Glamorgan suffered a 289-run defeat against Somerset on Day 4 of their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Taunton, and head coach Matt Maynard believes his side showed more application on the final day than may be obvious, thanks to the efforts of the skipper.
Chris Cooke's 82 led from the front, but was without much support on Day 4 as the Somerset seam attack, led by the Overton twins, proved too much for Glamorgan.
"We gave away a couple of soft wickets yesterday but the skipper led brilliantly by example, he asked for a bit of resolve and the guys did try their best today.
"The way Jamie Overton used the crease was excellent, he got the ball swinging and got a fully-deserved five-for."
Playing in a central group featuring four Division One sides, including perennial County Championship contenders Somerset, means that Maynard's side must learn quickly what it takes to compete at the higher level that they aspire to reach, and the coach admits his side were overall 'outplayed' but showed promise during the match.
"When we reflect on the game we may conclude that our bowling erred on the short side. We were in the game for a spell, but in the end were outplayed.
"The spell Wagg bowled yesterday was really good in a tough situation. There's some decent elements but not for long enough.
"It's about learning, raising our standards and being capable of handling it."