David Payne helps Gloucestershire to win over Glamorgan

LV County Championship Division Two, Bristol
Gloucestershire 341 & 188-5 beat Glamorgan 378 & 148 by five wickets
Gloucestershire 21pts, Glamorgan 7pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Nightwatchman David Payne hit a career-best 62 to help Gloucestershire to victory over Glamorgan at Bristol.

The left-hander, who was out for a duck in Gloucestershire's first innings, saw Jim Allenby strike twice in successive balls to leave the hosts 64-3.

But, backed by 39 from Chris Taylor in a stand of 94, Payne struck 11 fours in his maiden half-century to ease his side towards their target.

Brothers Alex and Will Gidman finally saw them home by five wickets on 188-5.

Gloucestershire collected 21 points for their win after having one deducted for a slow over rate, and remain in with an outside chance of promotion from Division Two.


BBC Wales cricket correspondent Edward Bevan:

"Jim Allenby did give Glamorgan a glimmer of hope this morning by taking two wickets in two balls to reduce Gloucestershire to 64-3.

"But the defining moment in this game came on Friday afternoon when Glamorgan never really recovered from being 16-4 and were then dismissed for 148.

"There was some variable bounce in the pitch but overall it was a poor batting performance which ultimately cost them their sixth Championship defeat of the season."