Meet the Opposition: Glamorgan


The penultimate home match in this year’s T20 group stages sees the Eagles take on Glamorgan at The Cloudfm County Ground.

The Welsh county haven’t endured a positive Vitality Blast campaign to date and are still looking to record a first win the competition.

However, with captain and star player, Colin Ingram in the ranks they always have a strong chance to clinching a victory.

Titles: 0

Finals Days: 2

Coach: James Foster – Essex legend, Foster is working alongside Head Coach, Matthew Maynard as a T20 consultant for the duration of the competition. Foster is expanding his portfolio after coaching roles in Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Australia since leaving the Club.

Captain: Colin Ingram – The South African leads by example and will take the captaincy for the second successive year. Ingram has been the club’s outstanding batsman in one-day cricket since he signed in 2015, and during the winter appeared in numerous T20 competitions including the IPL and the Big Bash.

Overseas Signing: Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) & Shaun Marsh (Australia).

The Narrative: Glamorgan have reached just two Finals Days – albeit the last two summers ago – but enter this year’s tournament in high spirits with just one defeat in the Championship and designs on promotion.

Star Man: Colin Ingram – The skipper has been Glamorgan’s leading runscorer for the past three years and his performances have been rewarded with inclusion in all the leading T20 competitions around the world. At his best he Ingram a destructive hitter capable of changing the course of a game in a few overs.

Mr Consistency: Graham Wagg – The 36-year-old all-rounder is one of those players that continues to endure on the domestic scene with a combination of smarts with the ball, heavy-hitting with the bat and a competitive instinct to ensure he remains a key part of Glamorgan’s ambitions.

Under the Radar: Dan Douthwaite – Signed at the start of the season after impressing with Cardiff MCCU, the 22-year-old bats in the middle order, can strike the ball vast distances and is also a useful medium-pace bowler. He gave a glimpse of his all-round potential in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Sussex during the Royal London One-Day Cup and will have an eye on making a Blast impact.

Killer Stat: Ingram holds the Glamorgan record of scoring the fastest century in T20 cricket – 46 balls against Sussex at Arundel in 2017.