Unbeaten Glamorgan kept their Friends Life t20 campaign humming along when exposing Warwickshire’s current frailty in cruising to an eight-wicket win with 14 deliveries to spare at Rugby School.
Australian Michael Hogan took three for 11 in his four overs and Mark Wallace quickly made nonsense of the home side’s struggle to 126 for eight by racing to an undefeated 69 from 52 balls.
Warwickshire are beginning to look a shadow of the unit who won the county championship last summer having won only two of their 16 completed games in all competitions this season.
A sluggish pitch suited Glamorgan’s strategy of using three spinners in a bid to improve one of the least successful records in the competition – and so far it’s working with a 100 per cent record.
Adding on a win in the final match of the 2012 campaign, also against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, they have now reeled off four in a row for the first time.
There was an element of self-destruction as Warwickshire lost their first three wickets for 29 and the first hint of a recovery was choked off when Varun Chopra (30) drilled to extra cover after putting on 38 with Chris Woakes (25).
The lower order managed to pick up the tempo with 21 from Rikki Clarke and 20 from Steffan Piolet but the immaculate Hogan captured two wickets while conceding only one run from the last five balls of the innings.
Having reached 100 as late as the 18th over – which was bowled by Graham Wagg, the only Rugby-born player in the match – Warwickshire simply did not have a enough runs to test Glamorgan’s new-found confidence.
The Welshmen were off to flier with Jim Allenby pinging five fours before he was caught at cover in Chris Wright’s first over after dashing to 24 from 15 balls.
Warwickshire’s sparse tally of a dozen boundaries was surpassed as early as the eighth over as Wallace completed his first 50 in the competition during a stand of 66 with Chris Cooke.