

Allenby and Ben Wright put on 83 for the fifth wicket in Today: Notts v Somerset 4.10 The Final: Sept 21 @ Lord's 11.30 less than nine overs to hoist their total to 234-4. Hampshire lost James Vince and Michael Roberts by the 12th over, followed by knocks from Jimmy Adams (59) and Sean Ervine (54).

Hogan (4-51) dismissed Adams, Ervine and Liam Dawson as Hampshire ended 31 runs short on 203-8.

LV= COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP Division 2 Division 1 PW L D Bt Bl Pts Lancashire 13 8 0 5 35 36 213 Northants 14 5 2 7 49 38 188 Essex 135353532 159 Gloucs 144374031 156 Worcs 144642537 138 Glamorgan 14 2 6 6 35 34 119 Hampshire 13 2 3 8 31 30 117 Kent 132293224 115 Leics 140772030 71 PWL D Bt Bl Pts Durham 13 8 3 2 31 37 199.5 Yorkshire 13 6 2 5 41 33 185 Middlesex 14 6 4 4 28 35 171 Sussex 144374034 159 Warwicks 14 3 2 9 34 38 147 Notts 132473832 123 Derbyshire14383 28 31 116 Somerset 14 2 5 7 27 35 115 Surrey 131482832 100 3 Durham deducted 21/2pts for breach of payments in 2012 3 Lancashire deducted 1pt for slow over rate on May 10 3 Essex deducted 3pts (April 19: 2pts and May 10: 1pt) for slow over rate

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 8, 2013
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