The Press Association reports of day one of Glamorgan v Hampshire
say that the hosts declared in an effort to bowl in what they saw as good bowling conditions. The ploy enabled them to remove Jimmy Adams, although I think they were hopeful of doing more than that. After all, Hampshire are now more than a quarter of the way to matching Glamorgan's scores with nine wickets still left.
When I heard about their declaration, I assumed they said to themselves "we are 103-9 and are unlikely to make many more runs by batting until we are all out, so we might as well make Hampshire bat in these conditions", and I don't think I was far wrong in thinking that.
It reminded me of Somerset's declaration of 50-8 in a seven-wicket defeat v Middlesex at Lord's in 2007
, which didn't really come off considering we made 252 in the first innings.