Glamorgan go into the third day of their LV= County Championship fixture against Nottinghamshire with a 52-run lead after a late century stand from Timm van der Gugten and James Weighell bolstered the batting after a wobble after Tea.
Van der Gugten and Weighell put on 102 for the ninth wicket, the former striking a half-century, after earlier in the day, skipper David Lloyd and new signing Sam Northeast both hit half-centuries of their own. Northeast’s being his first in competitive cricket for the Welsh County.
“It was a good day in the end,” said Northeast, “Especially that little partnership (Weighell and van der Gugten) at the end which swung things back into our favour a bit, though there’s a long way to go. It’s been a good game so far, pretty equally-matched, with two good days ahead of us.”
“It was tricky at times batting and pretty tough, but nice to get a (personal) score on the board although I was disappointed not to go on to three figures.
“It felt good for a large part of the innings as (the pitch) flattened out a bit but they got it swinging and the ball started nipping again. We had a period exactly the same yesterday where we got it to swing.”
“There’s definitely something in the wicket for our bowlers and we can take a bit of confidence from that, but that partnership at the end has swung momentum in our favour.”