LV= County Championship: Worcestershire see off Glamorgan resistance

Last Updated: 23/06/13 9:19pm

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Glamorgan put up a brave fight on the final day of their LV= County Championship clash of the campaign before eventually suffering an eight-wicket defeat to Worcestershire at New Road.

It was Worcestershire's third success in Division Two while this season has been more of a struggle for Glamorgan and this performance is one they will want to forget.

The visitors resumed the day on 200-7 and Jim Allenby was already on 52 needing a further 28 to avoid an innings defeat, and the all-rounder continued to make Worcestershire pay for a dropped chance when he had made only one.

Having top scored with 82 before Glamorgan followed on 228 behind, he was unbeaten with 74 in the second innings, although he faced only 21 of 108 balls bowled while 78 were added to the overnight total.

His partnership with Will Owen (40) yielded 82 in all before Michael Hogan thrashed 46 out of 57 for the ninth wicket.

Alan Richardson claimed the first wicket of the day by bowling Owen for his 41st success of the season, and Hogan's gallop was halted when he swung at and missed a straight ball from medium-pacer Joe Leach.

Last man

Last man Reed made only four but he hung around for 37 balls before playing forward to Chris Russell and edging to wicketkeeper Ben Cox as Glamorgan could only set a modest target.

Worcestershire were kept in the field for an hour-and-quarter on the last morning and a new threat emerged when rain interrupted their charge after they had made 20 towards a modest target of 51.

However, the clouds broke up while lunch was taken early and on the resumption they took no chances with the weather by completing the task in the 10th over.

Skipper Daryl Mitchell hit four fours in his 22 before he was caught at second slip, chasing a ball from Mike Reed, and Matt Pardoe (12) tamely drove Marcus North's first delivery to mid-on.

The winning boundary, which took Worcestershire to 51-2, then took Moeen Ali to 908 runs for the season, the highest total in the country.

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