Read steers Notts passed Glamorgan

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Nottinghamshire kept themselves in contention for a Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-final after holding on to a three-wicket win over Glamorgan on Friday.

Nottinghamshire kept themselves in contention for a Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-final after holding on to a three-wicket win over Glamorgan on Friday.

The match was reduced to 35 overs per innings due to inclement weather at Trent Bridge, and Notts hauled in their victory target of 199 with 11 balls left in the game.

Glamorgan put together a competitive 198 for nine in their full allotment after being made to bat first, recovering from 64 for five thanks largely to Chris Cooke's fine half-century.

The number seven batsman blasted 75 from 62 deliveries, hitting six fours and three sixes to add more than just a respectable touch to an innings that had been floundering. Darren Pattinson and Paul Franks each claimed three wickets for the home side.

In response Notts lost both their openers early as Will Owen got into the wickets. Overseas professional Darren Bravo – in his first game since replacing Adam Voges at Trent Bridge – chipped in with 25 to realign the run-chase.

Bravo however would become Owen's third scalp, and the right-armer finished with figures of four for 40.

Scott Elstone weighed in with a crucial 40 from 43 deliveries in the middle-order, but it was Read's contribution which made all the difference. The Notts skipper carved an effort of 68 not out to lead his side home in an exciting finish.

With the score on 174 for seven Glamorgan were still in the contest, but 16 not out – including one large six – from Ben Phillips helped the hosts across the line in the 34th over.

Nottinghamshire now sit joint top of Group C on 13 points, though they have played three more games than rivals Somerset.

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