Recent Match Report – Sussex vs Glamorgan Round 26 2022
sussex 245 for 7 (Carter 113*, Clark 55) against Glamorgan
Andrew Salter had 33 overs on the day, conceding just 65 runs, as Glamorgan’s tailors turned the other way. Carter and Harry Crocombe were battling together late in the game with Sussex still closing in on a second batting run.
After batting Sussex, Glamorgan looked very dangerous with the new ball as Michael Neser and James Weighell clawed back wickets from Tom Alsop and Tom Haines early on. It could have been an even better start for Glamorgan with both openers being released early with chances declining in the slides.
An excellent stand of exactly 100 between Clark and Carter saw Sussex go through the lunch break without further damage, with both looking in fine form. When Clark’s wicket came it was from a loose shot as he tried to get over Salter’s bowling alley only for the ball to loop to Colin Ingram halfway through.
Carter surpassed his previous career high of 72 in a run that showed plenty of maturity for a 20-year-old in just his 10th first-class game. Even when the wickets fell on the other side, he stood firm, reaching his century from 208 deliveries.
“I’m obviously thrilled with my shot,” Carter said. “Hopefully that puts us in a good position tomorrow and hopefully we can go on and win the game. We had lost [Haines] and [Alsop] from the beginning, so it was more important for Clark and I to build a partnership and grow from there.
“The pitch was tricky. You just have to be patient and really wait. It’s a bit slow in the patches, so you really had to be patient and wait for the bad ball to come and try to spin from those good balls.”
Hogan came back on the attack to claim Tim Seifert’s wicket with a ball that came back into the New Zealander to knock him down for 5 as Glamorgan chipped away Sussex’s mid-order.
Salter cast a gigantic spell from River Taff End, sending 26 overs unchanged. He claimed his second wicket when he caught Danial Ibrahim in the side of the leg of wicketkeeper Chris Cooke who had a great day with the gloves.
The highlight for Cooke was when he puzzled Delray Rawlins as he stood against the seam of David Lloyd. The batter slightly overbalanced and Cooke pulled the bail to reduce Sussex to 192 for 6. Unfortunately for Cooke, he hobbled off the field with just 13 overs on the day with Ingram stepping in to guard the wicket.
Sussex went over 200 runs to claim their first bonus point but soon after lost their seventh wicket when a Neser ball went big on Archie Lenham and the batter shoved the ball into his stumps.
On a pitch that had significantly more rebound than that used in the Vitality Blast game in Cardiff on Friday, it was still difficult to score freely, which made Carter’s first century all the more impressive with only Clark watching closely as solid to the bend. It will be interesting to see how revealing Carter’s innings will be once Glamorgan beats in their first innings.
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