October 3, 2022
Recent Match Report – Glamorgan vs Derbyshire 2022

Glamorgan 380 for 3 (Lloyd 203*, Route 77*, Bevan 48) vs. derbyshire

Glamorgan captain David Lloyd’s career-best double century put his side in the driving seat in this third versus fourth clash.

Glamorgan finished the first day at 380 for 3, scoring four batting bonus points, with Lloyd’s 203 not out, his second century coming off just 101 balls, as did the Derbyshire bowlers.

Glamorgan’s first-class debutant Tom Bevan provided good support with 48 in a century partnership that set the stage, while Billy Root contributed an unbeaten 77 in a 197 partnership to reach No.

Derbyshire needed a win to overtake Glamorgan and go into the final round of fixtures to remain in contention for promotion, but now find themselves with the Welsh County with their backs against the wall, who are in the first innings. Looking forward to taking a big innings ahead.

Glamorgan were in a severe cold without India’s Shubman Gill, while they also brought in off-spinner Andrew Salter for all-rounder Kiran Carlsen. Derbyshire made his debut for South Wales-born fast bowler Adam Sylvester.

With a winner between these sides having a chance to challenge second-placed Middlesex in the final round of matches, Lloyd’s day didn’t start out so well when he lost the toss and was forced to bat on a pitch that didn’t want to be played. which had a green color.

Three balls later and Derbyshire lost opening bowler Ben Aitchison with an ankle, making the decision to bowl looked a bit unfortunate. He returned to bowl another over, and fielded at slip, but his future fitness in the game is questionable.

Anuj Dal took over the rest of the over and got the first breakthrough leaving opener Ed Byrom behind.

Bevan made his first-class debut this season, achieving success with a century against Hampshire in the Royal London Cup.

He was slower than Lloyd at the other end, but he also showed enough promise to mark him as one for the future. Although he has helped local side St Fagans to a South Wales Premier League title this season, he is likely to be engaged next year.

He would have been dismayed to miss a half-century, hitting spinner Alex Thomson in style and trying to get there instead of skying the ball.

Sam Northeast looked comfortable until he was clean bowled out of the blue to take the ball out of the seam from Louis Rees.

While wickets fell at the other end, Lloyd kept getting better and better. After driving in his half-century just before lunch, he comfortably went into three figures before tea, with no sign of nerves about his first century of the season as he took the ball off Thomson to bring up the landmark. He was blown into the air through mid on.

His previous highest score this season was 84, his average in the mid-20s with the all-rounder going to bat regularly.

Soon after tea he surpassed his career-best 121 and went past 150, with Root offering continued support in another century partnership. Root reached his half-century off 94 balls as the run rate increased with the second new ball.

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