14-man squad named for Gloucestershire and Middlesex clashes

23 Jun 2021 | Cricket

Head coach Matt Maynard has named an unchanged 14-man squad for Glamorgan’s next two Vitality Blast matches against Gloucestershire in Bristol tomorrow (24th June) and Middlesex at Radlett on Sunday (27th June).

The Welsh county’s last two matches in the competition against Somerset and Sussex Sharks have been abandoned due to the weather.

After picking up a point against Sussex Sharks yesterday, Glamorgan remained in 5th spot in the South Group, a place behind their nearest rivals Gloucestershire who are two points clear on eight.

Gloucestershire comfortably defeated Kent on Tuesday night by eight wickets, solidifying their 4th place position in the table, on three wins, two defeats, and two no results.

View from the camp – Chris Cooke

“Gloucestershire are a dangerous side and they turned us over in the first game so we’re going to have to play really well to go to Bristol and get two points.

“We’ve got a decent record over there, it’s usually a really good wicket so there’s some good feelings going there again.

“The pitches are a bit different to last year it seems, a bit more nibbly and we found that in the four-day competition as well, the seamers have been dominating but there’s definitely room for the spinners in our team and they did well in Bristol last year, so that could definitely happen again.

“It’s usually round 15, 16 or 17 points to get in (to the last eight) but this is a competition where if you catch fire at the right time, you get momentum at the right time and you can sneak into a quarter- final.

“We’re in fifth place at the moment so with a couple of wins you could be right up there, so a couple of massive games coming up for everyone to be really excited about.”

Head-to-head: Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan in Bristol

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Gloucestershire squad to face Glamorgan

M Hammond, C Dent, J Bracey+, G Phillips+, J Taylor*, R Higgins, B Howell, G van Buuren, T Smith, D Payne, M Taylor, G Scott, J Shaw, D Worrall

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