Kiran Carlson made sure Whitchurch High School remains the centre of the sporting universe as he guided Glamorgan to a crucial victory on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old batsman struck a maiden T20 half century to guide his team to a thrilling four-wicket win against Surrey at The Oval. His innings ensured Glamorgan are still in the hunt for a quarter-final place in the Vitality Blast as the tournament reaches its halfway stage and means his old school can toast more success from another former pupil.
Matt Parry and the #23 GT Sport Motul Team RJN Nissan made a second consecutive appearance amongst the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup point-scorers after a dogged drive secured seventh place at the 70th Total 24 Hours of Spa. Following a dramatic introduction to twice-round-the-clock endurance racing in the #22 Nissan at last year’s Spa event, Parry was confident that both he and the 2018 line-up in the lead GT-R NISMO GT3 would be able to build on the fifth place result they took from round three of the series, at Paul Ricard, in early June.
Joe Cordina will pick up the baton for Welsh sport this weekend when he aims to follow in the footsteps of Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas by bringing another title home to the capital city. After two appearances on Anthony Joshua bills at the Principality Premiership, Cordina is the main attraction at Cardiff’s Ice Arena Wales on Saturday night when he meets Sean Dodd for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.
New Swansea City signing Bersant Celina has revealed Graham Potter’s success in Sweden convinced him to move to Wales. Celina, who grew up in Norway, says the transformation Potter achieved at Ostersund was a major factor in his decision to leave Manchester City on a four-year deal. The 21-year-old striker, who is understood to have cost around £4m, spent six years at the Ethiad but will now be in contention for the Swans' Championship opener at Sheffield United on Saturday.
Michael Hogan is closing in on a century of T20 wickets as Glamorgan bid to put injuries behind them and kick-start their Vitality Blast campaign against Surrey at The Oval on Tuesday night. Hogan needs just three wickets for the 100-mark in the T20 format, with 86 of those coming for the Welsh county. With Glamorgan back in sixth position in the south table, and a back injury ruling out Joe Burns, coach Robert Croft’s side could do with some Hogan inspiration.
Alfie Mawson is due to undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of a proposed £20m move from Swansea City to Fulham. The deal is believed to be worth an initial £15m, with a further £5m dependent on appearances. Only two weeks ago, the Swans were asking for around £25m for Mawson after enquiries from both West Ham and Burnley, but it appears they did not want to allow the deal to rumble on towards the transfer deadline as happened a year ago with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s move to Everton.