Division Two: Hampshire hit Glamorgan; rain frustration at The Oval and Derby
Hampshire are closing in on victory against Glamorgan, who are 64 runs ahead with one second-innings wicket remaining.
Last Updated: 14/05/14 11:43am
Rain played a part on a showery Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl and Glamorgan started well when they took the final two Hampshire wickets with just 15 added to the overnight first-innings total, Graham Wagg ending with figures of 4-105.
Hampshire's 345 left the visitors 121 adrift as they took to the field for their second innings but, with wickets falling in clusters, they ended the day on 185-9 and a lead of just 64.
Bragg (74) and Jim Allenby (47) shared a 98-run partnership for the fifth wicket, but Stewart Walters (25) and Dean Cosker (11no) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures.
Kyle Abbott was the the pick of the Hampshire bowlers with 3-43, while James Tomlinson and Liam Dawson both took two wickets apiece.
Rain and bad light prevented Surrey making much progress with their run chase on day three at The Oval and their clash with Gloucestershire.
After Chris Tremlett had ripped through the Glamorgan order on day two, the hosts had set about their 267-run target on Monday evening with opening pair Rory Burns and Graeme Smith unbeaten at the close on 41-0.
Smith (39no) and Burns (7no) faced only 17 balls across two spells of action on Tuesday, adding six runs, before play was called off for the final time.
Surrey will, therefore, go into the final day on 47-0 and needing 220 runs to earn their first victory of the season.
Over in Derby, rain prevented any play between Derbyshire and Kent - the second day out of three to have been completely lost to the weather.
Kent will resume the final day at 10-0 in their first innings in reply to Derbyshire's 118.