Losing the toss was a bit of a factor – Wallace

Glamorgan fell to defeat at the hands of Lancashire in their Royal London Cup fixture at Neath Cricket Club – the first Glamorgan fixture at the outground in 27 years.

The Glamorgan batting unit never really got going, although Colin Ingram struck an impressive half-century as the Welsh county were bowled out for 177. The visitors chased down the target with relative ease to win by nine wickets.

“Firstly, it is great to be back playing in Neath,” said director of cricket, Mark Wallace. “Our ground cricket is pretty special. It has been fantastic to hold a game here, it has been an excellent occasion. It was a disappointing loss today, our performance wasn’t great today.

“Losing the toss was a bit of a factor in the loss, they (Lancashire) bowled really well with the new ball and we couldn’t quite soak up that pressure. As the day went on the wicket got flatter and the game got away from us.

“We have shuffled the pack a little bit with the bowlers. Some of which have been down to necessity, with Timm van der Gugten and Michael Hogan playing in the Hundred. In the competition, you are playing on very different pitches and it is difficult to find that balance.

“It has been a funny season really. We got out of the blocks pretty quickly, but since then we have come up against some top sides. We have probably lacked some big scores and that has cost us in important moments.

“The red ball season has been brilliant and we have a really exciting final month of the season coming up. From a white-ball perspective, it has been disappointing, we had hoped to be more competitive in this competition as champions, but it wasn’t to be.”

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