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LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 10 Day 2: Wednesday July 20th - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

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Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 10 Day 2: Thursday July 17th.

Surrey vs Essex, Division 1

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Will Jacks hit eight sixes in a remarkable 150 not out against Essex to spearhead a stunning Surrey recovery on day two of a so far memorable LV= Insurance County Championship match at the Kia Oval.

Jacks, 23, batted with a maturity beyond his years to turn a superb contest on its head as Division One leaders Surrey – 112 for 7 at one stage – reached 319 all out in reply to Essex’s first innings 271.

In six overs’ batting before the close, Essex then lost Alastair Cook and Sam Cook, both for 4, while staggering to 19 for 2 – a deficit still of 29 runs. Dan Worrall, fresh from his first innings 6 for 56, had former England opener Cook caught at the wicket from a ball angled across him and nightwatchman Cook well held at second slip.

Jacks’ spectacular late onslaught will be long remembered at the Oval and included leg spinner Matt Critchley being plundered for 26 in an over and off spinner Simon Harmer 23 more from another. Jacks, having got to three figures, scored his third fifty from just 17 balls with six sixes and three fours.

Coming in at 88 for 4, he took 105 balls for his half-century and 167 balls to reach his third first-class hundred, but this was clearly the best and most eye-catching innings of his burgeoning career. In all Jacks batted for more than four hours, facing 184 balls and hitting 10 fours besides those eight sixes.

But Surrey’s dramatic rally, and Jacks’ tour de force, also owed much to the resilience of the tail, with Tom Lawes, Kemar Roach and last man Worrall featuring in stands of 55, 85 and 67 for the eighth, ninth and tenth wickets.

Roach, in particular, batted with the assurance of a top-order player for his 29 from 92 balls, also negotiating the second new ball with aplomb until he was bowled by a lovely looping off break from Harmer as he pushed defensively forward.

Fast-medium bowler Shane Snater was the pick of Essex’s bowlers with 3 for 35 from 21 overs. He even had figures of 3 for 8 from his first 12 overs, with seven maidens in his first eight overs, and the Essex attack initially combined superbly to put the squeeze on Surrey.

But that was before Jacks, aided by his tailend partners, first guided Surrey towards parity with measured batting and then, once Roach was dismissed, accelerated to go first from 84 to 96 with two legside sixes in three balls off Harmer. Then came six more sixes, three each off Harmer and Critchley from a collection of slog-sweeps, pulls and effortlessly struck shots down the ground that fully showcased Jacks’ power.

It was all so different from the day’s earlier events. Resuming on 24 for 1, Surrey first lost their captain Rory Burns for 24 in the second full over of the morning, leg before trying to whip to mid wicket a ball from Cook, who was bowling around the wicket to the left-hander.

Hashim Amla, beaten twice by Snater but having batted carefully to reach 12, then mishit a pull at Jamie Porter’s medium pace and saw Nick Browne hang on to a diving catch at mid wicket at the second attempt.

Ollie Pope, who hooked Cook for six but was dropped at second slip off Porter on 23, had only gone on to 26 when he lobbed a checked drive at Snater to mid off, where Tom Westley dived forward to take the catch.

And, after lunch, Surrey’s top order continued to find ways to get out against Essex’s disciplined bowling when Ben Foakes (11) limply cut the first ball he faced after the interval, a short one from Snater, straight to cover point.

That left Surrey 95 for 5, and it soon got worse for the home side as Cameron Steel, his feet anchored to the crease, was beaten and bowled off stump for 5 by a fine ball from Snater. Then, aiming an expansive smear through extra cover, Jamie Overton – also on 5 – was undone by a cleverly-flighted off break from Harmer which turned through the gaping gate to hit his stumps.

Jacks, in what proved to be the day’s pivotal moment, had already been dropped low down by Alastair Cook at first slip on 9 off the metronomic Snater, but was clearly determined to make the most of his escape and not give his wicket away and, first with Lawes, he began to rebuild the innings from the depths of 112 for 7.

Lawes, the 19-year-old all-rounder, impressed with fours on driven off Sam Cook, cut fine off Critchley and slog-swept off Harmer, but after reaching 19, he was distraught to loft a drive at Critchley straight to extra cover. Roach, however, dug in alongside Jacks and a wonderful day's cricket, eventually, belonged to Surrey.


