Twenty20 Cup - Midlands/West/Wales Division
Worcestershire 222-4 (V S Solanki 100) v Glamorgan 121-6 (R D B Croft 52 no)
Worcestershire beat Glamorgan by 101 runs
Worcestershire revived their hopes of reaching the Twenty20 Cup quarter-finals with a 101-run success over Glamorgan at New Road on Wednesday evening.
Pears skipper Vikram Solanki blasted a 47-ball century as the hosts piled up 222-4 after opting to bat first.
Solanki, one of three Worcestershire players in the England Lions squad to meet Australia on their home ground next week, treated the crowd to a batting masterclass.
Five consecutive fours off Garnett Kruger in the fourth over the innings began the massacre as Glamorgan folded to their seventh defeat in eight games and the sixth in a row since their only Mid/West/Wales group win against Gloucestershire.
Solanki's first hundred in the short format - packed with 14 fours and two sixes - took him beyond 1,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket and gave Worcestershire the impetus to go past 200 for the fourth time in the competition.
England Lions team-mates Steve Davies (32) and Stephen Moore, who made his 49 from only 30 balls, were not overshadowed in successive partnerships that lifted Worcestershire to 168-2 when Solanki was out for exactly 100 in the 15th over.
Michael Powell was in position to claim a comfortable chance for the first of two dismissals at long-on as off-spinner Jamie Dalrymple escaped from the mauling with 2-34.
Tom Maynard's overhead stretch to bring down a drive from Moeen Ali was much the more spectacular.
If Glamorgan were underdogs at the start of their reply, they quickly became no-hopers after losing three wickets for nine runs in the first three overs.
Kabir Ali and Chris Whelan brushed aside the openers, Maynard and Dalrymple, before Moore ran out Mark Wallace with an underarm throw from close range.
A tidy spell of spin by Gareth Batty (2-28) accelerated the slide and not even Robert Croft's unbeaten 52 from 34 balls could save Glamorgan from their biggest defeat by a runs margin in the Twenty20 Cup as the Welsh county closed on 121-6.