We have shown character this season - Maynard

7 Jul 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan drew with Sussex on the final day at Hove, finishing on 154/5 when both teams bumped fists and called proceedings to an end.

Sussex's spin duo of Will Beer and Jack Carson looked threatening throughout the game, and Head Coach Matt Maynard was impressed with how his guys handled conditions against a talented pair.

"My nerves are fine, we've done a lot of work in the winter about playing spin on turning pitches and I thought the guys adapted well and it was very comfortable in the end.

"Carson bowled really well and there were two great catches by Thomason, but I'm more than happy with the way we played. I think Carson is a very talented young spinner, one of the best we've seen this year  and he's got good prospects whether that's in this country or in Ireland."

With the draw Glamorgan have now guaranteed themselves a spot in Division Two of the County Championship second stage, where they could take on sides like Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire or Surrey.

"Most people would have put us in division three for the last four matches of the season, but we've shown a bit of character this season and we want to get stronger and more resilient as a group.

"Part of that is getting belief in one's ability and that's coming along nicely, we aren't the finished article but we have shown more of that this season although it'll be a tough four games (in division two)."