Warwickshire vs Kent, Division 1

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Joe Denly's compact unbeaten half-century dug Kent out of trouble and left their vital LV=Insurance County Championship tussle with Warwickshire finely poised at the halfway stage. 

Trailing by 60 on first innings, the visitors closed the second day at Edgbaston on 198 for four - 138 ahead - with Denly unbeaten on 70 (149 balls). Kent were in peril at 105 for four but the former England batter joined forces with Jordan Cox (40 not out, 80 balls) to add an unbroken 93 to keep their side in with a chance of a vital victory in a tussle between the two sides just above Division One's bottom two. 

In the morning they bowled Warwickshire out for 225 with the impressively pacy Navdeep Saini taking five for 72 on his debut. Four of the Indian's wickets were among seven catches in the innings for wicketkeeper Sam Billings. It was Billings' second haul of seven, though the Kent record remains eight (Steve Marsh v Middlesex at Lord's in 1991). 

Sam Hain defied discomfort from a sore back to lead Warwickshire's batting. He was last to fall, for 99 (215 balls), as the home side acquired a lead that was useful rather than commanding. 

During an overcast morning, Warwickshire made bitty progress as Hain battled to cajole runs from the tail. As Kent's refurbished seam attack plugged away manfully, the last four wickets were all snaffled by Billings. Danny Briggs edged Matt Henry and when Henry Brookes and Craig Miles nicked Saini, it was left to number 11 Olly Hannon-Dalby to try to escort his team to a batting point and his partner to 100. The former happened but the latter did not as Hain bottom-edged a cut at Matt Milnes. 

Second time round, Kent again started falteringly and lost both openers before the deficit was erased. Ben Compton edged Hannon-Dalby to third slip and Zak Crawley chipped Will Rhodes to mid-wicket. 

Daniel Bell-Drummond collected 27 from 44 balls but fell lbw to Hannon-Dalby and when Craig Miles hit Jack Leaning's off-stump with a beauty, Kent were 105 for four - just 45 ahead. 

Denly and Cox played with composure and patience to first stabilise the innings and then accelerate gently against the softening ball as the pitch appeared to start to flatten. Denly continued his return to form by reaching 50 in 92 balls and celebrated with a straight six off Briggs. Cox batted impressively for the second time in the match and that the sixth-wicket pair stayed intact to resume in the morning tilted the balance of power in this fluctuating contest narrowly Kent's way.   


Somerset vs Yorkshire, Division 1

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Jack Brooks bit the hand that used to feed him as Somerset gained the upper hand on the second day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match with Yorkshire at Taunton. 

Facing his former club, the veteran seamer turned back the years with three for 38 from ten overs to help restrict them to 167 for four in their first innings, 257 runs behind.  

Tom Kohler-Cadmore hit an unbeaten 68 against the team he will join next season, while Harry Brook was dismissed for 41. 

Somerset had earlier extended their first innings score from 262 for five to 424 all out, skipper Tom Abell falling for 116, Lewis Gregory making 77 and Kasey Aldridge a career-best 41. 

Former Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess finished with four for 68 and seamer Matthew Waite three for 64. 

The hosts began the day poorly when Abell, having added only two to his score, fell to the second new ball, lbw to a delivery from Waite that thumped into his back pad. 

Floodlights were on under grey skies as Gregory and Aldridge progressed the innings to 298 for six before rain caused a 45 minute delay, with 11 overs overs lost. By lunch, the pair had added a further 26. 

Gregory reached his half-century with an edged four to third man off Jordan Thompson, having faced 87 balls and hit 7 fours. 

Aldridge grew in confidence from a sketchy start and brought up 350 with an elegant back-foot boundary off Thompson. 

Gregory smacked Bess for a straight six, but perished trying to repeat the shot, caught at long-on by Adam Lyth with the total on 376. 

Somerset had settled for four batting points. But Jack Leach dispatched Bess over long-off for six and cleared the ropes again with a reverse sweep off Jack Shutt, who gained revenge by having the England spinner stumped for 16. 

Brooks was caught behind to give Bess his fourth wicket before Marchant de Lange took six and four off successive balls from Shannon Gabriel. 

Aldridge was last man out, bowled attempting a big hit off Gabriel, having boosted his reputation with a composed contribution. 

Adam Lyth began Yorkshire’s reply with two quick boundaries. But, on 13, he drove at Brooks and was picked up at gully by a tumbling Abell. 

