Rain stops play as Waters frustrates Surrey

Rain stops play between Glamorgan and Surrey

Rain stops play between Glamorgan and Surrey

Shortly before 2:30, less than an hour following lunch, Glamorgan passed the 200 mark, with Mark Waters and Huw Waters with their wickets still intact. Wicketkeeper Wallace moved onto 24, while Waters, whose previous best was 34 stretched over the three hour mark as he moved onto 39 from 157 balls.

Surrey began the second session by bowling a flurry of bouncers to the two men at the crease, After play being stopped for some time due to a hand injury, the bouncers continued as a ball from Stuart Meaker struck the helmet. Although Surrey were shedding extras, they knew that runs were something they had in abundance, while time on the other-hand was not as Glamorgan looked to play their way to a draw.

Signs that the home side may have luck on their side came shortly afterwards as the rain began to fall over Cardiff. As the umbrellas opened around the terraces Surrey moved to spin bowling as they looked to get through as many overs as possible and while also attempting to frustrate the Glamorgan batsmen and force them into playing a rash shot.

That shot never came and as the home side’s total reached 216-4 the umpires decided the call the players in as the rain fell ever heavier. That left Wallace with 24 and Waters stuck on 48.

Glamorgan will fancy their chances of a draw if this match continues in the same vain, both in terms of the composed batting seen from their middle order on this third day and regarding the typical April showers that have greeted us this Easter weekend.

Further updates to follow from Cardiff where Glamorgan take on Surrey in the LV County Championship.

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