County Championship: Glamorgan on top against Derbyshire

Craig Meschede
Craig Meschede has now scored 490 runs and taken 25 wickets in the Championship this summer
LV= County Championship Division Two, Chesterfield (close, day two)
Glamorgan 410-9 dec: Ingram 89, Meschede 70, Footitt 4-98
Derbyshire 122-2: Godleman 49 not out, Rutherford 36, Smith 1-11
Glamorgan lead by 288 runs
Glamorgan 5 pts, Derbyshire 4 pts
Match scorecard

Glamorgan's middle-order all contributed as they posted a commanding first-innings total against Derbyshire.

Colin Ingram (89) and Craig Meschede (70) enjoyed a 125-run partnership and their efforts were built on by Graham Wagg (62) and David Lloyd (55).

England hopeful Mark Footitt (4-98) was the pick of the bowlers as Derbyshire toiled on a good batting pitch.

But the visitors began in equally positive fashion, reaching 122-2 at stumps, with Billy Godleman 49 not out.

Godleman reaches landmark
Derbyshire opener Billy Godleman has now passed 500 first-class runs in the Championship this season,

Having resumed on 167-3, Glamorgan kept up a healthy scoring rate despite losing Ingram and Meschede before they had reached 250.

Wagg and Lloyd collected three sixes and 15 fours between them as they added 87 in 14 overs and Mark Wallace made a useful 21 despite batting after a dislocated thumb as they achieved maximum batting points.

Godleman and Hamish Rutherford launched the reply with a stand off 77 before the latter was run out for 36 by Ruaidhri Smith, who also had Chesney Hughes lbw two overs later.

Glamorgan all-rounder Graham Wagg:

"I think we are still on top, unfortunately we put down a chance tonight and there is a lot of work to be done.

"But there's a lot still in the wicket so if we put the ball in the right areas we should pick up some wickets in the morning."

Derbyshire batsman Hamish Rutherford:

"The first hour is key tomorrow and if we can get through the first 30 overs and only lose one that would be ideal to get back into the game."

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