Glamorgan battle back on rain-affected Day One

Monday 6th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Colin Ingram finished Day One unbeaten on a brisk 73 as Glamorgan recovered from the loss of two early wickets to end on 167-3 on a rain-affected day at Chesterfield.

Tony Palladino and Mark Footitt made the two important breakthroughs for the hosts during the first five overs but the players were forced off and on throughout the day as bad light and rain showers made conditions at Queen’s Park difficult.

Palladino, Footitt and Tom Taylor ended with a wicket apiece but an unbroken stand between Ingram and Craig Meschede means that Glamorgan are in the ascendancy going into Day Two.

Derbyshire struck early when Jacques Rudolph could not stop the ball bouncing back onto his stumps as he chopped on for one in the second over of the day.

The hosts didn’t have to wait much longer for another breakthrough as Footitt had Ben Wright caught behind by Harvey Hosein without scoring soon after.

Less than two more overs were bowled until the players were forced off due to rain. An early lunch was taken at 12.45pm with the hope that play would be able to resume immediately afterwards.

As it turned out, a combination of rain showers and bad light meant that it was until almost 5.30pm that a sustained period of play was observed by the festival crowd.

It was the pace of Taylor that saw the first breakthrough following the delay when he got one to keep low and bowled Will Bragg for 37. The 20-year-old seamer then bowled a sharp short delivery that forced Mark Wallace to retire hurt having not scored due to a hand injury.

But Colin Ingram batted aggressively for the visitors to lead the fight back and reached his fifty from only 64 balls, having scored 12 fours during a fluent partnership with Meschede.

The pair batted until the close, adding 94, as the visitors closed on 167-3 with Ingram 73 not out and Meschede on 34 at a-run-a-ball.

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