First Team Coach Mark Robinson praised his side’s resilience as they battled back to overcome Glamorgan at a vociferous Neath out ground – and said the win would be character building for his team’s young guns.

Robinson described the nail-biter as “a classic where you didn’t want to hope any more” and was impressed by the way Captain Will Rhodes helped his side withstand strong pressure from the hosts’ spirited fightback. 

He added: “We’re enjoying the run at the minute, won three from three but that’s the first time we’ve come under real pressure, and we’ve come through it which was pleasing.

“We showed good character and stayed in the game. We always talk about if you stay in the game, then you’ll take it as deep as you can. It does feel like a steal, although in the end we were fairly comfortable with 20 balls to go, but it didn’t feel like that.

“Credit to Neath, the club did brilliantly to get the game on because they’ve had so much rain. 

“We lost the toss but still managed to put up a good score. Rhodesy probably went sooner than he’d have wanted to, but we did well to not finish at around 275 all out.

“We weren’t the best bowling up front but bought it back in the last 25 minutes. I’m also really proud of the two 17-year-olds as (Hamza Shaikh & Kai Smith) as they put in great shifts in the field, chased everything down, and saved countless runs.”

Next up for Robinson’s table toppers is a trip to face neighbours Worcestershire at New Road (Sunday 11am) where again his side will face a vocal, partisan crowd.

He added: “Every team we play is going to be a challenge. They’re missing a few players like us, but we’re excited. 

“We are playing a lot of teams who have most of their T20 squad available, or their established team out there. We’ll learn from this and take it forward.”

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