Worcestershire v Glamorgan: Michael Hogan leads visitors to nine-wicket win

Jacques Rudolph
Jacques Rudolph hit Glamorgan's winning runs after scoring a century in the first innings
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, New Road (day three):
Worcestershire 267 & 129 Hogan 5-38, Carey 3-34
Glamorgan 381: Rudolph 111; Tongue 6-97 & 18-1
Glamorgan (23 pts) beat Worcestershire (5 pts) by nine wickets
Match scorecard

Glamorgan beat Worcestershire by nine wickets inside three days, as Michael Hogan picked up his third five-wicket haul in three games as captain.

Worcestershire, trailing by 80 runs overnight, were bowled out for only 129 just after lunch, losing wickets at regular intervals.

Lukas Carey (3-34) and Timm van der Gugten (2-39) provided accurate support for Hogan (5-38).

Glamorgan knocked off the 16 needed to win in mid-afternoon on 18-1.

It is the first time Glamorgan have won back-to-back Championship games since 2015, while Worcestershire, who began the season with four straight victories to maintain a six-match winning run going back to last season, have now lost two successive games.

It was an incredible transformation for Glamorgan after slumping to 58-6 on the first evening, before dominating the rest of the match.

Worcestershire, who lost batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore to Yorkshire this week, will have all-rounder John Hastings back for their next match - this Saturday's One-Day Cup semi-final against either Surrey or Yorkshire, followed by next Monday's home four-day game with second-placed Kent (19-22 June).

He returns from international duties following Australia's Champions Trophy exit, allowing compatriot Nathan Lyon to leave the club, the Test spinner having taken six wickets at an average of 67.17, from 131.4 overs, in his four matches for the county.

Glamorgan, who climb to fifth in Division Two, still 27 points behind third-placed Worcestershire, who are also back in Championship action next Monday, with a trip Chester-le-Street to face Durham.

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We've had a very poor day and a session, having had a very good day one, thanks to Ben Cox's 93 which was a brilliant effort.

"He fought very hard, as did Ed Barnard and then Josh Tongue's spell on Friday evening was international calibre. But, from then it's been a catalogue of errors and we're not happy with it.

"To not even give them a score to get in the fourth innings is unacceptable. We draw a line under it and we go again first of all in the (One-Day Cup) semi-final then against Kent (in the Championship)."

Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan told BBC Wales Sport:

"We expected a day of graft and we approached it that way, but we bowled really well, everyone did their job and I couldn't ask for anything more.

"We caught everything and we built pressure. In the first innings we didn't do that very well. We let them get away a bit too much.

"We were 58-6 at one stage on the first day, then Jacques Rudolph, Chris Cooke, Lukas Carey and Andy Salter played really well and got us into a great position. To be 115 in front was fantastic and set the game up for us."

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