Tony Palladino inspires Derbyshire as 21 wickets fall in the day

Glamorgan 121 (Palladino 6-29) and 16 for 1 needs another 286 to beat Derbyshire 251 and 171 (Hughes 57)
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A sewing spell Inspired Tony Palladino's bowling put Derbyshire in a dominant position and left Glamorgan in the prospect of another defeat after 21 lands fell on the second day of the Division Two game at Derby.

The 35-year-old traversed the fragile batting of Glamorgan taking 6 of 29 in 13 overs, including his 300th first-class wicket for Derbyshire, as the visitors were knocked down by 121. They lost their last eight wickets by 38 for Dragged by 130 at the first chance, but Derbyshire were thrown by 171 with Alex Hughes scoring the lead with 57 and Glamorgan closing 16-1 chasing 302 for the win.

There was no sign that chaos would come when Kiran Carlson and Tom Cullen rebuilt the entrances in the bright sunlight after Connor Brown had been stoned by Lockie Ferguson and Stephen Coo k overtook Ravi Rampaul on the second slip.

Glamorgan was well placed at 83 for 2, but the wheels flew off when Carlson tried to get a ball from Palladino that was not short enough and was caught in a good leg. At lunchtime, the tickets were shattered in 94 by 7 with former Derby bowler Graham Wagg, with one who stayed low and extended Ruaidhri Smith's stumps with the final ball of the morning.

Timm van der Gugten at least saved Glamorgan was asked to continue driving Palladino on the ground, but was cleared by the next ball and David Lloyd received a brute who jumped to take the shoulder of the bat. Kieran Bull was hit in the helmet before Ferguson knocked him down, leaving Glamorgan in need of a field-inspired performance to stay in the game.

The batter's demands for a lively tone were highlighted when Billy Godleman was defeated by van der Gugten's uprising and movement and when Wayne Madsen hit bottom on his stumps, Glamorgan felt an opening.

Lloyd had Tom Lace lbw at the last moment before tea, but by then, the lead was pushing 200 and Hughes made his way to 79 50 balls to keep up the momentum with Derbyshire despite both Gary Wilson and Matt Critchley fell in successive overs of Bull.

Hughes cut Smith to the point when three fields fell for five runs but Harvey Hosein took advantage of Derbyshire beyond 300 to leave Glamorgan with an unlikely goal considering they had not exceeded 265 in their three previous championship matches.

It seemed even more unlikely when Palladino struck again when he knocked Cook out in the final over Glamorgan and watched a seventh consecutive loss.


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