Batsman Colin Ingram was man of the match as Glamorgan thrashed Leicestershire in the quarter-finals of the NatWest Blast to reach Finals Day for the first time since 2004.
The big hitting left-hander struck 70 from just 43 balls, which included five huge sixes as Glamorgan won by nine wickets in Cardiff in front of a raucous Welsh crowd.
“We’ve been playing great cricket the last couple of weeks and there was a good feeling in the dressing room today,” said Ingram
“We got off to a pretty quick start and for the bowlers to respond the way they did and really change the pace of the game and attack the wickets, for me that’s what set up the win.
“Leicestershire have had a great tournament, especially the top four and have done some damage with the bat so it was great to get amongst the wickets and we gained momentum. Special mention to Craig [Meschede]. He bowled an incredible spell there which turned the game on its head.”
Ingram put on 121 with captain Jacques Rudolph who finished 46 not out and was quick to praise his compatriot and delighted with his own form after a couple of recent failures.
“I really enjoy batting with Jacques [Rudolph], he’s a really positive influence on me and batting together again tonight was great. It was nice to play freely. Over the last few weeks, I haven’t got as many as I would have liked so it was nice to have a let-off early on and get on with it.”