County Championship: Leicestershire on brink of win as Glamorgan collapse

Leicestershire celebrate
Ben Raine celebrates with Jigar Naik of Leicestershire after Chris Cooke of Glamorgan is caught by Niall O'Brien
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, SSE Swalec Stadium
Glamorgan v Leicestershire, day three
Glamorgan 348 & 172-8: Donald 57, Rudolph 39
Leicestershire 427: O'Brien 93, Horton 67, White 58
Glamorgan lead by 93 runs
Glamorgan 5 pts, Leicestershire 7 pts
Match scorecard

Leicestershire moved to the verge of victory as Glamorgan suffered a disastrous collapse late on day three.

Clint McKay added 65 with the bat as the visitors posted 427 in Cardiff, and then took 2-38 as he and Ben Raine (3-48) pressed home the Foxes' advantage.

Aneurin Donald top-scored with 57 for the hosts but his stand of 60 with Jacques Rudolph (39) was the only real resistance from Glamorgan.

At 172-8, Glamorgan lead by just 93 runs going into day four.

Glamorgan's Aneurin Donald told BBC Wales Sport: "It was a disappointing batting performance though they bowled really well.

"We had a couple of good balls, a couple of poor shots and I was involved in a run-out (with David Lloyd) and played a poor shot.

"I was pleased with the way I got myself in but disappointed to get out when I was set and really needed to kick on.

"But we showed a bit of fight at the end with Waggy (Graham Wagg) and Hoges (Michael Hogan), so if we can scrape together a lead of 120 to 150 plus, we're in the game.

"They're going to play their shots and if they get in, they'll get a few quickly and they'll be dangerous in the morning."

Leicestershire all-rounder Wayne White told BBC Radio Leicester: "We batted 130 overs, the last four wickets added 180, we put some overs on their legs, and you can usually see the difference when you're bowling at a tired line-up.

"The bowlers were fresh, we went hard at it, and we created a lot of chances.

"We made things happen. We hit a good length, and the energy in the field was great to see.

"There's plenty to do though, batting last on a day four pitch is never easy but we have put ourselves in a good position."

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