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Glamorgan aim for record breaking T20 crowd against Somerset

GLAMORGAN are hoping for a record Twenty20 crowd when they host a top-of-the-table clash against Somerset at the Swalec Stadium on Friday evening (6.30pm).

The record for a domestic T20 match in Wales is 9,200 which occurred three years ago against Gloucestershire when Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait made his Glamorgan debut.

Glamorgan are hoping a combination of a winning unbeaten side with three victories and scorching temperatures will beat that figure this evening as they aim for a five-figure crowd.

“We hope to beat the attendance record set three years ago,” declared chief executive Alan Hamer.

“I have worked here for nearly seven years and it’s the first time that several factors have fallen into place.

“We have good weather because everyone knows it’s going to be hot and sunny, the team performances and Friday night cricket.

“Having conditions like this at the moment will change people’s perceptions and make them realise how enjoyable a night at the cricket can be.

“All the surveys show Friday is the most popular night of the week and the opposition is Somerset, probably the best one-day team over the last five years.

“Yet we go into this game confident of beating them.

“We have made the T20 finals day once before and another time to the quarter finals.

“It’s the most popular form of cricket that attracts new audience to the game, particularly children who can come for free.

“So it’s important we do well in it as it will encourage people to take up cricket and also come through to the longer forms of the game.”

Glamorgan head of elite performance Matthew Mott hopes the Welsh cricketing public will back a winning side.

“With three wins from three, the guys are in a very good place and I’m looking forward to the game against Somerset,” said Mott

“There is still a lot of cricket left in this competition but we started how we wanted to in Twenty20.

“You can’t do any better than three from three so we will keep trying to do the same things.

“The weather has been really awesome and even for people who aren’t that interested in cricket, it would be a great thing for people to come down and experience the atmosphere.

“Besides playing good cricket, hopefully we will keep them on the edge of their seats and get a victory out of it,

“We have always said if we start winning games people will come out and watch us.

“It would be even more special if we attracted a 10,000 crowd here and won against a good rival in Somerset.”

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