Glamorgan must stay positive against Kent says Graham Wagg

By Nick WebbBBC Sport Wales
Graham Wagg
Graham Wagg top-scored in Glamorgan's first-innings total of 207 with 58

All-rounder Graham Wagg says Glamorgan must be positive against Kent despite the likelihood of facing a County Championship target of over 400.

The visitors reached 256-1 in their second innings in Cardiff thanks to Rob Key's unbeaten century on day two.

Key shared century partnerships with Daniel-Bell Drummond and Joe Denly.

"We are staring down the barrel at the minute but whatever they do set us, we've got to come out with a positive mindset," Wagg said.

"That's how we've played good cricket so far this season.

"We've got a couple of young players in the squad and what a great opportunity it is for them.

"It's a great position for us to see what some people are made of."

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Earlier Wagg top-scored with a typically hard-hitting 58, but Glamorgan's total of 207 all out left Kent with a lead of 102 on first innings.

Glamorgan's changes in the top order with their younger batsmen failed to pay off, again leaving the lower order with a big deficit to tackle.

"Going into day two we should have been around 60-2 instead of 60-4, we've been chatting about that now and certainly with the last two games to come it's something we've got to focus on massively," said Wagg.

Wagg, 32, now has an outside chance of reaching 1,000 first-class runs in a season for the first time in his career after taking his tally past 800 - second only to Jacques Rudolph for the county.

"It would be beautiful, I've never thought I would get there," Wagg said.

"But on a personal level I've been very happy with my performances, especially with the bat. A lot of improvement with the ball, though still plenty of work to do."

Wagg had to change helmets after being hit while batting and ended the day bowling spin rather than his usual fast-medium style.

"It's a bit of fun, it's something I have worked on in the past and there's something to work on with Crofty [assistant coach Robert Croft] over the winter.," Wagg added.

"If there's any clubs out there who want me at 40, I'll still be willing to do that!"