Palladino takes three on Day One

Sunday 24th April 2016
Written by Danny Painter

Tony Palladino took 3-62 as Derbyshire bowled resolutely in friendly batting conditions to leave Glamorgan on 308-6 after Day One at The 3aaa County Ground.

Palladino’s three were backed up by two for Andy Carter (2-83) and Wes Durston’s prized wicket of Will Bragg shortly before the close after he had achieved a career-best score of 129.

Bad light meant that the final two overs of the day were lost as Glamorgan closed on 308-6 after choosing to bat first having won the toss.

Jacques Rudolph and James Kettleborough provided a slow start for the visitors and Derbyshire gained their first breakthrough of the day when the latter attempted a leave, only to be bowled by Palladino for 22.

That was to be the only wicket of the morning session, but Palladino was back among the wickets immediately after the break when, on 36, Rudolph attempted an expansive shot and edged through to Tom Poynton behind the stumps.

In at three, Bragg remained untroubled throughout the afternoon session and put on a century stand with Chris Cooke to see his side through to tea with the score on 184-2.

Like in the afternoon session, Palladino got a wicket in the first over of the evening session. He bowled Cooke for a well-made 45 but Bragg continued to score heavily and went through to the fifth century of his first-class career from 171 balls.

Shortly after, Carter helped swing the momentum of the session back towards the hosts by securing two wickets in as many balls. First, Aneurin Donald was caught behind for 45, before his replacement, David Lloyd, shouldered arms and was out lbw to his first ball.

Despite playing well for his career-best score, Bragg could not reach the close unbeaten as he was lbw to Durston, having shuffled across his stumps on 129.

That was the final wicket to fall in the day as Glamorgan reached the slightly premature close of play on 308-6.

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