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Glamorgan v Leicestershire at st. Helen’s, swansea on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th July 2010 Umpires: R K Illingworth and G sharp scorers: A K Hignell and G A York


This was an enthralling contest staged on a typically lethargic and spin-friendly surface at Swansea, watched by a large and enrap- tured crowd who attended the first two days hoping to witness Robert Croft’s 1,000th first-class wicket for Glamorgan. They duly got their rewards but they had to patiently wait until the second afternoon as Leicestershire made pedestrian progress after opting to bat first. Their accumulation was painfully slow at times in the face of some fine new ball bowling by James Harris and some typically accurate spin bowling from Dean Cosker and Croft, whose two victims on the opening day took his tally to 999. Armed with the new ball, the off-spinner prompted a dramatic collapse as Leicestershire, after limping to 200 in the 84th over, proceeded to lose their last eight wickets for 44 runs in 32.2 overs. Mark Wallace kept beautifully on the tricky surface and his fourth catch of the innings, taken smartly down the legside, saw Croft reach his coveted landmark before rain set in causing the loss of 64 overs. Glamorgan then made swift progress on the third day, largely through the efforts of Mark Cosgrove as he feasted on some wayward seam bowling to post his second successive hundred against the East Midlands side. The Australian struck 15 fours before being stumped as he advanced down the wicket to Claude Henderson, whose left-arm spin had not been introduced until the 34th over. The South African, together with Jigar Naik, then winkled their way through the rest of the batting, although Jamie Dalrymple and later David Harrison struck some lusty blows as Glamorgan secured an invaluable lead of 43 runs. Harris then struck early with the new ball before taking a wicket with his first ball on the final day to raise hopes of Glamorgan cheaply dismissing Leicestershire in their second innings, as they had done on the previous two occasions when they had met the East Midlands side. But Naik who had come in as nightwatchman, defended stubbornly for three hours to blunt the home attack and by the time he was dismissed from his 193rd delivery, Leicestershire’s lead was into three figures. James Taylor also played watchfully before gloving a ball to short-leg, but Paul Nixon maintained the fightback and after the loss of a further six overs to drizzle after tea, the game fizzled out into a draw with the final over seeing Wallace bowl leg-spin with Ben Wright taking over behind the stumps. Despite finishing equal on points, the home side had played all of the cricket in this contest, and the loss of 70 overs prevented them from further boosting their promotion bid with a win. Nevertheless, the points for a draw meant that they rose back up into second place in the table.


Leicestershire W I Jefferson M A G Boyce J du Toit


J W A Taylor P A Nixon +T J New W A White J K H Naik


* M J Hoggard extras total FoW:


Bowling Harris


Harrison Allenby


Cosgrove Cosker Croft


Dalrymple Glamorgan


G P Rees


M J Cosgrove T L Maynard B J Wright


+M A Wallace J A R Harris R D B Croft D A Cosker D S Harrison extras total FoW:


Bowling Hoggard Malik White Naik


Henderson Chigumbura


First Innings


c Cosgrove b Allenby c Wallace c Wallace lbw


b Croft b Croft


c Dalrymple b Harris c Wallace c Wallace not out


b Croft


C W Henderson c Dalrymple b Harrison M N Malik


c Allenby lbw


(1b, 6lb, 2nb) (All Out, 116.2 Overs)


29 11 15 14


3 19.2


1 1 7


33 11 3


0


45 39 45 10 35 54 12


2 247


57, 92, 201, 206, 225 226, 242, 244, 245. o M R W 2


1 1


0 3 3 0


First Innings c Boyce st New


lbw


*J W M Dalrymple c Taylor J Allenby


c Nixon c Taylor not out lbw


c Taylor c Hoggard (5lb, 2w, 2nb) b Malik 15


b Henderson 117 b Naik


b Henderson 3 b Naik


b Naik b Naik


(All Out, 81.5 Overs)


13 11 2


31


24.5 7


Close of Play scores:


Day One – Leicestershire 1st innings 225-5 (TJ New 7*, WA White 0*) 98 overs Day Two – Glamorgan 1st innings 45-0 (GP Rees 15*, MJ Cosgrove 27*) 10.3 overs Day Three – Leicestershire 2nd innings 41-2 (J Du Toit 26*, JKH Naik 1*) 26 overs Toss - Leicestershire won and elected to bat


109 Result - Match Drawn


1 2 0


50 44 9


3 110 3 0


72 45


0 1 0 4 5


1


b Henderson 30 b Henderson 9 15 6 0


b Henderson 19 9


290


74, 138, 153, 176, 230, 249, 254, 263, 263. o M R W


19 48


b Cosker b Cosker


b Cosker b Harris


27 38 75 7 0 7 8


12 1 0 0


second Innings lbw


c Dalrymple


(5) c Rees (6) not out


(7) c Wallace (8) not out (4)


(1b, 3lb, 4nb)


(6 Wickets, 107 Overs) 1, 36, 41, 104, 146, 176.


Bowling Harris Croft


Cosker Harrison


Dalrymple Wallace


18 40


o M R W 6 40 8


3


26 13 33 2


0


20 1


3 56 0


77 8 3


1 1 0


1 0


b Cosker b Harris b Harris b Croft


b Harris b Dalrymple


10 0


26 43 57 18 24 35


8 221


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