Glamorgan return to red-ball action at New Road

25 Jun 2022 | Cricket

Head Coach Matt Maynard has named a 14-man squad for the LV= County Championship fixture against Worcestershire at New Road tomorrow (Sunday). 

With wicket-keeper Chris Cooke still unavailable with a calf problem, Tom Cullen will take the gloves for the first time this season in the County Championship. 

All-rounder Dan Douthwaite is also included in the squad after missing out in the previous red-ball match against Sussex.  

The Welsh county sit in third place in Division Two on 104 points following the memorable five-wicket win over Sussex at Sophia Gardens earlier this month, while the hosts are currently fifth in the table but are only one point behind Glamorgan. 

Batters Colin Ingram and Eddie Byrom broke the Glamorgan second-wicket partnership record in the match against Sussex as they shared a mammoth stand of 328, breaking the previous record of 291 between Marnus Labuschagne and Nick Selman at Hove in 2019. 

View from the camp - David Harrison

We have played some really good cricket this season in the championship and given ourselves chances to win games on day four.

Chris Cooke is sidelined with a calf problem which gives Tom Cullen his first chance in the championship this season. I thought Tom kept brilliantly against Sussex and he played his part in us getting the victory on the last day.

I have already been on the phone with Matt to firstly make sure he is well and recovering quickly and I’m sure we will stay in touch throughout the four days.

Head-to-head – Worcestershire v Glamorgan 

Glamorgan were beaten by 155 runs in 2019 on their most recent visit to New Road in Championship cricket, at a time when the Welsh county were pressing for promotion into Division One. 

Glamorgan were victorious at New Road in June 2017 as they recorded a nine-wicket victory. Such an outcome had looked unlikely earlier in the match as Glamorgan ended the first day’s play on 76-6. But an action-packed second day saw the contest turned on its head as firstly Jacques Rudolph and Chris Cooke added 168 for the seventh wicket before the riposte continued in a spirited fashion as Andrew Salter and Lukas Carey added 124 for the ninth wicket with a flurry of savage blows. Michael Hogan then took 5/38 as Worcestershire’s batsmen capitulated to leave Glamorgan celebrating a victory inside three days. 

Read more about the head-to-head HERE 

How to watch: 

Thanks to our friends at Worcestershire, the fixture will be live-streamed 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.