Glamorgan In Last Chance Saloon, While Top Welsh Athletes Compete For Domestic Titles In Cardiff


Kiran Carlson insists Glamorgan can still make the knockout stages of the Vitality Blast T20 – even though the odds look stacked against them.

After two bruising back-to-back defeats to Surrey and Somerset, Glamorgan must beat Sussex Sharks at home on Friday night to stay in contention for the top four places in the South Group.

Even then, they would still need to win their remaining two fixtures and hope that other results go in their favour.

“We’ve been outplayed by two quality teams this week but we’ve just got to look to bounce back on Friday,” said Carlson.

“I think the two home games are very winnable. We’re pretty comfortable at home, obviously most of the time we’re pretty happy with the way we’ve gone about it.

“It’s made it pretty simple for us now – win every game and hope for the best.”

Head coach Mark Alleyne has named an unchanged 14-man squad to face a Sharks team who were winners last time out at Gloucestershire.


Meanwhile, sprinter Sam Gordon will be among the Welsh international athletes taking part in the Welsh Senior Athletics Championships this weekend at the Leckwith Stadium in Cardiff.

Reigning Welsh 100m champion Gordon aims to defend his crown against Josh Brown and Joseph Berry with Great Britain star Jeremiah Azu away competing in Europe as he prepares for the European U23 Championships in Finland next month.

Azu won senior European bronze in Munich last summer and heads to Espoo looking to retain the European U23 100m title that he won in Tallinn two years ago.

But the Welsh Championships will still feature British and Welsh champion Adele Nicoll in the women’s shot put as well as Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Harrison Walsh in the men’s discus.

Jenny Nesbitt will be opening her track season in the senior Women’s 1500m and will be looking to retain her title from last year’s Championships.

Great Britain Olympian Joe Brier will take on Gordon in the 200m on Sunday.


Tokyo 2020 shot put gold medalist Aled Davies will be in action as he prepares for the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris next month.

Joining him in the event is Mike Jenkins, who will have a busy weekend competing in three throw events including shot put, discus, and javelin.

Also competing on Sunday is Tokyo bronze medallist Hollie Arnold, who will be in action in the senior women’s javelin.