Glamorgan: Robert Croft hopes home venue counts against Surrey

Glamorgan players celebrate taking a wicket against Kent.
Glamorgan hope Surrey will struggle against them on an unfamiliar wicket at Colwyn Bay

Robert Croft hopes playing Glamorgan's home match against Surrey at Colwyn Bay will give the Welsh county an "advantage" on Sunday.

Croft is in charge for the championship division two game, with head coach Toby Radford on paternity leave.

Despite his absence, Croft says Radford is still having an influence on the team.

"We are in regular contact and I'm just carrying out a lot of what Toby wants," said Croft.

Glamorgan are fourth in the second division, 20 points behind Surrey in third.

The Welsh county suffered a heavy defeat in their last championship match against Worcestershire, losing by 249 runs.

Croft says a switch to north Wales, will help the team.

"It's a lovely place to go," said the former England spinner.

"We realise as Glamorgan Cricket Club we are the team of Wales.

"It's important to go up to north Wales to help spread the word and show how much we value north Walian interest in Glamorgan cricket.

"We understand the wicket is a little bit different to what you expect at normal county grounds, so it's hopefully a bit of home town advantage."