Durham bite back before weather takes out another chunk

Hail stopped play during the afternoon in Cardiff Getty Images

Durham 5 for 0 trail Glamorgan 234 (Ingram 87, Cooke 59, Raine 3-35) by 229 runs

Another afternoon filled with poor weather meant that just 26.5 overs were bowled on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match between Glamorgan and Durham in Cardiff.

The morning session saw Glamorgan bowled out for 234 as six wickets fell for 41 runs with the dismissals shared around by the Durham seamers. There was time for one over of the Durham first innings before the lunch break but that was where the play finished for the day, with the visitors on 5 without loss, 229 runs behind on first innings.

Chris Cooke and Colin Ingram were looking well set in the opening exchanges. Both batters started off with real attacking intent with Ingram particularly good when driving down the ground. It came as something of a surprise when Ingram edged one to first slip on 87 but it was the start of a Glamorgan collapse that saw them go from 188 for 4 to 234 all out.

Callum Taylor managed to get two balls away to the boundary for four on his way to 11 before he was trapped lbw by Matthew Potts. Two balls later Potts repeated the trick to dismiss former Durham allrounder James Weighell with a fantastic yorker that trapped him plumb in front to leave Glamorgan 214 for 7.

Cooke played well despite wickets falling around him, making 59 from 120 balls. He was the ninth wicket to fall when he upper cut the ball down to third man off the bowling of Paul Coughlan with Liam Trevaskis taking a very good catch diving forward with the ball just inches off the ground.

The Durham openers saw out the one over before the lunch break but during the interval the there was a return of the heavy hail and rain storms that ruined the second half of day one.

With the groundstaff using the bucket of a tractor to scoop ice off the field before even more rain fell, there was no chance of further play.

Glamorgan 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0DL LloydAG Salter
2nd21CA IngramAG Salter
3rd7CA IngramSA Northeast
4th38CA IngramKS Carlson
5th92CB CookeKS Carlson
6th62CB CookeCZ Taylor