Carey's promise brightens gloomy day

Derbyshire 236 for 9 (Reece 53, Carey 3-49) v Glamorgan

Lukas Carey took three wickets © Getty Images

Lukas Carey took the bowling honours for Glamorgan on another weather disrupted day in the Division Two match against Derbyshire at Derby.

After the first two days were washed out, Carey took three wickets and also had three catches dropped off his bowling as the home side reached 236 for 9 before bad light and rain ended play shortly after tea.

Luis Reece top scored for Derbyshire with 53 while Alex Hughes (44) and Gary Wilson (45) also batted well in testing conditions.

Glamorgan had failed to make the most of the new ball after an uncontested toss and it was only two quick wickets by Marchant de Lange that prevented Derbyshire taking the morning session.

Reece has proved to be an astute signing following his release by Lancashire and he played well after an uncertain start although he was one of the chances that went down off the unfortunate Carey.

Ben Slater was lbw to Carey and Reece should have been taken by Nick Selman at second slip on 22 an over before Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman got a good ball from Craig Meschede that moved away enough to take the edge.

But Glamorgan’s line was too inconsistent which allowed Reece and Wayne Madsen to add 46 before de Lange tempted Madsen into a sliced drive to point and the paceman cleaned up Reece with a fast, full length ball on the stroke of lunch.

The overcast conditions remained good for bowling in the afternoon but more lapses in the field allowed Hughes and Wilson to stage a recovery before Carey finally got some reward.

Hughes often makes runs when it matters and he again showed good technique in awkward conditions while Wilson counter-attacked although he was twice put down in the space of three overs.

Selman shelled another at second slip when Wilson was on 14 and the Irishman was put down three runs later when Andrew Salter dropped an easy chance at backward point in Carey’s next over.

Carey had the final word but not before the fifth wicket pair shared a stand of 78 which ended when Hughes was caught behind trying to cut and Wilson was struck in line four overs later.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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