Recent Match Report – WORCS vs Glamorgan 2023
Glamorgan 258 (Neser 86, Finch 5-74) and 82 for 0 (Byrom 51*, Lloyd 30*) beat Worcestershire 109 (Roderick 38, Harris 4-18, Neser 4-40) and 227 (Waite 45, van der Gugten 5-48) by 10 wickets
After the Worcestershire top order had failed for the second time in the match it was left to the tail to set a challenging target, but only 32 runs were added on the third morning before they were bowled out for 227.
This win gives Glamorgan their first victory of the season and 20 points to keep them in the hunt for a promotion spot. Worcestershire have now lost two and drawn two since their opening-round victory against Derbyshire.
No runs had been added to the overnight score when Glamorgan got their first breakthrough as Matthew Waite was bowled off an inside edge by Jamie McIlroy. Waite is Worcestershire’s leading run-scorer this season and his innings of 45 was the highest score by his team in this match. His wicket left Worcestershire eight wickets down and only 45 runs in front.
Van der Gugten completed his five-wicket haul when he had Josh Tongue caught at point by Byrom. Joe Leach scored 24, an innings that included the only six of the match, before he was bowled by a ball that kept low from James Harris. As the last wicket fell Worcestershire were 78 runs in front.
The pitch started slow and without much bounce and these features only became more pronounced as the match wore on. Despite this, the Worcestershire bowlers did not have enough runs to defend.
Lloyd and Byrom took Glamorgan to 34 without loss at lunch, meaning they needed anther 45 runs to win after the interval. The two carried on as they had started after the break as they saw their side home with an unbroken stand of 82.
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