Leicestershire 81-0 v Glamorgan
Leicestershire openers Paul Horton and Harry Dearden batted through the opening session without being parted after Glamorgan exercised their option to bowl first in the Specsavers County Championship at the Fischer County Ground.
Heavy cloud and a greenish tinge to the pitch were no doubt factors in Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph’s decision, but Michael Hogan, Lukas Carey and Merchant de Lange did not find as much swing or seam as they must have hoped for.
Carey should have made an early breakthrough, though, when the left-handed Dearden clipped an in-swinger straight to Rudolph at short mid-wicket. Despite getting two hands to the ball, the South African could not hold the chest-high chance.
Glamorgan's only other opportunity came when Horton, having pushed the ball straight to Andrew Salter at point, called for a single. Had Salter’s throw hit, Dearden would have been four yards short of his ground.
As it was the 19-year-old Dearden went to lunch on 36 (surpassing his previous first class best of 30), with Horton on 39.