Glamorgan to host Sri Lanka A

GLAMORGAN will take on Sri Lanka A in a one-day clash at the Swalec Stadium in August, writes Chris Kirwan.

The encounter is a warm-up for the Sri Lankans’ triangular one-day series with England Lions and New Zealand A, which will take place in Taunton, Bristol and Worcester.

The tourists will head to Cardiff on Saturday, August 2, although the fixture will be shifted to the Friday or Sunday if Glamorgan qualify for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast.

Sri Lanka A played against Glammy at Sophia Gardens in July 2004 and romped to a 141-run victory, amassing 309 before bowling the hosts out for 168.

Wicket-keeper and last season’s captain Mark Wallace was in that losing side – spinner Dean Cosker is the only other member of that XI still playing for the county – and is relishing another tough encounter.

“It’s been a while since Glamorgan played against a full international touring side, so it will be an exciting challenge,” he said.

“At any stage of your career you can learn by watching quality opposition players and the way they play the game.

“Games like this are so good for our young players in particular, while the rest of us will look forward to testing ourselves against some quality batsmen and bowlers that we have not have played before.”

Tickets for the Sri Lanka A match will be included in the membership for all 125 Club members, as well as Premier, Annual, One-Day and Young Buds members.

Club Player members or Country members will be able to use one of their match day ticket vouchers for entry without further charge. Ticket prices will be announced in due course.

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