Glamorgan v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Cardiff, 2nd day June 22, 2015

Favours not found easily

ECB/PA

Glamorgan 278 (Cooke 84, Wagg 94, McKay 3-61) and 64 for 2 lead Leicestershire 253 (Boyce 50, Hogan 3-64) by 89 runs
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Matt Boyce struck a cautious half-cejtury [file picture] © Getty Images

At the close of an intriguing day's play, Glamorgan were 64 for 2, a lead of 89, in their second innings on a pitch where the bowlers had to work hard for any reward. Most Leicestershire batsmen contributed but no one went on to reach the close with a substantial score, with Matthew Boyce top scoring with a patient half century.

Andrew Salter, the Glamorgan offspinner, bowled a lengthy spell of 30 overs, taking 2 for 64, and although he obtained minimal turn, the pitch is likely to respond to spin as the game progresses.

Leicestershire resumed on 37 for 1 and soon lost Ned Eckersley who was bowled by Craig Meschede in the second over of the day. Mark Cosgrove, the Leicestershire captain, was given a rousing reception by the home crowd as a former Glamorgan player and he put on 64 with Boyce before Cosgrove was well taken at short leg off Salter- although the batsman clearly disagreed with the umpire's decision.

Andrea Agathangelou, after a quiet start, played positively, striking Salter for three fours in an over and was nearing his fifty when he had his off stump knocked back by Meschede

Niall O' Brien was another batsman who became established before he was dismissed, flicking the ball down the leg side to the wicketkeeper. Salter bowled nearly all his overs from the River End, with the seamers rotating from the opposite end, and they all made a contribution with Hogan taking three wickets.

Glamorgan gained a slender lead of 25 on first innings, but they were soon in trouble at the start of their second innings when Bragg was caught behind from the fourth ball of the second over, while Ben Wright edged to slip in the following over.

At that stage, Glamorgan were 1 for 2, and it required some stability from Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram to dig them out of a hole. They had to contend with some quality seam bowling from Clint McKay and Ben Raine, but both remained steadfast until the close with Ingram the more aggressive of the two.

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