When we are in a tough spot we want to be nice and positive - Carlson

15 Apr 2021 | Cricket

Batsman Kiran Carlson struck his 5th first-class century as he guided Glamorgan to 285 all out after they fell to 23/3 on day one of their LV= Insurance County Championship match against Sussex at Sophia Gardens.

Carlson ended on 127 not out and was the mainstay of the Glamorgan batting, along with opener David Lloyd who scored a rapid 84 as the pair put on 110 for the 4th wicket.

In reply, Sussex finished the day on 99/0 with Carlson admitting the side didn't quite bowl at their best.

“Obviously it was nice to get a personal milestone there and to put the team in a decent spot," said Carlson. "But I think we didn’t bowl as well as we could have that last little session. It’s important for us now to put that behind us and turn up tomorrow with a fresh start and try and take a few early wickets.

“I think that’s the way we want to play as a batting group, when we are in a tough spot we want to be nice and positive towards it. There was definitely a bit in the wicket early on and obviously OIlie Robinson is a quality bowler. That partnership, we were really pleased to get that and then push on towards 200.”