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Gloucestershire in control as Glamorgan lose six wickets on first morning in Cardiff

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 20, 2014

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE enjoyed a superb morning in their LV=County Championship Division Two clash with Glamorgan, reducing the hosts to 47 for six before rain fell.

After winning the toss, county skipper Michael Klinger asked the hosts to bat firsts under heavy skies at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

And Gloucestershire made the perfect start as Glamorgan opener Gareth Rees departed for a diamond duck.

Will Gidman was the man to take the wicket with the first ball of the match, with Welshman Cameron Herring taking the catch behind the stumps.

Gidman broke through for a second time with the final ball of the fifth over, trapping Stuart Walters on his pads after the number three had made just four.

Matt Taylor has opener William Bragg caught by Klinger for 25 before David Payne ripped through the middle order with his left-arm seamers.

Star overseas signing Jacques Rudolph was first to fall to Payne as he was bowled for four to make the score 36 for four.

Veteran former Zimbabwe batsman Murray Goodwin picked out the safe hands of Alex Gidman having made just eight and wicket-keeper Mark Wallace was trapped off the very next ball.

That left Glamorgan staring at a quick demise on 47 for six before the rain fell and promted an early lunch after just 19.4 overs of frantic action.

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