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June 6, 2012
Glamorgan 117 for 3 v Yorkshire
Only 34 overs were possible on the rain-ruined first day at Colwyn Bay. Glamorgan, who won the toss, had reached 117 for 3 in their first innings shortly after lunch before persistent showers removed the prospect of any further play.
The home side, who have yet to win a game this season, made a solid enough start reaching 55 for 0 with Gareth Rees hitting Azeem Rafiq for six to bring up the 50. But Australian left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc changed the complexion of the morning. removing openers Will Bragg and Gareth Rees in quick succession.
Bragg edged a delivery behind and was followed by Rees, who went leg before wicket but only after a delayed decision by umpire Paul Baldwin. Glamorgan had reached 58 for 2 at that stage, which became 79 for 3 when Marcus North fell to a sharp return catch from off-spinner Azeem Rafiq, who dived low to his right.
After getting to lunch at 99 for 3 Glamorgan had a profitable opening over after the interval with Stewart Walters taking 18 off Starc - three fours and a six which struck the pavilion roof at midwicket. But the players went off the field straight after that because of rain with Glamorgan 117 for 3 after 34 overs.
An early tea was taken and the umpires - Baldwin and Mark Benson - were looking to restart proceedings at 5.15pm. But they were forced to call the day's action off 45 minutes before the scheduled close because of more rain.
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