August 22, 2020

Sports Bob Willis Trophy: Taylor debut ton boosts Glam v Northants


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Callum Taylor featured in final season’s T20 Blast competition
Bob Willis Trophy, The County Ground (day one):
Glamorgan 259 (67 overs): Taylor 106; White 4-48, Hutton 4-77
Northamptonshire 82-1 (23 overs)
Northants (3 pts) path Glamorgan (2 pts) by 177 runs

A excellent century on his first-class debut by Glamorgan’s Callum Taylor stole the honours on day one at Northampton.

Taylor’s 106 off 94 balls took his facet to 259 all out, earlier than Northants reached a sturdy 82-1 in acknowledge.

He added 124 for the final wicket in 11.2 overs with final man Michael Hogan (33 no longer out).

Jack White, Brett Hutton and Blessing Muzarabani reduced Glamorgan to 135-9 earlier than Taylor’s counter-attack.

Taylor started slowly but accelerated in excellent vogue as wickets tumbled round him, smashing 11 fours and 6 sixes – the fifth of which took him to a pair figures.

It undid the home advantage obtained by the factual seam bowling of White, a 28-yr-dilapidated gradual-comer to first-class cricket, whose four victims incorporated Prick Selman (42) and indirectly Taylor.

The 22-yr-dilapidated Newport batsman became only the fourth player to catch a century for Glamorgan on their first-class debut, following Frank Pinch in 1921, newest coach Matthew Maynard in 1985 and Mike Powell in 1997.

The final-wicket stand became a document for Glamorgan against Northants, beating the 115 partnership of Allan Watkins and Don Shepherd in 1958.

But Northants regained some momentum in the final session of 23 overs with a half-century stand between Ben Curran and Charlie Thurston.

Glamorgan batsman Callum Taylor advised BBC Sport Wales:

“I became very angry to catch to the hundred, as confirmed by my reaction, stunning to possess a mountainous partnership with Hoges and catch the boys up to a tight total.

“There’s plenty of things that struggle through your head earlier than your debut, one amongst them is scoring a hundred and it took issue so ceaselessly your creativeness does attain factual. It be rather surreal but I saunter to seek recordsdata from reduction at it tonight and soak it all up.

“The expectation of us losing the final wicket stunning quickly became excessive, so me and Hoges showed rather of intent. It loosened me and Mick up to be rather extra optimistic and their attack did now not in fact know what to catch.

“It be a dream attain factual to play but to rep a hundred on debut is surreal and I’m angry for the prolonged bustle.”

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