Tony Palladino joined Derbyshire in 2011 after spells with Suffolk and Essex
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day two):
Derbyshire 251: Godleman 95; Wagg 3-36, van der Gugten 3-66 & 171 Hughes 57; Bull 3-36
Glamorgan 121: Palladino 6-29 & 16-1
Derbyshire 5 pts, Glamorgan 3 pts

A six-wicket rampage from Derbyshire seamer Tony Palladino put his side on top with a first innings lead of 130 looking decisive against Glamorgan.

The visitors ended the day on 16-1 in their second innings, chasing a formidable 302 to win on a variable Derby pitch.

21 wickets fell in the day as Glamorgan were skittled for 121, before dismissing Derbyshire for 171.

But Palladino’s 6-29 was the decisive contribution of the day.

He followed up his 16th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket by bowling Glamorgan’s South Africa debutant Stephen Cook, in the last over of the day.

Earlier the visitors lost their last eight first-innings wickets for just 38 runs, with David Lloyd’s 25 the top score as their lack of confidence with the bat was exposed.

Derbyshire did not find batting much easier in their second innings as wickets fell regularly, Alex Hughes top-scoring with 57 while spinner Kieran Bull claimed 3-36 in his first county match in three years.

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