We'll keep fighting until the end - Cooke

3 Aug 2020 | Cricket

Chris Cooke believes his side still have a chance at victory in the Bob Willis Trophy clash against Somerset, but admits that it's going to be tough going on the final day of action at Taunton.

The Glamorgan captain sits overnight on 67 not out, and had put on a partnership of 66 with Billy Root and a stand of 31 with Dan Douthwaite but the side lost wickets just when gaining momentum, and knows his side are in an uphill battle for victory.

"It was nice to get a few away (batting), I felt we had a really good partnership going with Rooty, pleasing from a personal point of view but the job's not even half done.

"It was disappointing to lose the last two wickets there but we'll keep fighting. It's a question of taking it over by over, session by session and seeing where we are - Graham Wagg has got a double hundred and he's no mug. We'll keep fighting until the end."

Glamorgan had Somerset sitting at 140/8 on the opening day before the host's tails wagged, and Cooke acknowledges that the Glamorgan players are learning on the job just what it takes to defeat opposition that consistently challenge for the County Championship title.

"Somerset have got a fantastic bowling unit, but that's Division One cricket and that's where we want to be, it's a brilliant test for us and it can only do us good.

"The lesson to learn from the game so far is that we have to be ruthless and take all our chances when playing against the top sides."