County Championship: Van der Gugten rescues Glam v Yorkshire

Joe and Billy Root


Yorkshire’s England captain Joe Root shares a joke with his brother Billy, the Glamorgan batsman
County Championship Group Three, Headingley (day one):
Glamorgan 310-8 (96 overs): Van der Gugten 80*, Douthwaite 57, Carlson 55; Coad 3-79
Yorkshire Yet to bat
Yorkshire 2 pts, Glamorgan 3 pts

A purple patch from the Yorkshire seamers prevented the battle of the Root brothers from getting personal before Glamorgan fought back to reach 310-8 at a freezing Headingley.

Billy battled for more than three hours for a gritty 43, but was dismissed well before England captain Joe came into the attack.

A hard-hitting stand of 122 between Dan Douthwaite (57) and Timm van der Gugten (80 not out) rescued Glamorgan.

Ben Coad (3-79) was the most successful of the seam attack.

He was well supported by Matthew Fisher, Steve Patterson and Duanne Oliver before Glamorgan grabbed back the momentum in the evening session, van der Gugten earning his first-class best score as he grew in confidence while…