Glamorgan felled by Malcolm

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With international cricket just around the corner once more, Devon Malcolm weighed in with a reminder of his match-winning capacity with 6 for 52, including three in four balls, to help Derbyshire to a 110-run win over Glamorgan at Cardiff.

Malcolm's best Championship performance was backed up by a career-best 4 for 55 from Andrew Harris on a day of dramatic collapses. Derbyshire began it by subsiding from 56 for 1 to 97 for 8, eventually finishing 132 all out and setting Glamorgan a target of 218.

When the Welshmen replied, Hugh Morris fell to the 10th ball of the innings without scoring and then Malcolm accounted for Adrian Dale and Matthew Maynard with successive balls. Tony Cottey prevented the hat-trick, but Stephen James went a ball later.

Malcolm later bowled Neil Kendrick and Colin Metson with successive balls and although he was again denied a hat-trick, this time by Darren Thomas, the innings ended seven runs later.

At Bristol, Courtney Walsh took 5 for 69 to deny Somerset victory over Gloucestershire. The visitors had set off chasing 250 to win, but after Walsh had put Peter Bowler in hospital, Somerset were happy to escape with a draw, finishing on 171 for 8. Bowler was hit in the face by a ball that found its way through his visor, but he returned to the ground after treatment.

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