Glamorgan v Gloucestershire: Welsh county end season with win

Murray Goodwin
LV CC Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Glamorgan 306 & 102-2 beat Gloucestershire 275 & 132 by eight wickets
Glamorgan 22 pts, Glos 5 pts
Match scorecard

Glamorgan ended the county season on a high note as they beat Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Cardiff.

After the entire third day's play was lost to rain, they bowled out the visitors for just 132 in 44.3 overs.

Gloucestershire's last nine wickets went down for only 59 runs, with all-rounder Jim Allenby taking 4-16 and 19-year-old Ruaidhri Smith 3-50.

It left the Welsh county to score just 102 for victory and Murray Goodwin (50) and Chris Cooke (31) finished the job.

With every other match having finished, it was left to Cooke to strike the final blow of the summer, a boundary off Graeme McCarter, which took Glamorgan to 102-2 and his unbroken partnership with Goodwin to 66.

The early part of the day saw Glamorgan tail-enders Michael Hogan and Dean Cosker (28) earn their side an extra batting point by extending their 10th-wicket stand to 62.

Hogan hit three sixes and three fours in his 42 not out off 35 balls and then made the initial breakthrough at the start of Gloucestershire's second innings when Chris Dent edged to the keeper on 13.

It was the departure of Gareth Roderick for 26, caught at extra cover off Allenby, with the total on 73 that sparked the collapse and although Hamish Marshall passed 1,000 runs for the summer in making 17, it was no consolation for the visitors.

Gareth Rees went second ball as Glamorgan began a sedate run-chase and Will Gidman also accounted for Ben Wright in an impressive new-ball spell of 2-9, which took his seasonal wickets tally to 50, but the home side wrapped things up in the 31st over.

Match scorecard