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2nd XI secure rain-affected draw against Glamorgan

Derbyshire’s 2nd XI drew with their Glamorgan counterparts in a rain-affected 2nd XI Championship match at the County Ground.

Having dismissed the visitors for 161 on the opening day – with Mark Turner claiming figures of 5-37 – Derbyshire reached 119-4 in reply at the close on a good opening day for the hosts.

That score progressed to 231 all out on Day Two, with Alex Hughes (pictured) – fresh from his appearance for the 1st XI against Warwickshire on Monday in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition – contributing 89.

Facing a 70 run deficit going in to the second innings, Glamorgan responded well, the experienced duo of Mark James (76*) and Michael O’Shea (103*) took Glamorgan to 123-1 when rain brought an end to proceedings at 5:30pm; the visitors 53 runs ahead.

Day Three was always going to be hugely affected by adverse weather conditions, however the outfield was dry enough for play to begin just after 11:30am as Glamorgan progressing to 257-3 at Lunch, a lead of 187 with O’Shea hitting 103.

However rain fell steadily throughout the Lunch interval and by the time play was due to commence, the weather had set in and it soon became clear that no more play would be possible as the match ended in a draw.

The 2nd XI now turn their attentions to T20, where they will take on Lancashire in two T20 matches at Glossop on Tuesday, 12th June. 

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