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LIVE BLOG: GLAMORGAN V YORKSHIRE, LVCC, DAY 4

— 16 May 2021

Andrew Gale

“I felt that was a game that got away. At 27-3 this morning, it was a game there to be won. I’m sure Glamorgan would have fought back, but we were in the box-seat. But it’s been a frustrating week in Wales.
“I thought Joe’s innings was a masterclass. It’s been great to have Joe around. I wish him well in the Test Matches against New Zealand. His presence on and off the field has been brilliant for us.
“I thought Harry (Duke) did a great job behind the stumps. He looked the part. The plan to come up to the stumps to Coady and Patto worked. He had the confidence to do that.
“He was a bundle of energy behind the stumps, and I’m really pleased with his debut.”

5.12pm MATCH DRAWN: Yorkshire claim 12 points and go top of Group Three by five points after six games from Lancashire, who have a game in hand. Glamorgan finish on 164-4 leading by 83. Carlson excellent for his 88 not out.

5pm The game is all but beyond Yorkshire now. Glamorgan 156-4, leading by 75 with 17 overs remaining. We’re likely to carry on to see if Carlson can get what would be an excellent century. He is 80 not out.

4.46pm Glamorgan 138-4, leading by 55 runs. 20 overs remain. Patterson and Willey now into the attack. Carlson 68*.

4.27pm WICKET Lloyd trapped lbw by Coad for 40. Glamorgan 117-4 in the 31st, leading by 36 with 24.5 overs remaining.

4.22pm Carlson reaches his fifty off 46 balls. Glamorgan 115-3 in the 29th over, leading by 34.

4.19pm Thompson and now Coad taking up the attack for Yorkshire. Glamorgan 108-3 after 28 overs. Early appeal for caught at slip, Lloyd against Thompson, turned down. Must have come off the batsman’s trouser pocket or something similar.

4.12pm The players are on their way out to the middle. Glamorgan are 108-3 in their second innings, leading by 21. With two overs for the chance of innings we only have 26 overs available in which to pursue victory.

Yorkshire are going to have to take seven wickets in around 15 overs to have a realistic victory chance. Tall order. But you never know!

Thompson has ball in hand.

3.50pm That start time of 4.15pm is confirmed. 28 overs to bowl.

3.15pm We have some positive news…..

There will be a 3.40pm inspection with a view to start at 4.15pm and 28 overs to be bowled.

Seems like Yorkshire will have a quick burst at Glamorgan, who lead by 21 with seven wickets in hand in their second innings and see if they can blast them out and chase 80-100.

2.47pm Fabulous achievement for Chris Rushworth up at Durham. Many congratulations.

2.24pm The sun is shining now. Mopping up underway.

2.04pm There will be a further inspection at 3pm.

1pm The umpires will inspect again at 1.30pm after lunch. It is still raining, unfortunately.

Lunch Report Yorkshire’s hopes of claiming an LV= Insurance County Championship victory over Glamorgan at Cardiff have been hit by more wet weather.

The final day of the Sophia Gardens fixture has seen no play before lunch due to morning showers.

If and when play does begin, Glamorgan will be 108-3 in their second innings leading by 27.

A draw is now looking the most likely result following a total washout on day one and further interruptions on days two, three and four.

That would give Yorkshire 12 points and take them top of Group Three after six of 10 games.

Steve Patterson’s side would be five points clear of Lancashire, who have a game in hand and play next week when the White Rose have a fixture free round.

The top two teams in the group qualify for the top group in the second stage of the Championship in August and September.

12.11pm The sun is trying to break through here. The ground staff are in the early stages of mopping up after a showery hour or so.

11.23am Play has been delayed at every venue around the country aside from Chelmsford, where Essex are facing Derbyshire.

Derbyshire are 111-1 in their second innings, trailing by 155.

Here at Cardiff, it is not raining at present.

10.54am Fairly miserable scene at present here. Slate grey skies and a decent amount of rain.

10.03am Raining hard now in Cardiff.

Good morning from Sophia Gardens.

I’m afraid it is raining here in Cardiff, and the covers are firmly in place.

Given what happened on days one and three, it would be a big surprise if we see any play before lunch.

The good news is that a start at around say 1pm would still give Yorkshire enough time to force a victory.

Glamorgan are 108-3 in their second innings leading by 27. Two or three quick wickets and the White Rose are back in pole position. That is certainly not out of the question given the bowler-friendly conditions.

The weather has certainly been fast changing over the last few days. In the last 45 minutes, for example, the rain has eased, got harder, and the sun has tried to poke through. At the moment, I would describe the rain as fine but steady.

We will update further once we hear anything official.

While all the praise went to Joe Root yesterday for his 99, we should also salute what was a superb supporting effort from Steve Patterson with 47 not out.

With ball or bat, whenever you need him, Patto always stands up.

There is still every chance he could be the hero today as well.

Fingers crossed, he gets the opportunity.

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