In a rain-impacted second day at Sophia Gardens, Glamorgan managed to reach 80/5 in the face of some impressive seam bowling from Gloucestershire’s five-pronged attack.
Head coach Matt Maynard admitted that it was challenging conditions to bat first in, and that he was happy with the intent on display from the openers and the not out pair of Root and Douthwaite.
“Before lunch it was just trying to get through, the Gloucester bowlers held a good full length and there was a bit in the pitch as you’d expect having been under covers, with some swing as well.
“The way our openers got through to lunch was rather pleasing, but they tried to press on and chose a couple of balls that weren’t full enough to drive.
“We’ve still got some fine players in the pavilion with Billy (Root) in great form and Dan (Douthwaite) showed glimpses in that brief innings.”
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