Apr 172013
 

Michael Hogan’s promising start to the County Championship continued overnight, taking four wickets for Glamorgan.

Worcestershire 123 (Hogan 4-33) lead Glamorgan 0/0 by 123 runs at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.Glamorgan captain Mark Wallace had no hesitation asking Worcestershire to bat after winning the toss in overcast Cardiff.

His decision was vindicated by Michael Reed and West Australian Michael Hogan who ripped open the Worcs top order, leaving them 5-59 at lunch. 

Hogan claimed the first wicket of the match before capturing three more from his 19 overs – 10 of which were maidens – for 33 runs.

His whippy action, not dissimilar to that of Max Walker’s, generates plenty of movement through the air which is proving dangerous in the swing-friendly conditions County cricket offers up.

Essex 183 (Quiney 25, Copeland 1-42) lead Northamptonshire 5-156 by 27 runs at Northampton.Two former Australian Test players headlined the match at Northampton as Rob Quiney faced Trent Copeland on a different continent for the first time. 

Quiney was the first to go – not to Copeland – leg before to South African veteran Andrew Hall playing in his 212th first-class match.

Copeland did remove Quiney’s opening partner Tom Westley, caught behind for 30. The spindly fast bowler bowled better than his figures of 1-42 suggested, consistently beating the bat without luck.

Both players will be looking to perform in English conditions to prove they have what it takes before the highly-anticipated Ashes series starts in July. 

First Posted 18 April, 2013 10:06AM AEDT

Tags: Michael Hogan , Trent Copeland , Rob Quiney

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