Gloucestershire v Glamorgan: Rudolph ton leads fightback

Jacques Rudolph
LV= County Championship Division Two, Nevil Road
Close, day two: Gloucestershire 391 v Glamorgan 209-2
Glos 4 pts, Glamorgan 4 pts
Match scorecard

An opening partnership of 151 between William Bragg and Jacques Rudolph gave Glamorgan a solid start after bowling Gloucestershire out for 391.

Rudolph (108 not out) hit 16 fours and one six on his way to his second first-class century of the season.

He was well supported by Bragg (67) until he fell to Tom Smith (2-62) and the visitors closed in 209-2.

Earlier, Glamorgan took the final five wickets for 83 runs, Michael Hogan (4-57) continuing his fine form.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt:

"Not the most riveting day's cricket on a pitch that did nothing to help the bowlers.

"Gloucestershire seemed to bat too slowly to take advantage of the friendly conditions and didn't seem concerned about the extra batting bonus points.

"By contrast, Rudolph and Bragg laid the foundations for a big Glamorgan score.

"The story of the day was that of Patrick Grieshaber, the 17-year-old wicketkeeper, was warming up for a club cricket game when the call came through that he was needed at the County Ground as Cameron Herring had broken a finger.

"Gloucestershire managed to register him, and he was awarded his cap during the tea interval."