Northamptonshire’s 2XI bowlers finished strongly on the first day of their season as they bowled out Glamorgan 2XI for 199 at Dunstable Town CC.

Play was originally scheduled for a 11am start but rain prevented play until 11:45. Northamptonshire won the toss and elected to bowl but the rain arrived once again after two overs to take the players back off the pitch.

Lunch was taken at 12:30 and the players returned to the field after an hour of disruptions.

Glamorgan started off brightly, with the opening pair of Smale and Bevan producing an opening partnership of 78 before Tommy Sturgess forced an edge to dismiss Smale.

Michael Finan then picked up his first of four wickets on the day, bowling Bevan for 44. Sturgess struck again in the following over as MacGregor feathered one through to George Hargrave behind the stumps.

Glamorgan found themselves 96/3 at Tea and after a delayed restart to the evening session, the sun came out and Northamptonshire’s bowlers looked to end the day in a positive manner.

Finan removed Hurle, Horton and Gorvin to leave Glamorgan 2XI 155-6.

George Scrimshaw bowled his first deliveries in Northamptonshire colours as he continues his recovery which held back the seamer’s involvement in Northamptonshire’s first two Vitality County Championship.

Scrimshaw picked up the wicket of Prem Sisodiya and quickly after, Northamptonshire’s bowlers started to apply more pressure to the Glamorgan 2XI tail.

The final three wickets fell for 22 runs, with Alex Russell taking two and George Gowler picking up the final wicket to leave Glamorgan 199 all out.

Ricardo Vasconcelos and George Hargrave fended off two overs late in the day as the 2XI finished 5/0 and trailing by 194 runs heading into day 2.