County Championship: Price is right as Gloucestershire peg back Glamorgan



Tom Price bowls against Glamorgan
Tom Price took three Glamorgan wickets on the first day in Cardiff
Glamorgan 264-6 (96 overs): Lloyd 73, Rutherford 62, Byrom 60*; T Price 3-44
Gloucestershire Yet to bat
Glamorgan 2 pts, Gloucestershire 2 pts

Seamer Tom Price led the Gloucestershire fight-back as they restricted Glamorgan to 264-6 on a see-saw first day in Cardiff.

The home side stalled badly after an opening stand of 136 between David Lloyd (73) and Hamish Rutherford (62).

They lost all the day’s six wickets in the afternoon with Price running through the middle order.

But Eddie Byrom halted the visitors’ progress with a gritty 60 not out in an attritional final session.

Gloucestershire won the toss, but Rutherford and Lloyd seemed to have put Glamorgan’s recent batting woes behind them as they rattled along at nearly four an over in their first century opening stand of the season.

But the seamers fought back in style with David Payne, Ryan Higgins and Jared Warner all striking before Price, 21, claimed three in his afternoon spell as the run-rate dropped dramatically.

The game almost ground to a halt after tea as new signing Byrom dug in on his home debut with a dogged knock, being dropped at slip on 13.

He was accompanied by Andrew Salter (26 not out) in a patient seventh wicket stand of 73, with Glamorgan edging a very slight advantage across a day of fluctuating fortunes.

Gloucestershire are giving a four-day debut to wicket-keeper Ben Wells after England Test player James Bracey suffered concussion in practice, while opening bat Ben Charlesworth left the field with an apparent side strain after bowling eight balls. allowing sub Oli Price to claim two slip catches.



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