County Championship: Toby Radford praises Glamorgan effort

Graham Wagg
Graham Wagg claimed three wickets in the County Championship game against Derbyshire

Head coach Toby Radford was pleased to take eight points from Glamorgan's game against Derbyshire.

The sides settled for a draw on the final day of their rain-ruined match.

Glamorgan's players raced round in the field in a successful attempt to avoid being docked points for a poor first innings over-rate.

"We earned three bowling points through hard work in the first innings and the last thing you want to do is lose that" Radford said.

"So I'm pleased we've taken those back and taken the draw points. We set out to get wins but you can't control the weather."

Glamorgan are joint sixth in Division Two with 29 points from three drawn games.

Radford again defended Glamorgan's decision to declare early in their first innings, depriving both sides of the chance to earn more bonus points.

Andy Carter
Andy Carter joined Glamorgan from Nottinghamshire on a month's loan to cover for Michael Hogan.

Derbyshire boss Graeme Welch said he was" not happy" with Glamorgan's first innings declaration.

"I was a little bit surprised (Derbyshire were aggrieved), we genuinely felt it was our best way to win the game in good seam bowling conditions."

Radford is not concerned by Glamorgan being in the lower half table.

"I don't think we'd worry too much about that because we look at how we've played and we've played some really good cricket," Radford added.

"We've scored a lot of runs, I think we've got a very good bowling attack at the moment.

"I'm especially pleased with the way (Andy) Carter and (Craig) Meschede are bowling.

"I'm a great believer that if you keep performing well, the wins will come. These things balance out over the course of a season."

The next game against Kent at Canterbury is the last under the current loan agreement for Nottinghamshire pace bowler Andy Carter.

But Glamorgan hope to extend his spell with the county after taking 12 wickets so far.

They also hope to shortly announce signing of a second overseas player for the T20 Blast competition, in time for Glamorgan's match away to Surrey on 15 May.