Mott calls player meeting to review Glamorgan defeats

Glamorgan elite performance director Matthew Mott admitted his side “could not be lower” after suffering two losses at the start of their County Championship campaign, including an embarrassing defeat to Derbyshire inside three days.

The Welsh county were humbled by Derbyshire at the Swalec Stadium in a 130-run defeat after they were bowled out for just 102, chasing a victory target of 233.

That followed a paltry first innings total of 95 – their worst batting performance against Derbyshire for 42 years.

“The guys will go away for a couple of days and we will have a solid meeting on Tuesday to talk how we can turn things around,” revealed Mott.

“We could not be lower than we are at the moment and these two defeats have rocked us. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to go up and that is something we hope to do in the next few days.

“After our encouraging pre-season it has surprised me what has happened in the first two games. I have told the guys it would be a lot easier to accept if I thought we had taken short cuts or had not trained well.

“They are trying their guts out but sometimes in professional cricket things don’t go your way.”

Glamorgan started brightly on Saturday’s third day at 59 for no wicket and were 86 for two before losing their last eight wickets for just 16 runs. At one stage the county had lost six wickets for the addition of one run.

For Derbyshire, who went top of the table with this second win of the season – it is their best start to a Championship season for a decade – all-rounder Jon Clare claimed six wickets to take his match tally to 11.

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