County Championship: Glamorgan’s Billy Root causes Durham complications

Billy Root walks off after his dismissal


Billy Root was playing his first match of the season
LV= County Championship Division Two, Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day two)
Durham 311: Stokes 82, Petersen 78; Hogan 4-67 & 39-2
Glamorgan 365 (89 overs): Root 88, Neser 62, Carlson 53, Northeast 51; Potts 4-61, Raine 4-61
Durham (6 pts) trail Glamorgan (7 pts) by 15 runs with eight second-innings wickets standing
Match scorecard

Billy Root led a Glamorgan fightback with 88 as they ran up 365 to take an unlikely first-innings lead of 54 over Durham.

The home side are 39 for two, 15 behind.

Root, in his first match of the season, added 113 with Michael Neser (62), while there were earlier 50s for Sam Northeast and Kiran Carlson before Glamorgan slumped to 163-7.

England hopeful Matty Potts and Ben Raine both took four for 61.

But England captain Ben Stokes went wicketless in three short and expensive spells of four overs apiece.

It was not a morning session for the headline acts as Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne scratched around, adding a…