NEWPORT’S Will Smale followed in the footsteps of his sister Sophia when making his Glamorgan debut on Tuesday.

The Welsh county have been hit hard by injuries for the T20 Blast campaign and that led to the 22-year-old being given a debut against Surrey at the Oval.

The former Rougemont School pupil opened the Glamorgan innings as they attempted to chase down a mammoth 238-5, which featured a brutal 59 from England international Sam Curran.

Smale scored 27 off 16 balls and a comprehensive 81-run defeat didn’t put a dampener on the occasion.

“It's an unbelievable venue to make my debut at, or just to play at in general, a brilliant atmosphere and a great crowd for midweek so I loved every second,” he told BBC Sport Wales.

"I just tried to be as positive as possible, I've been lucky enough to have been doing quite well for the second team and full credit to all the coaches who have been telling me to back myself and play with freedom.

“Last year I played for Gloucestershire ands Somerset (seconds) as well as Glamorgan, that's the life of a triallist but it's nice to have signed for a period with Glamorgan, hopefully to have a run in the side and show what I can do.”

Western Storm and England Under-19s spinner Sophia Smale starred for Oval Invincibles last year to help them win The Hundred title.

Will and Glamorgan need to respond to the loss when they host Somerset this evening with three wins from four realistically needed to qualify for the knockout stages.