Our Royal London Cup defence begins at Derbyshire

Head coach David Harrison has named a 14-man squad for our opening Royal London Cup fixture against Derbyshire.

Glamorgan begin the defence of their Royal London Cup title away at the Incora County Ground tomorrow after a dominant display in our National Showcase fixture against Wales National County.

Colin Ingram took his LV= County Championship form into the 50-over format as he struck a brilliant 110 off 77 balls, while both David Lloyd and Billy Root struck half-centuries as the Welsh county gave a preview of their exciting batting template heading into the tournament.

There will be a Glamorgan List A debut in Derbyshire for Sam Northeast, who tops the run-scoring charts for Glamorgan in both the LV= County Championship and Vitality Blast this year and is fresh off his recording-breaking 410* against Leicestershire.

There could also be List A debuts for left-arm seamer Jamie McIlroy and left-arm spinner Prem Sisodiya should they be selected. Jamie McIlroy was the pick of the bowlers yesterday as he took 3/39 during the 133-run victory over WNC.

There is also a place in the squad for Tom Bevan, who once again impressed after striking 80 off 61 balls against the Welsh county, the lone resistance for his side yesterday. The hard-hitting right-hander is also in-line to make a List A debut for Glamorgan.

View from the camp – David Harrison

“To get 320-odd yesterday was a good blueprint for how we want to go about our batting in the tournament. With one of the top four in Colin Ingram getting a hundred, it gave us a good platform there at the back end for the strikers to push the scoreboard on.

“I think we bowled okay in patches, but there is room for improvement with the ball and in the field heading into tomorrow. It was the first run-out in a while for the boys in 50-over cricket so if we can improve with the ball and in the field a little bit we are in with a good chance of winning tomorrow.

“We had a look at the side they played (Derbyshire) yesterday and will look at how they might shape up. We have a few ideas of game plans heading into tomorrow. There is no pressure on us from inside the camp after last year.

“We have to concentrate on playing some good cricket and do the basics really well. We need to stick to our game plans which we started doing yesterday and we will see where we get to at the end of the group stages.”

Head-to-head – Derbyshire vs Glamorgan

Last year’s contest between the two teams was washed out as steady rain started to fall shortly after the toss had been made. There was no let-up in the precipitation, so the contest was called off in mid-afternoon and declared a ‘No Result’.

The game in 2021 would have been the first for a dozen years between the two teams in List A cricket as the list below shows:

28 May 2003 at Cardiff – Derbyshire won by 7 wickets

16 July 2007 at Derby – Derbyshire won by 7 wickets

8 Sept 2008 at Cardiff – Glamorgan won by 50 runs

26 April 2009 at Derby – Derbyshire won by 4 wickets

20 May 2009 at Cardiff – Glamorgan won by 5 wickets

27 Sept 2009 at Derby – Glamorgan won by 5 wickets

30 July 2021 at Derby – No Result

The game at Derby in 2009 saw the Welsh county win by five wickets as they successfully chased a target of 215 in 40 overs thanks to an unbeaten 69 by Tom Maynard plus 60 from Jim Allenby. Earlier that season, Glamorgan had also been victorious by the same winning margin at Sophia Gardens after a stand of 135 in 28 overs between Jamie Dalrymple and Ben Wright saw the Welsh county home with sixteen balls to spare.

In all, Glamorgan have met Derbyshire on 48 previous occasions with the Welsh county winning on 16 occasions and losing 28 times, whilst the game at Derby in 1999 was tied. Viv Richards holds the record for the highest score for Glamorgan in List A cricket against Derbyshire with the great West Indian batsman having made an unbeaten 109 at Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd during the Sunday League encounter in 1992.

How to watch/listen

Thanks to our friends at Derbyshire, the game will be shown via live stream on the Club’s Match Zone on the website. There will also be commentary from Nick Webb for BBC Radio Wales.

You can enjoy highlights and match updates on the club’s social media channels. 


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