Match Report – LEICS vs GLAM twenty sixth Match, Might 24 – 27, 2024

Glamorgan 352 for 8 (Byrom 86, Carlson 80, Northeast 61*) vs Leicestershire

Glamorgan benefited from some inconsistent Leicestershire bowling as they completed on 352 for 8 on day one among their Vitality County Championship match at Leicester after being put in on a pitch as inexperienced because the unprepared strips subsequent to it.

With main run-scorer Colin Ingram rested, Eddie Byrom (86) and Kiran Carlson (80) have been the chief beneficiaries as Leicestershire conceded low-cost runs within the first half of the day.

The Welsh county slipped from 190 for two to 277 for 7 as the house assault fought again earlier than tea, however Sam Northeast, whose title is indelibly linked with this floor after his unbeaten 410 on a record-breaking day right here two years in the past, anchored some stable resistance within the ultimate session and can resume on 61 not out.

Scott Currie, who’s on the Uptonsteel County Floor on a season-long mortgage from Hampshire, completed with 4 for 53, which because it stands are career-best figures for the 23-year-old right-arm seamer. He’s prone to discover himself shouldering extra accountability within the the rest of the match after Tom Scriven sustained a hamstring harm in the course of the morning session, which implies he’s unlikely to bowl once more on this match.

Ian Holland, additionally on mortgage from Hampshire however making his Leicestershire debut, shared the brand new ball with Matt Salisbury and a few early edges falling simply wanting the slips recommended it had been toss to win by captain Lewis Hill but Glamorgan have been 96 for 1 at lunch after a dismal morning for Leicestershire’s bowlers.

Holland’s battle for rhythm was comprehensible after only one second XI match in 5 weeks since his final first-class outing, but the identical couldn’t be stated of the opposite seamers used as Byrom and Billy Root discovered the boundary all too simply within the first hour.

Leicestershire tightened issues up a little bit within the second hour, but the one wicket they picked up was one thing of a giveaway, Root slapping a widish supply from Ben Mike straight to backward level to fall for 40.

Currie’s post-lunch spell introduced some cheer as Marnus Labuschagne misjudged a ball that took out his off stump. Currie ought to have had Byrom on 49 however Peter Handscomb spilled a simple likelihood at second slip.

It appeared an costly drop as Byrom and the aggressive Carlson added 83 in simply 12 overs and stemming the stream of runs was trying past Leicestershire.

However they have been lucky once more when one other Glamorgan error handed them a 3rd wicket as Byrom, with 100 seemingly in his sights after hitting 13 fours and two sixes, was bowled by Salisbury off a careless inside edge.

Carlson went previous fifty for the fourth time this season, needing solely 45 balls, however he adopted Byrom in lacking out on three figures. Maybe pissed off after half a dozen overs with out a boundary he launched himself into an try and clear the midwicket rope towards Louis Kimber’s off-spin solely to be foiled by a diving Harry Swindells, on as substitute fielder for Scriven, who took a high quality catch.

With Rehan Ahmed rested and Liam Trevaskis out with a again harm, Kimber is Leicestershire’s sole spin possibility.

It sparked end to the session for Leicestershire, Currie knocking out Chris Cooke’s center stump earlier than Mike picked up the wicket of Zain-ul-Hassan in freakish style, interesting for leg earlier than after hitting the batter on the toe earlier than turning to find the ball had looped up and spun again into the stumps.

Currie dismissed Mason Crane leg-before the ball earlier than tea, finishing a significantly better session for Leicestershire, who had taken six wickets for 181.

Northeast ensured the collapse didn’t proceed, sharing a 62-run partnership with Timm Van der Gugten (32) earlier than the latter turned a fourth wicket for Currie after Leicestershire had taken the second new ball, his unbeaten 61 taking his tally for the season to 647 runs.

It was a day that – in its early phases no less than – reminded Leicestershire followers how a lot they miss Chris Wright and Wiaan Mulder, who between them took virtually half of the county’s Championship wickets final yr. It’s going to come as excellent news, then, that Wright is again in coaching after spending day out of cricket for private causes and Mulder is due again from South Africa in time for the beginning of the Vitality Blast subsequent week.

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