Glamorgan v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, 1st day April 17, 2016

McKay's six wickets keep pressure on Glamorgan

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Leicestershire 15 for 0 trail Glamorgan 348 (Wagg 64, McKay 6-73 ) by 333 runs
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Clint McKay: in the wickets in cardiff [file picture] © Getty Images

Clint McKay took six wickets as Leicestershire dismissed Glamorgan for 348 on the first day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match in Cardiff.

McKay's accurate seam and swing bowling were rewarded with 6 for 73, while Glamorgan's Graham Wagg top-scored for the hosts with 64 - helping them to three batting points.

Glamorgan won the toss and batted - and 33-year-old McKay, who has retired from first-class cricket in Australia - dismissed both openers in his fifth over.

James Kettleborough was adjudged leg before wicket walking across his stumps and departed for 18, before Jacques Rudolph nicked a delivery to the wicketkeeper and was on his way for six.

Will Bragg and Chris Cooke rebuilt the innings with a stand of 107, before the afternoon session mirrored the morning's play - McKay taking two early wickets before another substantial partnership checked the visitors' progress.

Cooke had made 56 when he was held in the gully by Jigar Naik off the bowling off Charlie Shreck, then Bragg was held at second slip by Angus Robson to depart for exactly 50, both falling with the scoreboard reading 132.

One run later Aneurin Donald was bowled off the inside edge by McKay, before David Lloyd - who scored his maiden first-class century last week, settled the hosts.

The 23-year-old looked in prime form, with his first 30 runs containing six boundaries - but his effort ended on 59 when he was dismissed by Neil Dexter's medium pace.

Wagg was then joined by Craig Meschede, who made his intentions clear, twice hoisting Naik's off-spin over long-on for six - but the 63-run stand ended when Wagg's leading edge was held one-handed by bowler Shreck.

The ninth wicket fell when Meschede was caught on the boundary for 44 - giving McKay his sixth scalp - and the Glamorgan innings ended when Timm van der Gugten departed for 11, caught by wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien to give Shreck his third wicket.

Leicestershire had an awkward four overs to face at the end of the day but Paul Horton and Angus Robson survived, the pair helping the visitors to 15 without loss.

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