Brooks almost had a second wicket with the total on 36, just failing to hold a low caught and bowled chance, offered by George Hill on 12. 

Hill didn’t profit for long, advancing to Leach in only his second over and miscuing a running catch to Matt Renshaw at mid-off to make it 55 for two. 

Kohler-Cadmore had already hit Leach for a straight six and repeated the dose as he and Brook built a half-century stand, off 92 balls. 

Tall seamer Aldridge produced a tight six-over spell from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End. But Brook pulled his replacement, de Lange, over the short leg side boundary as the South African went for 23 from three overs. 

Leach switched to the same end, only to be dispatched for another six by Kohler-Cadmore. The Yorkshire pair looked in complete control when Brook clipped Brooks off his toes to mid-wicket where Aldridge took a diving catch. 

The next ball saw Matthew Revis fall lbw on the back foot and suddenly Yorkshire were 129 for four, with Brooks rampant. 

Kohler-Cadmore went to fifty off 86 balls, with 4 fours and 4 sixes, showing a relish for his future environment. But when bad light ended play two overs early, he faced more important work in the morning. 


Northamptonshire vs Lancashire, Division 1

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Northamptonshire seamer Jack White claimed his maiden five-wicket haul for just 14 runs as Lancashire were skittled for 132 on day two of this LV= County Championship match at Northampton.

White, 30, had a late introduction to professional cricket, making his first-class debut in 2020 after coming through the Minor Counties system in Cumbria and Cumberland. He caught the eye of former Steelbacks assistant coach Phil Rowe during a highly-successful season playing grade cricket in New South Wales in 2017-18 which led to a contract at Wantage Road.

Making the most of the opportunity of his run in the Championship side this season, he set the tone against Lancashire, striking in the second over of the innings and running through their dangerous top order in 13 overs of attacking, disciplined bowling. He benefited too from humid, overcast conditions as Lancashire lost five wickets for 27 runs either side of lunch. Josh Bohannon top scored with 31.

Northamptonshire took a first innings lead of 103 and by close of play had reached 25 for one in their second dig before bad light and rain stopped play.

In the morning, Lancashire made short work of picking up the last three Northamptonshire first innings wickets for the addition of just 17 runs. Washington Sundar celebrated a five-fer on debut when he had Lewis McManus caught at deep midwicket for 61. Meanwhile Luke Wood knocked over White’s stumps and dismissed Simon Kerrigan thanks to a sensational diving catch by Rob Jones who ran across from short leg to take the ball behind the stumps..

When Lancashire batted, Northamptonshire’s seamers found plenty of movement through the air and off the pitch. White had early reward for his work, getting the ball to jag back and trap Luke Wells lbw playing back in his crease.

Keaton Jennings rode his luck early on, playing and missing against the seaming ball and edging through the slips for four. He gradually opened up his scoring options, playing some pleasant drives and greeted the introduction of Kerrigan just before lunch by flicking a full toss away for four. He fell next ball though, caught at slip, as he pushed at a wide delivery outside off-stump.

White was back in the wickets column immediately after lunch when Croft was adjudged leg before and added a third scalp when Jones chopped on attempting to cut.

Bohannon was circumspect early in his innings, a punch through extra cover a rare sign of aggression as he navigated the seaming ball. He started to play his shots as the afternoon wore on, smashing Taylor to the cover boundary and dispatching Kerrigan over long-on for six. He had a reprieve when Ricardo Vasconcelos put down a low chance at slip, but eventually fell to White for 31, perhaps unlucky to be adjudged lbw to a ball that looked like it would have missed leg stump.

Washington became White’s fifth victim when he too fell lbw to leave Lancashire in all sorts of trouble at 77 for six..

Lancashire skipper Dane Vilas attempted a counterattack, aiming a few lusty blows. He had reached 18 when he nicked behind off Tom Taylor.

The end came quickly. Wood top edged a Ben Sanderson delivery and was caught behind, while Rob Keogh chipped in with two wickets to wrap up the innings.

When Northamptonshire batted again Vasconcelos continued his poor run of form since returning from injury. He survived consecutive lbw appeals and hit back with a couple of boundaries before bottom edging a ball from Will Williams to substitute keeper George Lavelle. Emilio Gay and Will Young survived against a seaming ball under dark skies to close out the day with a lead of 128.


Gloucestershire vs Hampshire, Division 1

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James Vince illuminated the Cheltenham Festival with a beautifully-crafted knock of 95 to put Hampshire in the ascendancy against Gloucestershire at the halfway stage of this weather-affected LV=County Championship First Division match at the College Ground.

