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Sam Cook turns up heat to complete Essex innings win


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Chris Cooke and Andrew Salter were the two Glamorgan overnight batters facing a stiff uphill challenge to even make Essex bat again with their team 71 for 6, but Essex made an immediate breakthrough in just the second over of the day when Salter – who could consider himself unlucky – was bowled by Porter.Salter – the hero of Glamorgan’s Royal London Cup final win over Durham – attempted to guide a short ball to the leg side but could only succeed in diverting it on to his own stumps.New man Timm van der Gugten edged one ball to the third-man boundary for four but he then nicked another short delivery – this time from Cook – behind. Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater took a simple catch, which meant Glamorgan had already lost two wickets with just seven runs added on the third morning.Knowing his team now faced a totally hopeless cause, Glamorgan bowler Lukas Carey came out swinging with the bat. He smashed Cook for six and then four in consecutive deliveries and continued to take the attack to the Essex bowlers before smashing Cook to mid-on where Josh Rymell took the catch.Glamorgan’s last man Michael Hogan arrived at the crease and lasted just one ball as he was clean bowled by Cook for a golden duck. It left Glamorgan club captain Cooke high and dry at the other end and unbeaten on 47 with him unable to do anything about his team’s plight.Essex, who are the reigning county and Bob Willis Trophy champions, got revenge on Glamorgan who beat them in their Royal London Cup semi-final.It was also a strong start to their County Championship Division Two campaign but the exact opposite for Glamorgan who followed their Royal London win with a disappointing display.Sam CookGlamorganEssexGlamorgan vs EssexCounty Championship