Glamorgan announce Bob Willis Trophy fixtures

24 Jul 2020 | Cricket

Glamorgan’s fixtures for the Bob Willis Trophy have now been announced with the club beginning their belated County Championship campaign against Somerset in Taunton on Saturday, 1st August.

In a revamped four-day competition split in to three regions, the Welsh county are in a six-team Central Group along with local rivals Somerset and Gloucestershire, as well as Worcestershire, Northants and Warwickshire.

Following their away trip to Somerset, Glamorgan face Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road (8th August) before playing their first home match against Gloucestershire on Saturday, 15th August.

Glamorgan then make the long trip to The County Ground to play Northants (22nd August) and finish their group stage matches at Sophia Gardens two weeks later against Warwickshire.

The top two teams by points across the three regions will then play a five-day final in September.

Next month the fixtures for the Vitality Blast will be confirmed, with the tournament set to start on 27th August - with both competitions set to be played behind closed doors.

“There’s a different look to the County Championship this season with us playing regionally but it’s also very exciting,” said director of cricket, Mark Wallace.

“We’re in a tough group and we’ll be playing against some tough first Division opposition but none of those teams will be new to us - we play them in T20 and the 2nd XI competition is set up regionally so we’ll be well prepared for what we’re coming up against.

“We’ve got Somerset first up and that’s a big game for us. They are one of the strongest teams in Division One so it’s a challenging start but the opportunity to play any sort of cricket this year is brilliant.

“Although at this moment our members and supporters won’t be able to see us in action at Sophia Gardens when we play two big games against Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, they will be able to watch the team via our live stream.”