Clare leads Derbyshire fightback against Glamorgan

LV= County Championship - Division Two, Derby
Close of play, day one: Derbyshire 360, Glamorgan 39-2
Derbys 4pts, Glam 3pts
Match scorecard
County cricket

Jonathan Clare helped Derbyshire recover from 130-7 on day one against Glamorgan with his career-best score.

Clare, who had previously scored one ton in 31 matches, made 130 and shared century stands with Dan Redfern (99) and tailender Mark Turner (27 not out).

Graham Wagg took 3-58 against his former county as Derbyshire were all out for 360, Jim Allenby, James Harris and Will Owen taking two wickets each.

Glamorgan reached stumps on 39-2, trailing by 321 runs.

POST-MATCH REACTION

BBC Wales cricket correspondent Edward Bevan:

"The first day began well for Glamorgan but from mid-afternoon onwards Derbyshire assumed control.

"From the moment Ben Wright dropped Jonathan Clare at second slip, which would have made this home county 147-8, he helped in a recovery which ended with Derbyshire scoring 360.

"Clare made a career best 130, shared in two century partnerships and then dismissed Alviro Petersen first ball. The Glamorgan bowlers wilted under the onslaught as the tenth wicket produced 104 runs in just fourteen-and-a-half overs.

"Glamorgan need 211 to avoid the follow-on. They have much to do when they resume on 39-2."

Top Stories