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Glamorgan told they must develop killer instinct

OVERSEAS star Marcus North insists Glamorgan must develop a killer instinct when they resume their county championship campaign on Wednesday with a Division Two clash against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

The county will be looking for their second championship win of the season having settled for a rain-affected draw in their previous game at Leicestershire.

“We’re all fresh, ready to go and a huge game for us in the context of our championship,” said North.

“Even in the championship we’ve been playing some really good cricket but we just haven’t been getting over the line at the end.

“You can do that for so often but you’ve got to start turning these performances, over four days of cricket or over one day, into wins.

“We’re very focused about going to Bristol and bringing our best game and make sure we do it over four days.”

North was talking after another blip in the 40-over competition following a three-wicket defeat against Somerset.

The Welsh county made a promising start to the other limited overs competition by winning their opening matches against Middlesex and Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Bank 40.

But they have now slipped to fifth in the seven-team Group C following defeat at Somerset, their second successive reverse.

Somerset beat Glamorgan by three wickets at Taunton and one-day skipper North said the defeat was “difficult to swallow” after the visitors reached 245 in their innings.

But the Australian refused to write off Glamorgan’s chances in the 40-over competition and is confident his side will bounce back.

“There’s still a lot to play for. Looking at the competition everyone’s beating everyone,” said North.

“We know that this style of competition without quarter-finals you can’t slip up too many times.

“We’ve got to concentrate on the next game against the Unicorns on Sunday and make sure we get a win and get back on the winning road again.

“The encouraging thing is nobody’s running away with it. We’ve got to keep working hard.”

Glamorgan v Gloucestershire (from): B Wright, W Bragg, S Walters, M North, M Goodwin, J Allenby, M Wallace (capt), G Wagg, J Glover, D Cosker, M Hogan, M Reed.

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