A MATCH-WINNING six and the wickets of two England internationals mean Roman Walker has certainly made an impact with Glamorgan.

But the Wrexham-born seamer isn't prepared to dine out on those memorable moments after just four white-ball outings for the Welsh county.

Walker was handed his first-team debut for Glamorgan in May last year against Sussex at Hove in the One-Day Cup, and while the teenager failed to take a wicket in four economical overs of a high-scoring contest, he stamped his mark on proceedings.

Facing only his third ball for Glamorgan, Walker launched a six to secure his team to a two-wicket victory in a record run-chase in-front of the television cameras.

It's a game Walker won't ever forget, saying: "Bowling against Luke Wright who I grew up watching was a really amazing experienced, I was star struck even after bowling my first ball to look up and see THE Luke Wright.

"That six to win was an amazing feeling, especially on debut. At one point I thought I was going to be caught but thankfully it went over David Wiese’s head and the celebrations started."

Former Marchwiel and Wrexham youngster Walker had to wait another three months for a second taste of first-team action as he was handed his T20 Blast debut against Somerset at Taunton - a venue not known for favouring bowlers.

But the wickets of England internationals Tom Banton and Craig Overton in figures of 2-30 meant Walker was able to make a positive impact, which earned him further T20 outings against Sussex and Hampshire before the end of the season.

"I loved my T20 debut against Somerset because Taunton is such a good ground with the crowd almost on top of you," said Walker. "Somerset are arguably one of the most competitive counties of all formats, it was a real learning curve for me and I loved it."

Walker added 3-39 against Hampshire after picking up the scalps of Banton and Overton on T20 debut, continuing: "I played with Tom Banton for England Under 19’s and everyone in the country knew how good he is, so that was amazing to be able to get him out in a first-team match, as well as Craig Overton who has played for England.

"Hampshire are a really tough opposition and I was almost surprised I took three wickets, what a feeling! I really didn’t want the season to finish."

That run of form earned Walker a new two-year deal with Glamorgan that he signed in December last year without hesitation.

He said: "Glamorgan is an amazing club, I couldn’t thank them more for giving me the chances to prove I may be worth another contract. I was really happy when they told me they were offering another two years for me to spend at this amazing place.

"The whole coaching staff at Glamorgan know each other and the players really well in and off the field. They all know exactly what to say to point you in the right direction no matter the situation. That really helps on the field having that family feeling around the club."

Walker was preparing to kick-on this year with Glamorgan when the coronavirus pandemic saw the England and Wales Cricket Board suspend the professional season until at least May 28.

Speaking about the current state of play within the game, Walker, who has a 'stay at home' fitness plan to follow, said: "There’s still a lot of hot air around how the season will commence once this is all over.

"No one knows how long it will last, but if there is any cricket to be played this season I’ll certainly be giving 100 per cent to get my name on the teamsheet.

"I was massively pleased to have made my debut last year, I was hoping this year would’ve been a season to really push through and make my first class debut and play a lot more white ball cricket. That is still my aim for whenever the season my start.

On his targets for the campaign when it happens, Walker added: "Looking at the chances I was given last season I can imagine I’d be considered more for white-ball cricket, so at the moment that would be my main focus whilst still training hard for red-ball cricket.

"My personal goals would be to make my final debut in first class cricket and hopefully show that I can hold my own at that standard and also to get my name in the hat for consistent T20 and One-Day appearances for Glamorgan and potential franchise cricket."

If Walker is handed another One-Day Cup appearance he will be led by fellow North Walian David Lloyd, who has been handed the captaincy in the 50-over format.

"Dave deserves the captaincy," said Lloyd. "He’s worked really hard the last few years and has been very successful with his white-ball cricket.

"I’ll definitely be pushing him to give me a shout!"

Amongst Walker's team-mates will be Australia ace Marnus Labuschagne, who has four Test centuries to his name after coming to the fore during last summer's Ashes Series with England.

"Marnus is a lovely guy, loves the game through and through and you can see that with his success," said Walker. "I’ve spent a fair bit of time with Marnus whilst playing first-team cricket and doing 12th man duties.

"He’s been compared to Steve Smith on and off the field because they both love cricket so much they can’t stop talking about it!"

And what's it like bowling to Labuschagne and big-hitting South Africa international Colin Ingram in the nets?

"It’s a huge challenge in the nets to bowl to players like that, they will hit your good balls for runs and bad balls for a boundary so it’s a great challenge that will only make you better!" added Walker.