All-round Clare hampers Glamorgan
All-rounder Jonathan Clare took 5-17 and also contributed 40 not out as Derbyshire took the upper hand on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.
The visitors ended the day on 152 for six in their second innings, a lead of 187, after bowling Glamorgan out for 95.
Derbyshire were also indebted to David Wainwright and Ross Whiteley, who put on 60 for the sixth wicket after the Welsh county had reduced them to 37 for five. Wainwright then shared an unbroken stand of 55 with Clare.
Following a patient start to the second day from Moises Henriques and nightwatchman Dean Cosker, after Glamorgan resumed on 37 for four, the wickets suddenly fell one after the other.
They lost their last six in 11.4 overs for 37 runs, slumping from 58 for four to Glamorgan’s lowest score against Derbyshire since the 85 they accrued at Derby in 1970.
It all started with Tony Palladino removing Henriques’ off stump before Clare found himself on a hat-trick.
He bowled Cosker and next ball captain Mark Wallace also watched his off stump cartwheel backwards. Graham Wagg survived the hat-trick delivery, but then went to a return catch in Clare’s next over.
Clare took his fifth wicket by trapping Jim Allenby leg before and Robert Croft edged Wainwright's first ball of the match to slip, ending the innings.
Derbyshire lost a wicket to the third delivery of their second innings when Wagg trapped Martin Guptill lbw for a duck.
After reaching seven for one at lunch, the visitors added a further 10 runs before Wayne Madsen was caught down leg by wicketkeeper Wallace off Henriques, who removed Wes Durston likewise after having Paul Borrington caught behind.
Derbyshire then found themselves 37 for five when Allenby trapped Dan Redfern leg before.
But either side of tea the sixth-wicket pair of Whiteley and Wainwright, who had put on 48 in the first innings, added more valuable runs to take Derbyshire’s lead into three figures.
The pair seemed to be comfortable until Whiteley was run out courtesy of a direct throw by Ben Wright running in from cover as he attempted a quick single.
It ended the partnership of 60 in 29.4 overs, but Derbyshire’s lead continued to increase as Wainwright and Clare hit consecutive sixes off Cosker and Henriques respectively before bad light stopped play with six overs still to bowl.