County Championship: Glamorgan bowlers dominate Northants

Marchant de Lange
Marchant De Lange made his international Twenty20 debut for South Africa in 2012
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Northampton (day one)
Northants 209: Rossington 77; De Lange 4-64, Hogan 3-39
Glamorgan 5-0
Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Northants (1 pt) by 204 runs
Match scorecard

Glamorgan made the most of bowling first on a green-tinged pitch at Northampton with the home side struggling to 209 all out.

Glamorgan reached five for no wicket in a brief evening session.

Northants succumbed cheaply as Michael Hogan (3-39) and Marchant de Lange (4-64) led a lively seam attack.

Adam Rossington's 77 was the only substantial contribution as he led a partial recovery from 61-5, putting on 86 with Josh Cobb (31).

The top order succumbed fairly tamely, with some smart Glamorgan slip catching aiding their bowlers.

With Timm van der Gugten (2-33) backing up Hogan and de Lange, David Lloyd's decision to insert Northants looked the correct one.

The evening session was curtailed by rain and bad light, with 31 overs lost in murky conditions, saving Glamorgan's openers from a tricky session.

Northants wicket-keeper/batsman Adam Rossington told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It was tough early on and the ball did a bit, but we've given them a few wickets with poor dismissals.

"They did bowl well but it was a case of trying to make it tough for them and still scoring when we could, at least getting one batting point. De Lange got it to swing all day and there was a bit of seam movement.

"We've got to come back in the morning and bowl well with the new ball, there's plenty in it for the bowlers so we're still in it. "

Glamorgan fast bowler Marchant de Lange told BBC Sport Wales:

"It's nice to get some points in the first innings, we haven't been doing that recently, but it was a good start from the bowlers and there was a green tinge to the wicket which is always good to see.

"It's nice to make the batters jump around a little bit, you don't get that often as a quick bowler but the wicket played well with a bit of swing as well. Rossington came in and played positively, I was thinking about 160 all out but they had a good partnership and then we came back strongly.

"It'll obviously be helpful if we can get a strong lead, but the weather in the UK can change often, so the swing might continue or it might stop, we'll see but I'm staying positive.

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