Worcestershire close in on Glamorgan win

Jack Shantry
County Championship Division Two, Worcester
Close, day three: Worcestershire 505-7 dec, Glamorgan 277 & 200-7
Worcestershire 7pts, Glamorgan 3pts
Match scorecard

Worcestershire need just three wickets for victory after accounting for 12 Glamorgan batsmen on day three.

Glamorgan, resuming on 164-5, were all out for 277 and, having been forced to follow on, go into the final day 200-7.

Ben Wright's 63 was a rare bright spot for Glamorgan, along with Jim Allenby's half century (53no).

The hosts declared on 505-7 on day two and the Welsh side still trail by 28 runs and face a struggle to avoid an innings defeat.

Allenby and Mark Wallace, who showed resistance on Friday evening, added a further 48 in Saturday's morning session before Allenby fell for 82, caught off Joseph Leach.

Wallace saw Cosker (four) and Owen (five) come and go in quick succession before succumbing to Jack Shantry on 43.

Michael Hogan put up a strong late show of 37, but after the tail was disposed of, the visitors were forced to return for a second innings.

And, regardless of the promising knocks from Wright and Allenby, who remains at the crease with Will Owen (34no), Glamorgan look certain for defeat with William Bragg, Stewart Walters, Marcus North and Murray Goodwin all failing to reach double figures.

Shantry, who went on to remove Wallace and Cosker, ended the day with match figures of 8-132.

Match scorecard

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