Andrew Salter backs Glamorgan tail to rescue first innings in Lancs

By Nick WebbBBC Sport Wales
Glamorgan's Andrew Salter
Andrew Salter faced 105 balls in his 45 runs after coming in at number three

Glamorgan's Andrew Salter says the county can still post a good first-innings total against Lancashire despite struggling on day three.

"This game we really wanted to hit it running and it hasn't quite happened for us," said the off-spinner.

"With them scoring over 400 it wasn't the ideal start with us fielding 140 overs, that was quite a tough time spent out in the field.

"But I think it's important we just do things right and finish strongly."

Salter made the top score of 45 as the Welsh county reached 182-6 on a rain-hit third day at Old Trafford, still 280 runs behind the Division Two leaders.

Further showers are possible on the final day as Glamorgan aim to hold up Lancashire's bid to seal promotion and score the 131 runs still required to avoid the follow-on.

"We've still got quite a lot of batting to come with the likes of Graham Wagg and Mark Wallace.

"We've seen what Wagg is capable of with the 200 he scored (against Surrey) this season, so we should be able to post a good total."

Salter was batting as night watchman but lasted two hours at the crease, longer than any of the regular top order, and took his first-class average above 30 for the season.

"I felt good but I would like to have scored a 50 and then kicked on again for 100, but unfortunately not," he said.

"I've been working quite hard with Toby (Radford, head coach), and it's nice to work on things innings after innings.

"It was a good challenge coming in as night watchman, I did enjoy it but it was a shame I couldn't make the most out of it."

Glamorgan will end a run of three consecutive defeats if they manage to avoid losing 14 wickets on the final day.