Northants boss day one against glamorgan in Swansea

LV= County Championship - Division Two, Swansea
Close, day one: Glamorgan 252, Northants 67-0
Northants 3pts, Glamorgan 2pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Division Two leaders Northants bowled Glamorgan out for 252 on a fruitful first day in Swansea.

Only Stewart Walters offered prolonged resistance for the hosts with an unbeaten 81 as wickets fell regularly.

Spinner James Middlebrook ended with 4-63 for Northants, while veteran Sri Lankan seamer Chaminda Vaas took 3-50.

Northants were 67-0 in reply by stumps, with Mal Loye on 35 and Stephen Peters on 28, leaving James Harris waiting for his 200th first-class wicket.

Middlebrook's figures were his best since joining Northants from Essex ahead of the 2010 season.

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BBC Wales cricket correspondent Edward Bevan:

"At the end of the first day Northants were in a commanding position and they were 67 without loss - 35 to Mal Loye, 28 to Stephen Peters. They trail Glamorgan by 185.

"Glamorgan were bowled out for a disappointing 252, the only innings of note coming from Stewart Walters who made 81. He and Mike Powell put on 84 for the fourth wicket. Powell was the next top scorer with 39 while Alviro Petersen made 33.

"James Middlebrook, the visitors off-spinner, was their best bowler he took 4-63."

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