Glamorgan started day three of their LV County Championship match against Surrey at Sophia Gardens on 95-4, trailing the Oval based County by 480 runs after they had declared on 575-5 following nigh on two days of batting.
In that time South African batsman Zander de Bruyn scored 172 while former Glamorgan player Tom Maynard made 123 off 215 deliveries on debut for his new county. Their hopes were helped further as Chris Schofield, twice capped by England at test level back in 2000, was run out on 99 from just 115 balls.
In reply Glamorgan captain Alviro Petersen put on 22 in a stand of 35 with Gareth Rees before he was out leg-before to the bowling of Stuart Meaker. Surrey then took three wickets for just 15 runs before the close of play on the second day.
Glamorgan made a good start to the third day, as they would be required to if they were to rescue anything from this match. Stewart Walters and Huw Waters put on 63 between them before Walters had his middle stump uprooted as he was clean bowled by Meaker for 35.
Walters, with his new batting partner Mark Wallace, put on another 11 runs between them to take the total to 169-5 at Lunch.
Glamorgan still face an uphill battle if they are to not only suffer defeat, but avoid the follow on as well. It could be that a battling draw, following on from their victory over Gloucestershire at home in their last fixture, could be the best result for the Cardiff based side now.
As for Surrey, they look well placed to record their first victory of this County Championship season after they drew their first match with Northamptonshire.
The afternoon’s play from the third day of Glamorgan v Surrey in the LV County Championship will follow shortly.