Glamorgan's Graham Wagg pleased with double dismissal

Graham Wagg
Graham Wagg played for Warwickshire and Derbyshire before joining Glamorgan in 2011

Glamorgan all-rounder Graham Wagg says it is a "huge bonus" to have dismissed Lancashire's South African stars Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince on a rain-shortened day one at Old Trafford.

The home side finished on 161-3 at a run-rate of just 2.55 per over after choosing to bat.

"I think it was a good day for all of us," Wagg said

"It would have been nice to get them five down but unfortunately the weather played its part today."

Wagg added: "It's a fantastic wicket here as always. But I thought the boys stuck at it really well today."Poor weather is also forecast to affect day two in Manchester.

After Petersen and Prince's record partnership of 501 in Colwyn Bay earlier in the season, Wagg is pleased to see both back in the pavilion.

David Lloyd had former Glamorgan captain Petersen caught for 29 while Wagg, who claimed 2 for 40, had the prolific Prince caught for just 4.

"One caught at short-extra cover, the other caught off a long-hop off me but we'll take them as they come," Wagg added

"For those two players to get out is a huge bonus for us because they've proved up in Colwyn Bay that when they get in, they're really hard to get out."

"The scores here aren't as big as people think they should be on a flat wicket, if we can pick up two wickets in the morning and restrict them to anything under 300 would be a fantastic effort on a really good flat wicket."

Wagg has not given up hope of promotion despite Glamorgan starting 54 points adrift of second-placed Surrey.

"We've come off the back of some bad losses and Lancashire have been flying but there's no reason we can't get promoted," the former Warwickshire and Derbyshire player.

"It's going to be hard work to win every game but we won four in a row early season so the striving and the passion is still there within the dressing room."

Glamorgan, who have been third for much of the season, have September fixtures at home to Kent followed by trips to Northampton and Bristol to round off their campaign.

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