Wagg rips through his former team
Glamorgan 37 for 4 trial Derbyshire 130 (Wagg 6-44) by 93 runs
Graham Wagg took 6 for 44 against his old county Derbyshire on the opening day of Glamorgan's County Championship Division Two match in Cardiff.
Wagg, a left-arm seamer, claimed the first four wickets to fall as Derbyshire slumped to 130 all out in their first innings despite winning the toss and opting to bat. They were Wagg's best bowling figures for Glamorgan. But in reply Glamorgan had slumped to 37 for 4 by the close which came at 7.03pm because of three rain breaks.
Wagg, whose career best is 6 for 35 against Surrey in 2009, struck with the fifth delivery of the match as Martin Guptill, fresh from a match-winning century against Northamptonshire, edged to gully where Dean Cosker took a fine low catch. The former Derbyshire bowler broke through again trapping skipper Wayne Madsen leg before.
From 16 for 2 Wagg further reduced Derbyshire by having Paul Borrington lbw and Glamorgan had their first bowling point after only 45 minutes play. Wagg had not finished there. He claimed his fourth victim when Durston edged an expansive drive behind.
Dan Redfern, who last week completed his maiden Championship hundred in the win against Northamptonshire, was the fifth wicket to fall, going leg before to Jim Allenby, to leave the visitors 44 for 5 in the 16th over.
But Derbyshire suffered no further scares before lunch as Ross Whiteley and David Wainwright doubled the score, reaching the interval at 88 for 5. Only two overs were possible after lunch as a violent thunderstorm kept the players off the field for nearly two hours.
When they returned at 3.45pm Wainwright was trapped leg before to Allenby's first ball leaving ending a 48-run partnership with Whiteley who soon became Wagg's fifth victim when he had his leg stump pinned back before Jon Clare was caught behind. Glamorgan's Australian overseas signing Moises Henriques cleaned up the innings taking the last two wickets of Tony Palladino and Mark Footitt.
Glamorgan, who had been reduced to 25 for 5 in their defeat against Leicestershire at Grace Road last week, suffered an early setback to their reply when opener Gareth Rees was bowled by Palladino in the fifth over not offering a stroke.
Stewart Walters was next to go, dragging Footitt on, before Will Bragg was adjudged lbw pushing half forward. Just before the close Ben Wright also went lbw with Dean Cosker sent out as a nightwatchman.