McKay keeps Glamorgan in check

Clint McKay took 6-73 to restrict Glamorgan to 348 all out on day one of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two contest with Leicestershire at SSE SWALEC.

The Australian repeatedly checked the hosts’ progress as four batsmen made half-centuries, before Leicestershire openers Paul Horton and Angus Robson reached 15 without loss at stumps.

Glamorgan won the toss and chose to bat but McKay struck twice in the fifth over of the morning to remove both openers.

James Kettleborough fell lbw walking across his stumps and Jacques Rudolph nicked behind.

Will Bragg and Chris Cooke then rebuilt the innings with a stand of 107, with both batsmen scoring fifties.

The afternoon session mirrored the morning’s play, with McKay taking early wickets – Cooke held in the gully for 56, Bragg pouched at second slip on 50 and Aneurin Donald bowled off an inside edge for one.

David Lloyd, who scored his maiden first-class century last week, again looked in prime form, but he was dismissed by Neil Dexter’s medium pace for 59.

Graham Wagg was then joined by Craig Meschede, and the latter made his intentions clear by twice hoisting Jigar Naik’s off-spin over long-on.

Wagg and Meschede shared a useful partnership of 63, which ended when Wagg’s leading edge was held one-handed by bowler Charlie Shreck.

Meschede was caught on the boundary to give McKay his sixth wicket, and Glamorgan were all out shortly before the close, as Shreck had Timm van der Gugten caught behind.

Source: ECB

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