Northants spy win over Glamorgan

LV County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Close of play, day three: Northants 461-6 dec, Glamorgan 72 & 119-3
Northants 8pts, Glamorgan 1pt
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Division Two leaders Northants will go into the final day scenting victory over Glamorgan after making them follow on at Wantage Road.

That scenario looked unlikely when Northants began the day on 325-3 after rain washed out day two.

But they declared at lunch on 461-6, with Rob White out for 140 and David Murphy making 79, before Chaminda Vaas (5-22) helped skittle Glamorgan for 72.

Following on, they reached the close on 119-3, still 270 behind.

Vaas, whose five-wicket haul in the first innings was his 30th in first-class cricket, picked up two of the three wickets to fall, to finish with seven in the day.

Will Bragg led the Glamorgan resistance second time around with 52, although their hopes of saving the game largely rest on the shoulders of Gareth Rees, who ended the day 44 not out.

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