Footitt debut haul helps Notts make giant strides

Glamorgan 267 & 214 Notts 425 & 57-0, Nottinghamshire win by 10 wkts

An eighth defeat in nine matches was compounded by dire news from the treatment room concerning their Australian opener Matthew Elliott, who missed this match after suffering an injury in training. Exploratory surgery will provide confirmation on Thursday but it is feared the key batsman has torn a knee cartilage and will miss the remainder of the season.

Glamorgan were 108 for 4 when play resumed yesterday morning, still 50 short of chasing down a first-innings deficit conceded after Chris Read's century had bolstered Nottinghamshire on Saturday. A collapse was feared after Sourav Ganguly failed to add to his overnight 22, the Indian captain offering the first of four top-notch slip catches taken by David Hussey by reaching too far to drive Greg Smith safely.

Michael Powell departed in similar fashion off Andrew Harris. Croft joined Richard Grant in a brief period of resistance that at least made sure the home side would bat a second time but when the latter drove loosely at Mark Footitt to provoke another smart reaction from Hussey, Glamorgan's lead was a mere 17.

Croft hung around, for more than two hours eventually, aided by David Harrison, who was caught - by Hussey, naturally - off a no-ball to Footitt's frustration.

When Hussey snapped him up in the next over, however, it was off a legitimate ball as Mark Ealham claimed two in three deliveries, also removing Andrew Davies' off stump.

Footitt, 19, finished the job by bowling Croft leg stump to complete a four-wicket return on his debut, an effort that matched the achievement of the 18-year-old Glamorgan newcomer Huw Waters, who caught the eye on Saturday.

Nottinghamshire needed fewer than 17 overs to sew up a 10-wicket victory and maximum points, lifting them from fifth place to first in the First Division table with a game in hand, although with Surrey and perhaps Hampshire poised to overtake them at the conclusion of their matches.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?