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August 18, 2011
Leicestershire 140 for 3 v Glamorgan 392
England Lions seamer James Harris took three wickets as Glamorgan had the better of a rain-affected second day of their County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay.
After Glamorgan made 392 all out in their first innings Leicestershire were reduced to 80 for 4 before James Taylor and Wayne White put on an unbroken half-century partnership for the fourth wicket.
At tea, after which no play was possible due to rain, Leicestershire had reached 140 for 4. Play was called off for the day at 5pm with 32 overs remaining. Glamorgan, who resumed their first innings on 328 for eight, enjoyed a profitable opening session as they scored a further 64 runs in 13.1 overs as Leicestershire struggled to take the final two wickets.
And after home side were eventually bowled out, 21-year-old Harris reduced Leicestershire to 33 for 2 in the 55 minutes they had to bat before lunch. In the fifth over Will Jefferson went leg before to Harris, who then had Greg Smith caught behind.
After lunch Harris bowled a testing second spell which was rewarded when he bowled Matthew Boyce through the gate. It was an impressive performance from the Lions bowler, who produced figures of three for 20 off his 14 overs.
After Harris was rested, Dean Cosker then struck with his fifth ball to trap Josh Cobb leg before to leave Leicestershire 80 for 4. After that the visitors fought back with Lions captain Taylor, who played watchfully for his 34, and the more prolific White, who struck three sixes in his 59-ball 44 not out, looking solid against the spinners before the rain came and prevented the players returning to the field after tea.
The day began with the Glamorgan spinners, Robert Croft (31) and Cosker (39), earning their side a fourth batting point. A 57-run partnership for the ninth wicket was ended when Wayne White had Croft caught behind.
But the runs kept coming with Will Owen planting off spinner Jigar Naik over long-on for six in a breezy 26 from 22 balls before Cosker was bowled by Claude Henderson's first ball of the day.
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