Callum Taylor marked his first-class debut by scoring a whirlwind century on the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy clash at Northampton, and in the process became only the 4th Glamorgan player to do so.
The 22-year-old from Newport reached the milestone with a six, one of six he hit, as he displayed an incredible range of power and class as he peppered the boundaries at Wantage Road.
“I was very excited to get to the hundred, as shown by my reaction,” said Taylor. “It was good to have a big partnership (124 from 68 balls) with Hoges and get the boys up to a decent total.
“There’s a lot of things that go through your head before your debut, one of them is scoring a hundred and it happened so sometimes your imagination does come true. It’s a bit surreal but I’ll look back at it tonight and soak it all up.
Taylor hit 17 boundaries in all, and after reaching 12 from his first 38 balls he cut loose when de Lange and last man Hogan arrived at the crease, and believes the lack of pressure helped him flourish as well as the feeling of making his debut.
“The expectation of us losing the last wicket pretty quickly was high, so me and Hoges showed a bit of intent. It loosened me and Mick up, being a bit more positive helped us and their attack didn’t really know what to do.
“It’s a dream come true to play but to score a hundred on debut is surreal and I’m excited for the future.”