Matt Maynard reflects on Essex Eagles defeat

1 Jul 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Chelmsford as Essex Eagles cruised to victory in the Vitality Blast clash on Thursday night.

Head Coach Matt Maynard reflected on the defeat, and on the form of Colin Ingram.

"It went wrong probably the moment we got off the bus, we knew we had to win all four games and we went out really positive then lost a couple of wickets. We picked out fielders when we went for shots on a good surface, a 180 wicket.

"We needed Colin Ingram to come to the party, it wasn't to be as he got bowled off his pads. He’s had a tough campaign and has very high standards. When he’s in good nick the ball he gets out to goes flying for six.

Despite the defeat, there were a couple of good performances from young Welsh players, and Maynard praised the efforts of the youngsters on a tough day.

"Roman Walker came in (bowling) with purpose and he's done terrifically well, I liked the way Sam Pearce bowled, but we dropped five catches and missed a stumping.

"It was one of those days, it's not as bad as the 31 all out in 1997 (v Middlesex in Championship), but it's one of those days where everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong."