Glamorgan vs Derbyshire – County Championship Division 2 – Live Cricket Score and Update – Day 1
Glamorgan’s Graham Wagg struck six times against his old club Derbyshire to halt them on 130 in another rain- troubled day of the County Championship second division, played at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on April 12, 2012.
However, the home team also ended the day on an unstable position, scoring just 37 for the loss of the top four.
The early proceedings all belonged to Wagg, whose left-arm seamer were a perfect match to the chilly conditions at the Sophia Gardens. His rout started as the early as fifth ball of the match, dismissing the inform New Zealand recruit, Martin Guptill, who
was holed out at gully.
Three more followed, with Wagg trapping Paul Borrington and skipper Wayne Madsen in front and then ended Wes Durston’s brisk 18-run stay after he nicked behind to Mark Wallace. Derbyshire woes continued as they lost one more before the lunch interval, with
Jim Allenby catching Dan Redfern lbw.
The resumption saw Ross Whiteley and David Wainwright making 20-odd runs to share the highest partnership of the innings before their 48-run stand was ended by Allenby, who dismissed the latter.
Whiteley stayed around to see his side cross the 100-run mark but his dismissal, on 112 off Wagg who got his fifth wicket, saw Glamorgan bowlers making easy work of the last three batters. The left-armer completed a six-for with a scalp of Jonathan Clare
(21), leaving the Australian overseas player Moises Henriques to claim the last two as Derbyshire capitulated on a paltry 130.
However, fortunes swung again after the home side took to bat. With the pitch still offering plenty to the fast bowlers, Tony Palladino cleaned up opener Gareth Rees to set the tone, capitalized upon by his new ball partner Mark Footitt, who too ripped through
the defenses of Stewart Walters.
Palladino got his second with the wicket of William Bragg and Jonathan Clare also got his name on the wickets column by taking out Ben Wright, two overs before the close of play. None of the top four managed to reach the double digit mark as Glamorgan were
reduced to 37 for 4, leaving Moises Henriques and night watchman Dean Cosker plenty to do when play resumes on Day 2.