Harris gives Glamorgan the edge

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James Harris' three wickets undermined Leicestershire's reply before James Taylor and Wayne White led a valuable fightback

James Harris took three wickets as Glamorgan enjoyed the better of a rain-affected second day in their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay.

After Glamorgan made 392, Leicestershire were reduced to 80 for four before James Taylor and Wayne White shared an unbroken half-century partnership for the fourth wicket.

At tea, after which no play was possible due to rain, Leicestershire had reached 140 for four - trailing by 252. Play was called off for the day at 5pm with 32 overs remaining.

Glamorgan, who resumed their first innings on 328 for eight, enjoyed a profitable opening session, scoring a further 64 runs in 13.1 overs as Leicestershire struggled to take the final two wickets.

Harris, the 21-year-old England Lions seamer, reduced Leicestershire to 33 for two before lunch, pinning Will Jefferson lbw and having Greg Smith caught behind.

He was rewarded for another testing spell after the interval when he bowled Matthew Boyce through the gate, and boasted figures of 3-20 from 14 overs today.

After Harris was rested, Dean Cosker trapped Josh Cobb lbw with his fifth ball, but the visitors fought back.

Lions captain Taylor played watchfully for his unbeaten 34, while the more aggressive White, who struck three sixes in his 59-ball 44 not out, looking solid against the spinners before the rain intervened.

The day began with Robert Croft and Cosker, who made 31 and 39 respectively, earning Glamorgan a fourth batting point. A 57-run partnership for the ninth wicket was ended when White had Croft caught behind.

But the runs kept coming with Will Owen planting off-spinner Jigar Naik over long-on for six in a breezy 26 from 22 balls before Cosker was bowled by Claude Henderson’s first ball of the day.

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