ASSISTANT coach David Harrison believes Glamorgan have given themselves a shot at promotion with their start to the County Championship season.

Glamorgan sit second in the Division Two table after seven games thanks to an unbeaten start of two wins and five draws.

It is still early days but the strides made this season under Matthew Maynard are clear after the nightmare of 2018 in which the Welsh county propped up the table with a record of a pair of victories, ten defeats and two draws.

Glamorgan drew against Middlesex at Radlett on Wednesday when rain ended chances of a positive finish when the hosts were moving towards a declaration.

"It's a shame the rain came because it could have been a good game if they'd set us a target in 50 overs chasing about 260," said Pontypool's Harrison.

"We probably left a bonus point or two out there, 350 (in the first innings) would have been a good score and we came up short, but we leave with nine points and remain unbeaten.

"Every game this game when we've been under pressure, the guys have shown resilience with the bat as we did when we were under pressure of the follow-on.

"David Lloyd (59) and Tom Cullen (50) put a partnership together, and Graham Wagg (48) came in, calmed it down and got us past the follow-on."

Glamorgan now face Gloucestershire with the clash in Bristol starting tomorrow.

With a county championship revamp looming – and three teams going up with one coming down – Harrison believes Division One cricket is a possibility.

He said: "It's been a good first half of the season, without getting carried away (about promotion), if we stick to our plans, we've got a good chance of finishing top three."

Reserve wicket-keeper Tom Cullen aims to give Maynard a selection headache when captain Chris Cooke returns from an ankle ligament injury.

The South African suffered the blow in Glamorgan's draw with Gloucestershire in Newport and Australia-born Cullen has grasped his chance.

He struck a match-winning unbeaten 51 at Derby last month, followed that up with 63 against Northants and hit another half-century at Middlesex.

"It's one thing to get an opportunity, but it's another thing to go in and really grasp it with both hands. I was just really pleased that I did that and showed a few people what it is that I can contribute to the club," said Cullen.

"Chris is a really great player, we obviously want him to get back fit as quickly as he can, but if I can provide a selection headache for them, that's good for the club.

"Failing that, I am the number two at the club, and I'll contribute as best I can, in any way that I can.

"When he's fit again, that's a decision that'll be up to the management. The only thing I can keep doing is to keep trying to perform and contribute to the performances out on the park, which have been pretty positive."