Clare sends Glamorgan tumbling
Derbyshire 130 (Wagg 6-44) and 197 beat Glamorgan 97 (Clare 5-17) and 102 (Clare 6-40) by 130 runs
Jon Clare took 11 wickets as Derbyshire celebrated their best start in the County Championship Division Two for 10 years. Clare's match figures of 11 for 57 at Cardiff helped the visitors wrap up a 130-run victory over Glamorgan inside three days. After being left 233 to win, Glamorgan slumped to 102 all out in their second innings in just 31.3 overs.
Clare followed up his 5 for 17 in the first innings, when Glamorgan were dismissed for just 95, with 6 for 40 in the second. It was a dramatic end to the match as the hosts lost their last eight wickets for the addition of just 16 runs in 51 balls.
Derbyshire, who beat Northamptonshire last week, are the early pacemakers in Division Two. They were bowled out for 197 in their second innings, adding 45 to their overnight score of 152 for 6. They lost their last four wickets but not before David Wainwright completed an unbeaten 50 from 164 balls - the first batsman to reach the landmark in the match.
Glamorgan fought back early on day three courtesy of Jim Allenby, who struck with two wickets in the space of three balls in only the second over of the day. First he trapped Clare leg before and two balls later had Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton caught behind as the visitors went from 152 for 6 to 155 for 8.
After Glamorgan took the second new ball they wrapped up the Derbyshire innings with Tony Palladino well caught by wicketkeeper Mark Wallace, who took a fine catch diving low to his right to give Moises Henriques his fourth victim. Number 11 Mark Footitt had survived four balls before he was bowled by Graham Wagg for a duck to bring the innings to a close. Glamorgan were left 45 minutes to bat before lunch and took a significant chunk out of their chase reaching the interval at 49 without loss. Gareth Rees struck eight fours out of his opening 36 runs, although he was dropped on four by Poynton, standing up to Palladino. At that stage Glamorgan looked in good shape until Clare grabbed two wickets with consecutive balls. First Rees was trapped leg before wicket, nine short of his 50, and next ball Will Bragg edged to Martin Guptill at second slip.
But in mid-afternoon the wickets clattered. Glamorgan's demise was as dramatic as it was woeful as they lost six wickets in the space of 25 balls for the addition of only one run to go from 92 for 3 to 93 for 9. The Derbyshire win was complete when number 11 Mike Reed was run out by Footitt, the fifth Glamorgan batsman out for a duck.