Kiran Carlson’s first hundred of the season revived the expectations stirred by his maiden hundred in opposition to Gloucestershire final season
Glamorgan 342 for 7 ( Carlson 137*, Salter 84, Cooke 51, Payne 3-57) v Gloucestershire
Kiran Carlson, at 19 one of many main lights in Glamorgan’s contemporary chop of Welsh-born gamers, struck a profession finest 137 no longer out, the 2d first class century of his profession on a memorable day for Glamorgan.
His innings – to prepare his maiden first class century in opposition to Essex final season when he grew to become the youngest Glamorgan player to reach that landmark – adopted a partnership of 182 with Andrew Salter, who struck a profession-finest 84.
Carlson and Chris Cooke (51) guided Glamorgan to 127 for 4 at lunch, Gloucestershire deciding to bowl first after an uncontested toss. The Welsh county got off to a uncomfortable originate, Sever Selman removed lbw by David Payne from the 2d ball of the match after he survived a dropped take from the principle.
Colin Ingram got off to a colossal originate in his final dwelling Championship match sooner than he takes up a one-day contract next year. He struck three fours within the principle four overs. It wasn’t lengthy, nonetheless, sooner than he became bowled by Liam Norwell for 18.
Championship debutant Connor Brown, within the period in-between, confirmed early promise as he dealt blow after blow to the boundary after being joined by fellow Cardiffian Kiran Carlson. It became shortlived, nonetheless, when he became brushed off lbw by Kieran Noema-Barnett for 35, having struck eight fours, and Glamorgan seemed to be in a assign of bother at 62 for 3.
Aneurin Donald, abet within the facet after being dropped final week for the Northamptonshire match, played a uncomfortable shot delivery air off-stump on one, providing an effortless likelihood to George Hankins at third meander off David Payne.
Carlson and Chris Cooke looked to gain Glamorgan abet now on route within the guts-explain in opposition to Noema-Barnett and Matt Taylor. The scoot persevered at spherical four an over and Glamorgan at final reached the hundred price within the 26th over, and the batsmen went past the fifty partnership when Carlson drove Josh Shaw for four thru cowl.
They had added 65 by tea, as the dwelling facet reached 216 for five. Chris Cooke had reached his half-century from 67 balls. Alternatively, after a lengthy extend to repair a gap within the pitch at sq.-leg, he became bowled by David Payne for 51, ending an 88 partnership with Carlson for the fifth wicket.
Carlson kicked on, nonetheless, and reached his half-century from 131 balls with a crashing blow thru the covers off Payne, his seventh four of the innings. The wicket slowed Glamorgan’s scoring payment, nonetheless Andrew Salter looked to up the tempo with abet-to-abet fours, pulling thru mid-wicket sooner than cutting down to third man off Kieran Noema-Barnett as he moved into double figures.
Carlson persevered to bat sensibly, allowing Salter to play the shots. Alternatively, it became Carlson who hit the principle six of the match, and the principle of his Championship profession, over spinner Jack Taylor’s head in the direction of the River Taff after Glamorgan had won their first batting point, bringing up the fifty stand for the sixth wicket. But another, a minute bit wider six quickly adopted off the same bowler sooner than tea.
Carlson confirmed colossal maturity in waiting extra than four-and-a-half hours to gain his hundred, and colossal composure right thru the nineties as the field closed in spherical him. Salter reached his half-century from 127 balls, having hit 5 fours.