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Glamorgan all-rounder caps great start to life at the Welsh county.

GLAMORGAN all-rounder James Allenby has this week been presented with his county cap, writes Andrew Hignell.

Allenby was awarded the accolade during the Dragons Clydesdale Bank 40 League defeat against the Somerset Sabres at the Swalec Stadium on Sunday.

The all-rounder has been an ever-present in Glamorgan's four-day and one-day teams since joining the Welsh county midway through last season.

Meanwhile, the Second XI lost their two matches last week against Nottinghamshire at Nottingham Sports Club, but there were several encouraging performances by the Welsh county's younger players.

In the Second Eleven Trophy match, opening batsman Will Bragg carried his bat to score an unbeaten 108 as Glamorgan 2nd XI made 221 in 49 overs.

The Glamorgan youngsters then reduced the home side to 135 for five with Nick James, Alex Jones and David Brown sharing the wickets.

But an unbeaten stand of 90 between Scott Elstone andGraham White saw Nottinghamshire 2nd XI to their target in the 46th over and a five-wicket victory.

The following day, it was Tom Maynard who posted a century against the Nottinghamshire attack in the second eleven Championship contest at the same ground. Maynard, who captained the Glamorgan side, made 120, and received useful support from Bragg (31) and Daniel Roberts (37) as the Welsh side reached 268.

Nottinghamshire then replied with 373, with Steven Mullaney, the former Lancashire all-rounder, making 132 and Sam Wood 96, while Will Owen took four for 89 and Nick James three for 95.

After Bragg had made 49, Glamorgan then slipped to 123 for seven, before a spirited fightback by Nick Shea (44) and Will Owen (35) which saw the Welsh county recover to 229.

This left Nottinghamshire with a target of 127, and they were soon in trouble, slumping to 26 for two as Nick James dismissed both openers.

But Wood and Mullaney steadied the ship with each scoring half-centuries as Nottinghamshire reached their target without the loss of further wickets to record an eight wicket victory.

Glamorgan 2nd XI will meet Leicestershire 2nd XI in a Trophy contest at the Swalec Stadium next Tuesday, May 4, followed by a three-day contest in the Championship at Abergavenny, starting on Wednesday, May 5.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 28, 2010
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