Match Report

Start: Wednesday 10th April 2013, Days: 4   Venue: SWALEC Stadium

Northamptonshire won the toss and elected to bowl.

Batting bonus: 0
Bowling bonus: 3
Batting bonus: 2
Bowling bonus: 3
Match Drawn
G. Wagg
26 (36)

Top Batsmen: Runs (Balls)

J. Middlebrook
70 (146)
G. Wagg
3 (22)

Top Bowlers: Wickets (Overs)

S. Crook
5 (23)
Innings Byes Leg Byes No Balls Balls Runs Wickets Overs
1Glamorgan4122301134all out50
2Northants4136544292all out90.1
3Glamorgan07225396Wickets: 442

Full Match Report

Steven Crook and new skipper Stephen Peters put Northamptonshire in a strong position one the first day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

After being put into bat, the hosts were dismissed for 134 - the last nine wickets falling for just 76 runs as Crook claimed 4-30 in 12 overs.

In reply, Northants had reached 108 for three, a deficit of 22, with 20.3 overs of the day remaining when rain brought a premature close; Peters was 60 not out at that stage.

The visitors had the better of the opening session as Glamorgan, who gave debuts to former Sussex stalwart Murray Goodwin and Australian Michael Hogan, struggled to 74 for four by lunch.

They suffered an early blow when Ben Wright was caught behind by wicketkeeper David Murphy off David Willey.

Opener Will Bragg and Stewart Walters looked as if they had weathered the threat of the new ball, though, putting on 51 in 20 overs.

Yet Northamptonshire struck thrice in the space of 17 balls; Crook got rid of Bragg, caught at square-leg by Kyle Coetzer, and Marcus North, taken sharply at first slip by Andrew Hall - who trapped Walters leg before in between his partner's two scalps.

Things did not get much better for Glamorgan after lunch.

Much had been expected of Goodwin yet he fell for just eight, caught behind off Willey, while Jim Allenby lasted only six balls before being pinned in front by Trent Copeland.

Some positive batting from Mark Wallace, who struck 18 from 19 balls, gave Glamorgan brief respite before the captain was bowled not offering a shot to Crook.

Dean Cosker hung around for 18 deliveries without scoring, acting as a foil for the hard-hitting Graham Wagg, but was eventually bowled by Hall.

Wagg was Glamorgan's last hope yet, after reaching 26 from 36 balls, he edged to Copeland at third slip, giving Crook his fourth victim. Hogan was last man out, driving Hall straight down the throat of Crook at mid-off.

Northamptonshire lost their first wicket when Coetzer was bowled by Hogan and, after tea, Reed claimed two in as many balls; David Sales was caught in the gully and Alex Wakely trapped lbw.

Northamptonshire were forced to settle for a draw as the final day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium became a complete washout.

Glamorgan Northants
01 Ben Wright01 Stephen Peters
02 William Bragg02 Kyle Coetzer
03 Stewart Walters03 Alex Wakely
04 Marcus North04 David Sales
05 Murray Goodwin05 Rob Newton
06 James Allenby06 Andrew Hall
07 Mark Wallace07 James Middlebrook
08 Graham Wagg08 David Murphy
09 Dean Cosker09 David Willey
10 Michael Hogan10 Steven Crook
11 Michael Reed11 Trent Copeland
Officials: Steven Garratt, Trevor Jesty,

Score Card

1st innings
1st innings
2nd innings

Glamorgan 1st innings 134 all out (50 Overs)

Batsman Bowled by How out RUNS MINS BALLS 4S 6S
B. Wright D. Willey Caught David Murphy Bowled David Willey 0 9 7 0 0
W. Bragg S. Crook Caught Kyle Coetzer Bowled Steven Crook 22 90 65 4 0
S. Walters A. Hall L.B.W. Andrew Hall 23 85 63 3 0
M. North S. Crook Caught Andrew Hall Bowled Steven Crook 2 13 10 0 0
M. Goodwin D. Willey Caught David Murphy Bowled David Willey 8 43 38 1 0
J. Allenby T. Copeland L.B.W. Trent Copeland 16 42 33 1 0
M. Wallace S. Crook Bowled Steven Crook 18 25 19 3 0
G. Wagg S. Crook Caught Trent Copeland Bowled Steven Crook 26 50 36 3 0
D. Cosker A. Hall Bowled Andrew Hall 0 27 18 0 0
M. Hogan A. Hall Caught Steven Crook Bowled Andrew Hall 0 11 7 0 0
M. Reed   Not Out 0 7 5 0 0
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
D. Willey 13 0 47 2
T. Copeland 15 9 23 1
S. Crook 12 3 30 4
A. Hall 10 6 18 3
Fall of Wicket Runs
B. Wright 7
W. Bragg 58
S. Walters 58
M. North 60
M. Goodwin 87
J. Allenby 87
M. Wallace 117
D. Cosker 134
G. Wagg 134
M. Hogan 134