Clare gives Derbyshire the edge
Allrounder Jon Clare took 5 for 17 and also contributed an unbeaten 40 as Derbyshire took the upper hand against Glamorgan
Derbyshire 130 and 152 for 6 lead Glamorgan 95 (Clare 5-17) by 187 runs
Allrounder Jon Clare took 5 for 17 and also contributed an unbeaten 40 as Derbyshire took the upper hand on the second day of their County Championship Division Two clash with Glamorgan.
Derbyshire ended the day on 152 for 6 in their second innings, an overall lead of 187 after bowling Glamorgan out for 95. They were also indebted to David Wainwright and Ross Whiteley who put on 60 for the sixth wicket after Glamorgan had reduced them to 37 for 5. Wainwright then shared an unbroken stand of 55 with Clare.
Following a patient start to the second day from Moises Henriques and nightwatchman Dean Cosker, after Glamorgan resumed on 37 for 4, the wickets suddenly fell one after the other. They lost their last six wickets in 11.4 overs for the addition of 37 runs as they slumped from 58 for 4 to 95 all out - Glamorgan's lowest score against Derbyshire since the 85 they accrued at Derby in 1970.
It all started with Tony Palladino removing Henriques' off stump before Clare found himself on a hat-trick. He bowled Cosker and next ball captain Mark Wallace also watched his off stump cartwheel backwards. Graham Wagg did survive the hat-trick ball, but then went to a return catch in Clare's next over. Glamorgan found themselves 85 for 9 with Clare taking his fifth wicket to trap Jim Allenby leg before before Robert Croft edged Wainwright's first ball of the match to slip.
Derbyshire lost a wicket to the third ball of their second innings when Wagg trapped Martin Guptill for a duck. After reaching 7 for 1 at lunch the visitors added a further 10 until Wayne Madsen was caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Wallace off Henriques, who struck twice more to remove Wes Durston and Paul Borrington as Derbyshire found themselves 37 for 5.
But either side of tea the sixth wicket of Whiteley and Wainwright, who had put on 48 in the first innings, added more valuable runs to take Derbyshire's lead to more than 100. The pair seemed to be comfortable until Whiteley was run out with a direct throw by Ben Wright running in from cover as he attempted quick single.
It ended the partnership of 60 in 29.4 overs, but Derbyshire's lead continued to increase as Wainwright and Clare hit consecutive sixes off Cosker and Henriques respectively before bad light stopped play with six overs still to bowl.