Twenty20: Glamorgan 'in the mix' says Dean Cosker

Dean Cosker

Spin bowler Dean Cosker believes Glamorgan are in contention for a place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals this season.

The Welsh county are third in their group having won three of their five matches so far.

Cosker has been encouraged by this form and he believes that Glamorgan can be viewed as genuine contenders.

"As far as the Twenty20 goes we are in the mix again," said Cosker.

"I think our squad gears up more naturally to maybe T20 cricket with [Darren] Sammy, [Jacques] Rudolph and [Jim] Allenby at the top and myself bowling in the middle."

Glamorgan were set 208 to win their latest T20 Blast match, at Gloucestershire on Sunday 8 June, before rain forced a draw.

The result leaves them just one point behind group leaders Hampshire and second placed Essex.

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Cosker hopes the county's good form will attract bigger crowds for Glamorgan's home fixtures, starting on Friday when they host fourth placed Kent.

"The likes of Darren Sammy bring the crowds in, especially hopefully Friday night with the nice weather being around," said Cosker.

"Sammy is very important, Rudolph again, you know they've got so much experience of international cricket and those sorts of things can help our squad.

"The boys are hitting the ball well, clearing the ropes regularly and the boys are bowling really well.

"I just urge a lot of the supporters to come down and support us because we've got a fantastic team and we are looking to push really hard for the quarter finals."

Glamorgan captain Jim Allenby previously said he was in front of home supporters.

But Cosker warned that Kent will not be pushovers.

"They've got some very dangerous batsmen," said Cosker, "Darren Stevens and Rob Key and these guys who can actually clear the ropes a bit.

"Also they've got a very varied bowling attack which you need in T20 - they've got [Doug] Bollinger and two decent spinners in [Adam] Riley and [James] Tredwell.

"It's a good challenge and we're looking forward to it."

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