Nottinghamshire eye massive win in otherwise rain dampened Division Two clashes

Chris Read scored a brilliant 88 for Nottinghamshire
Chris Read scored a brilliant 88 for Nottinghamshire

As rain played spoilsport in Derby and Leicester but Nottinghamshire are in a dominating position after securing a massive 261-run first innings lead against Glamorgan on day two of County Championship Division Two.

Derbyshire 200-6 (Reece 54) v Worcestershire
County Championship, Division Two, Derby

Derbyshire started the day at 111 for three but lost Luis Reece (54) early. With skipper Billy Godleman (19) too failing to contribute, Derbyshire were reeling at 122 for five before Alex Hughes (53) and Daryn Smit (27 not out) consolidated the innings with their 78 run stand.

Nathan Lyon (1-40) provided Worcestershire with the breakthrough when he trapped Hughes LBW following which a storm ensured another premature finish in the day.

Nottinghamshire 448 (Wessels 120) v
Glamorgan 187 (Donald 53)
County Championship, Division Two, Cardiff

Nottinghamshire resumed their innings at 335 for six. Chris Read (88) and Brett Hutton (61) provided the perfect finish to the innings with their 97 run stand to take them past the 400 run mark. They were eventually bowled out for 448 runs with Tim van der Gugten (5-101) completing a five-wicket haul.

Glamorgan found it tough to counter the bowling attack of Nottimghamshire as Jacques Rudolph (25), Aneruin Donald (53) and David Lloyd (34) were the major contributors with the bat. Luke Fletcher (3-60), Stuart Broad (2-40), Hutton (2-41) were all among the wickets as they bowled out Glamorgan for 187 runs, to seal a massive 261 run first innings lead.

Leicestershire 129-2 (Horton 48) v Kent
County Championship, Division Two, Leicester

With the first day washed out completely, the second day saw just 47.3 overs possible in which Leicestershire managed 129 for two with contributions from Paul Harton (48), Harry Dearden (34) and Colin Ackermann (32 not out).

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