Leicestershire slump gives Glamorgan edge

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Close, day one: Leicestershire 199-6 v Glamorgan
Match scorecard

Leicestershire lost five wickets for 44 runs as they were restricted to 199-6 by Glamorgan on day one in Cardiff.

Michael Thornley (97) and Ned Eckersely (48) put on a steady second-wicket partnership of 89 as the Foxes looked to build a decent first-innings total.

Thornley was just three runs short of his maiden Championship century when Jim Allenby's catch gave Huw Waters his 100th first-class wicket.

Waters and Allenby claimed two wickets each as Leicestershire collapsed.

Leicestershire were dealt a blow before the start of play with skipper Matthew Hoggard ruled out with flu and Ramnaresh Sarwan was handed the captaincy in his place.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

Edward Bevan, BBC Radio Wales cricket correspondent:

"Glamorgan's bowlers deserve plenty of praise for the way they performed on a blameless pitch, where the ball rarely deviated throughout the day.

"They kept Leicestershire down to just over two runs an over and apart from opener Michael Thornley, who struck 97 on his Leicestershire Championship debut, no-one else could master the accurate attack.

"James Harris, on his first appearance of the season, bowled 17 overs on a very hot day and appeared in no discomfort following his long absence because of a groin injury."

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