Head coach Matt Maynard has named a 14-man squad for Glamorgan’s next two Vitality Blast matches.

The Welsh county are in action against Gloucestershire in Bristol tomorrow (18 June) before returning to Sophia Gardens on Sunday to take on Sussex Sharks.

Tom Bevan, the young batter from Cardiff, makes his first appearance in a Glamorgan squad. The 22-year-old has been in terrific form for the second eleven and recently broke the Club record for the highest-ever individual score in T20 cricket.

The Glamorgan Pathway product smashed 132 from just 69 balls in the semi-final of the Second Eleven T20 competition against Middlesex 2nd XI at Arundel Castle and struck a century during the Second Eleven Championship match against Somerset at Abergavenny this week.

With wicket-keeper Chris Cooke ruled out with a calf injury sustained in the LV= County Championship match against Sussex, 18-year-old Alex Horton is set to make his Glamorgan debut. Horton is another product of the Glamorgan Academy and represented England Under 19s in the World Cup.

Meanwhile, seamer Michael Hogan has been passed fit after recovering from Covid-19. Hogan was withdrawn from the Sussex game mid-match after testing positive.

Left-arm seamer Jamie McIlroy has also been drafted into the squad and will make his T20 debut for the Welsh county if selected in the final eleven.

Glamorgan are in eighth place in the South Group on five points after two wins, four losses and a no result, but with six matches left in the group stages of the competition they can still qualify for the knockouts if they put together a good run of wins.

Saturday’s opponents, Gloucestershire, sit in fourth on nine points, while Sussex Sharks are sixth place, one point ahead of Glamorgan.

View from the camp – Matt Maynard

We've had a lot of close games but we just haven't got over the line, so it's about (batters) taking it deep into the innings, and showing a bit more composure with the bat at times.

We get going in a partnership for 20 or 25 then someone gets out and you have to rebuild again, we need a couple of 80 partnerships though an innings, or an 80 and a 50, and if we do that, those results will come.

We probably need to win five to guarantee (a quarter-final place) but we're going to go for it.

Head-to-head – Gloucestershire v Glamorgan

Glamorgan travel to Bristol for their next match in the Vitality Blast with their T20 contest against Gloucestershire scheduled to get underway at 18.30 on Saturday 18 June.

Thanks to Glenn Phillips’ destructive batting Gloucestershire were the victors last year at Bristol but, as the list below shows of the recent games at the Nevil Road ground, it has been a happy hunting ground for Glamorgan in T20 cricket with the Welsh county recording four successive victories.

June 8th, 2014 - No Result
June 12th, 2015 - Glamorgan won by 19 runs
June 10th, 2016 - Glamorgan won by 6 wickets
July 25th, 2017 - Glamorgan won by 25 runs
Aug 29th 2020 - Glamorgan won by 15 runs
June 24th, 2021 - Gloucestershire won by 34 runs

How to watch/listen:

Thanks to our friends at Gloucestershire, the fixture will be livestreamed on our website via our Match Zone, and you can enjoy highlights and match updates on the club’s social media channels.

Nick Webb and colleagues will also provide radio commentary for BBC Radio Wales.