All the bowlers put in decent spells - Wagg

1 Aug 2020 | Cricket

Glamorgan finished Day 1 of the Bob Willis Trophy clash against Somerset on 8/0, after the visitors had chosen to bat first and reach 296 on what Graham Wagg reckons is a 'belter of a pitch'.

The veteran all-rounder took the first and last wickets of the Somerset innings, and admits that the feeling of playing again is the over-riding emotion in the dressing rooms right now.

"First off, it's just great to get out there and play. None of us was sure what was going to happen this season, but we're finally out there.

"After all the training with one-way systems, it's almost back to the norm - this is the norm now, and the boys are happy to be out there."

Chris Cooke called incorrectly and Tom Abell decided to bat first on the opening morning of the season, but Steven Davies had to rescue his side after they plummeted to 148/8, with Wagg praising the bowling efforts of the Glamorgan team after the long layoff but admitting that Somerset escaped slightly from a difficult position.

"I think we'd have taken a score of 296 for them at the start, but not when they were eight down. Brooks came out and gave it a whack and Steven Davies played really well.

"It is a belter of a pitch. The new ball did a bit, but once in went softer batting looked pretty comfortable. There is no reason why we can't match Somerset's total or go beyond it.

"All the bowlers put in some decent spells, even though some understandable rustiness showed at times."