If searing heat caused play to be restricted to 72 overs on day one, day two was beset by interruptions for rain and bad light, a total of 29 overs being lost in all. Yet Hampshire's captain took it all in his measured stride, holding sway for more than four hours in an innings that spanned 162 balls and was adorned with 12 fours and a six as Hampshire posted 457 in their first innings.

Felix Organ also went to three figures, registering a career-best total of 118, while hard-hitting Keith Barker blazed his way to a 37-ball half century, dominating a progressive stand of 66 for the seventh wicket with his captain.

Josh Shaw, Zak Chappell, Ryan Higgins and Tom Price were rewarded for their persistence with two wickets apiece, but it was a day of toil in the field for Gloucestershire, who are still seeking their first win of the season in the red-ball format.

Required to negotiate 16 overs in the early-evening gloom, the hosts reached the close on 43 for the loss of openers Chris Dent and Marcus Harris, both given out lbw at the hands of Mohammad Abbas and Liam Dawson respectively. Although Miles Hammond (12 not out) and nightwatchman Ollie Price (17 not out) benefitted from the fading light that forced Vince to deploy spin instead of pace, their good fortune could not disguise the impression that Gloucestershire, who trail by 414, again find themselves between a proverbial rock and a hard place.

Clearly, there is something about playing against Gloucestershire that brings out the best in Hampshire opener Organ. Having made a career-best score of 107 in a winning cause when last the two sides met at the Ageas Bowl in May, the 23-year-old must have been confident of going to three figures when reaching the close of day one on 93 not out.

The visitors resumed on 203-2 and there was just enough time for Organ to register his second hundred of the season, the Sydney-born right-hander reaching that landmark by clipping Shaw to the square leg boundary for his 17th four, before rain forced the players off and caused 13 overs to be lost. 

An early lunch was taken, after which Gloucestershire made good use of the new ball to temporarily interrupt Hampshire's progress. Organ had advanced his score to 118 via 251 balls and helped stage a stand of 81 for the third wicket with his captain when his five and-a-half-hour vigil was summarily ended, Chappell locating his outside edge and James Bracey taking a regulation catch behind with the score on 253.

New batsman Dawson attempted to force the pace thereafter, hooking Chappell for six over fine leg and then taking him for another maximum, this time over mid-wicket, later in the same over. But his luck ran out when, having made 18 from 30 balls, he drove Shaw hard to Graeme van Buuren, who demonstrated safe hands at short mid-wicket.

Ben Brown also played aggressively, helping himself to five boundaries in a valuable innings of 25, he and Vince adding 44 for the fifth wicket, before Hampshire's wicketkeeper offered a looping return catch to Zafar Gohar in the act of attempting to work him to leg.

While wickets were falling at the other end, Vince remained indomitable, hooking Shaw to the fine leg boundary for his sixth four to raise 50 from 103 balls. His progressive partnership of 42 in eight overs with Aneurin Donald either side of the tea interval ensured the visitors banked a fourth batting bonus point with two overs to spare. By the time he edged a catch behind off Shaw, Donald had garnered 29 from 27 balls with 6 fours.

If Gloucestershire were aided and abetted by heatwave-induced shorter sessions on the first day, their cause was further helped by the four stoppages for rain and bad light that denied Hampshire the opportunity to build sustained momentum with the bat.

That Vince was able to overcome repeated interruptions to his rhythm without offering so much as a glimmer of a chance said a good deal about his powers of concentration. While Barker played a swashbuckling innings of 50 from 38 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes, Hampshire's captain continued to compile runs steadily. Yet just when a hundred appeared his for the taking, the England batsman suffered an unexpected blip, allowing a straight delivery from Tom Price to sneak between bat and pad and dislodge off stump.

Higgins accounted for Barker in the next over, held at cover, and then had Kyle Abbott caught at the wicket, while Tom Price bowled former Gloucestershire man James Fuller as the tail unraveled.

There was still time for Gloucestershire to suffer a double setback. Dent fell to an in-swinging delivery from Mohammad Abbas, while Harris succumbed to a ball that spun out of the rough. The nature of those two dismissals will afford Hampshire all the encouragement they need on day three.

 

 

 

 


Middlesex vs Sussex, Division 2

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Cheteshwar Pujara’s third double century of the season etched him deep into Sussex folklore on day two of their LV = Insurance County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord’s.

