Marcus North ton puts Glamorgan on top against Leicestershire

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Close, day two: Leicestershire 271 v Glamorgan 302-5
Glamorgan 6pts, Leics 3pts
Match scorecard

Australian Marcus North hit his first hundred of the summer to put Glamorgan in a promising position on day two against Leicestershire in Cardiff.

The powerful left-hander went on to make 116 after a third-wicket stand of 103 with Gareth Rees (66) had laid a solid foundation for their side.

Glamorgan were 302-5 at the close, a lead of 31, with Leicestershire all out for 271 earlier in the day.

Jim Allenby took 4-39 as the visitors added 72 to their overnight 199-6.

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VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

Edward Bevan, BBC Radio Wales cricket correspondent: "Marcus North, who made 115, led the way for Glamorgan as they reached 302 for five at the end of day two, a lead of 32 over Leicestershire.

The Australian left-hander has now scored back-to-back centuries at the Swalec Stadium, his previous century was the 125 not out he scored against England in the Ashes Test of 2009.

There were other notable contributions, with Gareth Rees who made 66 and Ben Wright 44 as Glamorgan will hope to gain a substantial first innings lead with two days of the game remaining.

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