Jon Clare starred in his first match of the 2012 campaign to instigate a terrific and clinical victory for Derbyshire against Glamorgan at The SWALEC Stadium to ensure the county continued their 100% start to the season.
The 25-year-old lived up to his all-rounder tag by contributing 21 and 43 with the bat in a low scoring game that saw only one half century – from David Wainwright – as well as delivering magnificent match figures of 11-57 to see the visitors home by 130 runs.
Clare, understandably, was delighted with his overall performance but the Burnley-born man insists it is the win that gives him the most satisfaction.
‘It was great to come in to the team and hit some form straight away’ he said.
‘I was pleased to contribute some runs and obviously taking 5-17 in the first innings and six in the second was a big boost for me and I look forward to hopefully maintaining that level going forward.’
‘But mainly, it was just great to contribute to a winning cause and all the lads worked really hard to earn the win.
‘We’re a young team and the main thing is that we’ve put down a marker in the first two games and shown everybody what we’re capable of.’
‘It’s a terrific start and everyone is working really hard. We’ll definitely enjoy this win but we know we have a big game coming up against Leicestershire back at The County Ground next week and it is important we carry on where left off against Glamorgan and keep the momentum going.’
Derbyshire entertain Leicestershire next Thursday, April 19th in the LV=County Championship; 11am start.
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