Godleman leads Derbyshire reply

Tuesday 7th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Vice-Captain Billy Godleman hit an unbeaten 49 to lead the Derbyshire reply on Day Two versus Glamorgan at the Autoworld Volvo XC90 Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council. 

Openers Godleman and Hamish Rutherford (36) shared a 77-run opening stand, before the hosts reached 122-2 at stumps, with Wayne Madsen the other not out batsmen on 19.

Colin Ingram had earlier top scored with 89 as Glamorgan declared on 410-9 an over into the final session of the day. Mark Footitt was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, taking his season’s tally to 43 scalps, showing his international credentials on the eve of the first Investec Ashes Test.

Having begun the day well-placed on 73 after batting fluently the previous evening, Ingram continued to bat positively early on. That was until Footitt found his top edge which sailed down to Tony Palladino at third man.

Shortly after there was a fairly lengthy spell of rain at Queen’s Park which forced the umpires to take the players off for an early lunch.

The other not out overnight batsman for Glamorgan Craig Meschede, like Ingram, started where he had finished the previous night. It was the pace of left-armer Footitt who also spelled the end for Meschede though, with Godleman taking the catch off Footitt’s bowling for 70.

Graham Wagg came in for the visitors and decided to play aggressively. He reached a half-century from only 52 balls before Tom Taylor bowled him for 62.

Mark Wallace had yesterday been forced off the field whilst batting having dislocated his thumb but he was able to bat on Day Two. He made 21 before he edged Footitt to Wes Durston at slip.

David Lloyd became the fourth Glamorgan batsman to reach a half-century but was out soon after that when he was bowled by Alex Hughes for 55.

In the first over after tea, the Glamorgan innings was over. Chesney Hughes had Andrew Salter caught off only his third ball of the match for 29 which sparked the visitors to declare on 410-9.

Rutherford and Godleman opened for Derbyshire in reply and batted positively from the first ball. The first five overs of the Derbyshire innings yielded 29 runs as the left-handed pair looked to score quickly.

They managed to put on 77 for the first wicket thanks to some lavish driving from both players but Rutherford was first man out when Ruaidhri Smith ran him out for 36.

Chesney Hughes was in at three but Smith managed to get him lbw, having scored three to leave Derbyshire 83-2 but still having made a good start in their reply.

When Godleman scored the 38th run of his innings, he scored his 500th of the first-class season having played in eight fixtures. Godleman batted until the close and will begin Day Three one run short of his sixth first-class fifty of the campaign alongside Madsen who is 19 not out in Derbyshire’s 122-2.

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