Glamorgan: Mark Wallace seeking Twenty20 springboard

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace believes Glamorgan's unbeaten start to their Friends Life Twenty20 campaign can provide a boost in other competitions.

The wicket-keeper hit an unbeaten 69 in on Saturday, having already beaten them in Cardiff after downing Worcestershire.

Glamorgan face Hampshire in County Championship Division Two on Monday.

"Hopefully our form will rub over and we can get a winning start to the second half of the season," he said.

"It will all feel very calm I think, but we've played well in the first half of the Championship without getting the results."

Glamorgan have won one and drawn four of their eight Championship games so far this season, but are well placed in third in Group C of the Yorkshire Bank 40 and lead the FLt20 Midlands, Wales & West Group after their resounding win over Warwickshire.

Warwickshire were restricted to 126-8 at Rugby, with Michael Hogan claiming 3-11 for Glamorgan.

The Australian bowler is delighted with how the squad is performing: "The boys are having a bit of fun, it's a very good dressing-room and obviously it gets even better when you're winning games.

"It's a good place to be at the moment, the boys are really confident and happy to be there."

Jim Allenby hit a quick-fire 24 from 15 balls in Glamorgan's run chase, with Wallace seeing them home with 69 from 52 balls.

"The total we were chasing was under-par and that's credit to the bowlers, who bowled outstandingly again," Wallace added.

"Michael Hogan has been brilliant and the spinners as well [Nick James, Nathan McCullum and Dean Cosker], so it was a smaller total for us to chase.

"Jim Allenby got us off to a flyer and I just managed to hang around and see it off."

After their four-day encounter with Hampshire in Cardiff, they then return to T20 action next Friday by welcoming Somerset to the Swalec Stadium.

"It's three out of three but that doesn't change our approach to the next game, it's one game at a time sort of stuff," Wallace said.

"I know it sounds a cliché but we're a really well prepared team this year; Matthew Mott and his coaches have really got us well drilled and ready to go into this tournament.

"We all know what we're trying to do, and what we're trying to do next is turn Somerset over on our home patch."

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