Glamorgan finished Day 1 of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash against Yorkshire on 310/8, in cold and blustery conditions at Emerald Headingley.
Kiran Carlson's 55 was the mainstay of the middle order efforts, helping Glamorgan recover from 29/3 to 111/3 along with Billy Root (43), with Dan Douthwaite's 57, Timm van der Gugten's 80* and Michael Hogan's 40* taking the Welsh county to a third bonus point and a strong position at the end of the first day of the season.
"Dan and Timmy really put us in a good spot especially with Hoges joining in at the end there," said Carlson. "It’s one of those wickets where if you get in, you can cash in.
"We were staring down the barrel for a bit there but it’s even at the end of the day.
Root and Carlson put on 82, with Carlson hitting 10 boundaries on his way to his 8th score of 50+ in first-class cricket for Glamorgan. The pair batted well in pre-season, and with the additional focus on the Root vs Root brotherly clash (that featured one bit of sibling-on-sibling crime), Carlson feels they coped well with the conditions out on the pitch and with the situation of the game.
"Billy and me enjoyed batting together, we put together a little partnership and it was a shame I couldn’t kick on. It was all very friendly between Billy and Joe out there.
"It was harsh conditions and it gets very cold when the wind picks up but it’s something you have to deal with in April, you just have to get on with it and do your job."