County Championship: Chris Dent helps Gloucestershire chase 108

Chris Dent
Gloucestershire's Chris Dent has scored 657 Championship runs this summer
LV= County Championship Division Two, Swansea
Glamorgan 299 & 224: Ingram 45; Payne 4-50
Gloucestershire 416 & 108-3: Dent 65 not out; Wagg 2-8
Glamorgan 4 pts, Gloucestershire 23 pts
Gloucestershire won by seven wickets
Match scorecard

Gloucestershire wrapped up a comfortable seven-wicket win on the final day of their Championship game against Glamorgan at St Helen's.

Chasing a target of just 108, rain meant only 8.1 overs were possible in the morning session as the visitors moved to 13-0.

After lunch, seamer Graham Wagg removed stand-in captain Will Tavare and wicketkeeper Gareth Roderick.

But opener Chris Dent hit a composed 65 not out to help his side to 108-3.

The loss was Glamorgan's third straight defeat in Division Two, while Gloucestershire moved up to fourth, level on points with Northamptonshire in fifth.

Glamorgan all-rounder Graham Wagg told BBC Wales Sport:

"Unfortunately our final-day effort wasn't enough, we went for perhaps a hundred too many in their first innings and didn't bat as well as we're capable of.

"To try and defend that score was nearly impossible, we believed we could bowl them out but we just didn't have enough.

"Four wins (in a row), three losses (in a row)- we can't let ourselves get too down.

"We've been playing some fantastic cricket, unfortunately we've been on a bad run, we need to work harder to put that right and we'll be back in (for practice) Thursday and Friday."

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