Sunday, June 19, 2016

Glamorgan v Kent, Days 1 and 2, LVCC2, Cardiff, 19/06/16

Little more than 90 minutes of play was possible at the SWALEC Stadium on Day 1 of Glamorgan's home Championship clash with Kent.

Great work from the ground staff ensured play began promptly at 11am, with visiting captain Sam Northeast electing to insert, as is his right under the new rules this season.

He didn't have to wait long for a breakthrough either, with Matt Coles bowling Mark Wallace for a first ball duck with just the fifth ball of the match.

Worse was to follow in the 2nd over with captain Jacques Rudolph falling LBW to Darren Stevens.

With the home side in dreadful trouble it was left to Will Bragg (33 not out) and Chris Cooke (42 not out) to steady the ship with an unbroken 86 stand, leaving Glamorgan on 93/2 when the rain came and washed out the rest of the day's play.

Surely Glamorgan must use the rest of this year's Championship campaign to look at other openers, notably Nick Selman and James Kettleborough?

Callum Haggett awaits his chance to bowl on a gloomy day in Cardiff

Day 2

Glamorgan built a respectable first innings total on Day 2, in brighter weather, largely due to the efforts of the lower order.

After Bragg fell for 36 and Cooke for 46, it was the ever reliable Graeme Wagg with 83 and Craig Meschede 78 who helped the home county to 351 all out.

By the close, Kent had reached 10 for no wicket.

Joe Denly watches on as Glamorgan build a score

David Lloyd defends...

...and attacks

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