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Derbyshire bowlers enjoy good day at Cardiff

Tuesday 27th June 2017
Written by Danny Painter

A good bowling performance, led by four wickets by Tony Palladino, helped Derbyshire claim a first-innings lead on Day Two versus Glamorgan at Cardiff.

Tony Palladino (4-36) took four scalps, including three in as many overs during the first session, before Jeevan Mendis (3-68) took three to help dismiss Glamorgan for 237.

Hamidullah Qadri (1-16) also claimed his maiden first-class wicket, to become the youngest Derbyshire player ever to take a championship wicket, on a good day for the county who closed on 2-0, a lead of 53 runs.

Timm van der Gugten and Jacques Rudolph frustrated the Derbyshire bowlers in the first hour of the day sharing a 49-run opening stand. Night-watchman van der Gugten was finally first man out for 19, as Palladino claimed his first of three quick wickets to put his side in the ascendency.

At one stage, Palladino had figures of 3-3 off four overs, including three maidens, as Rudolph (32) and Owen Morgan (0) fell in quick succession, with Glamorgan 68-3.

Mendis, appearing in his final match for Derbyshire, then claimed a wicket in the final over before the first interval, reducing the hosts to 87-4.

Nicholas Selman and Aneurin Donald responded with a 64-run stand for the fifth wicket as Glamorgan enjoyed the better of the second session. Donald was the only wicket to fall when he was bowled by Luis Reece (1-32) for 38, but the hosts would have been happy to go into the break on 168-5.

Mendis struck immediately after the restart to remove Selman, who hit 50 off 159 ball in a watchful innings. The leg-break bowler took a second shortly after when Chris Cooke was caught at point for 14.

Qadri then had a moment to savour when he had Andrew Salter caught at slip for nine to claim his maiden first-class wicket, and reduce Glamorgan to 198-8.

Graham Wagg and Marchant de Lange added some late runs, putting on 39 for the ninth wicket, before de Lange was bowled by Tom Taylor (1-28) for 22.

Wagg was last man out, lbw to Palladino as Glamorgan were all out for 237 – a first innings deficit of 51. Night-watchmen Tony Palladino (0*) and Tom Taylor (1*) saw out the final two overs of the day, with Derbyshire 2-0.

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