Hampshire v Glamorgan: Hosts close-in on victory

LV= County Championship Division Two, Ageas Bowl

Close, day three: Glamorgan 224 & 185-9, Hampshire 345

Hampshire 6pts, Glamorgan 4pts

Match scorecard

Hampshire are closing in on a win against Glamorgan which would send them top of Division Two, with current leaders Worcestershire not in action.

Having resumed on 330-8, the home side were all out for 345 but made inroads to leave the visitors on 14-3 at lunch.

Despite Will Bragg's 74 and Jim Allenby's 47, Hampshire took control.

Ruaidhri Smith's late dismissal gave the home side hope of cleaning up the tail, but Dean Cosker and Tom Helm saw Glamorgan to stumps on 185-9.

Kyle Abbott ended the day with 3-43, while Liam Dawson's 2-16 from 15 overs was also impressive.

Glamorgan lead by 64 runs and an early wicket would leave Hampshire with a reachable target, as long as conditions permit play.

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James:

"Hampshire should wrap this game up pretty quickly after dominating two of the three sessions.

"Sending back Rudolph, Rees and Goodwin - to leave Glamorgan on 9-3 - knocked the stuffing out of the Welsh county before lunch, as they looked to knock off the 121-run deficit on the first innings.

"Will Bragg and Jim Allenby then shared a 98-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

"But when both were skittled out quickly after tea, only a 50-minute break for rain probably stopped Hampshire winning inside three days."