Michael Powell and Mark Wallace hold up Derbyshire

LV County Championship Division Two, Cardiff
Close of play, day three: Derbyshire 367, Glamorgan 213 & 250-7
Derbyshire 7pts, Glamorgan 4pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

A sixth-wicket stand of 136 between Michael Powell and Mark Wallace stopped Derbyshire completing victory over Glamorgan inside three days at Cardiff.

Derbyshire enforced the follow-on after dismissing the hosts for 213, Alviro Petersen falling for 93.

Tony Palladino (3-33) then left Glamorgan deep in trouble on 83-5.

But although Powell (87) and Wallace (66 not out) ensured Derbyshire would have to bat again, Glamorgan closed on 250-7, a lead of only 96.

Glamorgan began the day on 174-8, needing 44 more to avoid the follow-on, and despite losing Petersen in the seventh over of the morning they got to within five of their target only for Will Owen to be bowled trying to slog sweep Chesney Hughes.

Following-on, Jonathan Clare had Gareth Rees caught behind before Palladino left the Glamorgan second innings in tatters, trapping Will Bragg and Peterson lbw before having Ben Wright caught behind.

But Powell and Wallace ensured Derbyshire would not celebrate their first innings victory over the Welsh county for 30 years, even if they remain firm favourites to win the game going into the final day.

CLOSE OF PLAY SUMMARY

BBC Wales cricket correspondent Edward Bevan:

"Glamorgan will start the morning with a lead of 96 and three wickets in hand, hoping that those last three wickets can add a hundred or so runs which would give Glamorgan an outside chance of victory.

"Thanks to Mike Powell and Mark Wallace, they recovered from 83-5 as the two batsmen put on 136 for the sixth wicket. Powell made 87 while Wallace is still there, 66 not out.

"Apart from them and also Alviro Petersen's first innings score of 93, it was another sub-standard performance from the front line batsmen, who are desperately short of runs."

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