Wagg returns to haunt Derbyshire
Graham Wagg returned to haunt his former county Derbyshire on the opening day of Glamorgan’s LV= County Championship match at the SWALEC Stadium.
The left-arm seamer claimed 6-44 from 18 overs, his best figures for Glamorgan, as Derbyshire slumped to 130 all out in their first innings despite winning the toss and opting to bat.
But, in reply, Glamorgan had fallen to 37 for four by the close, which came at 7.03pm because of three rain breaks.
Wagg, whose career-best effort is 6-35 against Surrey in 2009, struck with the fifth delivery of the match as New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill, fresh from a match-winning century against Northamptonshire, edged to gully, where Dean Cosker took a fine low catch.
The former Derbyshire bowler broke through again, trapping skipper Wayne Madsen leg before. From 16 for two, Wagg further hurt Derbyshire by rapping Paul Borrington on the pad as Glamorgan had their first bowling point after only 45 minutes' play.
Wagg had not finished there; he claimed his fourth victim when Wes Durston edged an expansive drive behind. Dan Redfern, who last week hit his maiden championship hundred, departed leg before to Jim Allenby as the visitors slipped to 44 for five in the 16th over.
But Derbyshire suffered no further scares before lunch as Ross Whiteley and David Wainwright doubled the score.
Only two overs were possible after lunch with a violent thunderstorm keeping the players off the field for nearly two hours.
When they returned at 3.45pm, Wainwright was trapped lbw by Allenby’s first ball, ending his 48-run partnership with Whiteley.
Wagg completed his five-wicket haul by removing Whiteley’s leg stump before Jon Clare was caught behind.
Glamorgan’s Australian overseas signing Moises Henriques cleaned up the innings; he took the last two wickets of Tony Palladino and Mark Footitt.
Glamorgan, who had been reduced to 25 for five in their defeat against Leicestershire at Grace Road last week, suffered an early setback to their reply when opener Gareth Rees was bowled by Palladino in the fifth over not offering a stroke.
Walters was next to go, dragging Footitt on before Will Bragg was adjudged lbw pushing half forward to Palladino. Just before the close, Ben Wright also went lbw to Clare with Dean Cosker sent out as a nightwatchman.