Franklin among the wickets

New Zealand left-armer James Franklin has put his Glamorgan county side in a strong position with a four-wicket haul in its match with Northamptonshire.

Playing at Northampton, the home team was dismissed for 178 with Franklin bowling 13 overs to take 4-49.

Batting for the remainder of the day, Glamorgan was 126-2 at stumps.

On day two of the match at Trent Bridge between Nottinghamshire and Middlesex, the Middlesex innings was ended for 276 of which Scott Styris contributed 20.

Nottinghamshire was 158-4 at stumps with Stephen Fleming out for 75 scored from 95 balls. Styris bowled five overs without success at a cost of eight runs.

Essex had a long day in the field as Worcestershire reached 459-5 at Chelmsford. Andre Adams bowled 23 overs and had 1-81.

At Bristol, Glamorgan was well-placed at 278-3. Hamish Marshall scored 84 during 176 minutes at the crease in which he faced 133 balls. Earlier Craig Spearman scored 30.

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