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Henderson rescues Leicestershire against Glamorgan

Close, day one: Leicestershire 231-9 v Glamorgan
Glam 3pts, Leics 1pt
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Veteran Claude Henderson came to Leicestershire's rescue on the opening day of their match with Glamorgan.

Dean Cosker (4-41) and Graeme Wagg (2-78) had helped bowl Glamorgan into a strong position with the hosts struggling on 88-4 and 192-9.

But the 38-year-old's unbeaten 74, including 10 boundaries, saw the home side to 231-9 at stumps.

On a day when scoring was difficult, his only real support came from James Taylor (45).

Henderson, in his testimonial season, scored his first Championship half-century since September 2009 in front of a bigger than average first-day crowd.

Meanwhile, Cosker's four wickets all came in an unbroken spell of 23 overs as he caused all manner of problems to the Leicestershire middle-order.

BBC Wales cricket correspondent Edward Bevan:
"After winning the toss in perfect conditions and on an easy paced pitch, you would expect a side to post a total in excess of 300.

"But Glamorgan's bowlers did well to restrict Leicestershire to 231-9 and a rate of just two runs an over.

"None did better than Dean Cosker, who took 4-41 from 30 overs and conceded just four boundaries.

"The Leicestershire all-rounder Claude Henderson struck 74 not out.

"He enabled his side to gain a batting point and rescued them from 156-8 to reach a respectable, if not commanding score, at the close of day one."

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