County Championship: Gloucestershire ease to win over Glamorgan

Craig Miles
Craig Miles made his first-class debut for Gloucestershire as a 16-year old but will now join Warwickshire
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens (day four):
Glamorgan 137 Cooke 60; Payne 4-25, Miles 4-42 & 251 Van der Gugten 60*, Lloyd 54; M Taylor 5-81, Miles 4-48
Gloucestershire 354: J Taylor 112, Charlesworth 72; van der Gugten 4-66 & 35-1
Gloucestershire (22 pts) beat Glamorgan (2 pts) by 9 wickets

Gloucestershire took just 58 minutes on the fourth day to complete a nine-wicket Championship victory over Glamorgan.

They were left a target of just 35, with Chris Dent and James Bracey seeing them home after the early loss of Miles Hammond to Timm van der Gugten.

The Dutch international was left on 60 not out in Glamorgan's 251 all out.

Matt Taylor took the final home wicket to claim 5-81, while Craig Miles took 4-48.

It was Gloucestershire's fourth win of the season and Glamorgan's sixth consecutive defeat.

Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan told BBC Sport Wales:

"It's pretty hard to sugar-coat it, in the second innings our number eight, nine and ten showed the top order what could be done if you invested time and effort into your innings, so to say the least, very disappointed.

"It's a confidence issue, we've played a lot of second-team games against Gloucester and that same attack, there's six or seven boys who've scored hundreds against them on probably tougher wickets. We've been crying out for a decent wicket like that and still couldn't put a decent score on the board.

"The lack of experience is costing us, but this is what we've got at the moment and we will will back them until such time as we've got a better option. They're talented kids, but they just need a bit more direction."

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