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Title: Scoreboard struck by gremlins
May 6, 2000
By Mike Beddow at Edgbaston
Third day of four: Glamorgan (387-7) trail Warwicks (551-6 dec) by 164 runs
A ROYAL visit, a computer glitch and a batch of wickets for Warwickshire provided diversionary interest in this run-drenched game.
The Duke of Edinburgh opened Edgbaston's #2.2 million indoor centre and some sort of bug - though apparently not signed ILOVEYOU - infiltrated the new scoreboard. The #250,000 electronic gadget codged up a limited service but it was not always accurate.
Glamorgan's attempt to reach 402 to avoid the follow-on began serenely with a stand of 203 and eventually there were centuries for both openers, one lavishly created by Matthew Elliott, the other an increasingly important propping job by Steve James, who batted all day to reach 165.
Elliott, in his first championship innings, endorsed the quality of Australian batting with his front-foot dominance in scoring 88 of his 117 in boundaries.
-- (Dee360Degree@aol.com), May 06, 2000