Glamorgan 127-4 v Gloucs
An unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 64 between Kiran Carlson (29 not out) and Chris Cooke (43 not out) rescued Glamorgan after an uncontested toss on the first morning of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire, their final home outing of the season. They had reached 127-4 by the interval, after being 63-4 when the pair came together.
Glamorgan batted first after an uncontested toss, and got off to a poor start, Nick Selman removed lbw by David Payne from the second ball of the match after he survived a chance for a catch from the very first ball.
Colin Ingram got off to a great start in his last home Championship match before taking up a one-day contract next year. He struck three fours in the first four overs. It wasn’t long, however, before he was bowled by Liam Norwell for 18.
Debutant Connor Brown, meanwhile, showed early promise as he dealt blow after blow to the boundary after being joined by fellow Cardiffian Kiran Carlson at 33-2. It was short-lived, however, when he was dismissed lbw by Kieran Noema-Barnett for 35, having struck eight fours, and Glamorgan looked to be in a spot of bother at 62-3.
Aneurin Donald, back in the side after being dropped last week for the Northamptonshire match, played a poor shot outside off-stump on one, offering an easy chance to George Hankins at third slip off David Payne, reducing the Welsh side to 63-4.
Carlson and Chris Cooke looked to get Glamorgan back on track in the middle-order against Noema-Barnett and Matt Taylor. The rate continued at around four an over and Glamorgan finally reached the hundred mark in the 26th over, and the batsmen went past the fifty partnership when Carlson drove Josh Shaw for four through cover.