Salter's resistance keeps Glamorgan in the game

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Derbyshire 207 for 3 (Hughes 67*) trail Glamorgan 283 (Salter 72*, Cooke 69, Palladino 5-69) by 76 runs

Derbyshire, in reply to Glamorgan's first innings total of 283 all out, ended the second day of the Specsavers Division Two County Championship match at St. Helen's in Swansea on 207 for 3, a deficit of 76.

Glamorgan were indebted to Andrew Salter and the tail-enders, who added 108 in the pre-lunch session, with Salter scoring an unbeaten 72, and the debutant Prem Sisodiya a useful 38. Sisodiya should have been dismissed on 24, but Alex Hughes dropped a simple catch at short leg.

The eighth wicket pair put on 56 - the third successive half century stand in the innings - before Sisodiya was bowled by Tony Palladino, giving the Derbyshire seamer figures of 5-69, his third five for against the Welsh County.

Lukas Carey then struck a breezy 28, which included two sixes on to the adjoining Mumbles Road, and when last man Michael Hogan was run out, Salter had scored his runs from103 balls, which included seven fours and two sixes.

Derbyshire had eight overs to bat before lunch and at the interval, the visitors had reached 28 without loss, with Ben Slater and Harvey Hosein the not out batsmen.

Slater and Hosein - playing in his first championship game of the season - played watchfully against an accurate Glamorgan attack, with Hosein fortunate to survive some uneasy moments against Hogan, who passed the outside edge four times in one over.

Slater, who is enjoying a productive Championship season, reached a composed half century, while Hosein, who scored 35, played on to Andrew Salter's off spin in the 34th over. Salter then took his second wicket in the following over, when Slater holed out at backward point.

Resuming after tea on 104 for 2, Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes frustrated the Glamorgan attack as they continued to chip away at the deficit. Glamorgan will have some concerns over David Lloyd, who left the field, having pulled up mid-way through his fourth over. He was replaced in the field by former Glamorgan fast bowler and current assistant coach, David Harrison as Roman Walker was already on.

A bowler down, Glamorgan turned to Jack Murphy who, at that stage, had two first-class wickets to his name. He has, in recent seasons, converted from left-arm seam bowling to opening the batting. He duly claimed his first Championship - and third first-class - wicket, as he had Madsen caught by Kiran Carlson at short mid-wicket for 41.

Alex Hughes, unbeaten on 67, and Billy Godleman saw Derbyshire through to the close, 76 runs behind Glamorgan.

Derbyshire 4th innings Partnerships

1st4BT SlaterHR Hosein
2nd14WL MadsenBT Slater
3rd58WL MadsenAL Hughes
4th1WL MadsenBA Godleman
5th11GC WilsonWL Madsen
6th5GC WilsonMJJ Critchley
7th32AP PalladinoGC Wilson
8th3AP PalladinoHamidullah Qadri
9th19AP PalladinoD Olivier