Glamorgan 207 v Northants
A seventh wicket stand of 97 between Andrew Salter and Craig Meschede rescued Glamorgan in the afternoon session of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Northamptonshire in Cardiff, before they lost their final four wickets for eight runs as they were dismissed for 207.
Resuming on 75-3 after lunch, Glamorgan survived just one ball of the afternoon session before Colin Ingram was clumsily caught by keeper David Murphy off Rory Kleinveldt after the ball ricocheted off second slip, and Glamorgan were 75-4. Kiran Carlson was dismissed in the next over, lbw to Richard Gleeson for 10 without adding to Glamorgan’s total.
Cooke was removed by Gleeson, caught behind by Murphy as he edged behind pushing forward, and Glamorgan were 102-6 at the second rain delay of the day.
Craig Meschede joined Salter at the crease and it took him eight balls in just over twenty minutes to get off the mark. When he did, finally, he was lucky to get away with a shot that dropped short of second slip off Gleeson, and the ball went through the cordon for four. Salter, meanwhile, continued to accelerate at the other end and the pair soon brought up their half-century stand, the first of Glamorgan’s innings, in just under 14 overs as the Welsh county reached 150.
Having been pegged back a little, some frustration crept in as Salter was forced into some footballing skills to clear the ball from the stumps off Kleinveldt. Left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan should have claimed Meschede’s wicket when he edged to Richard Levi at first slip. However the fielder needed two attempts before landing empty-handed on his back.
Andrew Salter brought up his half-century from 100 balls before Kerrigan claimed two wickets in an over. Meschede fell one run short of his fifty when he was stumped, before Marchant de Lange was bowled as Glamorgan slumped to 205-8.
Lukas Carey was bowled by Gleeson without scoring before Gleeson picked up his fifth wicket when Andrew Salter was caught at mid-on by Kleinveldt and Glamorgan were all out for 207.