Clare tears Glamorgan to shreds
Jonathan Clare returned match figures of 11-57 as Derbyshire celebrated their best start in LV= County Championship Division Two for 10 years by completing a 130-run victory inside three days over Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.
After being left 233 to win, the hosts slumped to 102 all out in their second innings in just 31.3 overs. Clare followed up his 5-17 in the first innings, when Glamorgan were dismissed for just 95, with 6-40 in the second.
It was a dramatic end to the match as Glamorgan lost their last eight wickets for just 16 runs in 51 balls.
Derbyshire, who beat Northamptonshire last week, are the early pacemakers in Division Two. They were bowled out for 197 in their second innings but not before they had added 45 to their overnight score of 152 for six.
David Wainwright, on 30 at the resumption, made 51 not out from 165 balls - the only player to reach the landmark in the match.
Glamorgan fought back early today courtesy of Jim Allenby, who struck with two wickets in the space of three deliveries in only the second over of the day.
First he trapped Clare leg before for 43 and had Tom Poynton caught behind as the visitors went from 152 for six to 155 for eight.
Once Glamorgan took the second new ball they wrapped up the Derbyshire innings, with Tony Palladino well caught by wicketkeeper Mark Wallace who took a fine catch diving low to his right to give Moises Henriques his fourth victim.
Number 11 Mark Footitt was soon bowled by Graham Wagg for a duck to bring the innings to a close.
Glamorgan were left 45 minutes to bat before lunch and took a significant chunk out of their chase, reaching the interval at 49 without loss thanks mainly to Gareth Rees who struck eight fours in his opening 36 runs, although he was dropped on four by wicketkeeper Tom Poynton standing up to Palladino.
At that stage Glamorgan looked in good shape, but Clare grabbed two wickets with consecutive deliveries. First Rees was trapped leg before, for 41, and next ball Will Bragg edged to Martin Guptill at second slip.
In mid-afternoon the wickets clattered, including opener Stewart Walters - bowled by Clare for 30. Glamorgan’s demise was as dramatic as it was woeful; they lost six wickets in the space of 25 balls for one run to go from 92 for three to 93 for nine.
The Derbyshire win was complete when last man Mike Reed was run out by Mark Footitt, the fifth Glamorgan batsman out for a duck.