Alviro Petersen gives Glamorgan control against Essex

LV County Championship Division Two, The Swalec Stadium
Close, day one: Glamorgan 313-3 v Essex
Glamorgan 3pts, Essex 1pt
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LV County Championship

Alviro Petersen hit his second County Championship century of the summer as Glamorgan dominated the opening day of their game with Essex in Cardiff.

Essex went wicketless in the opening session after choosing to field as Petersen shared 184 for the first wicket with Gareth Rees (76).

The South African opener went on to compile 133 before being caught behind.

But Will Bragg (46) and Michael Powell (33no) continued the onslaught as Glamorgan closed on 313-3.

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