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Huw Waters claimed career-best figures as Glamorgan fought back in their LV= County Championship Division Two clash against Hampshire at the SWALEC Stadium.

The Welsh seamer, who missed most of last season with a stress fracture in his back, helped bowl Hampshire out for just 156 with figures of 7-53.

By the close, Glamorgan had reached 73 for three in their second innings, a lead of 20.

Huw Waters

Huw Waters' outstanding return of 7-53 led an impressive Glamorgan fightback in their County Championship match against Hampshire today

After Hampshire resumed on 29 for one, Waters - who claimed the wicket of captain Jimmy Adams yesterday evening - struck again to trap opener Liam Dawson leg before and leave the visitors 56 for two.

Simon Katich, the first man to score a Test century at the ground during the Ashes in 2009, lasted only 16 balls before being pinned in front attempting to whip fellow Australian Moises Henriques through the leg side.

Michael Carberry looked well set until being dealt a painful blow in the groin. Off the next ball, he top-edged a hook straight to Waters at fine-leg to give Henriques his second wicket in the space of three overs.

After lunch, Hampshire lost three batsmen in just 19 balls. Sean Ervine was trapped leg before by Waters, who claimed his fourth when James Vince edged an attempted hook to wicketkeeper Mark Wallace.

Jim Allenby then trapped Chris Wood leg before and, after rain halted proceedings, Waters returned to take three more.

He produced a fine delivery to have Michael Bates caught behind, after which Hamza Riazuddin was caught at mid-on and Danny Briggs at backward point.

Glamorgan employed a new opening partnership for the second innings with Nick James taking over from Stewart Walters.

But, following a promising start, it was established opener Gareth Rees who went; after driving David Balcombe for consecutive fours, he was bowled via an inside edge by the Hampshire seamer.

Will Bragg went lbw to Riazuddin and, having impressively reached 30, James was bowled shouldering arms to Ervine.

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