Bevan targeting regular first-team place after Winter away

20 Dec 2022 | Cricket

Batter Tom Bevan is targeting a regular first-team spot next season after passing the winter fine-tuning his game at the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy in South Africa.

The 23-year-old has spent the last nine weeks in Cape Town sharpening his technique and working on the mental side of the game which he hopes will put him in good stead heading into next summer.

“Cape Town was great and something I did last year which I think contributed massively to me becoming the player I was last season,” said Bevan.

“There’s been a couple of things I’ve been working on technically and fine-tuning this winter and hopefully by the time the season starts I’m in a good place with what I’ve worked on.

“However, it’s the mental side I’ve really been working on and sticking to a game plan. I enjoy going into a net session and really challenging myself to train as if it’s a game.

“My goal for next season is to use these experiences to push to be a regular in the first team, but I know that this will only happen through consistent performances across all formats.

“I need to score runs regularly and I know that if I can do that, I can help win games of cricket for Glamorgan, which hopefully means we as a team can be in contention to win trophies.”

Bevan also took part in the European T10 League in Spain and was impressed with the standard of the competition and believes the opportunity has helped the development of his white-ball game.

“The European League was a very interesting and challenging competition, and it was great to see how the game is improving across the smaller cricketing nations in Europe.

“It allowed me to express myself and overall, it was a very useful experience, especially as I want to break into our Blast team.”

The Cardiff-born player also reflected on a dream first season at Glamorgan which saw him make his debut and hit his first century for the Club.

“Making my debut is something I have dreamt about as a boy and to have my mum there for my cap presentation was a very special moment. Without my family’s support none of this would have happened,” added Bevan.

“It was also a fantastic feeling to score a hundred at The Gnoll with my dad watching and it’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life.”