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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 May 2007, 19:06 GMT 20:06 UK
Glamorgan lose points over pitch
Glamorgan have been docked eight points by a England and Wales Cricket Board pitch panel for preparing a poor wicket in the Championship against Middlesex.

The hosts were hammered by an innings inside two days in Swansea, with 21 wickets falling on the first day.

Pitch inspector Jack Birkenshaw, Chris Broad and David Bridle went to view a surface that began the game damp.

The panel heard from the captains, coaches, and groundsman Len Smith, during two hours of deliberations.

Birkenshaw said the penalty was imposed because of a poor pitch that produced "excessive turn", even though seamers was responsible for 20 wickets and spinners claimed only nine.

It is the first time Glamorgan have been reported for their pitches and chief executive Mike Fatkin said: "It's frustrating because the groundstaff put in the hard work but the weather has been against us.

"It's a new experience for us and if we were being honest we expected to get away with just a warning.

"We don't believe we have done anything deliberate or anything fundamentally wrong as far as the regulations are concerned. We were victims of poor weather in the lead-up to the game."



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