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County Championship: David Lloyd double ton places Glamorgan on high in opposition to Derbyshire

2022-09-20 17:15:28


Glamorgan pair David Lloyd and Tom Bevan placed on 117 for the second wicket.
LV= County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens Cardiff (day one)
Glamorgan 380-3 (96 overs): Lloyd 203*, Root 77*
Derbyshire: But to bat
Glamorgan 4 pts, Derbyshire 1 pt
Match scorecard

A career-best 203 not out for Glamorgan captain David Lloyd steered his aspect to a formidable 380-3 in opposition to rival promotion hopefuls Derbyshire.

Lloyd batted all through the primary day in a mature knock, hitting 30 fours and a six.

He shared an unbeaten stand of 197 for the fourth wicket with Billy Root (77 not out).

Either side want a win at Sophia Gardens, whereas hoping second-placed Middlesex slip up.

It was a accountable effort from Lloyd, who had returned to type in his earlier innings of 70 in opposition to Middlesex after struggling for Championship type for a lot of the summer season.

Derbyshire opted to bowl first on a patchy-looking wicket which can supply flip, judging by Glamorgan’s number of two spinners in Ajaz Patel and Andrew Salter.

The guests, who gave a debut to Welsh seamer Adam Sylvester, had an early setback with Ben Aitchison slipping whereas bowling and limping off after simply three balls.

Though he returned to the sphere, Aitchison solely bowled one additional over and stood at slip for a lot of the day.

Anuj Dal took over his opening spell, practically bowling Lloyd on nought and having Eddie Byrom caught behind for 13, however Lloyd and Tom Bevan patiently placed on 117 for the second wicket.

Championship debutant Bevan, batting at three instead of flu sufferer Shubman Gill, hit spinner Alex Thomson for six earlier than skying one other aggressive shot to mid-wicket on 48.

Sam Northeast was bowled by Luis Reece for 22 as he was overtaken by Nottinghamshire’s Ben Compton within the Championship run charts.

However Root additionally gave strong assist to Lloyd within the night because the captain moved previous his earlier excessive of 121 within the 2021 run-fest in opposition to Surrey.

The batters needed to work exhausting in spells however the depleted Derbyshire assault couldn’t maintain the strain up, as Lloyd took 10 runs off three balls from Sam Conners to achieve his double hundred.

Glamorgan might be nicely positioned to achieve most batting factors early on day two and attempt to bat Derbyshire out of rivalry within the match.

Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard instructed BBC Sport Wales:

“David was good, he performed very equally at Lord’s for 70 however in the present day he kicked on and bought a giant hundred. We have proven with these massive partnerships we have discovered from (defeat at) Lord’s.

“To see Lloydy play with nice intent, his array of pictures, it is good and he is nearly as good as anybody when he performs like that.

“It is his first ‘daddy century’, it reveals he is nonetheless studying about his sport. It is implausible and I am so delighted for him as a result of he places a lot exhausting work in, within the nets.

“Hopefully this can give him a variety of perception to take his sport to the extent all of us suppose it may be.”

Batter Tom Bevan added:

“I am completely over the moon to make my debut and to look at Lloydy was pure class. It means lots to me and my household, I simply loved batting on the market and caught to my sport plan.

“Derby bowled fairly nicely however we capitalised within the afternoon solar. I am simply going to take pleasure in watching Lloydy and Billy bat for so long as they’ll now.”

Derbyshire all-rounder Anuj Dal mentioned:

“It was a troublesome day, a kind of you simply should attempt to park it and go once more the following day.

“I believe we most likely mis-read the circumstances on the toss, most likely a wicket that in hindsight you’ll have appreciated to bat on. But it surely may have gone both means, a bit inexperienced with overcast circumstances, so if three or 4 wickets had fallen it may have been a really totally different day.

“There was a variety of speak about batting first, it was 50-50 both means.

“Will probably be a troublesome fight-back for us, however on an excellent wicket now, so hopefully once we get to bat we will take the sport ahead.”

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