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Last Updated: Friday, 8 June 2007, 16:38 GMT 17:38 UK
Glamorgan claim first win of year
County Championship D2, Swansea, day four: Glamorgan 429 & 197 beat Nottinghamshire 364 & 207 by 55 runs
Points: Glamorgan 21, Notts 7

Glamorgan's Mark Wallace and Dean Cosker celebrate the wicket of Stephen Fleming  in the second innings
Cosker (right) took nine wickets in the match
Slow left-armer Dean Cosker took 5-69 as Glamorgan beat Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire by 55 runs to clinch their first win in all cricket in 2007.

Notts needed 263 off 72 overs after dismissing Glamorgan for 197.

But the ease with which Graeme Swann took 7-100 indicated Glamorgan's spinners might also prosper, and they dismissed the visitors for 207.

It was the Welsh county's first home victory in the Championship for almost exactly three years.

Cosker, who had taken four wickets in the first innings, got to work after Bilal Shafayat had fallen lbw to James Harris.

The key wickets of Jason Gallian, Stephen Fleming and Mark Wagh (50) all came Cosker's way as the Notts run chase never produced a substantial partnership.

Gallian gloved to silly point, the skipper was stumped and Wagh top-edged a forcing shot to mid-wicket.

When the next three men were all dismissed cheaply the scoreboard read 136-7 and suddenly everything was going smoothly for Glamorgan.

But David Hussey, so often the Notts standard-bearer this season, was not going to go down without a fight.

He engineered a 47-run stand for the eighth wicket with Swann either side of tea before Robert Croft - who had opened the bowling with Harris - bowled the Australian on the sweep for 63.

It was left to Alex Wharf to take the last two wickets, wrapping up the victory with 13.1 overs remaining when Swann was bowled for 37.

Glamorgan would have been worried, however, when losing their last six wickets for just 40 runs in the morning.

Swann cut a swathe through the lower order with Ben Wright's unbeaten 18 ultimately proving enough to give the hosts some important breathing space.

Glamorgan can be well satisfied with the result, especially since seven of their playing staff were injured going into the match.

SEE ALSO
Notts launch recovery in Swansea
07 Jun 07 |  Counties
Harris puts Glamorgan in box seat
06 Jun 07 |  Counties
Venerable Croft rescues Glamorgan
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