The wicket did not break up - Maynard

24 Sep 2021 | Cricket

Head coach Matt Maynard was happy with the decision to declare on 672/6, despite Glamorgan's final match of the 2021 season petering out into a run filled draw. 

With the pitch offering little assistance for the seamers, Maynard was hoping the pitch would deteriorate as the game progressed and offer more to the spinners with a big first innings total also creating scoreboard pressure on the Surrey batsmen. 

“I had a chat with Vikram Solanki and he said they would have done the same, you think the wicket is going to deteriorate so you try to bat once to give yourself a chance," said Maynard. 

“It didn’t break up though Callum Taylor got a few to go and looked our most threatening off-spinner, though it was very hard with no wicket for a seamer in the four days on both sides.

“The groundsman is trying to produce a wicket that will offer (help) and will deteriorate, Lee (Fortis) has made some belting wickets but you need some X-factor (bowling) with reverse swing or mystery spin.

“Michael Hogan was the best seamer in the game, beat the bat more than any other seamer and showed his enduring class so I’m glad he’s with us again next year."