Leicestershire v Glamorgan: North and Goodwin frustrate hosts

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Leicester
Close, day one: Glamorgan 256-5 v Leicestershire
Leicestershire 1pts, Glamorgan 2pts
Match scorecard

Marcus North and Murray Goodwin both struck half centuries to frustrate Leicestershire at Grace Road.

After a rain-delayed start, the hosts won the toss and elected to field, with Ollie Freckingham (2-78) picking up the early wicket of William Bragg.

Stewart Walters (14) and Ben Wright (49) also fell, but Glamorgan responded as North (68) and Goodwin (57) combined to put on 86 for the fourth wicket.

The Welsh side ended day one on 256-5 after bad light halted play early.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Wales' Edward Bevan:

"Leicester will be disappointed not to have dismissed Glamorgan for around 200 on a green pitch after winning the toss.

"But Glamorgan batsmen Ben Wright (49) and Marcus North (68) will be happy after getting in the runs after struggling with their form. North, in particular, showed great patience during his innings.

"It wasn't all bad news for Leicestershire. Nathan Buck, playing his first game of the season, bowled accurately and rookie fast bowler Olly Freckingham impressed."

Match scorecard

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