Glamorgan win by 7 wickets

Head coach David Harrison has named a 13-man squad for our Royal London Cup fixture against Hampshire at Neath Cricket Club tomorrow. 

The Welsh county will be looking to bounce back in West Wales after falling to a nine-wicket defeat to Lancashire at The Gnoll yesterday. 

There is one change to the squad with Club captain David Lloyd rested for the remainder of the competition. 

As Club captain Lloyd has had a significant workload this season and the Club wants to ensure he is mentally and physically ready for the final month of the season as Glamorgan push for promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship. 

Colin Ingram will also play his final game of the season before he jets off to the Caribbean Premier League. The hard-hitting left-hander has been in sparkling form for the Welsh county this season, scoring 264 runs at an average of 52 with a career-best 155 in our Royal London Cup campaign. 

The South African has also added 596 runs with three centuries in his five County Championship fixtures for Glamorgan this year in what has been a great reminder as to why he is one of Glamorgan’s greatest ever overseas exports. We wish Colin all the best for this edition of the CPL. 

The Welsh county currently sit seventh in the Royal London Cup Group B table with two wins from their six games, which means they are now unable to defend the title they won last year. 

The visitors travel to The Gnoll with five wins from their five games and can guarantee a quarter-final place with a victory.  

View from the camp – Mark Wallace 

From a white-ball perspective, it has been disappointing. The T20 competition and this competition are quite different. We had hoped to be a little more competitive and to be knocked out of this competition early on as defending champions is a real shame. 

Hampshire are a very strong side, they have had a brilliant season in all formats. They are doing well in the red ball stuff and they are T20 Blast Champions. They are very dangerous in this competition too, winning all their games so far.  

It will be a good opportunity to test ourselves, these games come thick and fast and it will hopefully be a chance for us to bounce back strongly. 

Head-to-head – Glamorgan vs Hampshire 

This will be Hampshire’s first-ever visit to The Gnoll to play a List A game having previously met Glamorgan in limited-overs cricket at Sophia Gardens, Swansea and Ebbw Vale. Hampshire have visited Neath three times previously for Championship cricket, winning by an innings and 2 runs in 1958 and drawing with Glamorgan in 1969 and 1972. 

The list below shows the result of the last six games in Wales between the two teams in List A cricket: 

3 June 2007 at Swansea – Hampshire won 13 runs 

18 May 2008 at Cardiff – Hampshire won by 4 wkts 

10 Aug 2012 at Cardiff - Hampshire won by 107 runs 

2 Aug 2015 at Cardiff - No Result 

31 July 2016 at Swansea – Hampshire won by 186 runs 

3 June 2018 at Swansea – Hampshire won 4 wickets 

In their most recent List A contest against Glamorgan, Hampshire were victorious at Swansea in 2018 despite being on 144-6, and still needing 84 runs in 21.1 overs. But an unbroken seventh wicket stand between Gareth Berg and Brad Taylor saw the visitor’s home with each batter making a half-century and showing the virtue of selective hitting on a wicket which gave some assistance to the slower bowlers. Befitting his greater experience, Berg was the more assertive of the match-winning pair and having completed a three-wicket spell himself earlier in the game, he completed a fine all-round game, striking a pair of massive sixes before seeing his side to victory in the 43rd over. 

Glamorgan’s most recent home victory over Hampshire in List A cricket came in September 2005 when a superb bowling performance by the Glamorgan attack saw Hampshire dismissed for 69 inside 23.2 overs with David Harrison taking 4/28 and Andrew Davies 3/19 as Glamorgan eased to a 151-run victory in the day-night contest. 

How to watch/listen 

This fixture will be shown via livestream on the club’s Match Zone on our website. There will also be commentary from Nick Webb and guests for BBC Radio Wales. 

You can enjoy highlights and match updates on the club’s social media channels.