Glamorgan facing crunch County Championship fortnight

Matthew Mott
Mott coach New South Wales before joining Glamorgan this season

Coach Matthew Mott believes in-form Glamorgan face a "massive couple of weeks" with three County Championship games in the space of only 14 days.

The Welsh county travel to Middlesex, Surrey and then Northamptonshire on the back of three wins in eight days.

But Mott believes the next fortnight could define Glamorgan's season.

"We have a massive couple of weeks coming up with three championship matches basically back to back to back," he said.

"So we will know a little bit more in the next month where we are at in the championship.

Glamorgan head to Lord's having beaten Kent by an innings and eight runs inside three days.

Sandwiched between that were two CB 40 victories over Lancashire and Gloucestershire.

"I think all year we have felt we were on the verge of winning games. And now we have got a couple of wins I think that will give us a lot confidence," added Mott.

"But we go in there [to Lord's] with a lot of confidence now after winning a couple of games.

"Certainly winning is a habit so we would like to stay on that roll.

"It's a massive couple of weeks in our season. It's a big challenge ahead, certainly for the bowlers it's going to be hard backing up. So we may have to look at rotating if some guys pick up some niggles.

"But it's something we are looking forward to - it's going to be a big couple of weeks.

"It's quite a buoyant dressing room and they are ready to take on the challenge.

"We are finally seeing some fruits for our labour. Now we have got some winning habits happening it's good time to be playing a couple of games in a row."

Despite wanting to rotate the seamers, Huw Waters and Adam Shantry are currently carrying niggles.

That means Chris Ashling has been added to Glamorgan's 14-man squad.

Former Glamorgan captain Jamie Dalrymple is set to face his former side for the first time since leaving the county last year.

Dalrymple, who made his debut for Middlesex against Sri Lanka last week, left Glamorgan after he was replaced as captain by Alviro Petersen.

Glamorgan: from G Rees, A Petersen (capt), W Bragg, M Powell, B Wright, J Allenby, N James, G Wagg, M Wallace (wicket-keeper), J Harris, R Croft, C Ashling, D Cosker, W Owen.