Glamorgan: Will Bragg leads the way against students

Will Bragg
Will Bragg made his first-class debut for Glamorgan against Somerset in 2007

Batsmen Will Bragg, Ben Wright and Chris Cooke all passed 50 as Glamorgan's top order had some useful practice against Cardiff MCCU.

Bragg made 71, Wright 63 and Cooke 66 not out of Glamorgan's 316-4, after Jacques Rudolph and James Kettleborough shared 76 for the first wicket.

Glamorgan youngsters Jack Murphy and Kieran Bull were among the students' wicket-takers in gloomy conditions.

Mark Wallace, at 15 not out, needs 17 more to reach 10,000 first-class runs.

After the first day was washed out by rain, any prospect of a run chase would depend on both teams agreeing declarations on the final day.

The top five batsmen are likely to be competing for places in the opening Championship game against Leicestershire, with South African Colin Ingram set to make his debut next week.

"It was quite a productive day after the first day was washed out, just to put into practice everything we've been doing in pre-season and gearing up for that first game at Leicester," Bragg told BBC Wales.

"It mimics what we'll be used to in the first few games of the season, the ball was moving around but that's what you've got to expect at this time of year.

"A few of the batters have been in the runs, there's going to be competition going into the first [Championship] game of the season and that's got to be healthy for the club."

Meanwhile, Australian fast bowler Michael Hogan faces more medical tests on his hamstring injury early next week, with the club so far unable to put a likely timescale on his absence.

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