Cricket: James and selectors confirm Sod's Law

Glamorgan 180 for 7 v Leics
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Two England selectors were at Leicester yesterday and the law of Sod meant that Graham Gooch and David Graveney saw the prolific run of Glamorgan's Steve James end. After making 113, 103, 130, 69 and 162 in his last five Championship innings the 29-year-old opener made just 14 before he edged a drive at David Millns to wicketkeeper Paul Nixon in the 11th over.

Glamorgan, unsurprisingly, were keener to start a match delayed by more than four sessions by the weather, but were kept waiting until 2pm as the umpires Dickie Bird and Barry Dudleston waited for the ground to dry out following yesterday's wash-out and more heavy overnight rain.

The Glamorgan captain, Matthew Maynard, made a duck and his side were only in sight of a first batting point because of Adrian Dale's 69 and some inspired hitting from Waqar Younis. Dale combined gritty defence with some forthright strokes with all but 17 of his runs coming from boundaries.

Waqar swung James Ormond high over mid-on and wide of long leg for boundaries before, in the same over, launching him over extra cover for six.

Bad light and rain brought a halt, for a second and final time, at 5.50pm.

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