Glamorgan Cricket: Hugh Morris says T20 push still on despite setbacks

Glamorgan coach Robert Croft (L) chats with Hugh Morris (R)
Glamorgan coach Robert Croft (L) chats with Hugh Morris (R)

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris says the county is still "pushing hard" for a home T20 quarter-final despite two successive defeats.

The county have lost to Gloucestershire at home and Hampshire away after just one defeat in the first nine games.

"The last two games have been a disappointment, but in a long season of 14 matches there are times when you're not going to play as well," he said.

Glamorgan face Somerset in Cardiff next on Friday, 22 July.

The Welsh side still lie in second place in the T20 Blast South Group, with the top two earning a home quarter-final.

The top four in the T20 Blast South Group
The top four in the T20 Blast South Group

"If we'd said at the beginning we'd be in second, two points behind Gloucestershire with a game in hand and a superior run-rate, we'd definitely take that," Morris told BBC Wales Sport.

"Generally in white-ball cricket we've played really well, second in the table in both T20 and 50-over cricket.

"We've got three (T20) games left, we're looking forward to hosting Somerset with a bumper crowd, and we'll be pushing hard to make sure we finish in the top two and get a home quarter-final."

Glamorgan vice-captain Mark Wallace says the team are still in a positive mood.

"We went on that run of victories and you end up thinking you're going to win every game, and that doesn't happen in T20 cricket," he said.

"We're still in a very strong position in this competition and we've still got a lot of confidence, so onwards and upwards. The games come thick and fast now."

Morris also hinted the club would look to prepare a pacy pitch after their faster bowlers were blunted by slow pitches in the defeats in Southampton and Cardiff.

"We've got a very strong seam attack, people have seen how well they've bowled when there's been a bit of pace in the pitch and that's something we'll be looking to do against Somerset."

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