Nottinghamshire return to Trent Bridge for the first time this season on the back of a ten-wicket victory against Sussex at Hove. Although they were worked hard by the South Coast side at times, centuries from captain Steven Mullaney and Joey Evison and eight wickets for Liam Patterson-White ensured a comfortable win.
Glamorgan’s opener, a draw against Durham at Sophia Gardens, was affected by rain across the first two days. While Glamorgan were rarely on the front foot, there were encouraging performances. Chris Cooke followed up a first innings of 59 with an unbeaten 85 in the the second. Kiran Carlson’s 61 in a last day effort to prevent Durham snatching an unlikely win shows the middle-order is in good hands.
Adding in career best figures of seven for 45 for Andrew Salter, Glamorgan should head to Trent Bridge in decent spirits.
It will be the teams fiftieth meeting between the two sides in the County Championship at Trent Bridge.
Lyndon James has become an important part of the Notts middle-order. Coming it at five, he usually finds himself bailing out his more senior batsmen. While he has yet to score a century it can’t be too far away. He scored an important 63 against Sussex when the home team looked to press home an advantage. He also takes handy wickets and ended the first game of the season with four to his name.
Sam Northeast spent some time on loan at Trent Bridge last summer and will be looking keen to prove to a few people exactly what he is capable. There is no doubt Sussex have a player of skill in Northeast and now will be as good a time as any to enhance his reputation.
For Notts, Luke Fletcher injured his calf on day three of the game against Sussex so will miss out. James Pattinson and Dane Paterson are both back in Nottingham and should be in line to return to the side. With Joey Evison scoring a hundred in the first game it would be harsh if he was to miss out against Glamorgan, but that is the strength of Notts’ bowling resources.
Nottinghamshire squad: Steven Mullaney (c), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Joey Evison, Haseeb Hameed, Calvin Harrison, Brett Hutton, Lyndon James, Tom Moores (wk), Dane Paterson, Liam Patterson-White, James Pattinson, Ben Slater
Glamorgan’s 13 man squad sees the return of overseas player Marcus Labuschagne who comes from Australia’s tour of Pakistan. As a result Colin Ingram drops out of the squad as does Tom Cullen. Eddie Byrom still hasn’t recovered from surgery so Andrew Salter keeps his place at the top of the order.
Glamorgan squad: David Lloyd (c), Kiran Carlson, Chris Cooke, Dan Douthwaite, James Harris, Michael Hogan, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Sam Northeast, Andrew Salter, Callum Taylor, Timm van der Guten, James Weighell
Weather and Conditions
While the game will be played in overcast conditions, it should be dry and warm – perfect for the ball to swing and seam on a ground know for the ball to move.
Date: 14th-17th April 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Ground: Trent Bridge
Odds (SkyBet): Nottinghamshire 1/3, Glamorgan 9/4