County Championship: Glamorgan move to brink of victory
|LV= County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium (day three)|
|Glamorgan 371: Meschede 107, Cooke 73, Smith 49no; Kleinveldt 3-91|
|Northants 157 & 163-4 (f/o): Newton 89 no; Wagg 2-25|
|Glamorgan lead by 51 runs|
|Glamorgan 7 pts, Northants 3 pts|
A Northants batting collapse set up a final day victory chance for Glamorgan.
Resuming on 79-5, Josh Cobb and Adam Rossington both hit fifties but Andrew Salter took 3-5 as Northants were all out for 157, a deficit of 214 runs.
Graham Wagg (2-25) had Stephen Peters caught behind for a first ball duck and bowled Kyle Coetzer, as the visitors were reduced to 15-2 following on.
Rob Newton and Rob Keogh shared a 106-run stand before Keogh was run out to leave Northants 163-4, trailing by 51.
Cobb and Rossington had shared a 91-run sixth-wicket partnership but the other nine batsmen managed just 52 runs between them in the away side's first-innings.
Salter, who claimed career-best figures, needed just 17 balls to wreak havoc as he had David Willey caught for six, trapped Cobb lbw for 54 and bowled Maurice Chambers for a second ball duck.
In Northants' second-innings, Newton remained unbeaten on 88 at the close, looking for his first century of the season - having fallen for 95 against Surrey last week - as he aimed to help the visitors avoid a final day defeat.
Glamorgan opening bowler Graham Wagg:
"It was a fantastic effort from us as the wicket got better and better throughout the day, but it's going to be a long hard toil again for us.
"It happened (the same way) against Essex but all of a sudden we managed to sneak a couple out.
"They've got a good partnership together but that does happen here where the wicket goes a bit flatter. I think throughout the day we bowled fantastically."