The Indian international became the first Sussex batter to make a double century against Middlesex at Lord’s. The last Sussex batter to achieve 200 at the home of cricket was his fellow countryman Colonel H. H. Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji II while playing against the MCC 125 years ago.

Pujara, whose marathon effort, which had begun 24 hours earlier during London’s hottest day on record, batted almost nine hours before being last out, having steered his side to 523 – so eclipsing Sussex’s previous best score at Lord’s of 522 set in 2005.

Tom Helm emerged from the carnage with five for 109, his fourth five-wicket haul in Middlesex colours.

Against a largely inexperience bowling attack, Middlesex made a positive start in reply, reaching 103 without loss at stumps, Mark Stoneman on 47 and Sam Robson 45.

At a time where there is so much talk of ‘Bazball’ Pujara reminded us of the merits of a classical innings, demanding concentration, technique and a purity of stroke-play.

His overnight partner Oli Carter soon departed lbw to  Toby Roland-Jones and when Delray Rawlins fenced one from Helm into the hands of Luke Hollman at Gully the visitors were 346-6.

Perhaps fatigued by his efforts 24 hours earlier, Pujara was subdued throughout the morning, twice chastening himself for loose strokes, but helped by youngster Danial Ibrahim, who showed maturity beyond his 17 years, he regathered himself and dug in once more. The pair added 68 either side of lunch before Roland Jones trapped Ibrahim for an invaluable 36.

If Middlesex, who’d put Sussex in on day one, thought their torture was over they were wrong as Pujara found another ally in debutant Aristides Karvelas.

The 28-year-old, who became a Greek international only last week, blocked up an end allowing Pujara to reach 150 in 400 minutes after which the shackles came off. He greeted the return of Hollman by hoisting him into the Compton Stand. His one life on day two came on 175 when John Simpson, standing up to the stumps to Tim Murtagh failed to hold on to a thin edge

The escape allowed Pujara and Karvelas to add 50 before the latter gave Murtagh recompense by hooking him  down the throat of deep square.

There was a lovely ovation for former Middlesex man Finn, who allowed Pujara to forge on towards the double century mark.

There were no nervous 190s as he twice in an over drove Murtagh through mid-off for four before a single dropped into the on-side led to another ovation.

Finn was finally stumped, but there was time for a third six before Pujara just failed make red ink, perishing in the grand manner to give Helm his fifth scalp.

After 160 overs plus in the field and needing 374 to save the follow-on, Robson was given a life on 15 when wicketkeeper Oli Carter dropped a dolly which would have given Karvelas a first County Championship wicket.

Scare survived, both he and Stoneman had individual half centuries in sight at the close.


Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire, Division 2

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Wayne Madsen and Brook Guest led a spirited Derbyshire recovery after another record-breaking day against Nottinghamshire in the LV=Insurance County Championship match at Derby.

Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett took their stand to 402 from 513 balls, a Nottinghamshire record for the second wicket and the fifth highest for that wicket in the history of the competition.

Duckett made 241 and Hameed 196 before Liam Patterson-White, 54, and James Pattinson, 44 not out, smashed 105 off 85 balls.

Four Derbyshire bowlers conceded more than 100 runs before Nottinghamshire declared on 618 for 8 but Madsen with 57 not out and Guest’s unbeaten 50 guided the home side to 164 for 2, 454 runs behind, at the end of day two. 

Duckett and Hameed had several records in their sights at the start of the day but managed only one before Derbyshire finally broke the stand.

Hameed drove Sam Conners through mid on for four to beat the 398 by Arthur Shrewsbury and Billy Gunn against Sussex at Trent Bridge in 1890.

They were five away from breaking the highest ever Nottinghamshire stand for any wicket of 406 set by Martin Bicknell and Guy Welton against Warwickshire at Edgbaston  in 2000 when Duckett chopped Ben Aitchison into his stumps.

That was the start of a good morning for Derbyshire who picked up five more wickets before Patterson-White and Pattinson cut loose after lunch.

Conners beat Joe Clarke with a swinging delivery and Hameed became becalmed after taking a blow on the helmet trying to pull George Scrimshaw who had Lyndon James caught behind in his next over.

Steven Mullaney pulled Scrimshaw to deep square leg and Tom Moores edged a drive at Aitchison before Hameed’s excellent innings finally ended.

