Nick Selman undefeated in Glamorgan debut as rain halts play

By Nick WebbBBC Wales Sport
Nick Selman
Nick Selman scored 62 and 78 in two games for Glamorgan's second XI in August 2015

New Glamorgan batsman Nick Selman was undefeated on 35 as rain scuppered the one-day friendly with Cardiff MCCU.

Glamorgan ended the contest 162-2 off 31 overs with openers Mark Wallace and Jacques Rudolph scoring 37 and 44 respectively.

Selman shared a stand of 63 with David Lloyd.

The 20-year-old Australian-born batsman is aiming to challenge for a place in the top order ahead of the new LV=Championship campaign.

Glamorgan eased to a seven wicket win over Gloucestershire in their opening warm-up match in Cardiff.

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Selman earned a contract after playing two games for Glamorgan second eleven, having played most of the 2015 season for Kent seconds.

"When I came over a couple of years ago just training alongside first-class players over in Kent, that was a dream and a goal to get a professional contract," Selman said.

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"To get a contract here was great and hopefully I can break my way into the first-team in all formats."

Selman played cricket to state under-19 level in Queensland but did not make the senior team.

"It didn't really work out in Queensland so I was delighted when I got offered a deal over here" he told BBC Wales Sport.

"There's a lot of first-class players who play club cricket down in Australia, that's a very good competition so I think I'll be ready for it (the step up)."

Selman's signing is designed to provide added competition for top three places in the Glamorgan batting line-up.

"It's going to be tough (to break into the first team), but hopefully I'll have a good pre-season" he said.

"I prefer to open but if I'm needed to bat middle-order, or three or four, then I'm happy to do it."