Young spinner bags big wicket

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YORKSHIRE included both their young spinners, Barnsley’s Azeem Rafiq and Adil Rashid against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay where rain affected the opening day of the County Championship clash.

And after Glamorgan got off to a largely untroubled start, skipper Andrew Gale turned to off spinner Rafiq ahead of Rashid who, last week, was left out of the side and replaced by Rafiq.

But it was Australian left armer Mitchell Starc who made the breakthrough having William Bragg caught behind by Gerard Brophy after putting on 55 with Gareth Rees.

Three runs later, Starc dismissed Rees leg before for 35.

Rafiq, who bowled 12 overs straight off before the rain fell, then captured the prize wicket of Aussie Marcus North, inducing him to send a return catch when he had made only 14 with the score on 76.

Derbyshire moved to 191-5 (Will Durston 44, Dan Redfern 44no), to ease past past Leicestershire’s 177 before rain halted play early.