The England batter tried to drive Aitchison for the boundary that would have taken him to a double hundred but only found the hands of Hilton Cartwright at point.

Hameed threw back his head in disappointment which was probably echoed by his team who failed to make the progress they would have expected although Derbyshire bowled well in cooler conditions.

It was a different story after lunch as Patterson-White and Pattinson powered their side to the ninth highest innings total at Derby.

Patterson-White drove Mattie McKiernan for his third six to reach 50 from 46 balls before the visitors called a halt when he missed another big shot at the leg-spinner.

Faced with such a huge total after nearly a day-and-a-half in the field, Derbyshire could have lost early wickets but Luis Reece and Harry Came negotiated the first 12 overs, helped by a wayward opening spell from Pattinson.

Reece profited when Pattinson strayed onto his pads but when Luke Fletcher switch to the Racecourse End, he skied a pull to mid on.

The same shot brought about Came’s downfall when he miscued to short mid-wicket which left Guest and Madsen to regroup.

Madsen survived a searching examination from Dane Paterson who had three lbw appeals rejected and saw Clarke fail to hold a head high chance at first slip.

The prolific right-hander was on 12 at the time and he made the most of that escape by completing a 90 ball 50 while Guest reached his half-century from 134 to raise Derbyshire’s hopes of avoiding defeat.


Leicestershire vs Glamorgan, Division 2

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Wiaan Mulder’s second consecutive century helped Leicestershire enjoy the best of the opening day as they seek to dent Glamorgan’s promotion ambitions in Division Two of the LV= Insurance County Championship.

The South African all-rounder followed his unbeaten 235 in Leicestershire’s club record 756 for four against Sussex at Hove last week with 147 not out as the Foxes - still seeking a first win of the season - closed on 387 for five.

Half-centuries from Louis Kimber, Lewis Hill and Harry Swindells backed up Mulder’s efforts against a Glamorgan attack that were unable to build any sustained pressure and leaked too many easy runs. Crucially, the visitors missed a big chance when Mulder was dropped on 17 by wicketkeeper Chris Cooke, later giving him another life on 128.

After Callum Parkinson unsurprisingly chose to bat first on winning the toss, Leicestershire had been 128 for one at lunch.

There was a enough grass left on the pitch to give it a green tinge but it posed no hazard to the batter and openers Kimber and Rishi Patel were able to progress comfortably at four runs an over from the outset before new-ball bowlers Michael Neser and Michael Hogan took their first breathers of the day.

David Lloyd made an almost immediate breakthrough when he replaced Neser at the Bennett End, inducing an edge to second slip by Patel that suggested there was some swing to be exploited in humid conditions, although it was the only time in the morning it would prove an effective weapon.

Kimber had been promoted to opener in place of Hassan Azad, who has four fifties and a hundred to his name this season but was left out after a first-ball duck at Hove, where Kimber posted his maiden first-class century.

Kimber completed his half-century with six over midwicket off Andrew Salter’s off spin before swing came into play again after lunch as Hogan, also from the Bennett End, employed consecutive balls to remove Kimber and Colin Ackermann, the latter following his career-best 277 not out at Hove with a first-baller. The deliveries that did the damage were almost identical, moving late to find a thin edge, Cooke taking two regulation catches.

Mulder survived the hat-trick ball but should have fallen to the Australian on 17 a couple of overs later, Cooke blotting his copybook by putting one down as he threw himself in front of first slip.

Hill helped Mulder maintain the momentum, passing fifty from 63 balls, but after the fourth-wicket pair had added 77, Hall was deceived by some extra bounce as he stepped back to cut Salter, falling caught behind off a thin top edge.

A bonus wicket in the last over before tea, when Joey Evison, the on-loan Nottinghamshire player, obligingly hit a first-ball full toss from leg spinner Colin Ingram straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket, encouraged Glamorgan but again they failed to swing the momentum back their way.

Mulder, who had been strong on both sides of the wicket as he mixed skill with power, completed his century from 117 balls when he hit Salter over the fielder at mid-on for his 16th boundary.

Hogan, not for the first time the pick of the Glamorgan bowlers in his final season, was unlucky again when Kiran Carlson failed to hold on to a low chance at cover when Mulder was on 128 soon after the second new ball was taken. As it was, Swindells became the fourth Leicestershire batter to pass fifty and his sixth-wicket partnership with Mulder will resume at 137 on day two.