It was a very pleasing day all round - Lloyd

21 Sep 2021 | Cricket

Opening batsman David Lloyd’s career-best 121 spearheaded Glamorgan’s impressive 379 for 4 as the Welsh county dominated the first day of their LV= Insurance County Championship second division match against Surrey at the Kia Oval.

Joe Cooke also made his highest first-class score, as he struck a maiden half-century (68) in a second wicket stand of 125 in 37 overs with Lloyd.

"It was a great day for us as a batting unit after winning the toss, we batted well and we had partnerships throughout the order, and played with good intent," said Lloyd. 

"After lunch it was quite slow especially for me, but it was a question of staying in and things got easier, hopefully we can progress to a really big score.

"It was pleasing for me to get a career-best, I would like to have got some more, but I've felt good all year and after a tricky spell a couple of weeks ago I went back to an old technique where I feel a bit more comfortable.

"Joe Cooke came in and batted well with great intent, it's good for him and hopefully now he can keep scoring more runs, he did a good job at three."