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Jackson answers Kent's emergency call

Glamorgan 351 (Wagg 83, Meschede 78, Claydon 5-106) and 279 for 6 (Donald 67, Wagg 64*, Claydon 3-50) drew with Kent 282 (Dickson 75, Rouse 65, van der Gugten 5-79)
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Callum Jackson, who was released by Sussex last year because of financial cutbacks, answered Kent's emergency call for a wicketkeeper in Cardiff. He travelled from Kent on Tuesday night to deputise for Adam Rouse who has a broken finger which needs an operation.

There was little prospect of a result to the game once 104.1 overs had been lost during the first two days, with both teams content with bonus points, although Glamorgan, despite their 12 points, remain at the bottom of Division 2.

Had the weather not intervened, there could have been an interesting final day, with Kent chasing a target on a pitch that favoured the seamers.

Glamorgan resumed on 22 for 0 on the final morning, but added only seven runs before Jacques Rudolph again failed, pulling a short delivery from Mitchell Claydon to the fielder stationed on the long leg boundary. Mark Wallace, another senior batsman in need of runs, mixed caution with aggression to add 52 with Will Bragg- before Bragg was bowled by Matt Coles for 22. Wallace went on to score 52 with seven fours, until he touched one to Jackson.

Chris Cooke quickly followed, leg before playing across a delivery from Claydon, who then dismissed David Lloyd three balls later with the combined efforts of three fielders; the batsman edged the ball to fourth slip who diverted to third slip and eventually to Tom Latham at second slip who held on to spare his colleagues' blushes.

Aneurin Donald and Graham Wagg then averted a total collapse by adding 80 for the sixth wicket, with Donald, scoring an attractive 67- his third championship fifty of the season- from 68 balls with nine boundaries. Wagg went on to score his second fifty of the game, exceed 500 runs for the third successive season, being particularly severe on James Tredwell's off spin whom he struck for 22 in one over.

He was undefeated on 64, and now needs only 42 more runs to become Glamorgan's leading run scorer in the championship this season .Both teams shook hands at 4.55pm when Glamorgan declared at 279 for 6- a lead of 348.

Rudolph was pleased by his team's overall performance- especially the two seamers Michael Hogan and Timm Van Der Gugten- and felt that" had we not lost so much time because of the weather, we could have won the game. But we are on an upward curve, and we are not far away from that championship win."

Kent captain Sam Northeast said that "after two weeks of white ball cricket, we found it tough to adjust, and we were not clinical enough after reducing them to 137 for 6 in the first innings but I was happy as they progressed from then on".

Glamorgan 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st29MA WallaceJA Rudolph
2nd52MA WallaceWD Bragg
3rd23MA WallaceCB Cooke
4th20CB CookeAHT Donald
5th0DL LloydAHT Donald
6th80GG WaggAHT Donald
7th75GG WaggCAJ Meschede