County Championship: Carlson and Cooke put Glamorgan in management towards Northants – NewsEverything Wales

Kiran Carlson
Kiaran Carlson made his first-class debut in 2016
LV= County Championship Group Three, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day three):
Northamptonshire 215 (77.2 overs): Zaib 50; Salter 4-18, Van der Gugten 3-46
Glamorgan: 462-4 (113 overs): Carlson 170*, C Cooke 133*, Labuschagne 77; Procter 3-77
Glamorgan (eight pts) lead Northants (2 pts) by 247 runs

Glamorgan took full management of their Championship match towards Northamptonshire with Kiran Carlson’s 170 not out main the way in which.

They reached a formidable 462-4, 247 runs forward of the guests.

Carlson and Chris Cooke (133*) turned the screw in a document county fifth-wicket stand after Marnus Labuschagne hit 77.

Northants had been handicapped by the lack of all-rounder Gareth Berg with a severe ankle harm.

Glamorgan will now have the choice of declaring on the ultimate morning and attempting to place strain on the guests.

Labuschagne made a scratchy begin within the morning however moved up by the gears to look near his aggressive finest in a stand of 122 at 4 an over with Billy Root (45).

Luke Procter hit the stumps twice in an over as Labuschagne was deceived into leaving a ball that nipped again, whereas Root dragged one onto his wicket two balls later.

Any ideas the guests had of first-innings parity had been dispelled by Carlson and Cooke, with Carlson particularly unveiling some fluent off-side photographs – though he was dropped on 50 off a return probability by Rob Keogh.

Aided by some sharp working, Carlson reached three figures off 151 balls together with 11 fours, whereas Cooke’s extra measured effort got here off 186 balls.

However Glamorgan lastly minimize free within the closing overs as their unbeaten stand of 307 beat the earlier fifth-wicket better of 264, set by Maurice Robinson and Stan Montgomery towards Hampshire in 1949.

Ben Sanderson was regular as all the time whereas spinner Simon Kerrigan labored onerous to attempt to management the run-rate on a troublesome day within the subject.

With each groups destined to play within the second division of three within the closing bloc of Championship matches, factors from this match and the groups’ earlier assembly will rely in the direction of the following section.

Glamorgan batsman Kiran Carlson advised BBC Sport Wales:

“Chris and me placed on an excellent partnership there, it was good to bat with him and all the time good to attain runs, nice to do it with the skipper and to place the group in a great place.

“Marnus and Billy each batted brilliantly for his or her partnership earlier, and set the platform for us. Chris and me set our stall out to bat for a very long time, we knew there have been runs available.

“It is nice to be within the document books although you do not give it some thought whilst you’re batting, pretty for Chris and me to share that document.

“We’ll must see within the morning the perfect path to take 9 wickets to attempt to win the game- I would desire to do this than get a brand new career-best (at the moment 192).”

Northants bowling coach Chris Liddle advised BBC Radio Northampton:

“A tricky day, it was all the time going to be onerous once we had Gareth (Berg) go down yesterday so we had been a bowler mild.

“At instances once we obtained the ball in the appropriate areas for lengthy sufficient we made it onerous work for them, with Procter getting two wickets within the over, however we did not string sufficient of them collectively and you have to give credit score to Glamorgan’s batsmen.

“We have confirmed character earlier than once we’ve been up towards it, we have come out and fought onerous so hopefully there will be extra of the identical.

“We’ll be able to bat out the day, survive this recreation and are available away with a draw.”

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