County Championship: Joe Root stays unbeaten on bowler-friendly day towards Glamorgan

Billy Root and Joe Root


Glamorgan’s Billy Root (R) is congratulated by brother Joe after receiving his county cap
LV= County Championship Group Three, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day two):
Glamorgan 149: Lloyd 31; Patterson 3-27, Brook 3-15
Yorkshire 69-4: Root 34 not out; Neser 3-15
Yorkshire (3 pts) trail Glamorgan (1 point) by 80 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Yorkshire’s England Test captain Joe Root top-scored with an unbeaten 34 on a bowler-friendly day in Cardiff

Fourteen wickets fell during the day as Glamorgan were bowled out for just 149 in their first innings.

Play was called off for bad light at around 17.30 BST, adding further frustration after play was abandoned without a ball bowled on the first day.

Visiting captain Steven Patterson won the toss and predictably chose to bowl in overcast conditions.

Marnus Labuschagne fell for just 10 after some smart wicket-keeping tactics from debutant Harry Duke, standing up to the stumps to force the Australian back in his crease to be pinned lbw.