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Glamorgan take advantage on Day Three

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Billy Godleman hit his sixth half-century of the season and Shiv Thakor added 41, but Glamorgan enjoyed a fruitful day to take control of the LV= County Championship match at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. 

Day Three was cut short by a late heavy rain shower and Derbyshire closed on 37 without loss, still 121 runs adrift of their visitors after being asked to follow-on.

The hosts were bowled out earlier in the day for 252 despite Godleman (53), who hit his sixth half-century of the season, Thakor (41) and Tom Taylor (30) – who added a quick-fire 30 – showing resistance to the fired-up Glamorgan attack.

The players were forced off four times during a stop-start morning session at Queen’s Park, during which time Derbyshire lost three wickets. First, Wayne Madsen edged Michael Hogan to slip for 24 before Godleman was lbw to Wagg for 53 and Durston was caught off Wagg for one.

Alex Hughes and Thakor put on 44 for the sixth wicket before the former was given out caught at slip off David Lloyd having scored 28.

Harvey Hosein fell for 10, following by Tony Palladino for one to Ruaidhri Smith and Hogan respectively to leave Derbyshire struggling on 214-8.

Thakor had played well for his 41, at one point scoring three well-struck fours in an over, but was out caught at backward square-leg off the spin of Andrew Salter.

Taylor played aggressively and looked to get Derbyshire to within 150 of Glamorgam’s score to avoid the follow on. He attacked Hogan’s bowling, hitting him for two fours and a six in one over and successive sixes in the next. Hogan had his revenge though when he bowled Taylor for a quick-fire 30 and Derbyshire were 252 all out.

Glamorgan skipper Jacques Rudolph immediately enforced the follow on, with his side taking a lead of 158 runs into the second innings.

Derbyshire openers Godleman and Hamish Rutherford stood firm in the face of some aggressive bowling early on from Glamorgan in the second innings.

A heavy spell of rain arrived during the 19th over and spelled the end for any more play on Day Three. Derbyshire closed on 37 without loss thanks to some resolute batting from Godleman and Rutherford who are 20 not out and 15 not out respectively.

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