It means everything to win - Carlson

19 Aug 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan ended a 58-year wait to win a first one-day final when they beat Durham by 58 runs to lift the Royal London Cup at Trent Bridge.

Captain Kiran Carlson, top scored with 82 from 59 balls as he led the Welsh county to their first silverware in 17 years.

“It means everything to win, it’s brilliant and I’m just so chuffed for all the lads with the hard work they’ve put in which has come to fruition with the trophy, the icing on the cake," said Carlson.

“I was just trying to relax batting, I play my best cricket when I’m relaxed and I was trying to keep my head clear. The guys coming in after did a great job, Andrew Salter, Joe Cooke, Michael Hogan and Lukas Carey at the end, those little contributions go such a long way in white ball cricket.

“Hoges has put in performances the whole year and for him to take the last wicket topped it off, brilliant for him.

“It’s definitely given me a taste for captaincy in the future though I’m not quite ready to do it full time yet, it was fun and it’s easy with guys helping me throughout.

“We were missing five guys due to the Hundred and the guys who’ve stepped up have been unbelievable, to do against some really strong teams in the last couple of games has been so good to see, they’ve put their hands up for other formats of cricket.”