Mark Wallace puts Glamorgan in line for Championship win

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Close, day three: Leicestershire 271 & 84-1 v Glamorgan 558-9
Glamorgan 7pts, Leics 5pts
Match scorecard

Skipper's Mark Wallace's 13th first-class century gave Glamorgan an excellent chance of registering their first Championship win of the summer.

The Welsh county piled up 558-9 declared against Leicestershire at Cardiff, giving them a lead of 287.

Wallace exceeded Marcus North's 116 on the second day by making 118 from 150 balls, an innings featuring 12 fours.

The visitors soon lost Greg Smith, but Ned Eckersley (36) and Michael Thornley (37) saw them to 84-1 at the close.

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VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

Edward Bevan, BBC Radio Wales cricket correspondent: "Glamorgan's bowlers have much to do today if they are to gain their first championship win of the season. They took just the one wicket last night in 38 overs.

"Leicestershire resume on the final day 84-1, still 203 runs behind. The home side declared 558-9, with skipper Mark Wallace leading the way with an attacking innings of 118. His 13th first class century.

"He was ably supported by Jim Allenby who made 61 and James Harris who made 48 as they gained the maximum batting points.

"Harris then gave them hope by dismissing opener Greg Smith, but Michael Thornby and Ned Ecclesley dug in to share an undefeated stand of 73 for the second wicket."

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