Glamorgan 216-5 v Gloucestershire
A partnership of 65 between Kiran Carlson (71 not out) and Andrew Salter (34 not out) guided Glamorgan to 216-5 at tea, as they looked to recover from another poor batting display by the top-order.
Resuming on 127-4 after lunch, it took Chris Cooke just 7.2 overs to reach his second consecutive half-century, from 67 balls in an innings which had included eight fours. However, after a lengthy delay in play to repair a hole in the pitch at square-leg, he was bowled by David Payne for 51 from the second ball of his spell, ending an 88 partnership with Kiran Carlson for the fifth wicket.
Carlson kicked on, however, and reached his half-century from 131 balls with a crashing blow through the covers off David Payne, his seventh four of the innings. The wicket slowed Glamorgan’s scoring rate, but Andrew Salter looked to up the tempo with back-to-back fours, pulling through mid-wicket before cutting down to third man off Kieran Noema-Barnett as he moved into double figures.
Carlson continued to bat sensibly, allowing Salter to play the shots. However, it was Carlson who hit the first six of the match over spinner Jack Taylor’s head towards the River Taf after Glamorgan had gained their first batting point, bringing up the fifty stand for the sixth wicket. Another, slightly wider six soon followed off the same bowler before tea.